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E Torre 
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Eugenio Torre
Number of games in database: 1,207
Years covered: 1968 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2449 (2444 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560
Overall record: +399 -251 =532 (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 B40 B83 B22 B52
 Queen's Pawn Game (74) 
    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
   E Torre vs Petursson, 1985 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 Tarjan, 1983 1/2-1/2
   Portisch vs E Torre, 1979 0-1
   C Partos vs E Torre, 1985 0-1

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

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

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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 1,207  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 Torre vs P N Lee  ½-½17 1970 OlympiadC18 French, Winawer
9. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-129 1970 Siegen ol (Men) qual-DB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
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. E Torre vs S Garcia Martinez  0-169 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
14. E Torre vs Bukic  0-142 1972 Nis (Yugoslavia)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
15. O Rodriguez vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
16. E Torre vs Gheorghiu 1-036 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
17. Robatsch vs E Torre  ½-½12 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
18. E Torre vs T I Shaw 1-034 1972 Hong KongC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-176 1972 Reggio Emilia 7273B07 Pirc
20. Ujtumen vs E Torre  ½-½44 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B02 Alekhine's Defense
21. E Torre vs Suttles 1-042 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B06 Robatsch
22. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-058 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B07 Pirc
23. L Abraham vs E Torre 0-126 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A00 Uncommon Opening
24. E Torre vs G Sigurjonsson  ½-½10 1972 Skopje ol (Men)C28 Vienna Game
25. E Torre vs K Harandi 0-142 1972 Skopje olC78 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,207  PGN Download
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Apr-12-15  spawn2: GM Torre with black is now playing Rajdeep Sarkar of India toting 2201 rating.

Should be another good result for AFGM.

Apr-13-15  spawn2: GM Torre drawing his 2nd rd game but IM Bersamina won which will match him with GM Vallejo Pons in Rd 3.
Apr-13-15  Pulo y Gata: That a good assignment. He will get used to beating strong GMs.
Apr-13-15  torrefan: Pau will beat Pons.
Apr-13-15  spawn2: GM Torre won his game and will have 2.5 pts going to the 4th rd. Unfortunately, IM Pau capitulated to GM Vallejo Pons. In rd 4,GM Barbosa will play against GM Nigel Short while GM Torre will have another white vs FM Jack Puccini.
Apr-14-15  spawn2: GM Barbosa winning against GM Short. Still waiting for the result of the other games.
Apr-14-15  pinoymaster77: Ayush ah, GM Oli will remain co-leader then with 4/4, as much as 6 players puede pa sa grupong yun
Apr-14-15  spawn2: GM Torre won puttinf him at 14th place with 3.5 pts. He will go up against India's Ritviz Parab toting an elo of 2188. If he wins, we should see his 6th rd game in chessbomb.

Unfortunately, unlike in the two (2) events in Vietnam, pgns of the games have not been posted yet.

Other pinoys doing good are:

GM Barbosa 4 pts
GM Laylo 3.5 pts
IM Dimakiling 3.5 pts
WIM Frayna 3 pts
IM Bersamina 3 pts

Apr-14-15  spawn2: GM Barbosa vs GM Wang Hao in rd 5.

The schedule of rds in the Bangkok Open 2015 is a little friendly to GM Torre with only rds 2 and 3 happening on the same day. It gives GM Torre time to rest and prepare.

It is possible that rds 6 and 7 will be on the same day but it will be back to one rd/day for the last two rounds.

Apr-15-15  pinoymaster77: Magaganda puntos mga Pinoys after 5 rounds tho karamihan galing sa baba vs lower rated opponents, eh pangpuntos yun but not for good TPR. IM Dimaks has 4.5 while IM Paulo, GM Oli, AFGM, GM Dar have 4pts.

Mya sa rd6, babangga IM Dimaks vs GM Socko 2628 and IM Pau vs GM Rasmussen 2507, nasa top 6 boards sila and makasama sa chessbomb mamaya.

As spawn2 pointed out, abot na sa 2400 live rating si Pau which is highest so far, now onto 2450 as next milestone

Apr-16-15  spawn2: GM Eugene won his 5th rd game against Ravi Teja of India (2405) with the black pieces. He is now sharing pole position with 11 others.

His game against GM Ganguly (2619) should be one of the featured games tomorrow in chessbomb.

Goodluck AFGM!

Apr-16-15  pinoymaster77: IM Pau naman vs GM Oli.

GO AFGM and IM Pau !

Apr-16-15  spawn2: Chessbookie Is now entertaining bets for the Torre vs Ganguly. Todo na bet kahid dehado sa rating:)
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  bubuli55: 200 Lang ang nakayanan ko :)

Go GM!

Apr-16-15  spawn2: Thanks to admin for including the Torre vs Ganguly in chessbookie.
Apr-17-15  spawn2: London is it but achieved through a different move order.

Go Genius!

Apr-17-15  pinoymaster77: Even pa lang :

Torre, Eugenio (PHI) - Ganguly, Surya Shekhar (IND)


15th Bangkok Chess Open 2015 round 07

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 O-O 6. Be2 c5 7. O-O cxd4 8. exd4 Nc6 9. Ne5 Bf5 10. Re1 Rc8 11. Bf3 Re8 12. Re2 *

SF : -0.23 kanina mga +0.2

Apr-17-15  spawn2: GM Torre made time control. Both are given extra 30 mins thinking time. If GM Genius finds Nc1, engine eval goes 1.22
Apr-17-15  spawn2: Torre vs Ganguly is a draw..Good game
GM Eugene.
Apr-17-15  pinoymaster77: Sa Bangkok Open round 7 eh draws sila AFGM Torre and IM Paulo.

Sa Gashimov Memorial eh lamang former WC Anand over current WC Carlsen! Ma-convert kaya, o sana? GM Wes may slight advantage over GM Giri

Apr-17-15  pinoymaster77: Round 8 / penultimate round bakbakans !

7 13 GM Barbosa Oliver 2489 5 5 GM Torre Eugenio 2460 18

8 25 IM Himanshu Sharma 2416 5 5 GM Gomez John Paul 2520 9

9 15 GM Kunte Abhijit 2477 5 5 IM Bersamina Paulo 2390 34

10 17 IM Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan 2464 5 5 WIM Frayna Janelle Mae 2167 85

Apr-17-15  pinoymaster77: Malaki na pala lamang GM Wes k GM Giri, sana ma convert na for first ever win vs 1 of main nemesis...
Apr-17-15  allan.dinglasan: Nalo ako sa chessbookie, my first win, draw between torre and Ganguly
Apr-17-15  pinoymaster77: AFGM vs GM Oli naman, he's handled before, all the best
Apr-17-15  pinoymaster77: Picked up some good points from GM Daniel King's analyses - on the WCs Anand vs Carlsen game, Magnus didn't go for the Berlin but the Marshall Gambit. Some winning lines for Ex-WC Anand (Nb4 instead of the safer Ne3) but opted to play safe. Wes he seeing ghost as per GM Delchev concurring in the chessbomb commentary?

Akala ko in monitoring the middle game part sa chessbomb eh makabawi si Ex-WC Vishy, but Magnus 'escaped'

So vs Giri followed a Korchnoi-Timman game for the early moves

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