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Eugenio Torre
E Torre 
Photography courtesy of Philippine Chess.  
Number of games in database: 1,218
Years covered: 1968 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2495 (2444 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560

Overall record: +412 -254 =527 (56.6%)*
   * 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 (82) 
    A45 D00 A46 D02 A40
 Queen's Indian (36) 
    E15 E17 E16 E12 E14
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C92 C64 C84 C95 C77
 French Defense (28) 
    C02 C07 C09 C04 C18
 Sicilian Scheveningen (23) 
    B83 B81 B84 B85
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (92) 
    C99 C92 C80 C65 C91
 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 C85
 Sicilian (42) 
    B42 B43 B67 B30 B20
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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 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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   Toluca Interzonal (1982)
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   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)

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
   Amsterdam IBM 1977 by suenteus po 147
   Hastings (1980/81) by Chessical
   Geneva 1977 by Tabanus
   Toluca Interzonal 1982 by suenteus po 147
   Amsterdam IBM 1979 by suenteus po 147

   G Tokhirjonova vs E Torre (Mar-12-17) 1-0
   E Torre vs Thanh Tu Le (Mar-12-17) 1-0
   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

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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 1,218  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. 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 Paoli vs E Torre 0-176 1972 Reggio Emilia 7273B07 Pirc
13. E Torre vs T I Shaw 1-034 1972 Hong KongC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. H Petersen vs E Torre 0-117 1972 Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8B03 Alekhine's Defense
15. E Torre vs K Harandi 0-142 1972 Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8C78 Ruy Lopez
16. L Abraham vs E Torre 0-126 1972 Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8A00 Uncommon Opening
17. E Torre vs K Roehrl 1-018 1972 Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
18. E Torre vs Gheorghiu 1-036 1972 Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
19. Kavalek vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8E90 King's Indian
20. S Kagan vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Chess Olympiad Final-BB03 Alekhine's Defense
21. S Tatai vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Chess Olympiad Final-BE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
22. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-058 1972 Chess Olympiad Final-BB07 Pirc
23. E Torre vs Bukic  0-142 1972 NisB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
24. Robatsch vs E Torre  ½-½12 1972 Chess Olympiad Final-BB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
25. E Torre vs S Garcia Martinez  0-169 1972 Chess Olympiad Final-BA07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,218  PGN Download
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Mar-01-12  Iskubadayb: Parang b5 lang ang tira. Pumipitik pa rin.
Mar-02-12  pulsar: Silip lang. Anong balita sa laro ni GM Torre and co?
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  wordfunph: <pulsar> Pau (2154) with white won against GM Bui Vinh (2463), based on PM77 text.

good start, congrats Pau!

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  joeyj: 2nd HDBank Cup Open Chess tournament 2012


Round 1 on 2012/03/02 at 9:00

GM Le Quang Liem VIE 2698 0 1 - 0 0 Legaspi Rhobel PHI 2273

GM Barbosa Oliver PHI 2585 0 0 - 1 0 WIM Nguyen Thi Mai Hung VIE 2259

GM Paragua Mark PHI 2519 0 1 - 0 0 FM Pham Duc Thang VIE 2232

GM Gomez John Paul PHI 2512 0 1 - 0 0 IM Bao Khoa VIE 2221

Tran Ngoc Thach VIE 2212 0 1 - 0 0 GM Torre Eugenio PHI 2502

FM Bersamina Paulo PHI 2154 0 1 - 0 0 GM Bui Vinh VIE 2463

Tong Thai Hung VIE 2126 0 1 - 0 0 IM Nolte Rolando PHI 2456

Pham Thi Thu Hien VIE 2116 0 0 - 1 0 IM Dimakiling Oliver PHI 2447

Aplin Christer Jon SIN 2055 0 - 0 IM Garcia Jan Emmanuel PHI 2405

CM Nguyen Van Toan Thanh VIE 1940 0 0 - 1 0 Olay Edgar Reggie PHI 2361

Aron Teh Eu Wen MAS 1900 0 0 - 1 0 IM Senador Emmanuel PHI 2357

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  wordfunph: not so good 6.5/11 in the 1st round, bawi sa 2nd round.

