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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. R C Balinas vs E Torre 1-0921968Meralco OpenB20 Sicilian
3. E Torre vs Gligoric 0-1511968Manila (Philippines)C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
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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Apr-15-12  wordfunph: GM Eugene Info lang:

133 days to 2012 Istanbul Chess Olympiad goodluck GM Eugenio "The Gentle" Torre!

Apr-15-12  pinoymaster77: Maaga talaga mag-post sa ang Vietnam, so far we have 8 entries with 7 GMs and Candidate Jan Garcia (think > 2300 eto kaya di pa puede ibang youngsters...) :

Apr-15-12  pinoymaster77: Indons have total of 13 entries while Spore sent their 2 IMs, curiously we don't have ANY listed in the Womwns, we're not sending even our current TOP players?

Vietnam being host has about 31 players but they're mainly titled players...

Apr-15-12  pinoymaster77: Did some search on the subject (World Cup / ACC)...

Apr-16-12  pinoymaster77: Dun sa Natl Open Non-Masters elims eh 42 participants sa Open, karamihan College and HS varsity after going thru the list, and yung mga familiar names...

Apr-16-12  Iskubadayb: Baka ang isa sa listahan dyan e magpapasikat at sasagitsit ng deretsong sa finals. Butas ng karayom sa gabing bumabagyo at nakasakay sa munting bangka ang pagdadaanan!:)
Apr-16-12  spawn2: Mga Bradidik..300 pages na pala tayo.

Salamat sa patuloy ninyong suporta sa Buhay na Alamat!

Apr-16-12  pinoymaster77: Ok! Karamihan sa familiar na names eh more on HS players, pero mga kilalang college eh Pau's Kuya Joseph of Letran (scored a win in BW's very first Wes simul in Burgoo MOA), Nino Datu I think also of Letran (upset Elo in rd1 of last Alphaland event) and FEU Dad Ritchie E. Jerad Docena (Pau's contemporary) seeded 3rd. These names will probably be at the top...

Sayang si pulsar eh ka-text kanina, sa bandang June pa siya may leave credits. Meantime, adviced him mga nalalapit na 1 day, individual events pag weekends...

Apr-16-12  spawn2: The top 5 finishers in the 2012 Asian Continental Championship will enter the 2013 World Chess Cup. Only GM Wesley So based on his seeding has a fighting chance..the rest of our contingent will have "suntok sa buwan" kind of chance. I hope they prove me wrong.
Apr-16-12  pinoymaster77: Ok thanks for that info na top 5, there are 9 SuperGMs including 4 Chinese but then come to think of it comparing (or recalling) from last year eh they're the SAME players, its only that they have improved their ELO over last year.

GM Barbosa I think can also fight if he is focussed and serious, and would be curious to know if gmjoey has some recovery in form.... sila pa din TOP 3 natin (in terms of ELO > 2550)...

Apr-17-12  pinoymaster77: On the on-going Non-Masters elims eh di naman ganun kababa prizes at 5k, 3.5k, 2.5k,2k, 1.5k for the top 5 and may prizes up to 20th place, so it must be the long playing sked kaya many adults couldn't join?

Anyway, sayang at malamang ang next legs ay outside Metro Manila na, there's not much time NCFP can only conduct such elims legs up to May next month, as the Semis is sked on May 4th...

Apr-17-12  pinoymaster77: Nakahabol pala Andrew Casiano (2009), default sa 1st rd kahapon and now 2/3, he should go straight from hereon, ang early leaders ay Highschoolers Samantila (Adamson) and Abuzo (FEU) with 3/3...
Apr-17-12  pinoymaster77: Just to spice up the discussions for the ACC 2012 coming up in less than 2 weeks' time, how will our 8 magigiting na entries fare in such a field? Hope their preparations are adequate... to show may asim pa PHI sa Asia !

