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E Torre 
Photography courtesy of Philippine Chess.  
Eugenio Torre
Number of games in database: 1,205
Years covered: 1968 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2449 (2444 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560
Overall record: +399 -251 =530 (56.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      25 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (155) 
    B50 B40 B83 B22 B52
 Queen's Pawn Game (73) 
    A45 D00 A46 D02 A40
 Queen's Indian (36) 
    E15 E17 E12 E14 E16
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C92 C64 C84 C95 C77
 French Defense (28) 
    C02 C07 C09 C18 C04
 Sicilian Scheveningen (24) 
    B83 B84 B81 B85
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (91) 
    C99 C92 C80 C65 C77
 Pirc (78) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Slav (66) 
    D17 D14 D19 D12 D10
 King's Indian (65) 
    E62 E97 E73 E92 E90
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (53) 
    C99 C92 C97 C91 C85
 Sicilian (41) 
    B42 B30 B67 B43 B40
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Karpov vs E Torre, 1976 0-1
   L Ogaard vs E Torre, 1976 0-1
   E Torre vs Karpov, 1984 1-0
   Tal vs E Torre, 1987 0-1
   E Torre vs Petursson, 1985 1-0
   E Torre vs Romanishin, 1988 1-0
   Chiburdanidze vs E Torre, 1988 0-1
   Portisch vs E Torre, 1979 0-1
   E Torre vs Tarjan, 1983 1/2-1/2
   Larsen vs E Torre, 1973 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Manila (1976)
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Hastings (1980/81) (1980)
   Toluca Interzonal (1982)
   Geneva (1977)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   16th Asian Games (Men Teams) (2010)
   Manila (1973)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Manila Interzonal (1976)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Filipino Masters vs World Champions by mikevg
   Biel Interzonal 1985 by suenteus po 147
   Nikki KID by reurbz
   Hastings (1980/81) by Chessical
   Amsterdam IBM 1977 by suenteus po 147
   Baku 1980 by suenteus po 147

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EUGENIO TORRE
(born Nov-04-1951, 63 years old) Philippines

[what is this?]
Eugenio Torre was born in Iloilo City, the Philippines and is the strongest Filipino chess player of his generation. He reached a peak world ranking of 20 in January 1983 and was in the world's top 100 players for most of the period from 1975 until 1992. (1) At the age of 60, he remains ranked among the top players in the Philippines.

Awarded the IM title in 1972, Torre quickly ascended the ranks, and has the distinction of being the first Asian to earn the title of International Grandmaster. He accomplished the feat at the age of 22 when he won a bronze medal on board 1 at the 21st World Chess Olympiad held in Nice, France in 1974. Torre has been a veteran of the World Chess Olympiad for four decades, playing in every Olympiad since 1970 (except for 2008), playing top board for his team in every Olympiad between 1972 and 2004 inclusive, and leading the Philippine team to 7th place at the 1988 Thessaloniki Olympiad. Altogether, he has won three individual Olympiad bronze medals. Torre also participated in most of the early Asian Team Championships, invariably playing top board and invariably winning one or two medals. He lead the team to three consecutive gold medals during the games held in 1977, 1979 and 1981, to silver in 1983, and gold again in 1986. He also won 4 consecutive individual gold medals in those years and finished with a bronze medal for both the team and himself in his last stint at the Asian Team Championships played in Kuala Lumpur in 1993.

He beat Anatoly Karpov in Manila in 1976, one of Karpov's few losses during his championship reign. Torre qualified for the Candidates round in 1984 but lost to Zoltan Ribli. He was a friend of Robert James Fischer, playing some training games with him and acting as a member of his team during Fischer's 1992 match against Boris Spassky. Later he conducted radio interviews with Fischer on <Bombo Radyo> of the Philippines. He also established the Eugene Torre Chess Foundation and the Eugene Torre Chess Center, which aim to discover and develop hidden talents from the Philippines' provinces.

Philippines top 100 http://ratings.fide.com/topfed.phtm...; (1) http://www.schachchronik.de/ratings...; (2) http://philboxing.com/news/story-84...

