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E Torre 
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Eugenio Torre
Number of games in database: 1,204
Years covered: 1968 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2447 (2444 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560
Overall record: +397 -253 =529 (56.1%)*
   * 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 (154) 
    B50 B40 B83 B22 B52
 Queen's Pawn Game (74) 
    A45 D00 A46 D02 A40
 Queen's Indian (36) 
    E15 E17 E14 E12 E16
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C92 C95 C77 C64 C84
 French Defense (28) 
    C02 C07 C09 C18 C04
 Sicilian Scheveningen (23) 
    B83 B84 B81 B85
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (92) 
    C99 C92 C80 C65 C77
 Pirc (77) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Slav (66) 
    D17 D14 D19 D12 D10
 King's Indian (62) 
    E62 E97 E73 E80 E92
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (53) 
    C99 C92 C97 C85 C96
 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
   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
   Najdorf vs E Torre, 1976 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Toluca Interzonal (1982)
   Hastings 1980/81 (1980)
   Biel Interzonal (1985)
   Geneva (1977)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   Manila (1973)
   16th Asian Games (Men Teams) (2010)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Manila Interzonal (1976)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)

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
   Bugojno 1984 by suenteus po 147
   Toluca Interzonal 1982 by suenteus po 147

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(born Nov-04-1951, 64 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 1,204  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. 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 Paoli vs E Torre 0-129 1970 Siegen ol (Men) qual-DB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
9. E Torre vs P N Lee  ½-½17 1970 OlympiadC18 French, Winawer
10. E Torre vs F Loheac-Amoun 1-027 1970 Siegen (Germany)C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
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. Kavalek vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)E90 King's Indian
15. E Torre vs S Garcia Martinez  0-169 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
16. E Torre vs Bukic  0-142 1972 Nis (Yugoslavia)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
17. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-176 1972 Reggio Emilia 7273B07 Pirc
18. O Rodriguez vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
19. E Torre vs Gheorghiu 1-036 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
20. Robatsch vs E Torre  ½-½12 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
21. E Torre vs T I Shaw 1-034 1972 Hong KongC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. Ujtumen vs E Torre  ½-½44 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B02 Alekhine's Defense
23. E Torre vs Suttles 1-042 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B06 Robatsch
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
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Aug-04-16  epistle: excited now to see the Nokor lineup...
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  Nf3em: <<epistle>: excited now to see the Nokor lineup...>

Breaking News:
The NOKOR chess team is on the verge of disqualification to join the Chess Olympiad. The reason: The team members are too good looking that more than half of participating countries file protests citing they are afraid of distraction among the women players and affect the results.


Aug-05-16  epistle: They will be paired only against teams with equally-goodlooking players.

That is why they'll never play team USA.

Aug-05-16  pinoymaster77: - How many countries are expected to take part in the Baku Chess Olympiad?

- FIDE always tries to increase the number of countries participating in Olympiads. Our Olympiad will break the existing record. The previous competition held in Norway was joined by 172 countries, while the Baku Chess Olympiad will involve 180 countries. The registration is still under way, so the number could increase further. FIDE has 189 members, so we have almost reached the maximum number. Again, the Baku Olympiad will set a new record for the number of participating countries.

Aug-05-16  pinoymaster77: A chess friend also shared the FB post of GM Efstatrios Grivas / FST who's former Greek champion but taught in the Russian schools, and now his FB shows affiliation with UAE Chess Fed. The attendees to FIDE Instructors seminar organized by ETCF at Midas Hotel some years back of course know him well. Also a renowned chess author :

"Baku, the Olympiad of records - 182 teams in the Open, 142 teams in the Women and already 100 participants in the Trainers Seminar!"

Aug-07-16  pinoymaster77: WOW, was not expecting lalo na with boxer Suarez' loss to a Briton in his first match yesterday, and was actually checking out the news sites this am for remaining boxer Ladon's 1st bout.

