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E Torre 
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Eugenio Torre
Number of games in database: 1,205
Years covered: 1968 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2446 (2444 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560
Overall record: +398 -251 =531 (56.2%)*
   * 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 (77) 
    B08 B07 B09
 Slav (66) 
    D17 D14 D19 D12 D10
 King's Indian (62) 
    E62 E97 E73 E92 E81
 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 Petursson, 1985 1-0
   E Torre vs Romanishin, 1988 1-0
   Chiburdanidze vs E Torre, 1988 0-1
   Portisch vs E Torre, 1979 0-1
   Najdorf vs E Torre, 1976 0-1
   E Torre vs Tarjan, 1983 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1980/81 (1980)
   Toluca Interzonal (1982)
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   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
   Hastings (1980/81) by Chessical
   Baku 1980 by suenteus po 147
   Amsterdam IBM 1977 by suenteus po 147
   Geneva 1977 by Tabanus
   Bugojno 1984 by suenteus po 147

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(born Nov-04-1951, 64 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 1,205  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. E Torre vs F Loheac-Amoun 1-027 1970 Siegen (Germany)C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
9. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-129 1970 Siegen ol (Men) qual-DB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
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 Paoli vs E Torre 0-176 1972 Reggio Emilia 7273B07 Pirc
13. O Rodriguez vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
14. E Torre vs K Harandi 0-142 1972 Skopje olC78 Ruy Lopez
15. Robatsch vs E Torre  ½-½12 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
16. Ujtumen vs E Torre  ½-½44 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B02 Alekhine's Defense
17. E Torre vs K Roehrl 1-018 1972 OlympiadC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
18. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-058 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B07 Pirc
19. L Abraham vs E Torre 0-126 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A00 Uncommon Opening
20. Kavalek vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)E90 King's Indian
21. E Torre vs G Sigurjonsson  ½-½10 1972 Skopje ol (Men)C28 Vienna Game
22. E Torre vs Bukic  0-142 1972 Nis (Yugoslavia)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
23. S Tatai vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje ol (Men)E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
24. H Petersen vs E Torre 0-117 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
25. E Torre vs Gheorghiu 1-036 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,205  PGN Download
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Jun-21-16  spawn2: <Pulo>

Its been a while (more than 2 years if my memory serves me right) since GM Torre used the Alekhine Def.

Jun-21-16  spawn2: Inspired play by IM Garma vs GM elect Pascua in rd 1!
Jun-21-16  spawn2: IM Bersamina won a nice game vs FM Reyes in rd 1. 4 queens on the board!
Jun-21-16  spawn2: Gotel blundering badly against GM Gonzales in rd 2. Hanging a knight after 5 moves in the opening.
Jun-21-16  pinoymaster77: Its good somebody's writing regularly on the chess events. Pero some corrections for Mr. Ed, AFGM not yet in the past, he is still part of the present.

And 64 na, not 61 pero ok lang kung pinapabata.

Jun-22-16  Pulo y Gata: The Caballeros Guapos are certainly the best age-for-age players in the land right now.
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  wordfunph: umariba na si Alamat..

3.0 = Torre, Gonzales, Garma
2.5 = Bersamina, Miciano, Antonio
2.0 = Gomez, Laylo, Nouri
1.5 = Pascua, Barcenilla, Reyes
1.0 = Gotel
0.0 = Emperado

Jun-23-16  spawn2: Results for rd 5 is quite delayed. Rd 6 has already started.

The "evergreen" GM Torre vs the "resurgent" IM Chito Garma is the game to watch in rd 6.

Jun-23-16  pinoymaster77: IM Pau softened up IM Garma by inflicting his 1st loss, while drawn ang games nila GMs Euge and Jay kaya sila ang 3-way tie with 3.5 / 5

Na-revise daw sked, 1 game today then 2 games tomorrow, sayans

Jun-23-16  pinoymaster77: As per Mr Ed's write-up on round 3 eh 'masterpiece' daw win ni gmjoey over NM Emperado in 32 moves of a Center Counter game. Can we get the opinion or analyses from epistle / PYG and cro777 please ?

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Antonio, Rogelio Jr (2474) Emperado, Emmanuel (2309)

(PSC Athletes' Dining Hall, Manila, Round 3, 21.06.2016)

Center Counter (Scandinavian Defence), Gubinsky-Melts Variation (3Qd6). Antonio used a "one-time surprise weapon" 4.Ne4!?

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6

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4.Ne4!? Objectively, this attack doesn't bring White anything (4Qe6 5.Qe2 Nf6). But it can be used as a one-time surprise weapon against a weaker opponent aimed at avoiding his preparation. White cannot hope for an opening advantage without 4.d4, as Antonio had played in the National Championship 2010.

4Qg6 <This is a novelty> 5.Ng3 e5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Bd3 Qd6 8.O-O Bd7 9.Re1 O-O-O 10.b3 f6 11.Bb2 Kb8 12.Ne4 Qe7 13.Bc4 Bg4 14.h3 Bh5 15.Ng3 Bf7 16.Bb5 Qc5 17.c4 Nge7 18.Ne4 Qb6 19.a4 Nf5 20.Bc3 Ncd4 21.a5 Qe6 22.g4 Nxf3+ 23.Qxf3 Nd4 24.Bxd4 Rxd4 25.a6

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The critical position.

