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E Torre 
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Eugenio Torre
Number of games in database: 1,206
Years covered: 1968 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2448 (2444 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560
Overall record: +400 -252 =530 (56.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      24 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (155) 
    B50 B40 B83 B22 B52
 Queen's Pawn Game (73) 
    A45 D00 A46 D02 A40
 Queen's Indian (36) 
    E15 E17 E12 E14 E16
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C92 C64 C84 C95 C77
 French Defense (28) 
    C02 C07 C09 C18 C04
 Sicilian Scheveningen (24) 
    B83 B84 B81 B85
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (92) 
    C99 C92 C80 C65 C77
 Pirc (78) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Slav (66) 
    D17 D14 D19 D12 D10
 King's Indian (65) 
    E62 E97 E73 E92 E90
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (53) 
    C99 C92 C97 C91 C85
 Sicilian (41) 
    B42 B30 B67 B43 B40
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Karpov vs E Torre, 1976 0-1
   L Ogaard vs E Torre, 1976 0-1
   E Torre vs Karpov, 1984 1-0
   Tal vs E Torre, 1987 0-1
   E Torre vs Romanishin, 1988 1-0
   Chiburdanidze vs E Torre, 1988 0-1
   E Torre vs Petursson, 1985 1-0
   Portisch vs E Torre, 1979 0-1
   E Torre vs Tarjan, 1983 1/2-1/2
   E Torre vs R Meulders, 1987 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Manila (1976)
   Hastings (1980/81) (1980)
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Geneva (1977)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   16th Asian Games (Men Teams) (2010)
   Bad Lauterberg (1977)
   Manila (1973)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Manila Interzonal (1976)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Filipino Masters vs World Champions by mikevg
   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, 63 years old) Philippines

[what is this?]
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

 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,206  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. Kavalek vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)E90 King's Indian
13. O Rodriguez vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
14. E Torre vs Bukic  0-142 1972 Nis (Yugoslavia)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
15. Robatsch vs E Torre  ½-½12 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
16. E Torre vs Gheorghiu 1-036 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
17. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-176 1972 Reggio Emilia 7273B07 Pirc
18. Ujtumen vs E Torre  ½-½44 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B02 Alekhine's Defense
19. E Torre vs T I Shaw 1-034 1972 Hong KongC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-058 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B07 Pirc
21. L Abraham vs E Torre 0-126 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A00 Uncommon Opening
22. E Torre vs Suttles 1-042 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B06 Robatsch
23. E Torre vs G Sigurjonsson  ½-½10 1972 Skopje ol (Men)C28 Vienna Game
24. S Tatai vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje ol (Men)E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
25. H Petersen vs E Torre 0-117 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,206  PGN Download
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  wordfunph: oki oki, hapi bertdey to joeyj's bespren --- PM77!
Dec-12-14  kardopov: Aha! Si sir noypi pala ang celebrant. Akala ko malalim ang variation at walang nakakaalam. Happy birthday sir pinoymaster77. Buti nalang dumating si sir worditch dahil kung hindi isip at kamot ulo lang ako.
Dec-12-14  kardopov: Almost an even performance, and not bad overall. Actually, AFGM finishes one notch above his seeding. Congrats to you sir Eugene. Likewise, congratz to GM JP, the highest placed among the Filipino competitors. Is there another year ender tourney for the Filipino warriors?
Dec-12-14  kamagong24: <LDS2011> well kung kaya na niyang mag spot ng combinations, might as well na dun muna mag focus ng pagtuturo, like introduce him to basic mating combos like pins, forks, zugzwangs, how to spot somthered mate patterns etc

then kung grasp na niya yung patterns, pede na isingit yung openings, control of center, deployment, king safety para ma balance yung laro niya :)

Dec-12-14  LDS2011: @torrefan,kamagong24 thanks so much for the advice but definitely i will not give up on this're right maybe i should just let him play and then dun sa basic tactics and mating pattern.thanks a lot chess friends.
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  wordfunph: <LDS> mas maiigi ngang babad siya sa chess, i recall Wesley So once said that etong si GM Li Chao eh matinding adik-adik sa ahedres. Good indication yan na malayo ang kanyang mararating.


Dec-12-14  pinoymaster77: Good pm,

Aber aber top secret yan ng secret agent, nagumpisa yata nung mag greet ang sister ko sa FB. But then again si wordfun nga pala eh keeps a 'diary'. Alas, it was a working day, 2 principals this week, and pampa relax na lang sa gabi checking out the favorite sites.

Thanks be to God, but stopped counting na kung ilang kandila, hairline na lang basehan ajeje

Dec-12-14  pinoymaster77: Sa PICC nga eh mainly odd numbered finishes. GM JP was tops among Pinoys at 5th, Dar at 7th, Joey at 9th, AFGM at 11th followed by IM Yap, GM Rich, FM Randy, GM Ino, IM Hari for 12th to 16th.

IM Pau won Top Junior while WIM Frayna won Top Lady. May pooling of prizes pala so buti di ko pinagtapat-tapat yung final ranking sa dun sa revised NCFP prizes.

Sa Challengers champ si Joey Albert Florendo of Davao while also with 8 pts was top seed Allan Cantonjos.