1.0 = Paragua, Gomez, Bersamina, Dimakiling, Olay, Senador

0.5 = Garcia

0.0 = Legaspi, Barbosa, Torre, Nolte

Mar-02-12  spawn2: No retreat..No surrender!

Fight...Fight! lang GM Eugene and GM Oli! and to all our Pinoy players!

Congrats to FM it his first win against a GM?

Mar-02-12  pinoymaster77: Oo nga, opening round tigapasan agad! Pati Georgian GM and Dao nadale din, mas matindi pala sharks sa Vietnam kesa India...

Bawi sa 2nd round, ongoing na. Ayos, IM Senador vs Super GM Le sa top board, masubukan mga research niya.... FM Paulo vs IM Duong...

Mar-02-12  nanobrain: Bawian mo ng tatlong sunod 'insan! You can do it!
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  Nf3em: nakatulog ako sa pansitan ah! ... kelan ang 2nd round?

btw, goodluck to Pinoy contingent ... esp to GM Genius ... go go go!

Mar-02-12  pinoymaster77: Ongoing na 2nd round, sked was Vietnam time 230pm... not sure kung pareho sa Pinas o may konting time difference...
Mar-02-12  Iskubadayb: Swerte ni Le. Parehong regalong Pinoy agad sa first 2 rounds. Hindi pinawisan ang Viet.

Bakit kaya 3 boards lang nakabroadcast. :(

Mar-02-12  Iskubadayb: Ayun, umiskor na si bradidik. Nadisgrasya si Paul Berphy pero ok lang. Overall ay maganda ang performance ng Pinoy sa 2nd round.
Mar-02-12  geniokov: Uy! Mukhang madugo ang labanan ah...Sana manalo at maging maganda ang resulta ng mga players natin!
Mar-02-12  Iskubadayb: Bradidik, put a lot of pressure in the position. Parang yung laro mo kay Rich sa BOGM. Kulapsoy ang mga yan. :)
Mar-02-12  Iskubadayb: Dennis, kumusta dyan sa Austria. Siguro matindi pa rin ang lamig.
Mar-02-12  geniokov: Ok na dito Sir! Medyo tumaas ng konti,between 14-18C kami ngayon dito.
Mar-02-12  geniokov: Pero bukas between 10-12C lang...Kaya kami dito,puro trangkaso ang inaabot!
Mar-02-12  Iskubadayb: Ah, stay warm. TY sa info. Ako naka-shorts lang ngayon dito. One of the warmest winter ever. :)
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  wordfunph: 2nd round: 8.5/11 outstanding! :)

2.0 = Olay, Paragua, Gomez
1.5 = Garcia, Dimakiling
1.0 = Barbosa, Torre, Nolte, Senador, Legaspi, Bersamina

ok sa olrayt..

Mar-02-12  spawn2: Mukhang kaya gawin ni aydol Genius ang hiling ng "insan" nya: )

Go Pinoys sa Rd 3!

Mar-02-12  pinoymaster77: Good am,

Started pala 9am yung rd1 so maybe after lunch may update na.

Nasa field pala 'favorite' na Indian GM Gopal, may cough syrup kayang dala. Masaya siguro kung may rematch?

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  joeyj: 9AM VIE = 10AM PHL time ???
Mar-02-12  spawn2: <joeyj> parang 2 hours yata difference accdg to <wordfunph> so starting time is 11 am sa atin. One round lang today..tomorrow 2 rounds uli.
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  Nf3em: 3 lang ang featured live games?

btw, Li Sholing vs Olay might be going into Q+R+B vs Q+R+N endgame or may be reduced to R+B vs R+N ...

Mar-03-12  Iskubadayb: Olats si Le dito. I hope Euge won his game.
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