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Eugenio Torre
E Torre 
Photography courtesy of Philippine Chess.  
Number of games in database: 1,214
Years covered: 1968 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2494 (2444 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560
Overall record: +409 -253 =527 (56.6%)*
   * 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 (152) 
    B50 B40 B83 B52 B22
 Queen's Pawn Game (82) 
    A45 D00 A46 D02 A40
 Queen's Indian (36) 
    E15 E17 E16 E14 E12
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C92 C64 C77 C95 C84
 French Defense (28) 
    C02 C07 C09 C04 C18
 Sicilian Scheveningen (23) 
    B83 B84 B81 B85
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (91) 
    C99 C92 C80 C65 C77
 Pirc (77) 
    B08 B07 B09
 Slav (68) 
    D17 D14 D19 D12 D10
 King's Indian (62) 
    E62 E97 E73 E81 E80
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (53) 
    C99 C92 C96 C91 C97
 Sicilian (41) 
    B42 B30 B43 B67 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 Romanishin, 1988 1-0
   Tal vs E Torre, 1987 0-1
   E Torre vs Petursson, 1985 1-0
   Chiburdanidze vs E Torre, 1988 0-1
   Portisch vs E Torre, 1979 0-1
   E Torre vs N Gaprindashvili, 1994 1-0
   Najdorf vs E Torre, 1976 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Hastings 1980/81 (1980)
   Toluca Interzonal (1982)
   Geneva (1977)
   Biel Interzonal (1985)
   16th Asian Games (Men Teams) (2010)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   Manila (1973)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Manila Interzonal (1976)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   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
   Baku 1980 by suenteus po 147
   Amsterdam IBM 1977 by suenteus po 147
   Toluca Interzonal 1982 by Tabanus
   Bugojno 1984 by suenteus po 147

   E Torre vs S Atalik (Nov-12-16) 1-0
   E Torre vs T Luther (Nov-09-16) 1/2-1/2
   V Sivuk vs E Torre (Nov-07-16) 1-0
   E Torre vs Damljanovic (Nov-05-16) 1-0
   Ftacnik vs E Torre (Nov-02-16) 1/2-1/2

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(born Nov-04-1951, 65 years old) Philippines

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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

Last updated: 2016-08-04 08:57:56

 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,214  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 Saidy 1-034 1969 Malaga (Spain)B57 Sicilian
5. G Ligterink vs E Torre  ½-½57 1969 Wch U20 fin-BE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
6. E Torre vs Karpov ½-½77 1969 Ch World (juniors) (under 20)C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. E Torre vs F Loheac-Amoun 1-027 1970 Siegen (Germany)C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
8. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-129 1970 Siegen ol (Men) qual-DB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
9. G Forintos vs E Torre 0-140 1970 Siegen ol (Men)E77 King's Indian
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. E Torre vs Suttles 1-042 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B06 Robatsch
13. E Torre vs K Harandi 0-142 1972 Skopje olC78 Ruy Lopez
14. E Torre vs K Roehrl 1-018 1972 OlympiadC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
15. Kavalek vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)E90 King's Indian
16. E Torre vs T I Shaw 1-034 1972 Hong KongC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. E Torre vs Gheorghiu 1-036 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
18. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-176 1972 Reggio Emilia 7273B07 Pirc
19. H Petersen vs E Torre 0-117 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
20. L Abraham vs E Torre 0-126 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A00 Uncommon Opening
21. S Kagan vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
22. S Tatai vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje ol (Men)E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
23. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-058 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B07 Pirc
24. E Torre vs Bukic  0-142 1972 Nis (Yugoslavia)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
25. Robatsch vs E Torre  ½-½12 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,214  PGN Download
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Dec-01-16  pinoymaster77: Taumbahay ba?

Sino sasali sa Challengers sa Subic, 1st event starts Dec 5, reg fee $50 or peso equivalent and top prize eh $1200.

Sa Open eh $7K top prize and I counted mga 17 GMs listed in the field, bannered by GM Wang Hao 2701. Siempre PHI delegation spearheaded by GMs Torre Antonio Gomez. GM Mac is even listed.

Kudos to the campaigns of IM Pau, GM-Elect Haridas (get to 2500) and WGM-Elect Frayna (IM or GM norms)

Nakalista din IMs Docena,Garcia and Dimakiling

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  gopi11: *Bump*
Dec-12-16  pinoymaster77: AFGM to reinforce PHI contingent bukas sa next event ng PSC Puregold May more Pinoy GMs join him and may maka top 5
Dec-12-16  spawn2: GM Torre is on his way to Subic.

Round 1 starts at 3 pm today. Goodluck to AFGM,IM Pau and to the rest of the Philippine players.

Dec-13-16  pinoymaster77: IM Pau with white vs SuperGM Demchenko, ok na draw or win dyan.

AFGM Euge vs NM Abelgas Jr, should be good start.

Joining the PHI delegation are GMs Paragua & Laylo, IM candidate Nouri, the recently returned WIM Fronda, fresh from her 2nd place finish in the JAPFA Intl Womens event in Indonesia, as well as WIM Secopito and WFM San Diego.

PICC Challengers champion Marvin Miciano of FEU will try out the Open field this time.