Wikipedia article: Eugenio Torre


 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,205  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R C Balinas vs E Torre 1-092 1968 Meralco OpenB20 Sicilian
2. R Naranja vs E Torre 1-064 1968 Manila (Philippines)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
3. E Torre vs Gligoric  0-151 1968 Manila (Philippines)C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
4. E Torre vs Karpov ½-½77 1969 Ch World (juniors) (under 20)C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. G Ligterink vs E Torre  ½-½57 1969 Wch U20 fin-BE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
6. E Torre vs Saidy 1-034 1969 Malaga (Spain)B57 Sicilian
7. E Torre vs F Loheac-Amoun 1-027 1970 Siegen (Germany)C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
8. G Forintos vs E Torre 0-140 1970 Siegen ol (Men)E77 King's Indian
9. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-129 1970 Siegen ol (Men) qual-DB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
10. E Torre vs P N Lee  ½-½17 1970 OlympiadC18 French, Winawer
11. E Torre vs Ribli  0-154 1971 Athens (Wch U20)B85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
12. S Kagan vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
13. E Torre vs K Harandi 0-142 1972 Skopje olC78 Ruy Lopez
14. E Torre vs Keene ½-½13 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B06 Robatsch
15. E Torre vs S Garcia Martinez  0-169 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
16. E Torre vs K Roehrl 1-018 1972 OlympiadC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
17. O Rodriguez vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
18. Robatsch vs E Torre  ½-½12 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
19. Kavalek vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)E90 King's Indian
20. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-176 1972 Reggio Emilia 7273B07 Pirc
21. E Torre vs Bukic  0-142 1972 Nis (Yugoslavia)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
22. Ujtumen vs E Torre  ½-½44 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B02 Alekhine's Defense
23. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-058 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B07 Pirc
24. E Torre vs Gheorghiu 1-036 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
25. L Abraham vs E Torre 0-126 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A00 Uncommon Opening
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,205  PGN Download
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Mar-16-15  pinoymaster77: Mabuti nakasama agad sa livegames sa chessbomb ang game ni AFGM vs WIM Le, starts around 1030am ulit PHI time
Mar-17-15  pinoymaster77: Nag try AFGM magpaikot ikot try pa lang muna sa endgame, pero di kumagat si WIM Le so settled for the draw.

Pero isa na namang WIM in Vo Thi Kim ang kaharap sa rd2 bukas am, another 21xx player.

Mar-18-15  spawn2: GM Eugene winning in rd 2 and currently locked in battle against a Vietnamese WIM.
Mar-18-15  pinoymaster77: Medyo for this event, AFGM taking time to heat up, next this pm eh vs youthful but dangerous FM Tin Jingyao of Spore.
Mar-18-15  pinoymaster77: I wanted to validate my recollection that FM Tin has been having success vs GMs lately, checked that in the last 3.3 Zonals he went up against 8 GMs with a win over GM JP, loss to GM Dao and 6 draws, he got +37 and inching towards 2400 level.

Well, PGNs are available agad for the games in the Zonals and HD Bank, so the latest tiradingdings can be checked out...

Can safely say both FMs Tin and Anh Khoi would get their IM titles eventually in next few years, or could even be this year. They have their countries' full support.

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr163...

Mar-19-15  spawn2: Nice win GM Torre in the 5th round!
Mar-19-15  pinoymaster77: At just past the halfway mark, Pinoys are better placed than at the recent Zonals. Leading the charge is IM Hari with 4pts, while 5 Pinoys have 3.5pts led by AFGM Torre and IM Pau, as well as IM Yap, GM Dar and FM Turqueza.

I would say in the GM norm hunt pa IMs Hari and Paulo, as well as FM Turqueza, if they score WELL in these last 4 rounds !

Co-leaders Li and Le clash at top board in rd 6

Mar-20-15  spawn2: another win today will put GM Eugene in a good position for a medal finish.
Mar-20-15  spawn2: London System strikes again!
Mar-21-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nf3em: AFGM games PGNs at the Zonal 3.3 2015 (source: TWIC 1062) -- PART 1

[Event "Zonal 3.3 2015"]
[Site "Ho Chi Minh City VIE"]
[Date "2015.03.08"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Vo Thanh Ninh"]
[Black "Torre,E"]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackElo "2449"]
[ECO "A20"]
[EventDate "2015.03.07"]
[WhiteElo "2311"]
[BlackFideId "5200016"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[Opening "English opening"]
[WhiteFideId "12402141"]