Sa Penang Open 2014, 5 sila with 7 pts,but GM Bong Villamayor emerged Champ with superior tiebreak. IM Dimaks was 6th. Wala nang Pinoy na pinalaro sa Challengers at buking na.

Rest day bukas, then I think sa Sun ulit round 1 ng PSC Chairman's Cup naman. Yung mga uuwi galing Penang puede pang humabol...

Dec-13-14  LDS2011: thanks wordfunph.
Dec-13-14  Pulo y Gata: LDS, ako din gusto ko lang magchess lang nang magchess pero di pwede. Turuan mo din ng disiplina at balanse ang bata. Dahil teacher ka niya dapat may ideya ka kung anong mga una mong dapat ituro. Good luck. Sana ay maging magaling na manlalaro ang alaga mo!
Dec-13-14  kamagong24: you're welcome LDS2011, tama si Pulo y Gata, maintain balance, hindi na healthy yung ma-addict yung student mo sa chess

maganda rin siguro kung turuan mo siya ng values ng pagiging sportsman, wag gayahin ito:
You can skip at 2:15 hahaha!

Dec-14-14  LDS2011: salamat po talaga sa mga advice nyo.i will do just that.any predictions who will win the london classic?
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  Nf3em: LDS 2011, are you an active member of Balayan Chess Club?
Dec-15-14  LDS2011: yes po nf3em.bakit po?
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  Nf3em: may mga naging member kasi ako sa group called Batangas Team Philippines na taga Balayan at active member din ng chess club nyo ... that was few years ago nung active pa ako sa ... MMM27 at jhemit ang username nila dun (sorry can't reveal their real name) ... never meet them in person though ... ;-)
Dec-15-14  LDS2011: ah ok po.taga san po ba kayo?
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  Nf3em: Bauan Batangas ;-)
Dec-15-14  pinoymaster77: Sharing / update on the Skywalker

Dec-15-14  pinoymaster77: LDS2011,
Since starter yung protege, eh kasama naman sa early lessons yung chess notation / pagsulat ng moves. Yan ang isang KEY foundation, magkaroon ng record ng games / chess notebook.

Then isabak muna sa mini tourneys like among mga students mo and tune-up with nearby chess communities/clubs. Then trial later sa Palaro elims thru sa school nya and Natl Age Group qualifiers.

Yung iba kasing top Kiddies today, eh tamad mag record ng moves, dependent na lang sa 'muscle memory' and pattern recognition, laro na lang ng laro.

Dec-16-14  LDS2011: that's true pinoymaster.thanks so much for the advice.
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  bubuli55: Magandang umaga po sa may bahay, Mr. Olympiad. At pati na rin po sa lahat:)
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  bubuli55: My Christmas wish sana Olympiad muli so AFGM:)
Dec-18-14  pinoymaster77: Earlier on, I mistakenly link up the vaunted Torre Attack to AFGM and found out meron palang Mexican GM. AFGM has his own variation in some other opening.

Nice chessbase article on the Mexican GM Torre.... sana di ma withdraw / recall etong article :

Dec-21-14  pinoymaster77: In the remaining 10 days of 2014, bago maging lalong matrapik the most I recall for the AFGM highlights is winning the BOGM / Natl Chess Championships yet again. And for the CALL of DUTY, he's got the Phil's back whenever he is needed, so he made another record appearance at the Tromso Olympiad. Sinasabi nga AFGM in previous BOGMs, with the exception of GM Wesley eh kaya nyang sumabay with the rest of Pinoy GMs.

For the year 2015, we look forward yet again to another VINTAGE Torre performance in the annual BOGM / NCC.

Thank you again to AFGM Eugene Torre for always being there, a living sports legend and a TRUE gentleman.

Ang pagkatanda ko huling kitakits na yata yung surprise bubuli55 dinner. We wish you well, together with your colleagues in the ETCF and Fiancheto Realty !

Dec-21-14  pinoymaster77: Posted this in FB Groups Ahedres :

For the year 2014, after a tumultous start highlighted by GM Wes' planned transfer, and the apparent 'Young GMs revolt' affecting the Tromso Olympiad formation, NCFP got some breaks this Q4 :

- Chess being named as NEW priority sport by NCFP

- Sudden staging here of the Asian Juniors, and Mikee Suede beign the first Pinay Asian Juniors champ, earning an outright WIM title and a WGM norm.

- Aside from annual PSC/ POC support, eh got corporate sponsors and successfully just staged the 2 back-to-back intl events. And as far as I know, the cash prizes were given during the awarding, pati sa Pinoys.

Earlier in the year, PHI got more medals in the ASEAN Chess event, still 2nd to Vietnam, but Pau Bersamina, Jodilyn Fronda got their IM/WIM titles and a GM / WGM norm. For Janelle Frayna, she actually earlier earned the 3 WIM norms before the ASEAN in Macau, what she gained effectively was the WGM norm.

Looking forward that in 2015 that NCFP build on these. Aside from the usual events for age group / grassroots, overseeing the Non-Masters events eh have focussed / MODERN chess support (Professional training, campaign in Europe) for our top young GMs Ino and JP''s further development and the GM/WGM campaigns of Pau Hari Jodilyn Janelle Mikee and other young hopefuls.

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