Apr-18-12  pinoymaster77: Yippee, UP's Krizza Abasolo (remember mga Bakazakals sa Makati event?) stopped the unbeaten run of FEU's Romero in the just finished rd5, now there are 4 players tied at the top with 4 pts each...Rd6 naman tom am...

Ate Akiko (DLSU) prevailed over younger sister Mikee Suede (UP) to also scale up to 4pts, together with Makati's Galas...

Apr-18-12  Iskubadayb: Sa AIC, kelangan e preparado sa mga gagamiting pambukas. Importanteng maganda ang pisikal at malakas ang stamina. Ibig sabihin ay handa ka sa digmaan. Now, the key para pumatak ay attitude!!! :)
Apr-18-12  pinoymaster77: May nakakakilala ba kila Barreto and Mansanero, seems they're adult players... sayang ala na puling sa CG, kilala nya halos lahat Non-Masters circuit...

Apr-18-12  pinoymaster77: Eto, may inputs via email si Kots Carag. Sa Natl Open, si Franz Barreto is former UP varsity (in his 20s) while Lising is Letran varsity...

In Thailand, Marvin Ting is former Shell finalist from Bacolod (not Paralympics), while Arnulfo Gavilan (current leader) is also former UP varsity player...

Apr-18-12  spawn2: Going back in April 19 is the 2nd Anniversary of the 1st ever dinner kitakits with GM Eugene Torre at Banapple Q.C.!

How time flies. Tomorrow, April 20 we will meet GM Eugene for our nth dinner com kamustahan.

Was not aware that today is the 2nd anniv of that historic event until I check past kibitzeS while having lunch: )

Apr-18-12  Iskubadayb: Regards na lang kay bradidik. Enjoy. :)
Apr-19-12  pinoymaster77: AFGM will grace this chess team event sponsored by Rotary Forbes Park this Sun...
Apr-19-12  wordfunph: singitz lang po..

i remember him telling stories and singing all praises to GM Torre during the 2012 Metrolirot Cup, maligayang kaarawan sa inyo sir <metrolirot>!

Apr-20-12  spawn2: Good morning <GETS>

Its 1:29 am here in the Philippines April 21. Last night, we had dinner com kwentuhan with GM Eugene Torre in "our" fave restaurant, Cyma at Eastwood City. It was our 7th kitakits with the Legend.

The original kitakits boys <spawn2, pulsar and epistle> were there to sort of celebrate with GM Eugene the 2nd Anniversary of our 1st kitakits in Banapple Q.C. (April 19, 2010)

I requested epistle to go ahead to the venue since I will leave Makati at 6:30 pm, same goes with pulsar who is holding office in Edsa Central. Call time with GM Eugene is 7:30 pm.

Epistle was in Eastwood at around 6:30 pm. Disaster almost struck when pulsar texted me that he is having a hard time getting a ride to Eastwood and may need to bail out if in the next 30 minutes, he will fail to get a cab. Was sad to received a text that he may no longer go. Texted back that we will understand and will continue with the tradition. Five minutes later, pulsar texted that he is already on board a taxi on his way to Eastwood: )

By 7:40 pm, the three of us were already sitted at Cyma. I informed GM Eugene that he can go to Cyma at 7:50 pm just to be sure that at least one of us will be there to meet him.

When GM Eugene arrived, we immediately order food. Pulsar and I copied GM Eugene's Salmon order hoping that by eating the same food, it will hasten the improvement of our skills in the game. Failed to catch the name of epistle's order. It looks like a burger medley with white cheese on top. Both the salad and the soup tasted great. It pays that you have a companion who is familiar which food to order.

To be continued...

Apr-20-12  Iskubadayb: Tagal naman, bradidik. :)
Apr-21-12  spawn2: <Part 2>

Kitakits Anniversary Celebration

When the food arrived the feast and the "chessmis" simultaneously started.

<He gave the 3 of us tokens commemorating his being the president of the Sta Mesa Rotary Club.>

We started discussing the coming ACC and the Battle of the GMs on July.