Thanks be to God, the blood sweat and tears of Olympic 'veteran' Hidilyn Diaz paid off with a SILVER in Women's weighlifting 53kg. Pag sa Sports Radio interviews eh I've heard she and Colonia underwent months of training in China. Kudos to both PSC Chairmen Richie Garcia and Butch Ramirez

It is the country's first medal in weightlifting.

The Philippines last snared an Olympic medal in the Atlanta Games in 1996 when Mansueto "Onyok" Velasco won silver in boxing.

A tearful Diaz won silver after failing to medal in the last two Olympics. She lifted in the 58kg class in the 2008 Beijing Games as a 17-year-old and impressed many in the field, but she failed on all her clean and jerk attempts in London. Diaz dropped down to the lighter class for Rio, which had just seven competitors.

"I have tried so hard. I have stumbled many times," Diaz said. "I wanted to quit, but now all of my sacrifices have paid off."

Aug-07-16  pinoymaster77: Just heard Sports Radio interview of IOC Rep to Phils Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski, here are the excerpts :

- She thinks naging more scientific na the past months ang training ni Hidilyn like pati diet, nutrition, conditioning. And its her 3rd Olympiad, adjusted na sa pressure. Kasama na sa support group nila ang sports pshychiatrist and heard per past interview ng DZSR that they also sent chiropractic Doctor to cater to each athlete, though staying sya outside the Olympic village

- Mikee shared she was strolling around with Hidilyn happy na with a projected bronze pero when they were taking a selfie there were shrieks from the crowd, yung Chinese bet eh naka zero sa clean and jerk, kaya umakyat to #2 si Hidilyn.

- Hidilyn's achievement is a testament to what HARD WORK and perseverance can do. Sana daw ma inspire din Olympic athletes, athletes competing in other events and ang youth.

- When co-athletes were saying to Hidilyn 'mayaman ka na', she said pareho pa din naman maging buhay nya. Mikee is hopeful she keeps her humility but will have to see when Hidilyn gets back and gets a heroine's welcome and she will see the life changes.

Sana lang Hidilyn can grace the forthcoming Batang Pinoy to inspire the youth with her life story, and also still get to perform pa in the 2017 and 2019 SEAG. I think she's just around 25 now, if she started at 17 in her first Olympics

Sana ma inspire din Maristella Torres, Cray, jin Alora who have remaining events. Colonia who is also from Zamboanga tried his best but couldn't make the medal circle.

Kudos to our chess players in the East Asia event in Korea (FM Literatus got 1 gold in blitz, and co-champ in rapid) World Juniors and forthcoming Baku Olympiad

Aug-10-16  spawn2: Top 5 Countries in the coming Baku OLympiad:

2. USA
3. China
4. Azerbaijan
5. Ukraine

Team Philippines is no. 51. Total number of countries participating based on the Baku Olympiad site is 180.

Laban Pilipinas!

Aug-11-16  pinoymaster77: Darkhorse dyan ang host Azeris, sa Baku news sites eh it features their preparations. At si GM Naiditsch pala eh nag change Fed and kasama na sa lineup. Wala nga Chucky sa Ukraine pero they still have a deep bench of players.

Ang Russia naman with GMs Toma and Nepo nasa ibaba eh covered din dun, mahirapan na din USA GM Shankland to duplicate his 2014 feat?

Wala Wang Hao sa Chinese line-up, turn naman ni Wang Yue to anchor the team and try to defend their title.

Aug-11-16  pinoymaster77: Masayang abangan ang titanic clashes ng TOP 5 na yan.

In the meantime, may mga sinilip na line-ups of some countries of interest :

Hungary - si Judit na captain, Rapport na top seed and bd5 eh IM Gledura 2581 pero astig daw, tinalo na si Anand

India - Hari pa din top, may kasamang GM Vidit 2669 and andun Adhiban and a young GM Murali na naglalaro now sa WJCC

Iran - Ghaem pa din top board, pero sinamahan na ng youngsters kasama prodigies Ferouzja and Parham. Dreev ang Captain

Vietnam - anchored pa din nila Le Ngoc and Dao, pero isinama na prodigy nilang si IM Anh Khoi listed sa bd4

Indonesia - GM Adianto ang anchor kasama 4 youngsters like IM Ali and Taher. Nag retire na ba GM Mega o kasama sa nagging rift sa Fed nila?

