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Eugenio Torre
E Torre 
Photography courtesy of Philippine Chess.  
Number of games in database: 1,244
Years covered: 1968 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2465 (2447 rapid, 2444 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560

Overall record: +431 -259 =529 (57.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 25 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (152) 
    B50 B40 B83 B52 B22
 Queen's Pawn Game (87) 
    A45 D00 A46 D02 A40
 Queen's Indian (36) 
    E15 E17 E14 E16 E12
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C92 C77 C84 C95 C64
 French Defense (28) 
    C02 C07 C09 C18 C04
 Sicilian Scheveningen (23) 
    B83 B84 B81 B85
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (95) 
    C99 C80 C92 C65 C67
 Pirc (77) 
    B08 B07 B09
 Slav (68) 
    D17 D14 D19 D12 D10
 King's Indian (62) 
    E62 E97 E73 E81 E92
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (54) 
    C99 C92 C91 C84 C96
 Sicilian (45) 
    B42 B30 B56 B43 B67
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   L Ogaard vs E Torre, 1976 0-1
   Karpov vs E Torre, 1976 0-1
   Tal vs E Torre, 1987 0-1
   E Torre vs Karpov, 1984 1-0
   E Torre vs Kamsky, 1990 1-0
   E Torre vs Romanishin, 1988 1-0
   E Torre vs Tarjan, 1983 1/2-1/2
   E Torre vs Petursson, 1985 1-0
   Portisch vs E Torre, 1979 0-1
   Chiburdanidze vs E Torre, 1988 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)
   World Senior 65+ (2017)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   Manila (1973)
   Reykjavik Open (2017)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Manila Interzonal (1976)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   36th Olympiad (2004)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Filipino Masters vs World Champions by mikevg
   Biel Interzonal 1985 by suenteus po 147
   Nikki KID by reurbz
   Nikki KID copied from reurbz by fredthebear
   Hastings (1980/81) by Chessical
   Amsterdam IBM 1977 by suenteus po 147
   Baku 1980 by suenteus po 147
   Toluca Interzonal 1982 by Tabanus

   🏆 World Senior 65+
   Vaisser vs E Torre (Nov-18-17) 1/2-1/2
   H Van Riemsdijk vs E Torre (Nov-17-17) 0-1
   E Torre vs J Barle (Nov-16-17) 1-0
   A Shevelev vs E Torre (Nov-15-17) 1-0
   E Torre vs B Gutkin (Nov-14-17) 1-0

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(born Nov-04-1951, 66 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 50; games 1-25 of 1,244  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Naranja vs E Torre 1-0641968Manila (Philippines)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
2. E Torre vs Gligoric 0-1511968Manila (Philippines)C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
3. R C Balinas vs E Torre 1-0921968Meralco OpenB20 Sicilian
4. E Torre vs Saidy 1-0341969Malaga (Spain)B57 Sicilian
5. G Ligterink vs E Torre  ½-½571969Wch U20 fin-BE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
6. E Torre vs Karpov ½-½771969Ch World (juniors) (under 20)C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. E Torre vs F Loheac-Amoun 1-0271970Siegen (Germany)C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
8. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-1291970Siegen ol (Men) qual-DB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
9. G Forintos vs E Torre 0-1401970Siegen ol (Men)E77 King's Indian
10. E Torre vs P N Lee  ½-½171970OlympiadC18 French, Winawer
11. E Torre vs Ribli  0-1541971Athens (Wch U20)B85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
12. E Torre vs T I Shaw 1-0341972Hong KongC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. H Petersen vs E Torre 0-1171972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8B03 Alekhine's Defense
14. E Torre vs K Harandi 0-1421972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8C78 Ruy Lopez
15. L Abraham vs E Torre 0-1261972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8A00 Uncommon Opening
16. E Torre vs K Roehrl 1-0181972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
17. E Torre vs Gheorghiu 1-0361972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
18. Kavalek vs E Torre  1-0371972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8E90 King's Indian
19. S Kagan vs E Torre 0-1301972Chess Olympiad Final-BB03 Alekhine's Defense
20. S Tatai vs E Torre  1-0371972Chess Olympiad Final-BE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
21. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-0581972Chess Olympiad Final-BB07 Pirc
22. E Torre vs Bukic  0-1421972NisB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
23. Robatsch vs E Torre  ½-½121972Chess Olympiad Final-BB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
24. E Torre vs S Garcia Martinez  0-1691972Chess Olympiad Final-BA07 King's Indian Attack
25. E Torre vs Suttles 1-0421972Chess Olympiad Final-BB06 Robatsch
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  bubuli55: Nice! Paano Kaya nagagawa Ito sa Southern Tagalog? I have a feeling this has been going on for several years. May nakilala ako noon she was in a Lipa team. Keep up the good work :)
Feb-25-12  pinoymaster77: News blog for Calamba City players :

Feb-25-12  pinoymaster77: Regarding Region IV o dating Southern Tagalog Region (Rizal towns and Laguna/Cavite before?) which was widened to CALABARZON (was this coined during FVR's time) to include the progressive provinces, eh maybe it can also be traced to our natl hero Rizal reportedly also being a malufet na chess master during his time.

I can hear in Gov ER Ejercito's speeches/talks that Rizal was a fencer and shooter, but one of these days when I get a chance I will also point out that he was also a chess master...

Rizal's novels also featured the 'lawa' which I think is the Laguna de Bay...

Filipinos have that inherent 'chess skill'. Im not sure if related to the 'national sport' (before?) of dama.
Jasper's lolo was a dama champion...
I saw some mean chess players from Sta Cruz and Siniloan during this STCAA 2012 journey...

