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E Torre 
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Eugenio Torre
Number of games in database: 1,204
Years covered: 1968 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2447 (2444 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560
Overall record: +397 -252 =530 (56.1%)*
   * 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 (154) 
    B50 B40 B83 B22 B52
 Queen's Pawn Game (74) 
    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 (23) 
    B83 B84 B81 B85
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (92) 
    C99 C92 C80 C65 C77
 Pirc (77) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Slav (66) 
    D17 D14 D19 D12 D10
 King's Indian (62) 
    E62 E97 E73 E80 E92
 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?]
   L Ogaard vs E Torre, 1976 0-1
   Karpov vs E Torre, 1976 0-1
   E Torre vs Karpov, 1984 1-0
   Tal vs E Torre, 1987 0-1
   E Torre vs Petursson, 1985 1-0
   E Torre vs Romanishin, 1988 1-0
   Chiburdanidze vs E Torre, 1988 0-1
   E Torre vs Tarjan, 1983 1/2-1/2
   Portisch vs E Torre, 1979 0-1
   Najdorf vs E Torre, 1976 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Toluca Interzonal (1982)
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Hastings 1980/81 (1980)
   Geneva (1977)
   Biel Interzonal (1985)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   Manila (1973)
   16th Asian Games (Men Teams) (2010)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Manila Interzonal (1976)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)

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

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(born Nov-04-1951, 64 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

 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,204  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R Naranja vs E Torre 1-064 1968 Manila (Philippines)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
2. E Torre vs Gligoric  0-151 1968 Manila (Philippines)C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
3. R C Balinas vs E Torre 1-092 1968 Meralco OpenB20 Sicilian
4. G Ligterink vs E Torre  ½-½57 1969 Wch U20 fin-BE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
5. E Torre vs Saidy 1-034 1969 Malaga (Spain)B57 Sicilian
6. E Torre vs Karpov ½-½77 1969 Ch World (juniors) (under 20)C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-129 1970 Siegen ol (Men) qual-DB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
8. E Torre vs P N Lee  ½-½17 1970 OlympiadC18 French, Winawer
9. E Torre vs F Loheac-Amoun 1-027 1970 Siegen (Germany)C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
10. G Forintos vs E Torre 0-140 1970 Siegen ol (Men)E77 King's Indian
11. E Torre vs Ribli  0-154 1971 Athens (Wch U20)B85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
12. E Torre vs Bukic  0-142 1972 Nis (Yugoslavia)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
13. Ujtumen vs E Torre  ½-½44 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B02 Alekhine's Defense
14. E Torre vs Gheorghiu 1-036 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
15. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-058 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B07 Pirc
16. E Torre vs T I Shaw 1-034 1972 Hong KongC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
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 Suttles 1-042 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B06 Robatsch
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. L Vizantiadis vs E Torre 0-156 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
23. E Torre vs K Harandi 0-142 1972 Skopje olC78 Ruy Lopez
24. S Kagan vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
25. E Torre vs Keene ½-½13 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B06 Robatsch
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,204  PGN Download
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Jul-08-16  spawn2: GM Eugene, thank you for taking time-off from your hectic sched to meet with the GETS for dinner this evening. Thanks also guys (wont mention your names anymore for joining the Thanksgiving dinner for GM Eugene and IM Pau).

Praying for Team Philippines' success in the Baku Olympiad. God bless!

Jul-08-16  Pulo y Gata: We enjoyed the four-hour dinner!
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  wordfunph: GM Eugene, thank you for your time and company. Busog kami sa stories mo mas lalo na si boss ko na-starstruck po sa inyo. Nadyahe lang cguro pero parang gusto ka nyang akapin at sabay sigaw ng IDOL, wahaha!

matsala rin sa lahat for the memorable night at sa warm welcome to my boss.

to nanobrain, matsala sa libro :)

Jul-09-16  Viktorerro: Bakit siya matatakot kay Digong?
May ka-connect ba siya sa mga drug lords?
Adik slash user slash pusher ba siya?
May connivance ba siya sa limang Police Generals?
Jul-09-16  pinoymaster77: Yup another great evening and usually we get together every pre-Olympiad to celebrate.