Dec-13-16  spawn2: Pinoys did well sa 1st rd. GM Torre winning his 1st game. IMs Pau and Jem drew their games against higher rated opppnents.
Dec-13-16  pinoymaster77: Good start with initial news that IM Pau drew with Russian SuperGM Demchenko and AFGM Euge won over Abelgas Jr as expected.

But it turned out to be a GREAT start for the Pinoys as IM Dimaks scalped Russian GM Savchenko 2618 while IM Candidate Hamed Nouri axed GM Kovalev of Belarus. Huwag na nilang pakawalan yan! IM Jem drew with top seeded GM Wang Hao 2701 and GM-Elect Haridas drew with Georgian GM Pantsulaia 2607

Di nagpahuli Viet IM Tran by beating Georgian GM Mchedisvili, nagharvest ata GM norms dito

Dec-21-16  21blunders: News...

Reykjavik Open, April 2017

The top seeds are GMs Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, Sergey Movsesian, Alexey Shirov, Gawain Jones, Gata Kamsky, Abhijeet Gupta, Erwin l'Ami, Alexandr Fier, IM Awonder Liang, and GM Torre Eugenio.

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  Nf3em: Advance Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to AFGM and my brothers here.

Tomorrow (Dec 24), nasa Manila na rin ako, yohoooo!

Dec-24-16  pinoymaster77: Merry Christmas to chess prens in GETS and ETCF !!
Dec-24-16  spawn2: Merry Xmas to All chess lovers and supporters of GM Eugene Torre!
Dec-24-16  Kamagong42: Merry Christmas GM Torre!
Dec-25-16  pinoymaster77: Good am,
Saw this post from Alex D in FB. Any GETS joining ?

A Tribute to a Chess Legend
Asia’s 1st Grand master
The tournament is open to all students and out of school youth who are non-titled chess players. There will be three divisions:
• Kiddies – 12 years old & below
• Juniors – 16 years old & below
• Non-master

Dec-30-16  pinoymaster77: Happy New Year to GETS ETCF and chess friends !

May 2017 be another exciting chess year for AFGM and team!

Reykjavic Open something to look forward to in April

Dec-30-16  spawn2: Happy New Year GM Eugene and friends.

As we close 2016, we salute GM Torre for his unwavering determination to uplift Philippine Chess. His herculean effort in the Baku Olympiad once again showed the international chess community that Filipinos can play chess and play it well.

We should also thank WGM Janelle Frayna for sharing the load of giving honor to the country by becoming its first WGM.

Although Philippine Team was not able to produce the result we were praying for, they should be recognized for their efforts. GMs Sadorra, Gomez, Barcenilla and IM Bersamina should also be congratulated for playing for flag and country.

IM Haridas winning effort in HK Open just before 2016 comes to an end should be a good sign for what is in store for Philippine Chess in 2017.

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  bubuli55: Happy New Year 2017 sa lahat! Specially to AFGM Eugene Torre and family. HNY2017!
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  cro777: Best wishes in the the New Year 2017 to GM Eugenio Torre and to all of my chess friends!

Keep good company, and you shall be of the number. This is my New Year's wish.

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  bubuli55: < cro777 > you're an hour into 2017 already. Happy New Year! Texas is still 6 hours away. Wish you the best!
Jan-03-17  pinoymaster77: Ayun pala, I got wind of the Asian Zonals in Tagaytay pala sometime in Feb, and verified in FIDE Calendar as follows :

Asian Zonals
Name Place Start End
Asian Zonal 3.6 Auckland, New Zealand 14-Jan-2017 20-Jan-2017 Asian Zonal 3.3 Tagaytay, Philippines 24-Feb-2017 6-Mar-2017 Asian Zonal 3.2 Pokhara, Nepal 18-Mar-2017 25-Mar-2017 Asian Zonal 3.4 Tashkent, Uzbekistan 15-Jun-2017 25-Jun-2017

Malamang yan overlap pa sa UAAP Chess(?), di puede sila Pau and other Masters in UAAP. So PHI will once again lean on veteran GMs led by AFGM JP Joey, and sana paglaruin ng NCFP sila GMs Ino and Mark

Jan-03-17  spawn2: So pwedeng 3 events si AFGM,

Asian Zonals - Feb
Karpov match - March
Reyjavik Open - April

Jan-03-17  gokusano: Will GM Eugene keeps competing? Or will he trade his playing jersey for a coaching tuxedo? He can be a top commodity internationally with no less than the great BF being one of his past client highlighting his portfolio . Combine this experience with his playing skill, he is a topnotch choice for every aspiring GMS.
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  gopi11: Who's BF if you don't mind me asking?
Jan-04-17  art00: Bobby Fischer
Jan-05-17  pinoymaster77: I think with the commitments, AFGM will play this year

A chess friend noted Asian Zonal does not include China and India in which case the seasoned GMs may be the Viets (Le and Ngoc as usual, Anh Khoi might join them) and the toughened up Mongols Possible din Zhang of Spore and kung active pa Indon Mega? Many strong youth all around

Jan-20-17  pinoymaster77: PHI GMs Ino Mac and Oli kitakits, and co-Champs pa GMs Ino and Mac sa Chesapeake Open. 9 events pala pinag champion ni GM Ino last year.

Guess who's their idol?

Magkitakits din kaya sila with our locally based GMs sa Zonals 3.3 in Tagaytay?

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