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E Torre 
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Eugenio Torre
Number of games in database: 1,207
Years covered: 1968 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2446 (2444 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560
Overall record: +398 -252 =532 (56.2%)*
   * 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.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (155) 
    B50 B40 B83 B22 B52
 Queen's Pawn Game (74) 
    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 (92) 
    C99 C92 C80 C65 C77
 Pirc (78) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Slav (67) 
    D17 D14 D19 D12 D10
 King's Indian (62) 
    E62 E97 E73 E92 E81
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (53) 
    C99 C92 C97 C91 C85
 Sicilian (41) 
    B42 B30 B67 B43 B40
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   L Ogaard vs E Torre, 1976 0-1
   Karpov vs E Torre, 1976 0-1
   E Torre vs Karpov, 1984 1-0
   E Torre vs Petursson, 1985 1-0
   Tal vs E Torre, 1987 0-1
   E Torre vs Romanishin, 1988 1-0
   Chiburdanidze vs E Torre, 1988 0-1
   E Torre vs Tarjan, 1983 1/2-1/2
   Portisch vs E Torre, 1979 0-1
   C Partos vs E Torre, 1985 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Toluca Interzonal (1982)
   Hastings 1980/81 (1980)
   Geneva (1977)
   Biel Interzonal (1985)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   Manila (1973)
   Bad Lauterberg (1977)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Manila Interzonal (1976)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   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
   Baku 1980 by suenteus po 147
   Hastings (1980/81) by Chessical
   Amsterdam IBM 1977 by suenteus po 147

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(born Nov-04-1951, 64 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; (1); (2)

Wikipedia article: Eugenio Torre

 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,207  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R Naranja vs E Torre 1-064 1968 Manila (Philippines)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
2. R C Balinas vs E Torre 1-092 1968 Meralco OpenB20 Sicilian
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. E Torre vs Saidy 1-034 1969 Malaga (Spain)B57 Sicilian
6. G Ligterink vs E Torre  ½-½57 1969 Wch U20 fin-BE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
7. G Forintos vs E Torre 0-140 1970 Siegen ol (Men)E77 King's Indian
8. E Torre vs P N Lee  ½-½17 1970 OlympiadC18 French, Winawer
9. E Torre vs F Loheac-Amoun 1-027 1970 Siegen (Germany)C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
10. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-129 1970 Siegen ol (Men) qual-DB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
11. E Torre vs Ribli  0-154 1971 Athens (Wch U20)B85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
12. S Tatai vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje ol (Men)E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
13. Kavalek vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)E90 King's Indian
14. H Petersen vs E Torre 0-117 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
15. E Torre vs Bukic  0-142 1972 Nis (Yugoslavia)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
16. L Vizantiadis vs E Torre 0-156 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
17. S Kagan vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
18. E Torre vs Gheorghiu 1-036 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
19. E Torre vs Keene ½-½13 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B06 Robatsch
20. E Torre vs T I Shaw 1-034 1972 Hong KongC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. E Torre vs S Garcia Martinez  0-169 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
22. E Torre vs Suttles 1-042 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B06 Robatsch
23. O Rodriguez vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
24. Robatsch vs E Torre  ½-½12 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
25. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-176 1972 Reggio Emilia 7273B07 Pirc
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,207  PGN Download
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Feb-07-16  Fiona Macleod: Before reading between the lines, however, you ought to read what's on the lines. Otherwise, it would be just a convenient excuse for malice.
Feb-07-16  Virgil A: < wordfunph: Of course there are people who do not understand jokes and would want to shoot people who makes them. But that is hardly the latter's fault is it? >

Read straight from the horse's mouth.

The response... < kamagong24: i can read between the lines, you cant fool me, >

I was expecting a horse but instead I got a goat.

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  wordfunph: ubosh!
Feb-07-16  Virgil A: haha bigla kong naalala si Iskubz dyan sa ubosh:)
Feb-07-16  Nonnus: I suspect those braindead inhabitants of the the wasteland yonder. They can't parry arguments so they resort to the refuge of the cowards like deletion, etc.
Feb-07-16  mini cooper s: Karpov-Torre match Feb 7 2016 @ 7:39 pm. Is this a joke?. Sa mnga malapit ke AFGM pakilinaw lang po.
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  Nf3em: Nabasa rin lang:

Brod Alex <aka spawn2> maybe can enlighten us re this news.

Feb-09-16  kamagong24: <Fiona Macleod> i know what i've read and what the other meant about it, and i wont pretend to be self righteous when the crap hits the fan
Feb-09-16  SugarDom: If you can't laugh at a good joke like pervodius. It's not even a joke just a funny retort. And you react violently, hey chill off man!

You're way too serious!

Feb-09-16  spawn2: <Nabasa rin lang:

Brod Alex <aka spawn2> maybe can enlighten us re this news.>

Bro Danny, yes the match between GM Karpov and GM Torre is now in the works. Hopefully everything will fall into place so that we can witness it.

Tentative sched is June of this year.

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  Nf3em: Bro <Alex>, text mo ko sa roaming number ko para ma register ko ulit sa contacts. Nawala aksi yung CP ko dati sa Japan e andun mga contact number nyo. +639297766907 ;-)

Me sasabihin ako in private.

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  Nf3em: That is great. I would love to witness these two greats play in a match again.


Feb-10-16  Nonnus: Is karpov going to give a simul too?
Feb-10-16  Nonnus: Better yet, a simultaneous simul of Torre and Karpov?
Feb-10-16  epistle: I like the suggestion.
Feb-10-16  Pulo y Gata: <Feb-09-16 spawn2: <Nabasa rin lang:

Brod Alex <aka spawn2> maybe can enlighten us re this news.>

Bro Danny, yes the match between GM Karpov and GM Torre is now in the works. Hopefully everything will fall into place so that we can witness it.

Tentative sched is June of this year>

Great news! I'd love to witness this if this happens. I'll finally meet my idol GM Torre again after many years.

Also, will Karpov sign pirated copies of his books?

Feb-10-16  Pulo y Gata: <Feb-10-16 Nonnus: Better yet, a simultaneous simul of Torre and Karpov?>

The thing with this is that there will be some simul participants who would want to play these legends simultaneously also. I know a brilliant lawyer who gave two GMs a simul in a simul simul and won one of them.

Feb-10-16  epistle: That guy must have been at the prime of his life. His place in history is secure.
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  Nf3em: Wow, if there will be simul by either or both of them, I like join but I will not be alongside with you guys for I don't want you to see my patzer moves/game.

I hope that event will happen last week of June. Then I can request to take earlier home leave vacation (supposed to be in mid-July). If early June, shoganai.

Feb-10-16  epistle: Well, your table could be placed in the VIP room where the TV cameras are.
Feb-10-16  SugarDom: That brilliant lawyer beat the wrong Gm.

Wrong GM lose. Lol.

Feb-10-16  epistle: Before his karmic burden that player was still capable of such upset wins.
Feb-10-16  ayodaman: A burden he is, karmagong24.
Feb-10-16  pinoymaster77: That's something to look forward to, a Torre vs Karpov match sometime this June. Saan kaya venue,sounds like dito ba sa Pinas? Madaming new good hotels satin.
Feb-10-16  pinoymaster77: Also looking forward to the book projects, aside from AFGM's chess career / highlights and endgame eh I think a 'chess and life' book would also help the general populace specially the youth, I've heard AFGM inspirational talks during chess events on his sharings how chess experiences mirror life, and he would even compose chess-related songs with musician-friends
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