What I remember most about chess questions posed eh 'what if nagpangabot Fischer, Kasparov and Carlsen', who's your pick?

I remember most the sharings on chess legends Mikhail Tal and Viktor Korchnoi

Jul-09-16  pinoymaster77: Heto pala na share na on-going Children of Asia International Sports Games in Russia. We also have a contingent in the on-going Asian Schools in Iran naman.

Micriano is 2/3 so far in Russia, and looks like he's already with LaSalle Zobel, and not with FEU?

Jul-09-16  nowyouseeme: @Viktorerro,

Isa sa mga sinabi mo, TAMA.


A review of: Legendary Chess Careers: Eugenio Torre, author Tibor Károlyi. Chess Evolution 121 pages, 2016

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  wordfunph: You can actually learn more( including Fischer trivia) by having dinner with GM Torre than by reading this slim volume.
Jul-11-16  pinoymaster77: Heto banggit na PHI will host 2019 SEAG, damihan na chess events, venue could be in Davao, Cebu or Tagaytay for chess, pero better if in Tagaytay ulit. The youth can be tapped for events like ASEAN Chess, Random chess and Transfer chess. Veteran / top Masters can represent in the standard, rapid and blitz.

We have good youth pool, dual goal na din in developing them to be Masters - headed by IMs Pau and Hari, NM Jerad, Jacutina Miciano Pangilinan Quizon Concio Bacojo. Sa Girls andyan Mordido Mendoza Doroy aside from current Womens team

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  wordfunph: And what did Fischer say while flipping pages of a girlie magazine? And what did Tal say to GM Torre a day before their scheduled game? One should hear him tell such stories as he has a real talent mimicking fellow GMs, making them come back to life right before your eyes.
Jul-12-16  Pulo y Gata:
Jul-12-16  pinoymaster77: Maybe the B.Ang article is 80% accurate, some 20% still up in the air? Let's lookout for the official NCFP announcement on the Mens and Womens teams
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  Nf3em: Maybe next Olympiad, the Philippines will be represented by LLCGDA. Fight!
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  Nf3em: See you PHL next week.

I need to train with <pulsar> in some rapid games.

Walang time mag prepa dito ...

Jul-12-16  spawn2: For the coming Baku Olympiad, Team Philippines will need to perform much better compared to its 2014 performance. Dapat magpakitang gilas sa new administration to show that chess is worth supporting.

The team will need the following:

> ample time to prepare
> venue conducive for training
> support from computer experts
(calling on Mr. Bang and IM Nolts)
> Right food and exercise
> Develop camaraderie amongst coaches,
team captain and players

Last but not the least, personal interest should be set aside and focus on bringing honor to the country by performing well and representing the country in a gentleman manner on and off the board.

Am sure, recognition and the corresponding benefits will follow.

Go Pinas!

Jul-13-16  pinoymaster77: Sa Children of Asia, it was a bit unexpected since sa local tourneys di naman eye popping but 14-yr old Eduard Buenavista of Baguio got the silver of steeplechase event, he is the son of multi-medalled Eduardo Buenavista. A sprinter and swimmer also got bronze medals.

For Rio Olympians, new PSC Chairman Butch Ramirez arranged for a courtesy call with Pres Digong on Monday for the 6 athletes from taekwondo, weightlifting, athletics, golf and table tennis who are still in PHI, then they fly off to Rio on the 23rd.

Sana ma arrange din ni NCFP Pres Pichay and PSC Chair Ramirez na mag courtesy call din ang 2 Olympiad teams natin before they leave for Baku. Pareho nga pala silang Butch ano

Jul-13-16  pinoymaster77: Sa ongoing Asian Schools sa Iran, kulany lang sa press links ang NCFP. Dun sa rapid eh am sure may gold since Kylen Mordido topped her group with 7/7, WFM Doroy was solo 2nd (silver?) and Den Quizon was in triple tie at the top.