Feb-26-12  pinoymaster77: Ok, part of routine is to check major chess sites regularly and may new entry sa, GM Barbosa has entered the fray in HD Open, seeded 5th siya sa ngayon... I have mixed feelings about this, it means he has to maintain maybe at least 80% performance to have net gain from this tournament...

Any other Pinoy GMs to follow suit?

Feb-26-12  spawn2: Thanks for the heads-up <pm77>. Am wondering kung bakit paisa isa dagdag ng pinoy participants. Looking forward to the names of GMs Eugene, Joey in the line-up. GM Wes will definitely skip this one with his mano-a-mano match up with GM Meier coming up.
Feb-27-12  pinoymaster77: Hi spawn2,

Some good news shared as per FB chat with vonvon, ayos ha 2 good news today!

Feb-27-12  pinoymaster77: BTW, for batongol's reference, in the just concluded CLRAA (Central Luzon Region) which was also done last week (kasabay ng STCAA), it was Hans Balingit of Angeles City,Pampanga and Romulo Curioso of Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija in the HS Boys...

Hans is a longtime regional champ in CL.

Feb-28-12  pinoymaster77: Good AM,

Ang bali-balita (courtesy of vonvon) eh yung Non-masters leg for Olympiad qualifying eh sometime this March... open eto so yung mga balak makipaglaban ay can take note.

Looking out also for NCFP notices...

Feb-28-12  wordfunph: <spawn2> <PM77> AFGM confirmed to join HD? Thanks.
Feb-29-12  pinoymaster77: Hello wordfunph,

Yes daw, as shared via FB ni GM Oliver, posted din sa CG page niya to acknowledge. Kasama din FM Paulo! Masaya ito, sana lahat pumatak!!

Feb-29-12  wordfunph: <pinoymaster77: Masaya ito, sana lahat pumatak!!>

let's hope for the best and sana may live games.

Feb-29-12  spawn2: We will send a formidable contingent to HD Global Chess. Goodluck to our chess warriors. Our prayers are with you guys. Happy hunting!
Feb-29-12  pulsar: Ah, ito ang masayang balita.

All the best to the PHI contingent!

Mar-01-12  spawn2: The HD Bank list of participants has been updated. The Philippine contingent has landed and is ready to create havoc in Vietnam!

Good luck Team Philippines!

Mar-01-12  wordfunph: all the best to GM Eugene and Team Filipinas!
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  joeyj: AFGM now listed & seeded #12 @ 2nd HDBank Cup Open Chess tournament 2012

12 GM Torre Eugenio 5200016 PHI 2502

Mar-01-12  pinoymaster77: All the best to our 11 conquistadores!
Mar-01-12  SEMENELIN: <pinoymaster77: All the best to our 11 conquistadores!> Hope we dominate. ;)
Mar-01-12  metrolirot: Good day guys!! It's good to know na may laro na naman ang mga idols natin. Back to back pa. After the Vietnam tourney is the match of GM Wesley, may pagkakalibangan na naman tayo.

Last Monday Casto Abundo, Asian Deputy President accompanied by GM Jayson Gonzales visited Davao City for ocular inspection as Davao City is bidding to host an International tourney this year. After making a courtesy call to our mayor Inday Sarah Duterte, a brief press con followed after which we proceeded to Jack's Ridge Restaurant to have dinner. While drinking ice cold San Mig light with tuna kinilaw as pulutan, I and my fellow Davao chess addicts were entertained, mesmerized and delighted by Toti Abundo's numerous chess stories about Fischer's 1974 RP visit of which he served as guide/driver for almost a month, the Karpov-Kasparov match, the Kasparov-Korchnoi match, the Campo-Balinas feud, Eugene Torre, and more. It was as if we were talking to Campo himself. He was like an encyclopedia of chess and he was narrating to us mostly from personal knowledge and from Campo's personal accounts. I was thinking to my self, Wow, this guy is a very lucky guy. He was at the right place at the right time when chess history was made and earning money at that. An executive friend who was there keeps on saying " Direct from the horse mouth!!" when Toti would answer our various querries.

I will share some of his chess anecdotes next time. Happy sleeping...

Mar-01-12  Iskubadayb: Ahhh, Toti. A very nice man. We had some fun times. It's nice to hear that he's doing fine. I wonder if he ever got married. Toti seemed busy all the time. He's always off to do something. He's the best in the world in making swiss pairings before the chess programs. Sometimes, it really gets difficult to pair players when colors don't match and the top field have mostly played each other, and the number is not even. He finds the best way! And you will know about it because he'd be so excited and tell you about it like he just won the lottery. Come to think of it, he probably did it better than the programs.

It seems like the NFCP has no shortage of funds. This is really good for the players. I wish them good tactics. :)

Mar-01-12  pulsar: <metrolirot> Good to see you kibitzing! I look forward to more kwentos.

Pag dumayo ako sa Davao, pwede ba magpa-ampon? :)

Seriously, kelan ang target niyo para sa Davao tourney?

Mar-01-12  spawn2: HD BankCup
Rd 1 9:00 a.m.

GM Le Quang Liem vs Rhobel Legaspi
GM Barbosa vs WIM Nguyen Thi Mai Hung
GM Paragua vs FM Pham Duc Thang
GM Gomez vs IM Bao Khoa
Tran NgocThach vs GM Torre
FM Bersamina vs GM Bui

Mar-01-12  wordfunph: <metro> thanks for sharing.

untitled Tran against AFGM, ingat lang po Sir Eugene.

prayers and tsirings mga tsongki..

Mar-01-12  wordfunph: guys, good news!

2nd HD Bank Cup LIVE GAMES..

Mar-01-12  Iskubadayb: Masama ang pwesto ni Legaspi kay Le. Mukhang maooklak any moment.
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