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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: +399 -251 =531 (56.3%)*
   * 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 (155) 
    B50 B83 B40 B22 B52
 Queen's Pawn Game (73) 
    A45 D00 A46 D02 A40
 Queen's Indian (36) 
    E15 E17 E14 E12 E16
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C92 C95 C77 C64 C84
 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 D10 D12
 King's Indian (65) 
    E62 E97 E73 E90 E80
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (53) 
    C99 C92 C97 C85 C96
 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
   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
   Tal vs E Torre, 1973 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Manila (1976)
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Hastings (1980/81) (1980)
   Toluca Interzonal (1982)
   Geneva (1977)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   Manila (1973)
   Bad Lauterberg (1977)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Manila Interzonal (1976)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)
   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
   Hastings (1980/81) by Chessical
   Amsterdam IBM 1977 by suenteus po 147
   Baku 1980 by suenteus po 147
   Bugojno 1984 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. E Torre vs Gligoric  0-151 1968 Manila (Philippines)C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
3. R Naranja vs E Torre 1-064 1968 Manila (Philippines)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
4. G Ligterink vs E Torre  ½-½57 1969 Wch U20 fin-BE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
5. E Torre vs Karpov ½-½77 1969 Ch World (juniors) (under 20)C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. E Torre vs Saidy 1-034 1969 Malaga (Spain)B57 Sicilian
7. E Torre vs P N Lee  ½-½17 1970 OlympiadC18 French, Winawer
8. G Forintos vs E Torre 0-140 1970 Siegen ol (Men)E77 King's Indian
9. E Torre vs F Loheac-Amoun 1-027 1970 Siegen (Germany)C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
10. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-129 1970 Siegen ol (Men) qual-DB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
11. E Torre vs Ribli  0-154 1971 Athens (Wch U20)B85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
12. Robatsch vs E Torre  ½-½12 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
13. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-176 1972 Reggio Emilia 7273B07 Pirc
14. Ujtumen vs E Torre  ½-½44 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B02 Alekhine's Defense
15. E Torre vs K Harandi 0-142 1972 Skopje olC78 Ruy Lopez
16. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-058 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B07 Pirc
17. L Abraham vs E Torre 0-126 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A00 Uncommon Opening
18. E Torre vs G Sigurjonsson  ½-½10 1972 Skopje ol (Men)C28 Vienna Game
19. E Torre vs K Roehrl 1-018 1972 OlympiadC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
20. S Tatai vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje ol (Men)E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
21. H Petersen vs E Torre 0-117 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
22. Kavalek vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)E90 King's Indian
23. L Vizantiadis vs E Torre 0-156 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
24. E Torre vs Bukic  0-142 1972 Nis (Yugoslavia)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
25. S Kagan vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,206  PGN Download
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Jan-01-15  spawn2: No Olympiad this year and chess is not part of the SEA Games in Singapore which means GM Eugene will be representing the country in individual tournaments.
Jan-01-15  pinoymaster77: There's the New Delhi Open later this month, and in March the Zonals and HD Bank Open in Vietnam. Just my thoughts for New Delhi as minimum eh send GM Gomez and GM norm campaigner IM Pascua.

Usually it takes some time at this time of the year for NCFP to post its calendar for the New Year, baka budget deliberations pa ?

Jan-01-15  pinoymaster77: Im re-posting here what I recapped in GM Panjol's page after the 2 intl events :

To RECAP the 2 tournaments :
PICC PSC / Puregold
GM Gomez 2510 + 11.1 + 11.1
GM Laylo 2500 + 6.5 - 1.6

GM Antonio 2503 + 5.1 - 4.2

GM Torre 2448 + 0.3 DNP

GM Bitoon 2413 + 6.9 + 0.7

GM Sadorra 2575 - 18.9 + 1.1

GM Barbosa 2533 - 8.8 - 14.3

Which means impact to the TOP players by FIDE Feb list would be :

1. GM Sadorra 2575 - 17 = 2558

2. GM Gomez 2510 + 22 = 2532

3. GM Barbosa 2533 - 23 = 2510

4. GM Antonio 2503 + 1 = 2504

5. GM Sanchez 2501 DNP

6. GM Laylo 2494 + 5 = 2499

7. GM Paragua 2492 DNP (US Based)

8. GM Barcenilla 2455 DNP

9. GM Villamayor 2454 DNP

10. GM Salvador 2450 DNP

11. GM Torre 2448 + 1 = 2449

DNP means didn't play in the 2 intl events here, but GM Bong played in the Penang Open in early Dec and emerged as Champ.

Most of our GMs are not in the peak of their ELOs which is quite alarming, in the absence of any other universal measure, ELO is our gauge.

NCFP may have done something in Q4, for the full comprehensive program, frankly its still found wanting. No announcement or signs of a reinvigorated program

Jan-01-15  pinoymaster77: BTW, kung tama nasa FB alert, happy bertdey to Iskubadayb! Sana sumilip ka na dito soon, pang bagong taon ka pala!
Jan-02-15  kamagong24:
Jan-02-15  pinoymaster77: If only HALF of the TOP TEN are > 2500 which is minimum ELO for earning the GM title, and given the supposed 'ratings inflation' , meaning current 2500 player is probably a 2400 player during AFGM's prime time, eh our current (half of them) GMs eh hard up to get over the 2500 hump.