Sa ongoing standard event eh CM Pen Pangilinan in good position with 4.5/5. Siempre madami Iranians as hosts pero ang dami nilang players nasa top, which means they have also prepared and have strong players.

There has been differing contentions whether chess originated in India or Persia (modern day Iran), what do the chess historians say?

Jul-17-16  pinoymaster77: Sa pagtingin sa chess results eh heto na detect na medallists sa recently concluded Asian Schools in Iran :

Golds - WFM Allaney Doroy G17, CM Pen Pangilinan O15, Daren Dela Cruz G9

Silver - Gadut G7

Gold - Kylen Mordido G15
Silver - WFM Doroy G17
Bronze - Den Quizon O13

Golds - WFM Doroy G17, Quizon O13
Silver - Mordido G15

WFM Allaney Doroy of NU was most bemedalled with 2 golds and 1 silver. She also qualified to the recent NCC Finals / WBOGM, the youngest at about 15 or 16 yrs old. Watchout for her development.

CM Pen Pangilinan is back-to-back Champs daw sa standard event in Asian Youth.

Yun nga ang kulang sa media write-ups. Active naman sa youth chess, like aside from this Asian Youth eh yung Children of Asia in Russia where Miciano played. Some players being sent to the East Asia Youth in Korea in early Aug. And 4 players reportedly being sent to the World Jrs in early Aug, including IM Pau, Natl Jr champ Paul and WIM Frayna.

Jul-18-16  pinoymaster77: It's a go for Davao hosting of 2019 SEAG. Still a good 3 years, enough to ready some youth which I hope NCFP would take the opportunity. Open up for events like ASEAN Chess, Transfer (tandem) chess, Random chess, and if there's a Pinoy concocted chess.

Miciano hails from Davao, and maybe some VisMin players can also play.

Why not Games of the Generals, it was invented by a Pinoy, Mr. Pasolas

Jul-18-16  spawn2: <pm77>

Its good to know that IM Pau will have a shot at the World Jrs crown.

His participation in the coming WJ will also prepare him for the Baku Olympiad.

Laban Pinas!

Jul-19-16  pinoymaster77: Yes, spawn2, due to computer age and usually the young have the time to do all those chess studies, the World Juniors has been tougher over the years with young GMs in play. I remember GM Ipatov became a Champ while the talented GM Papp was a regular Juniors player, and now doing well in the intl circuit.

IM Pau is really not yet coming in to the World Jrs fully equipped with the needed logistics and support pero let's see, occasionally we see 'in the zone' play like what happened to IM Hari in a Dubai Open I think that was last year.

Just modest / doable goals as my wishlist is a 2nd GM norm this year, then next year the final GM norm and reach 2500 rating.

Jul-19-16  pinoymaster77: US Chess future is bright, dun sa 2015 US Championships may young GM si Samuel Sevian of Armenian descent, then there's also the youngster Troff. Tapos may talented na Taiwanese and Chinese descent like former US Jr champ na GM na daw na si Jeffrey Xiong, then a youngster who created a stir recently in getting GM scalps eh IM Li Ruifeng. Then there's Awonder Liang. Current US Jrs champ daw eh Akshat Chandra.

Maybe in 10 to 12 years' time, this current youth brigade will be led by GM Shankland in future US Olympiad teams?

Kung dream match kaya US vs PHI, sila Xiong Ruifeng Liang Chandra vs Bersamina Docena Miciano Pangilinan - what a rumble OTB !

Jul-21-16  pinoymaster77: Magnus pala eh popular name in Norway, and royal name pa

Jul-24-16  pinoymaster77: The Australian team to Baku Olympiad. Maybe Arianne has called it quits on Olympiad duty?

Parang di na pareho Aussie / NZ chess since the times of Ian Rogers and Murray Chandler?

Cant see link yet for initial submitted names by the various Countries / Federations?

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