1.c4 e5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 Bc5 4.Nc3 c6 5.e3 Bb6 6.Nge2 O-O 7.d4 d6 8.O-O Re8 9.h3 h5 10.e4 Nbd7 11.Bg5 exd4 12.Nxd4 Ne5 13.Kh1 Nxc4 14.b3 Ne5 15.f4 Ng6 16.Na4 Bc7 17.Qf3 Qe7 18.Rae1 Nf8 19.Nc3 N8h7 20.Bh4 Qf8 21.Qd3 Nd7 22.Qd1 g6 23.Nf3 Bd8 24.Rf2 f6 25.Bf1 Kh8 26.g4 Ba5 27.Qc1 hxg4 28.hxg4 Nc5 29.g5 Bxc3 30.Qxc3 Nxe4 31.Rxe4 Rxe4 32.gxf6 Rxf4 33.Bg5 Nxg5 34.f7+ Qg7 35.Rh2+ Bh3 36.Qc1 Rxf3 0-1

[Event "Zonal 3.3 2015"]
[Site "Ho Chi Minh City VIE"]
[Date "2015.03.09"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Torre,E"]
[Black "Gundavaa,B"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2505"]
[ECO "B22"]
[EventDate "2015.03.07"]
[WhiteElo "2449"]
[BlackFideId "4901045"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[Opening "Sicilian"]
[Variation "Alapin's variation (2.c3)"]
[WhiteFideId "5200016"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]

1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nf6 3.e5 Nd5 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.d4 cxd4 6.cxd4 d6 7.Bc4 e6 8.O-O Be7 9.Bd2 dxe5 10.dxe5 Nb6 11.Bb3 O-O 12.Qe2 Nd4 13.Nxd4 Qxd4 14.Bc3 Qh4 15.Rd1 Rd8 16.Na3 Nd5 17.Bxd5 exd5 18.Nb5 Bg4 19.f3 Be6 20.Kh1 a6 21.Nd6 b5 22.Rac1 Qf4 23.Ba5 Rf8 24.Bd2 Qa4 25.Bc3 Qf4 26.Bd4 Rfd8 27.Rc6 h5 28.Bb6 Rd7 29.Nc8 Rb7 30.Nxe7+ Rxe7 31.Bc5 Ree8 32.Bd4 Rec8 33.Rxc8+ Rxc8 34.h3 Bf5 35.Qe3 Qg3 36.Qf2 Qf4 37.Qe3 Qh4 38.Qf2 Qg5 39.Qe3 Qg3 40.Qf2 Qg5 41.Qe3 Qh4 42.Bc3 Be6 43.Rd4 Qg3 44.Qf4 Qxf4 45.Rxf4 g5 46.Rd4 Kg7 47.g4 hxg4 48.hxg4 Kg6 1/2-1/2

[Event "Zonal 3.3 2015"]
[Site "Ho Chi Minh City VIE"]
[Date "2015.03.10"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Zhang Zhong"]
[Black "Torre,E"]
[Result "1-0"]
[BlackElo "2449"]
[ECO "C45"]
[EventDate "2015.03.7"]
[WhiteElo "2614"]
[BlackFideId "5200016"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[Opening "Scotch game"]
[WhiteFideId "8600694"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Nxc6 bxc6 6.Bd3 d6 7.O-O Nf6 8.Nc3 h6 9.Na4 Bb6 10.b3 Ng4 11.Nxb6 axb6 12.Bb2 Qh4 13.h3 Ne5 14.f4 Nxd3 15.Qxd3 Ba6 16.Qc3 O-O-O 17.Rf2 f6 18.Qf3 Rde8 19.Kh2 h5 20.Qe3 Rxe4 21.Qxe4 Qxf2 22.Re1 d5 23.Qf5+ Kb8 24.Re7 Rg8 25.Bc1 g5 26.Be3 Qf1 27.Qe6 Rc8 28.Qxf6 g4 29.hxg4 hxg4 30.Kg3 c5 31.f5 d4 32.Bf4 Bb7 33.Rxc7 Qxg2+ 34.Kh4 Rxc7 35.Qd8+ Ka7 36.Bxc7 Qh1+ 37.Kg5 Qc6 38.Kxg4 Ka6 39.Kg5 Qg2+ 40.Kf6 Qe4 41.Qd6 Qh4+ 42.Kg6 Qg4+ 43.Kf6 Qh4+ 44.Kg6 Qg4+ 45.Kh6 Qh4+ 46.Kg7 Qg5+ 47.Qg6 Qe7+ 48.Qf7 Qg5+ 49.Kf8 Be4 50.f6 Bd5 51.Qg7 Qf5 52.Bd8 Qe6 53.Qh7 c4 54.f7 d3 55.cxd3 cxb3 56.axb3 Bxb3 57.Be7 b5 58.Bb4 Kb7 59.Qe4+ Ka6 1-0

