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E Torre 
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Eugenio Torre
Number of games in database: 1,209
Years covered: 1968 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2494 (2444 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560
Overall record: +407 -252 =525 (56.5%)*
   * 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 (152) 
    B50 B40 B83 B52 B22
 Queen's Pawn Game (81) 
    A45 D00 A46 D02 A40
 Queen's Indian (36) 
    E15 E17 E14 E16 E12
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C92 C77 C64 C84 C95
 French Defense (28) 
    C02 C07 C09 C04 C18
 Sicilian Scheveningen (23) 
    B83 B81 B84 B85
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (91) 
    C99 C92 C80 C65 C67
 Pirc (77) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Slav (68) 
    D17 D14 D19 D12 D10
 King's Indian (62) 
    E62 E97 E73 E81 E92
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (53) 
    C99 C92 C96 C97 C85
 Sicilian (41) 
    B42 B43 B67 B30 B59
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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 Romanishin, 1988 1-0
   Tal vs E Torre, 1987 0-1
   E Torre vs Petursson, 1985 1-0
   Chiburdanidze vs E Torre, 1988 0-1
   Portisch vs E Torre, 1979 0-1
   E Torre vs N Gaprindashvili, 1994 1-0
   Najdorf vs E Torre, 1976 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)
   16th Asian Games (Men Teams) (2010)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   Manila (1973)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Manila Interzonal (1976)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)
   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
   Baku 1980 by suenteus po 147
   Amsterdam IBM 1977 by suenteus po 147
   Hastings (1980/81) by Chessical
   Bugojno 1984 by suenteus po 147
   Geneva 1977 by Tabanus

   E Torre vs M Ly (Sep-13-16) 1-0
   E Torre vs I Gourlay (Sep-12-16) 1-0
   D Flores vs E Torre (Sep-11-16) 0-1
   E Torre vs I Salgado Lopez (Sep-10-16) 1-0
   E Torre vs A Rombaldoni (Sep-09-16) 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 1,209  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. E Torre vs Gligoric 0-151 1968 Manila (Philippines)C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
2. R C Balinas vs E Torre 1-092 1968 Meralco OpenB20 Sicilian
3. R Naranja vs E Torre 1-064 1968 Manila (Philippines)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
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 Torre vs T I Shaw 1-034 1972 Hong KongC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. E Torre vs Gheorghiu 1-036 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
14. E Torre vs Suttles 1-042 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B06 Robatsch
15. E Torre vs K Harandi 0-142 1972 Skopje olC78 Ruy Lopez
16. E Torre vs K Roehrl 1-018 1972 OlympiadC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
17. E Torre vs Bukic  0-142 1972 Nis (Yugoslavia)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
18. Kavalek vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)E90 King's Indian
19. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-176 1972 Reggio Emilia 7273B07 Pirc
20. H Petersen vs E Torre 0-117 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
21. L Abraham vs E Torre 0-126 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A00 Uncommon Opening
22. S Kagan vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
23. S Tatai vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje ol (Men)E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
24. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-058 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B07 Pirc
25. Robatsch vs E Torre  ½-½12 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,209  PGN Download
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Nov-22-16  spawn2: Pwede pa ba magtayo ng tent sa Burnham Park?
Nov-22-16  Pulo y Gata: There's a chess plaza at Igorot Park beside Burnham. We can set up tent there.
Nov-22-16  KlingonBorgTatar: The Torre - Karpov Match will surely jump start the Renaissance of Philippine Chess. Perhaps after this event , a series of grandmaster tournaments with Eugene, Tolya plus young Russian and Filipino GMs can be organized to benefit our youth. Wesley of course should be invited. Who knows, if Karjakin wins the World Championship, an incumbent World Champ may grace the tournament. I am quite sure Senator Pacquiao will be an avid spectator in watching ( and talking geopolitics with) Senator Karpov. I fondly recall the series of international tournaments in the 70s and 80s that really sharpened Philippine Chess and help make us a force to be reckoned with not only in Asia but also in the World.
Nov-22-16  epistle: Karpov talking geopolitics with Pacquiao does not seem possible. I don't think Karpov is that bright and knowledgeable.
Nov-22-16  gopi11: I believe Tolya is a senator too in Russia, I wouldn't sell him short...
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  Nf3em: <Sa wakas may nanalo sa World Championship, and its GM Karjakin of Russia ! Colle system daw, and black si Karja.>

Actually, it was a Colle-Zukertort which is characterized by that push b2-b3 instead of c2-c3 (Colle-Koltanowski) after the moves 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e3 e6 4.Bd3 c5 and other move order transposing into the same position.