We touched on his one year away from home campaign in Europe after the Skopje Olympiad of 72. He said that it was quite difficult because he was on his own and he was just around 21 going 22 then. He stayed in a hostel which was kinda affordable at that time. He also mentioned that he became friends with some Filipino seafarers who stayed in the same hostel.

Being alone, he learned to analyst by himself.

In one of his campaigns (if I remember correctly in Madonna di Campiglio in Italy 73'). His train arrived around midnight. He was forced to take a cab to the venue which was quite far and had to shell out a substantial taxi fare: ) But he also said that staying in town for the night would have cost him more.

Since he was able to read my post on his games with the Champions, he said that if it will be confined to standard games, his score will be 6 wins, 12 losses. With regard to draws he still need to check his records.

In passing, he said that he also played with Women Champions such as Gapridashvili, Chiburdanidze, Zhu Chen, the Polgar sister, Xie Jun. I know he has very good over-all record against these Lady Champions.

Will post his results in the next few days.

During the course of the dinner, representatives from Citibank arrived in the restaurant announcing that they have a promo. Those with Citibank credit cards will get a free item and a chance to have their dinner for free courtesy of Citibank. GM Eugene has a Citibank and upon flashing his card, got the instant freebie right away. Unfortunately, we were not able to win the grander prize (free dinner) but I have with me a photo of the 4 of us courtesy of Citibank: )(will display this prominently in the book shelf containing all my chess epektos!)

Every dinner with GM Eugene is always a memorable experience: ). As the night gets older and colder (we were dining al fresko), we started to relax. GM Eugene ordered for a glass of white wine (goes well with fish), while I was having my 3rd Coke Zero in can. Pulsar and Epistle were having their bottomless lemonade (a deviation from their usual Ice Tea).

Most of us know that GM Eugene can carry a tune. Since we are aware of this, our next recommendation for the venue of the next kitakits is Music 21! Then, carried by the moment, we started singing, led of course by GM Eugene: ) From the Platters, Four Aces, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and some other prominent singers, GM Eugene knows the lyrics. From time to time, we sing along with him if we know the song. The people who were hearing us were smiling because our behavior were not the "lasing type" who are rowdy and rude. They knew that we were just having fun: )

This is where it really gets interesting. GM Eugene asked, are you familiar with the song 'Those were the Days"..initially, we replied in the negative but when he started singing, ah yes we know that song!

GM Genius told us that this was a Russian song "Dorogoi dlinnoyu" that was translated to English and the story of the song which was about friendship etc. (naks meron pa kami history lesson) We started digesting the song and its message.

Since we knew some of the lyrics we were singing with him. Then a group of foreigners arrived on the next table to dine. Upon hearing us on the "La la la la la la la of the guys approach followed by another guy and they started singing with us!. Since these were foreigners they have big voices and can be heard by people from around 20 to 30 meters. GM Eugene being the consummate gentleman stood up and sang with them. People were smiling because they knew we really are having fun and in a way were showing our world renowned Filipino hospitality.

The two guys looked like they really enjoyed the moment. Even the companions of the two guys were smiling at us. After the song the two guys said "Spasiba"..GM Eugene immediately recognized that they could be Russians.

"Spasiba" is Thank you in Russian: )

We are in the Philippines, dining in a Greek restaurant and singing with Russians in English, how international can you get hehehe

When we checked our watches, its almost 11 pm! We did not notice the time: )

GM Eugene got hold of a pentel pen and signed the tokens and bid us good night. We thank him and wish him luck on the ACC. He already somewhat confirmed our June kitakits which will be held on the 16th..Saturday.

Pulsar, Epistle and I went to McCafe
for some coffee. As we were leaving Cyma, the group of foreigners agains said Thank you and Spasiba which we acknowledged back..Spasiba to you too!

Til next time guys!

Apr-21-12  pinoymaster77: Ayos a GLOBAL dinner and still at page 300, memorable indeed ! Para na din kaming andun, thanks!

See you around guys and keep in touch!

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