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Eugenio Torre
E Torre 
Photography courtesy of Philippine Chess.  
Number of games in database: 1,218
Years covered: 1968 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2495 (2444 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560

Overall record: +412 -254 =527 (56.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 25 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (152) 
    B50 B40 B83 B52 B22
 Queen's Pawn Game (82) 
    A45 D00 A46 D02 A40
 Queen's Indian (36) 
    E15 E17 E16 E12 E14
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C92 C64 C84 C95 C77
 French Defense (28) 
    C02 C07 C09 C04 C18
 Sicilian Scheveningen (23) 
    B83 B81 B84 B85
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (92) 
    C99 C92 C80 C65 C91
 Pirc (77) 
    B08 B07 B09
 Slav (68) 
    D17 D14 D19 D12 D10
 King's Indian (62) 
    E62 E97 E73 E81 E92
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (54) 
    C99 C92 C91 C84 C85
 Sicilian (42) 
    B42 B43 B67 B30 B20
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   L Ogaard vs E Torre, 1976 0-1
   Karpov vs E Torre, 1976 0-1
   Tal vs E Torre, 1987 0-1
   E Torre vs Karpov, 1984 1-0
   E Torre vs Kamsky, 1990 1-0
   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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   Toluca Interzonal (1982)
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Hastings 1980/81 (1980)
   Geneva (1977)
   Biel Interzonal (1985)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   Manila (1973)
   Bad Lauterberg (1977)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Manila Interzonal (1976)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   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
   Baku 1980 by suenteus po 147
   Amsterdam IBM 1977 by suenteus po 147
   Hastings (1980/81) by Chessical
   Geneva 1977 by Tabanus
   Toluca Interzonal 1982 by suenteus po 147
   Amsterdam IBM 1979 by suenteus po 147

   G Tokhirjonova vs E Torre (Mar-12-17) 1-0
   E Torre vs Thanh Tu Le (Mar-12-17) 1-0
   E Torre vs S Atalik (Nov-12-16) 1-0
   E Torre vs T Luther (Nov-09-16) 1/2-1/2
   V Sivuk vs E Torre (Nov-07-16) 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 1,218  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R Naranja vs E Torre 1-064 1968 Manila (Philippines)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
2. R C Balinas vs E Torre 1-092 1968 Meralco OpenB20 Sicilian
3. E Torre vs Gligoric 0-151 1968 Manila (Philippines)C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
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 Paoli vs E Torre 0-176 1972 Reggio Emilia 7273B07 Pirc
13. E Torre vs T I Shaw 1-034 1972 Hong KongC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. H Petersen vs E Torre 0-117 1972 Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8B03 Alekhine's Defense
15. E Torre vs K Harandi 0-142 1972 Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8C78 Ruy Lopez
16. L Abraham vs E Torre 0-126 1972 Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8A00 Uncommon Opening
17. E Torre vs K Roehrl 1-018 1972 Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
18. E Torre vs Gheorghiu 1-036 1972 Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
19. Kavalek vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8E90 King's Indian
20. S Kagan vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Chess Olympiad Final-BB03 Alekhine's Defense
21. S Tatai vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Chess Olympiad Final-BE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
22. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-058 1972 Chess Olympiad Final-BB07 Pirc
23. E Torre vs Bukic  0-142 1972 NisB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
24. Robatsch vs E Torre  ½-½12 1972 Chess Olympiad Final-BB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
25. E Torre vs S Garcia Martinez  0-169 1972 Chess Olympiad Final-BA07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,218  PGN Download
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Feb-15-17  Iskubadayd: hapibalintayms sa yo at kay misis. medyo late.
Feb-15-17  pinoymaster77: Congratulations! I could not access the Philstar article where AFGM had a good pic with 'Executive' awardee Philip Juico of the PATAFA, but here's also a great write-up in the Tribune earlier

Premium Chessgames Member
  Nf3em: Sir <Isku> hisashiburi desu ne.
Feb-18-17  kardopov: Sad note regarding Philippine rating. Only one teener in the top 20 and the next youngster is turning 22 in 11th position.
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  Nf3em: Maybe its time for a new body governing Philippine Chess. Bulok na bulok na ang sistema.
Feb-22-17  pinoymaster77: How time flies, mukhang bukas na ata opening ng Zonals 3.3? No word yet whether UAAP adjusted their sked yet, in order for the Master-players can be able to play.

