Members · Prefs · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

E Torre 
Photography courtesy of Philippine Chess.  
Eugenio Torre
Number of games in database: 1,198
Years covered: 1968 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2423 (2444 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560
Overall record: +398 -251 =525 (56.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      24 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 (71) 
    A45 A46 D00 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
 King's Indian (65) 
    E62 E97 E73 E92 E90
 Slav (64) 
    D17 D14 D19 D12 D11
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (52) 
    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 Romanishin, 1988 1-0
   E Torre vs Petursson, 1985 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
   Tal vs E Torre, 1973 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Manila (1976)
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Geneva (1977)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   USSR vs. Rest of the World (1984)
   16th Asian Games (Men Teams) (2010)
   Manila (1973)
   Bad Lauterberg (1977)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Filipino Masters vs World Champions by mikevg
   Nikki KID by reurbz
   Amsterdam IBM 1977 by suenteus po 147
   Baku 1980 by suenteus po 147
   Hastings (1980/81) by Chessical
   Bugojno 1984 by suenteus po 147
   Toluca Interzonal 1982 by suenteus po 147

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Eugenio Torre
Search Google for Eugenio Torre
FIDE player card for Eugenio Torre

(born Nov-04-1951) 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 48; games 1-25 of 1,198  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R C Balinas vs E Torre 1-092 1968 Meralco OpenB20 Sicilian
2. Renato 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. 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. 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 Keene ½-½13 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B06 Robatsch
14. E Torre vs K Roehrl 1-018 1972 OlympiadC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
15. E Torre vs S Garcia Martinez  0-169 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
16. Kavalek vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)E90 King's Indian
17. O Rodriguez vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
18. E Torre vs Bukic  0-142 1972 Nis (Yugoslavia)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
19. Robatsch vs E Torre  ½-½12 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
20. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-176 1972 Reggio Emilia 7273B07 Pirc
21. E Torre vs Gheorghiu 1-036 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
22. Ujtumen vs E Torre  ½-½44 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B02 Alekhine's Defense
23. E Torre vs T I Shaw 1-034 1972 Hong KongC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-058 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B07 Pirc
25. L Abraham vs E Torre 0-126 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A00 Uncommon Opening
 page 1 of 48; games 1-25 of 1,198  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Torre wins | Torre loses  

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 437 OF 437 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Jul-28-14  pinoymaster77: Buenviaje and God bless your trip and campaign!

Ika nga ni Prez PNoy sa SONA kahapon 'The Filipino is worth fighting for !'

Jul-29-14  torrefan: Another one for the country, Mr. Philippine Chess!

With my extreme gratitude and admiration I shall always remain

very truly yours


Jul-29-14  pinoymaster77: Per this PDI Roy Luarca article, GM Banjo has heeded the US travel advisory, but the article says GMs Sadorra and Barbosa (?) will join up from the US.

36 hour trip pala from PHI. FIDE Elections set for Aug 11th.

Wonder if the US teams and other US citizens would proceed with their travel to Tromso ?

Jul-29-14  pinoymaster77: Salient points on the trip from the PDI article, nakapasok na daw sa NAIA ang PHI-based players and Coach as of this writing :

"Asia’s first GM Eugene Torre, who will be playing in the biennial meet a record 22 times, will be joined by GM John Paul Gomez and International Master Paulo Bersamina in the 36-hour trip that will take them to Doha (Qatar), Arlanda (Stockholm) and then Tromso.


“It’s a blessing that we were able to leave early,” said Torre. “We’ll have time to rest, recover and prepare.” The Filipinos will arrive in Tromso on July 30, ahead of the Olympiad’s opening ceremonies on Aug. 1. Action in the 11-round competition that lured players from a record 180 countries, starts Aug. 2."

Jul-29-14  bubuli55: AFGM. Good luck! 22! Subaybayan namin games nyo :)
Jul-29-14  spawn2: Had the opportunity to be with GM Torre this morning together with Regge Tee to celebrate the life of Mr. Cesar Iligan, Chairman of Fianchetto Realty and Eugene Torre Chess Foundation who joined our Creator last month.

As he was preparing to leave for the airport at around 2:00 pm, I said "GM top 20 ha"..he replied, we will give it our best shot. Anything is possible, last 3 rounds will be very crucial.

Jul-29-14  SugarDom: Condolence.
Jul-29-14  spawn2: It seems GM Oli Barbosa is not joining the team due to visa problems but GM Barcenilla has decided to join the team and could man either 3rd or 4th board.

Our participation in this Olympiad has been full of drama which makes it as one of the most exciting in recent memory.