Singapore - kasama ulit now IM Jingyao

Wala sa Malaysia si Yeoh

Watchout aside from India having a 2nd wave of emerging SuperGMs, Iran also has a remarkable youth stable. Sa ASEAN, eh its Indonesia that has a youth base.

Aug-14-16  mcten: Watch live games in the World Junior Chess Championship being held in Bhubaneswar, India. P. Bersamina & P. Evangelista playing in the boys Open while Janelle May Frayna & Shania Mae Mendoza in the girls. Frayna is co-leader after 6th rd with an unbeaten slate. Pls see games here (rd 7now) @ and also @
Aug-16-16  pinoymaster77: The double event of new PSC team with improved financing and clear marching orders, and Hidilyn's Olympic golden silver have placed momentum on a series of events :

- This early, even with current RA just passed during PNoy time I think just last Q4 2015, it is under review and I suppose the talked about pension plan would be included.

I just hope in this revision the Living Legends, multiple gold winners even in SEAG are included. And incentives for major chess feats like GM and WGM, being World Juniots or Youth champ

- Sen Manny being Chairman of Youth and Sports called for a meeting with PSC and available sports officials earlier today. Reportedly it is more getting to know you, exchanging each group's plans. Many sports officials are still in Rio.

- ASEAN countries have made headway in the Olympics, Vietnam got gold in shooting, Singapore gold in swimming, Indonesia 2 silvers in weightlifting, Malaysia silver in diving, while the Thais are also competitive in weightlifting and boxing.

- New PSC team doing research and performance review of the NSAs. In the case of the NCFP they have to promptly comply with the liquidation SOPs to avoid glitches in funds release

- In the light of the 2019 SEAG hosting here, expect a revived sports program specially on continuity of Batang Pinoy

Aug-16-16  Virgil A: I believe shooting and diving are Olympic events the Filipinos can excel

The center of gravity is lower with Filipinos. That gives them the advantage of a more stable stance on standing and even on kneeling positions.

In diving, height is not an advantage.

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  TheFocus: <Virgil> Where then are all the medals won by Filipinos in shooting and diving?
Aug-16-16  gokusano: Focus, Virgil is talking about the future. Philippine Sports Governing body should consider planning for these events for future participation. In my opinion, Pole Vault is another discipline where Filipinos can perform at par with the best. Filipinos can hurtle their lean bodies up high in the air like an eagle soaring.
Aug-16-16  pinoymaster77: Aside from those cited na diving and shooting, and pole vault eh yung may weight divisions like weightlifting, boxing,taekwondo we have chance, as well as in archery.

But main factor dyan yung NSA if sincere and nagtatrabaho. Sports with good NSAs currently are athletics, boxing,wushu,taekwondo,archery,basketball,footba- ll,jujitsu, judo.

Unfortunately swimming has an issue and this is very medal rich, aside from athletics. We will have to see if PSC Chair can untangle the mess there in time for 2019 SEAG (kasama dito diving and water polo)

Weightlifting will get a lift, PSC will put up center in Zamboanga and update equipments, they can also use a new set of officers

Good barometers would be the upcoming Batang Pinoy on what PSC will do to train the champs, and the 2017 SEAG in Malaysia, if we will see more young, developmental athletes

Siguro the unnecessary expenses / trips and papetik-petik na Coaches and even athletes would be a thing of the past na. Once they get to see the immediate improvements in their living quarters and support in terms of allowances, training, vitamins etc