[Event "Zonal 3.3 2015"]
[Site "Ho Chi Minh City VIE"]
[Date "2015.03.11"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Torre,E"]
[Black "Gomez,Joh"]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackElo "2524"]
[ECO "C50"]
[EventDate "2015.03.7"]
[WhiteElo "2449"]
[BlackFideId "5201381"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[Opening "Giuoco Piano"]
[WhiteFideId "5200016"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.O-O Nf6 5.c3 Nxe4 6.d4 exd4 7.cxd4 Bb4 8.d5 Ne7 9.Qd4 Nf6 10.Bb3 c5 11.dxc6 Nxc6 12.Qh4 O-O 13.Rd1 d5 14.Bg5 Be7 15.Nc3 Be6 16.Bc2 g6 17.Ba4 Nh5 18.Bxe7 Nxe7 19.g4 Ng7 20.Ne4 h5 21.Qg5 dxe4 22.Rxd8 Raxd8 23.Qxe7 exf3 24.gxh5 Nxh5 25.Qxb7 Nf4 26.Rd1 Nh3+ 27.Kf1 Rb8 28.Qxf3 Rxb2 29.Bb3 Rxf2+ 30.Qxf2 Nxf2 31.Kxf2 Bxb3 32.axb3 Rb8 33.Ra1 Rb7 34.Ra6 Kg7 35.b4 Kh6 36.Kg3 Kg5 37.Ra5+ Kf6 38.b5 Ke6 39.Kf4 Kd6 40.Kg5 Kc5 41.Kf6 Kb6 42.Ra1 Kxb5 43.Rb1+ Kc6 44.Ra1 Rc7 45.h4 Kb7 46.Rb1+ Kc8 47.Ra1 Rb7 48.Ra5 Kd8 49.Ra1 Ke8 50.Kg7 Ke7 51.Ra6 Rc7 52.Rf6 Kd8 53.Ra6 Kc8 54.Ra1 Kb7 55.Rb1+ Kc6 56.Ra1 Kd5 57.Ra5+ Ke6 58.Kh6 Kf6 59.Ra6+ Kf5 60.Ra5+ Kg4 61.Ra4+ Kg3 62.Kg7 f5+ 63.Kxg6 f4 64.h5 f3 65.Ra5 Rc6+ 0-1

Mar-21-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nf3em: AFGM games PGNs at the Zonal 3.3 2015 (source: TWIC 1062) -- PART 2

[Event "Zonal 3.3 2015"]
[Site "Ho Chi Minh City VIE"]
[Date "2015.03.12"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Dang,H"]
[Black "Torre,E"]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackElo "2449"]
[ECO "A41"]
[EventDate "2015.03.7"]
[WhiteElo "2237"]
[BlackFideId "5200016"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[Opening "Old Indian defence"]
[WhiteFideId "12402435"]
[WhiteTitle "FM"]

1.d4 d6 2.c4 e5 3.d5 f5 4.Nf3 Be7 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.h4 O-O 7.h5 a5 8.h6 g6 9.c5 Na6 10.cxd6 cxd6 11.b3 Nc5 12.Ba3 Nfe4 13.Rc1 f4 14.Nxe4 Nxe4 15.Qd3 Bf5 16.Qb5 a4 17.Bb4 axb3 18.axb3 Qc7 19.Bd2 Qxc1+ 20.Bxc1 Rfc8 21.Qc6 bxc6 0-1

[Event "Zonal 3.3 2015"]
[Site "Ho Chi Minh City VIE"]
[Date "2015.03.13"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Torre,E"]
[Black "Pascua,H"]
[Result "1-0"]
[BlackElo "2423"]
[ECO "A45"]
[EventDate "2015.03.7"]
[WhiteElo "2449"]
[BlackFideId "5203953"]
[BlackTitle "IM"]
[Opening "Trompovsky attack (Ruth, Opovcensky opening)"] [WhiteFideId "5200016"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 Ne4 3.Bf4 c5 4.f3 Qa5+ 5.c3 Nf6 6.Nd2 cxd4 7.Nb3 Qb6 8.Qxd4 Qxd4 9.cxd4 d5 10.e3 e6 11.Ne2 Bd7 12.Nc3 Bb4 13.Rc1 Ke7 14.a3 Bd6 15.Bxd6+ Kxd6 16.Nc5 b6 17.Nxd7 Kxd7 18.Kd2 Nc6 19.Bb5 Rac8 20.Rc2 Ng8 21.Rhc1 Ne7 22.Kd3 Rc7 23.e4 dxe4+ 24.fxe4 Kc8 25.Ba6+ Kb8 26.Nb5 Rd7 27.Rxc6 Nxc6 28.Rxc6 e5 29.d5 f5 30.d6 f4 31.h4 g6 32.Ke2 h6 33.Rc7 Rhd8 34.Kf3 h5 35.a4 Ka8 36.Bb7+ Kb8 37.Bc6 1-0