Jul-29-14  gokusano: Go! Go! Go! Asia's first GM. The Filipinos are counting on you. Your experience will be the biggest asset your team mates can depend on.
Jul-29-14  spawn2: There is a big possibility that GM Gomez will man board 2. Checked Olimpbase and saw that GM JP was our 2nd board during the 2010 Olympiad. He scored 5 points out of 9 games.
Jul-29-14  joeyj: PH loses Barbosa, Barcenilla returns

Read more:

Jul-29-14  Iskubadayb: Grabe ang kaguluhan. Ganyan talaga kapag kung ano-ano ang priority ng mga pinuno, imbes na ang CHESS ang una sa listahan. Kapag ang larong chess ang importante sa mga lider e siguradong besmub parati ang tiradingding.

Atlis e maganda ang komposisyon ng team. Maasahan ang mga ito. Sila na lang ang maaasahan natin na dalhin ang bandila ng bansa.

Si bradidik at Berphy ang magdadala ng puntos dito!

Jul-29-14  JILBATCH1: Don't fret chess aficionados it could be a blessing in disguise,'less expectations' but could surprise us all.KAYA NILA YAN,KAYA NILA YAN,KAYA NILA YAN !!! SULONG !
Jul-30-14  spawn2: Team Philippines should be in Norway at this time after a 13 hour flight.

Time difference between Pinas and Norway is 6 hours. If it is 9:00 am in Norway, its 3:00 pm sa Lupang Sinilangan.

Jul-30-14  pinoymaster77: Yun na din ang final projection ko eversince the GM Oli saga eh na sa tingin ko from the signs eh di matutuloy, na the FINAL Mens LINE-UP would be GMs Sadorra, Gomez, Barcenilla, Torre and IM Paulo!

Mabuti na lang pala at tumawag si Banjo kahapon, and 'saved' si GM Jayson na maisama sa line-up, at namumuro na talaga GM Jay at wala nang option as of yesterday!

From the FANTASTIC FOUR eh naging FAB FIVE na!

Let's UNITE behind our Olympiad teams!

Jul-30-14  pinoymaster77: Sa Phil time eh 430am daw sila sa Qatar, and past 10am eh on the way to Stockholm, sabi sa Luarca article yesterday eh 36 hours(?) total travel time daw eh.

And expect MORE drama / action / fireworks to happen pa sa Tromso! Its FIDE elections!

Jul-30-14  spawn2: Sumilip ako sa for the schedule of the games. Round 1 is on August 2 at 3 pm Norway time which means 9:00 pm dito sa Pinas. Yanig pala ang body clock ng mga players natin since a game can last up to 3 am.

Master Isku, with 3 days to go, kaya ba mag-adjust ng katawan ng mga players natin?

Jul-30-14  spawn2: <pm77>

A 36 hours pala kala ko 13 hours lang. Medyo kalbaryo pala for our players going to Tromso.

Jul-30-14  Iskubadayb: Alexhine, mahaba yang 3 days. Ayak yan. Importante e pag dating dun at araw, kahit anong antok mo ay wag matulog. Hintay ng gabi para sabay ka na sa tulog ng local time. Easier said than done! Sa akin e dalawang teknik ang maarang gawin. Habang araw ay banat ng ehersisyo para makatulog sa pagod pag dating ng gabi. O kaya naman ay, pagtapos ng hapunan e medyo banat ng konting wayn o serbesa ng makatulong sa pag tulog. Depende kung ano ang tayp mo. Ako? Minsan e swerte at umeepekto ang mga ito. May panahon naman na walang magawing. Sinubukan ko na ring pagsabayin ang dalawa at wala pa ring epekto!! Zombie eh. :)
Jul-30-14  Iskubadayb: Itong si bradidik natin e parating masarap matulog yan kaya preskiting parati. Nakukulangan lang yan sa tulog kapag may minamate... hindi pyesa ha. :)
Jul-30-14  pinoymaster77: July 31 o Aug 1 daw lipad GM Banjo, mukhang di aabot ng round 1 o pagod pag kararating.

Ready lang IM Paulo 'spartan 1998' Bersamina for round 1 !

Malamang nyan outside TOP 50 ang ranking ng PHI Mens team pero nasa upper half pa, so for 1st round opponent eh vs a lower rated country yan.

Jul-30-14  pinoymaster77: Pati layover / waiting time for the next flight yung 36 hours. Just arrived na daw Stockholm around 1pm satin, then 5 hours waiting then mga 6pm lipad na papuntang Tromso, dito siguro mas TIGHT na security checks...
Jul-30-14  pinoymaster77: Iskuba, 'white nights' daw sa Tromso as per invite, maliwanag din daw pag gabi.

Siguro dapat meron silang pangtakip ng mata to simulate the night 'darkness' ?

Jul-30-14  spawn2: <Master Isku>

Thanks for the pointers;)

Jul-30-14  spawn2: Was reviewing the line-up and board assignments of the different countries participating in the Olympiad in and I still expect some adjustments for some of the teams.

According to someone familiar with the Olympiad Rules and Regulations, the team has to submit final line-up and board assignment at least 20 hours before start of the formal opening.

Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 437)
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 437 OF 437 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other users.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific player and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2014, Chessgames Services LLC
Web design & database development by 20/20 Technologies