Aug-16-16  pinoymaster77: Shooting has been under Mikee Romero for sometime now but has not brought results even in SEAG. Cycling has been under Bambol for sometime also, but bright spot was from a FilAm in BMX cycling pa who got the sole gold in the last Asiad, sa locals walang gold medalist for the velodrome events
Aug-16-16  pinoymaster77: The Institute of Sports was a brainchild of PSC Chair Ramirez in his first stint then as PSC Chair (PGMA time), now that he's closer to inner circle, it will have full support

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  Nf3em: Mga brod, I will be joining FIDE-rated tournament here in Bangkok. Yung rapids 1 day lang. Yun namang standard, 2 and a half months to complete -- by appointment kasi each game. Ako twice a week lang pwede Friday night at saka Sunday afternoon.

Hahaha active na ulit OTB.

Bahala na si batman kc walang prepa.


Aug-18-16  pinoymaster77: From

"Azerbaijan ambitious

It's no surprise that host country Azerbaijan is taking this Olympiad very seriously. Three training sessions were organized for the players (Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Teimour Radjabov, Arkadij Naiditsch, Eltaj Safarli and Rauf Mamedov), the first with French grandmaster Etienne Bacrot. The experienced Russian Alexey Dreev has been hired as the captain.

Dreev thinks that playing on home soil will help his team. "To some extent, the pressure will be felt, because of the many local fans. I do not believe that this factor will negatively affect our team. The players in the team are professionals. They are used to this."

Russia favored again

Yet again, Russia tops the list of teams by rating. This has always been the case, but we know that things haven't exactly worked for the Russians in recent years. The last time they claimed the gold medal was at the 2002 Olympiad in Bled. Since then, Ukraine has won twice, Armenia has won three times, and the reigning champions are China.

Captained by FIDE Vice President Andrey Filatov, Russia will play with Vladimir Kramnik, Sergey Karjakin, Alexander Grischuk, Evgeny Tomashevsky and Ian Nepomniachtchi. That means Peter Svidler is out, in favor of the lower rated Tomashevsky. Will this make the difference? Will there finally be enough chemistry in the team? Time will tell.

Hopefully Vladimir Kramnik's back problems will be over by September.

Second by rating is USA, with three players in the current top 10 and two strong 2600-grandmasters: Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Ray Robson and Sam Shankland. With the winner of the Sinquefield Cup and the winner of the Biel Open, boards three and five are pretty strong, but the whole team is fantastic, of course. Gold can be the only goal. Officially the team captain is Aleksander Lenderman, but as the head of the delegation, John Donaldson will probably take his traditional role again.

Third seeded are the reigning champions. Besides Russia, China is the only team with five 2700+ players: Wang Yue, Li Chao, Ding Liren, Yu Yangyi and Wei Yi. The latter won the last two Chinese Championships and is considered to be one of the major talents in chess at the moment. The only difference from two years ago is that this time Li Chao is playing instead of Ni Hua."

Aug-18-16  pinoymaster77: One idea with the Sports Institute is the NCFP which had the PACE / Phil Academy for Chess Excellence which I think is now moribund and the materials / venue being used by a UAAP school.

It can be PACE or something like Institute of Sports Chess Center, there can be Centers in Baguio or Pangasinan, NCR, Cebu and Davao, I think it would not cost much, its more on maintaining some staff and key Trainers. PCTAP Members can be tapped as Trainers.

There might need to be a National Youth Chess Training Director to oversee the program of these Chess Centers. Have specific goals, like ELO points improvement per year per player, and titles per player.

Aug-24-16  pinoymaster77: Roughly while driving, heard sa DZSR na for the Baku team, eh NCFP will have the usual sendoff. And a courtesy call to Pres Digong is possibly being arranged.
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  wordfunph: I like to accompany the team when they meet with His Most High Serenity, Rodrigo R. Duterte.
Aug-24-16  MCDreams: The main account shows up!

With the usual posturing and name-dropping.

(Pretentious as ever).

Aug-24-16  spawn2: Gentlemen,

Before things escalate, pakiusap lang po. Let's respect this page.


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