[Event "Zonal 3.3 2015"]
[Site "Ho Chi Minh City VIE"]
[Date "2015.03.14"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Le Tuan Minh"]
[Black "Torre,E"]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackElo "2449"]
[ECO "E11"]
[EventDate "2015.03.7"]
[WhiteElo "2393"]
[BlackFideId "5200016"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[Opening "Bogo-Indian defence, Gruenfeld variation"]
[WhiteFideId "12401153"]
[WhiteTitle "FM"]

1.d4 e6 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 Bb4+ 4.Nbd2 d6 5.a3 Bxd2+ 6.Qxd2 b6 7.b4 Bb7 8.Bb2 Nbd7 9.e3 O-O 10.Be2 Qe7 11.O-O a5 12.Qc2 Rfc8 13.Rfd1 Qe8 14.c5 Be4 15.Qc3 axb4 16.axb4 Rxa1 17.Bxa1 Ra8 18.Nd2 Bd5 19.c6 Nf8 20.b5 Ne4 21.Nxe4 Bxe4 22.Bf1 Ra4 23.f3 Bg6 24.Bb2 Qa8 25.e4 h6 26.Bc1 Ra1 27.Re1 Qa4 28.d5 e5 29.f4 f6 30.f5 Be8 31.Qe3 Nh7 32.h4 Bh5 33.Kh2 Bg4 34.Kg1 Nf8 35.Kh2 h5 36.Bd3 Qb3 37.Rf1 Kf7 38.Qg3 Ke8 39.Qe3 Ra2 40.Re1 Kd8 41.Rf1 Kc8 42.Re1 Kd8 43.Rf1 Ke7 44.Kg1 Ke8 45.Re1 Kf7 46.Rf1 Ke7 47.Kh1 Ra4 48.Rf2 Rd4 49.Rd2 Rc4 50.Bb2 Ra4 51.Qe1 Qb4 52.Qc1 g6 53.Bc3 Qa3 54.Bb2 Qb4 55.Bc3 Qb3 56.Rb2 Qd1+ 57.Qxd1 Bxd1 58.Rd2 Bg4 59.fxg6 Nxg6 60.g3 Kf7 61.Kg2 Ne7 62.Bc2 Ra2 63.Rf2 Kg6 64.Bb1 Ra3 65.Bd2 Rb3 66.Bc2 Rxb5 67.Be3 Rb2 68.Bc1 Ra2 69.Be3 Bc8 70.Bc1 Ba6 71.Be3 Bb5 72.Bd1 Rxf2+ 73.Kxf2 Bd3 74.Bf3 Ng8 75.Ke1 f5 76.exf5+ Bxf5 77.Bg5 Nf6 78.Kf2 Bg4 79.Bg2 Bd1 80.Ke3 Bb3 81.Be4+ Kf7 82.Bf3 Bxd5 83.Bxf6 Bxf3 84.Bd8 Bxc6 85.Bxc7 Ke7 86.Bxb6 Bd7 87.Bc7 Bg4 88.Bb8 Ke6 89.Bc7 d5 90.Kd3 Bh3 91.Ke3 d4+ 92.Kf3 Kf5 93.Bb6 Bg4+ 94.Kf2 Ke4 95.Bc7 Kd5 0-1