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  wordfunph: bubz, will inform you pag shoot sa Baguio. Muchas gracias, amigo.
Nov-23-16  epistle: No need for a tent or a place to stay in Baguio. We can just get drunk and eat dog meat to keep ourselves warm.
Nov-23-16  Pulo y Gata: We still need to play at Igorot Park so we have plenty of money for buying drinks and food.
Nov-23-16  spawn2: We can meet Manuel Vergara..calling Manny who is a resident of Baguio.
Nov-23-16  epistle: We can play blitz at Burnham and regale the crowds with our prowess.
Nov-23-16  epistle: I don't think tolya will buy short because he loves all things russian and is not enamoured of englishmen
Nov-23-16  spawn2: Too early to writeoff Magnus. I expect him to win one of the remaining 4 games.

Let's see..

Nov-24-16  epistle: Magnus will win the last game and Sergey will have a nervous breakdown immediately after resigning.
Nov-24-16  spawn2: So its 1-1, kung baga sa basketball, last 2 minutes and tabla score.

More exciting times ahead

Nov-25-16  pinoymaster77: The match is good for chess, may excitement and dramas. We thought Magnus would have a long, mainly unchallenged reign kasi nga with his runaway ELO and the way he has dominated elite chess the past years. Nice unravelling of Sergey as a worthy challenger.

Im sure the other young challengers / pretenders to the throne like Caruana Nakamura Giri and even Aronion and Wesley got some insights on how to be competitive vs Magnus, as Sergey and team has shown

Nov-25-16  epistle: What insight might that be? That against Magnus you must play for a draw, and sometimes you might win if Magnus tries too hard?
Nov-27-16  pinoymaster77: Going into the 12th and final game (for standard format) eh ff questions :

1. Will there be playoff for rapid / blitz?

2. Who is the better player sa rapid and blitz, per match records and finishes sa World Rapid / Blitz championships?

Nov-27-16  spawn2: I believe Magnus is the faster player having won both Rapid and Blitz World Championship in the same year if I remember correctly.
Nov-28-16  pinoymaster77: That was fast, per worldchess eh the protagonists blitzed their way to a 30 move draw. Playoffs start Wed on Magnus' bday. Tickets to the 12th game will be honored sa tiebreaks, in the light of what happened. Maybe the fans were just entering the venue, eh tapos na pala agad
Nov-30-16  pinoymaster77: Because of the backlash from that 'blitz' to 30 move draw in game12, eh eto idea ni GM Yasser

Dec-01-16  pinoymaster77: From FIDE Dec ratings, AFGM Eugene is our de facto #2 now, as GM Oli is inactive (though his pal GM Mark will play in Subic)

Onwards to 2018 Olympiad, will probably be the same core as 2016 with few changes

1 Sadorra, Julio Catalino g PHI 2587 5 1986 2 Barbosa, Oliver g PHI 2518 0 1986
3 Torre, Eugenio g PHI 2495 9 1951
4 Paragua, Mark g PHI 2492 9 1984
5 Gomez, John Paul g PHI 2490 0 1986
6 Antonio, Rogelio Jr g PHI 2481 0 1962
7 Sanchez, Joseph g PHI 2479 0 1970
8 Barcenilla, Rogelio g PHI 2455 0 1972
9 Bitoon, Richard g PHI 2454 5 1975
10 Villamayor, Buenaventura g PHI 2453 0 1967 11 Laylo, Darwin g PHI 2451 0 1980
12 Garcia, Jan Emmanuel m PHI 2438 0 1995 13 Salvador, Roland g PHI 2436 0 1982
14 Nolte, Rolando m PHI 2419 0 1972
15 Gonzales, Jayson g PHI 2409 0 1969
16 Bersamina, Paulo m PHI 2404 0 1998
16 Dimakiling, Oliver m PHI 2404 0 1980
18 Pascua, Haridas m PHI 2401 0 1993
19 De Guzman, Ricardo m PHI 2364 0 1961
19 Severino, Sander f PHI 2364 0

Dec-01-16  epistle: When there's a lull at fb I go check here and my suspicion always prove right: you are here pinoymaster. Lol
Dec-01-16  pinoymaster77: Taumbahay ba?

Sino sasali sa Challengers sa Subic, 1st event starts Dec 5, reg fee $50 or peso equivalent and top prize eh $1200.

Sa Open eh $7K top prize and I counted mga 17 GMs listed in the field, bannered by GM Wang Hao 2701. Siempre PHI delegation spearheaded by GMs Torre Antonio Gomez. GM Mac is even listed.

Kudos to the campaigns of IM Pau, GM-Elect Haridas (get to 2500) and WGM-Elect Frayna (IM or GM norms)

Nakalista din IMs Docena,Garcia and Dimakiling

Dec-04-16  gopi11: *Bump*
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