Exception dyan AFGM since come Olympiad time eh his competitive juices flow again.

BUT isaalang alang din natin AFGM, ibig ba sabihin even beyond the 2016 Olympiad eh asahan pa sya maglaro, mga 66 yrs old na yata sya by the 2018 Olympiad.

Mga over 6 months na yung Tromso episode / exodus of young GMs, wala na excuse ang NCFP, they need to execute na a comprehensive program for our willing GMs and more youth players to become GMs and REMAIN competitive. Sa ngayon, kanya kanyang training pa din eh

Jan-02-15  kardopov: Good planner is what NCFP needs. Why not ask sugardom to fill the task?
Jan-03-15  torrefan: why not just buy? A lot are now being sold at bookstores.
Jan-04-15  kamagong24: Happy New Year GM Torre!
Jan-04-15  pinoymaster77: Well, if he has the time, sugardom can be easily endorsed sa NCFP Director, for starters. Kaya lang next year na din yata NCFP elections, better to be off to a fresh start.
Jan-04-15  geniokov: <PM77> Wala tayong magawa bro.budget ang problema aside from Elo inflation.Money is always at the end the main cause of it.Kita naman ni Tolentino yan eh!Nasaan na yang mga nasa Fide nakaupo? They only saving their own ass.Aba eh,alalayan naman nila ang Pinas.Si Campomanes eh hindi ganyan sa pinanggalingan niyang Federation.Nagsimula lang naging masama si Campo ng ipatigil niya ang Karpov-Kasparov WCC match,presuming Campomanes is "Karpomanes"(pro-Karpov).
Jan-04-15  torrefan: Joining the NCFP is a thankless undertaking.

First, you will lose your money there.

Second, they will say you are corrupt. Money you spend for chess from your own pocket they will say was not yours anyway but fruits of corruption.

Third, they will easily forget the good that you've done and will only remember whatever wrong it is which happened while you were there.

Fourth, you will be mercilessly pilloried here and other social media sites.

Jan-04-15  pinoymaster77: Up to sugardom to discern and decide if will push thru. But starting at Director level is 'safer'

Mga takaw pansin yung Presidente and Technical Director

Jan-04-15  pinoymaster77: Now, when news broke out on GM Wes' decision to turn fulltime pro and leave Webster scholarship and Susan/Paul, a glimmer of hope rekindled in my heart on a 'possible comeback' since a major obstacle is out of the way.

But then again, eonomics/income-wise being with USCF may not be pre-requisite to play in the Sinquefield Cup (since they base invitiations on HIGH ELO, like those in 2800s level), but in the case of the US Open I guess its exclusive to USCF members. So I figured around 2016 due to mainly PRO considerations, being with USCF would be best suited.

But then maybe come 2018 onwards, there's brighter possibilities. It just gained headwinds today when Nil posted in FB Groups what he heard from Pres Pichay during the Phil Cup awarding, and Joey Villar aired the same hope in his Philstar article today.

BUT, NCFP cannot totally depend on that. In the cases of GMs Ino and JP, it can be seen they cannot thrive on the 'SELF STUDY' mode, they would need HELP to get to 2600+ level. Like help from foreign, proven Trainers and extensive intl tourneys exposure.

Jan-04-15  Iskubadayb: Kumusta po sa GETS lalo na kay bradidik. Silip lang. Kwentuhan tayo soon. :)
Jan-09-15  pinoymaster77: Nice of Iskuba to drop in, and looking forward to the online (?) kuwentuhan soon
Jan-09-15  pinoymaster77: Patalastas muna, the 'Mighty Mouse' has retired, but he's lucky guy getting multiple posts as TNT Mgr and Gilas Asst Coach, aside from helping pal Coach Jarin with San Beda.

Search for the new 'puso' of Gilas is on. Meantime there was recent article that Coach Tab's team will have Junemar, Greg and Castro as part of the core to build on...

Jan-11-15  lakers4sho: I have a question/suggestion for those who are active in the local chess scene there in the Philippines. Why aren't alot of our local tournaments FIDE-rated? Is the fee simply too expensive? Our kids play a lot of chess and it would benefit their (potential) international careers to have them rated. I think that should be one of the first things NCFP should prioritize if it wants an overhaul of the chess system.
Jan-12-15  pinoymaster77: Mukhang it was a matter of cost before, ang mga usual lang na creditted sa FIDE eh yung BOGM, plus of course yung intl events kung meron.

Dapat sana maisama yung National Juniors and National Age Group, now na priority sport na chess, which I think translates to an additional (approx) budget of 5M per year. Depende na sa NCFP paano allocate.

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  Nf3em: hmmmm bihira sila sumilip todits ...
Jan-21-15  spawn2: Musta bro Danny:)
Jan-21-15  torrefan: Today is your birthday!

Happy Birthday!

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  Nf3em: OK lang ako bro <Alex> ... musta na rin? :-)
Jan-22-15  spawn2: Ok naman bro. Waiting for GM Torre's next tournament.
Jan-22-15  pinoymaster77: Medyo pahinga nga muna Phil chess community with NCFP calendar for Jan, yung Natl Youth lang listed event for 3nd Jan. Nag rest muna sa sunod sunod na chess events nung Dec. We may see may gradual buildup, specially towards the summer.
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