[Event "Zonal 3.3 2015"]
[Site "Ho Chi Minh City VIE"]
[Date "2015.03.15"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Torre,E"]
[Black "Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son"]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackElo "2659"]
[ECO "C11"]
[EventDate "2015.03.7"]
[WhiteElo "2449"]
[BlackFideId "12401110"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[Opening "French"]
[Variation "Steinitz, Boleslavsky variation"]
[WhiteFideId "5200016"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Be3 Be7 8.Qd2 O-O 9.dxc5 Bxc5 10.O-O-O Qb6 11.Nd4 Nxd4 12.Bxd4 Bxd4 13.Qxd4 Qxd4 14.Rxd4 a6 15.Rd1 b5 16.Ne2 Nc5 17.g3 b4 18.Nd4 Bd7 19.Bg2 Rac8 20.Rhe1 Rc7 21.b3 Rfc8 22.Kd2 a5 23.a3 bxa3 24.Ra1 a4 25.Rxa3 Rb7 26.bxa4 Rb4 27.Ke3 Nxa4 28.Bf1 g6 29.Rea1 h5 30.Rb3 Rc3+ 31.Rxc3 Nxc3 32.Bd3 Ra4 33.Rxa4 Nxa4 34.Nb3 Kf8 35.Kd4 Ke7 36.Be2 Kd8 37.Nd2 Bc6 38.Nf1 Nb6 39.Ne3 Be8 40.Bf3 Ke7 41.f5 gxf5 42.Bxh5 Nd7 43.g4 f4 44.Nd1 Nb8 45.c4 Nc6+ 46.Kc5 Nxe5 47.cxd5 Nd7+ 48.Kb4 exd5 49.g5 Kd6 50.Nf2 Ne5 51.Kc3 Kc5 52.h4 d4+ 53.Kd2 f3 54.Ne4+ Kb4 55.Ke1 Bc6 56.Nd6 d3 57.Nf5 Nc4 0-1

Mar-21-15  spawn2: The Pirc was taken out from the "baul" against GM Zhang.

It's been quite a while the GM Torre used this defense against e4 in intl competition.

GM Zhang could have been slightly surprised as shown by their clocks.

GM Torre 50 mins vs GM Zhang's 28 mins

Mar-21-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nf3em:

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Bg5 c6 5.f4 Na6 6.Qd2 Nc7 7.Bd3 Ne6 8.Bxf6 exf6 9.Nge2 Bg7 10.f5 Nc7 11.O-O O-O 12.a4 d5 13.exd5 Nxd5 14.Nxd5 Qxd5 15.c4 Qd8 16.a5 Re8 17.c5 Qe7 18.Nc3 Qe3+ 19.Qxe3 Rxe3 20.Rad1 Bd7 21.g4 Rae8 22.Kg2 Bh6 23.Rf3 R3e7 24.h4 Be3 25.Bb1 g5 26.hxg5 Bxg5 27.Ba2 Kg7 28.d5 Re5 29.Rh3


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Mar-21-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nf3em: lunchbreak is over ... back to work ... good luck AFGM!
Mar-21-15  spawn2: GM Torre lost his 7th rd game but bounced back to win his game in the penultimate rd.

His last game in the HD Cup will be againsT GM Duc Hoa of Vietnam tomorrow.

All the best GM Eugene.

Mar-21-15  spawn2: Last rd today of the 5th HD Bank Cup in Vietnam. Goodluck to all Pinoy players.
Mar-21-15  spawn2: Another Bogo-Indian for GM Torre vs GM Duc Hoa of Vietnam.
Mar-22-15  pinoymaster77: AFGM Torre finished a decent 8th place with 6pts!

5th si IM Hari who earned GM norm, 6th si GM JP who had final round win over GM Li Chao! Something to note in future China vs PHI match-ups in the Olympiad or Asian jousts.

IM Pau was 12th after final round win over IM Myo.

Mar-22-15  LDS2011: Congratulations!Pinoy woodpushers
Mar-22-15  spawn2: GM Torre played solid chess in Vietnam. Finishing in the top 10 of both Zonals and HD Bank Cup.
Mar-22-15  gokusano: Good performance from afgm. Could have been better if he was able to sequester one of the world cup slot. He has nearly accomplished the feat.
Mar-23-15  pinoymaster77: Rest muna, then ano na next event - BOGM na? I doubt kung maglaro sa Bangkok Open next month?

Siguro kung may ipadala man NCFP to Bangkok eh norm hunters like IM Hari & others.

Mar-23-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nf3em: speaking of Bangkok, my next work assignment ... we'll build 12 small power plants at different locations within 4 years ... probably my last project and then I'll be staying in PH for good ... ;-)
Mar-28-15  pinoymaster77: Ayos si Nf3em, mukhang malapit na retirement nest egg, while kami di puede mag retire he he.

Nasa power sector pala Bro, meron ding focus sa power sector mga taipan / elite families dito...

Nasilip nakalista sa Bangkok Open sila GM JP, IM Hari, FM Severino, pero may iba din yatang event na may inquiry si Hari. Anyway, tama direction na habang 'in form' eh pursue na Hari the 3rd and FINAL GM norm

Mar-28-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nf3em: <PM77> no, not yet a retirement ... will still work there ;-)
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