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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. G Ligterink vs E Torre  ½-½57 1969 Wch U20 fin-BE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
5. E Torre vs Karpov ½-½77 1969 Ch World (juniors) (under 20)C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. E Torre vs Saidy 1-034 1969 Malaga (Spain)B57 Sicilian
7. E Torre vs P N Lee  ½-½17 1970 OlympiadC18 French, Winawer
8. G Forintos vs E Torre 0-140 1970 Siegen ol (Men)E77 King's Indian
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. E Torre vs Keene ½-½13 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B06 Robatsch
13. E Torre vs T I Shaw 1-034 1972 Hong KongC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. E Torre vs S Garcia Martinez  0-169 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
15. E Torre vs Suttles 1-042 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B06 Robatsch
16. O Rodriguez vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
17. Robatsch vs E Torre  ½-½12 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
18. E Torre vs K Harandi 0-142 1972 Skopje olC78 Ruy Lopez
19. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-176 1972 Reggio Emilia 7273B07 Pirc
20. Ujtumen vs E Torre  ½-½44 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B02 Alekhine's Defense
21. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-058 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B07 Pirc
22. L Abraham vs E Torre 0-126 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A00 Uncommon Opening
23. E Torre vs K Roehrl 1-018 1972 OlympiadC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
24. E Torre vs G Sigurjonsson  ½-½10 1972 Skopje ol (Men)C28 Vienna Game
25. Kavalek vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)E90 King's Indian
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,207  PGN Download
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Jan-25-16  gokusano: Happy birthday sheriff!
Jan-26-16  pinoymaster77: Happy birthday Sheriff !
Jan-26-16  epistle: X-rated! Eugenio Oliveros Torre's quickies--
Jan-26-16  Pulo y Gata: "Eugene Torre was, is and will always be my chess hero."
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  wordfunph: Sheriff, birthday happy!
Jan-27-16  pinoymaster77: What is AFGM Eugene's next event kaya? Wlll he play in Thailand sometime in April?
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  Nf3em: <PM77>, do you know the details of that tournament in Thailand?
Jan-29-16  pinoymaster77: Nf3em,
Not yet in the NCFP calendar, but heard about it from players. Will share once got the event link
Jan-30-16  pinoymaster77: They're probably referring to this event, the 16th BCC Open :

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  Nf3em: Thnx <PM77>.

Wala pala ako dito that time of tournament. Long holiday yan kaya uuwi ako.


Jan-30-16  Howard: Let's close the case on this Europe vs Asia matter.
Jan-30-16  Howard: Let's close the case on this Europe vs Asia matter.

And, now, let me make a nomination for Asia's "first" grandmaster. What about Alexander Zaitsev, who died in 1971 from a blood clot ? Take a look at his birthplace! If that's not in Asia, then I don't know what is!

Feb-01-16  pinoymaster77: Baka dapat naman kasama NCFP / Chess dyan. Pero mukhang di pa finalized, wala pa d rest of NCFP calendar? Nakalista lang yung 2 earlier Age Group qualifiers saka forthcoming Bobby Pacquaio palaro ng random team event

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  Nf3em: Mga brod, i need help.

I want to play in Bangkok Chess Club's regular weekly mini-tournament. But I need a FIDE ID through NCFP.

I am willing to pay membership fee just to have the federation ID and contacted NCFP. The problem is, despite that I repeatedly sent e-mail thru their secretariat but I am getting no reply.

I think the best way is thru a chess club in PHL. Anybody who can help me?

Feb-03-16  pinoymaster77: Kung di umubra yung na advice na chess club, you can try to send FB message to Alex Dinoy (think his FB ID is Alexander Dinoy, they have chess club also, and aside from that he has direct link to IA Gene Poliarco of the CAUP / NCFP
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  Nf3em: thanks for the info brod <PM77> ;-)
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  Nf3em: OK na may nakontak na ako sa pinoy chess club. TY sa guidance.
Feb-06-16  MCDreamz: Pwede mo ba i-share kung ano nangyari Nf3em? Kung ayaw mo naman eh ok lang.
Feb-06-16  kamagong24: <Howard> Eugenio Torre is Asia's 1st GM period, the only one recognized by FIDE. unless you form another chess organization of your own and call another grandmaster Asia's first GM that's fine with me...
Feb-06-16  kamagong24: In 1862, under the leadership of Yevgeny Burachyok, Vladivostok became an official port. -

As early as mid-1800's Vladivostok is already part of Russia...

Feb-06-16  epistle: Those who claim that Eugenio Oliveros Torre was not Asia's first GM are just like Martian women who say Pia Wurtzbach is not Miss Universe.
Feb-06-16  pervodious: But Pia is only half German half Earthling.
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  john barleycorn: If it was not for the height my 100% pilipina wife would be Miss Universe.
Feb-06-16  kamagong24: <pervodious: But Pia is only half German half Earthling.>

and you are half pervert, half DOM, that earthling you called just happens to bring honor to our country, while you achieved nothing but be envious and a disgrace to you're own kababayans

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  wordfunph: But what's wrong with being earthlings; i.e., inhabitants of planet eatth? I don't think it's derogatory at all. Unless you consider yourself a superior being. Besides, it was clearly a joke. 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?
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