Mandate daw ng NCFP/PSC na national pool athletes play in this event....

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  bubuli55: From a Bobby Ang article on Business World :

< That is a good question. Why is Wesley So not an awardee? He is, after all, ranked no. 2 in the chess world right now, something which no other Filipino has ever done. Even GM Eugene at his peak in the early 80s only reached no. 17. >

My opinion is that the last sentence is probably not necessary.

just saying.

Feb-24-17  Pulo y Gata: Ang seems ignorant also of the reasons why he can't be honoured as an awardee
Feb-24-17  spawn2: If there are no new developments since my last conversion with GM Torre, he will not play in the Zonals but will act as coach of the Philippine contingent. His next tounaments will be the HD Bank in Vietnam and Reyjavik Open in Iceland.
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  Nf3em: I agree sir <bubz>.
Feb-25-17  spawn2: Ngayon ko lang napansin, should have been "last conversation, instead of last conversion".

Anyways, field in the Zonal is not as strong, the local players have higher chances of making it to the World Cup.

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  Nf3em: Haha pards <spawn2>, no need to correct yourself. Musta?

Ako :( walang OTB chess kc super-busy sa work -- 1 power plant in the commissioning stage, 4 plants at its peak of construction activities, 1 plant still civil/building works and 3 others just started site preparation and piling works.

Mar-03-17  spawn2: Oks lang bro Danny. Yup work na muna bago chess😀
Mar-05-17  spawn2: 7th HD Bank 2017 in Vietnam will commence on March 11.

Tough field with the likes of GMs Wei Yi,Le Quang Liem, Bu Ziangzhi, Cheparinov and Wang Hao composing the top 5 in terms of rating. While the Philippines will be represented by GMs Gomez, Torre, Antonio, Laylo, IM Dimakiling.

Also playing for the country is Hamed Nouri, Narquingden Reyes and lo and behold AGM Ed Gatus: )

Mar-06-17  pinoymaster77: Im not able to replay yet more PGNs of games, but maybe the resident Masters/analysts here and cro777 / Iskubadayb can help comment on a reknowned sportswriter's observations :

IM-Elect Yeoh (now earned 2nd GM norm) didn't really play anything special or spectacular but was positionally more solid. Seems the Pinoy Masters' styles eh more of 'wait and see' na? But seems that is not the Pinoys' style of play so could it be they are the ones who became impatient and committed the mistakes?

FYI, with PHI as host, those who qualified were Malaysian youngster IM-Elect Yeoh Li Tian and veteran Viet GM Ngoc Truongson. Qualifying sa Womens are 2 Viet WGMs, Nguyan and Hoang. Viets cornered 3 out of the 4 qualifying slots

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  Nf3em: The 17th BCC Open and the BCC Challenger 2017 will take place at the Regent Cha-am Beach Resort, 816 April 2017.

Di rin pwede sumali kahit sa challenger kasi 8th ang simula ng tourney eh ang holiday namin 13th pa simula. hayzzzttttttt.

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  Nf3em: Uuwi na lang ako sa long holiday, 5 days din. ;-)
Mar-09-17  spawn2: 2017 HD Cup in Vietnam will start tomorrow. Hope GM Torre can reignite his Baku form.
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  Nf3em: May aabangan sa Follow Chess Apps.

Go go go AFGM, good luck!

Mar-11-17  spawn2: Bukas pa pala start ng rd 1 ng HDBank at 10 am. Opening pa lang pala this afternoon.
Mar-11-17  gokusano: Hoping sir eugene is in fine form and replicate his olymp performance
Mar-11-17  pinoymaster77: Rd1 pairings out, our GMs since nasa upper half eh will meet lower rated H.Nouri will play a GM while Dar will battle with Gatus

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  Nf3em: Sumali ba si AFGM sa HDBank tourney? Parang wala ako nakikita games niya sa follow chess.
Mar-17-17  spawn2: Yes bro Danny. Check mo sa and you will see pgn of all the games sa HDBank.

Either not in form Genius or he is experimenting sa HD Bank. Hopefully sa Reyjavik mas solid ang performance.

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  Nf3em: Ah OK bro <Alex>, check ko na lang dun.

Baka limited lang yung naka-live sa follow chess.

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