25c6? <This was a key mistake (seriously weakening the king's position). The correct move was 25Qb6. After 26.axb7 Black can play 26a5 followed by Bb4 (if 27.g5 then 27Be7). >

26.axb7 cxb5?? <Black blundered. This bishop is poisoned. White can now elegantly win with a rook sacrifice.>

27.Rxa7 Qc6 28.Nc5 Bxc5 29.Qxc6 Bxa7 30.Ra1 Rhd8 31.Rxa7 Kxa7 32.Qc8 1-0

A fine attacking play by Antonio. According to journalist Ignacio Dee this game "deserves to be in an anthology of Philippine chess brilliancies".

Jun-23-16  spawn2: Rd 6 game of Torre vs Garma should be on-going by now. Based on data base, the two played 3 games with GM Torre winning 2 and drawing 1. He played black in all three (3) games.

Today, Asia's 1st GM will handle the white army.

Jun-23-16  Pulo y Gata: Thanks, cro777.

The games aren't uploaded anymore on chess-results?

Jun-23-16  pinoymaster77: Maraming salamat sa pagpapaunlak ni cro777, tuned in pala sya dito sa AFGM page !

So, sa move 25 pala critical position and it was a costly mistake b NM Emperado, and downhill from there. Well, if it also comes from Iggy Dee then this game will be considered as for brilliancy play then.

Wonder what are the thoughts also of Attorney and pet opening din ni GM Dar etong Center Counter / Scandinavian

Parang may 'nerves' mga first timers NMs Emperado and Gotel, while 15-yr old Miciano was hanging on better with a good start in the 1st 4 games, before getting a lesson from GM Banjo.

Jun-23-16  pinoymaster77: On GM Jay's play, anyone has done thru his PGNs and overall commentary. Medyo na missout in the Journal article na he was a sudden replacement in the 2014 Olympiad team in Norway, when GM Banjo made a belated notice that he couldn't make it to Norway, eh mag start na Olympiad and andun na team members who flew in from the Phils. Nagustuhan na yata ni GM Jay kaya naging mas active...

Jun-23-16  spawn2: BOGM's Rds 4 & 5 games are now available for review in
Jun-25-16  spawn2: After 9 rds of chess, IM Bersamina, GM Gomez, GM Gonzales and GM Torre are tied with 6 pts across their names. 4 rds to go!
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  Nf3em: Good luck AFGM, 1 more Olympiad!
Jun-25-16  pinoymaster77: This may be the tightest race yet for a BOGM / NCC Finals edition?

All 4 have 3 wins and 6 losses, and so far undefeated! Incidentally, they're the same 2014 Tromso Olympians.

Pivotal games could be the GM Joey vs GM Jay battle, happening today. Then IM Pau vs GM JP in the penultimate round, and in the final round its AFGM vs GM JP

For the Women, the top 4 in rankings are WIM Frayna, WIM Fronda, WNM Bernales and WIM Perena-Secopito in that order, they're also the Tromso Olympians. Heard this time its still 5 players in the team, but only 3 boards will play per FIDE amended rules?

Jun-25-16  pinoymaster77: IM Pau and GM Jay at +10, while NM Nouri at +8. Biggest jump would be for the youngest at 15yrs old and lowest rated at 2044 with FEU / Davao's Marvin Miciano, he is +94 so far, and in the NCC Semis he was at > +100, so we can expect him to breach > 2200 in the next ratings update. Will be the new kid on the block for PHI's TOP 100 and the youngest. Sana magtuloy tuloy and make the most of HS time, di matulad ni NM Gio Mejia na after being Jr champ and getting BOGM slot some years back, eh less time na for intl campaigns pagakyat ng College.
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  wordfunph: 67 days to Baku Chess Olympiad

El Eugenio, one more time!

Jun-25-16  pinoymaster77: Correction - 3 wins and 6 draws ang current 4 leaders sila IM Pau GM Euge GM JP GM Jay.

Photo finish sa last 2 rounds ?

Jun-26-16  spawn2: After 10 rds, GM Antonio, IM Bersamina, GMs Gomez and Torre are tied with 6.5 pts going to the last 3 rds. GM Antonio won vs GM Gonzales while the three (3) drew their games against their respective opponents. GMs Gonzales and Barcenilla are still within striking distance.

This will be a cardiac finish!

Jun-26-16  pinoymaster77: Chance na makasilip kanina, kaya byahe nung hapon and konting kuwento din with chess friends.

Among the games na inaabangan eh unang lumabas IMs Pau and Hari, nung ask ko eg draw. Banggit ko kay Pau he still has to play 2 GMs and sabi nga nya cruncher ang games nya bukas, kay GM Banjo sa am then kay GM JP sa pm.

Next eh paglabas ni GM JP eh draw rin saw sya vs NM Den Reyes, so at that point tied sila ni IM Pau at the top.

Unang game sa de suksok na illustration board ni FM Pacis eh yung game between WIMs Frayna and Fronda but since it ended in a draw, he shifted to the pivotal game between GM Joey and Jayson. Akala ng pundits mag draw but when gmjoey moved Nxg6 eh nag mix up na.

Nung silip naman between AFGM and NM Gotel eh with queens rook bishop and knight on the board eh bilang ko eh tig 7 pawns pa at that point. Nung later pagbalik ko eh simplified eh I counted NM Gotel ahead by 2 pawns na !? Hanggang ma simplify eh NM Gotel retained his 2 pawn advantage. It was piece play and nerve play din if NM Gotel can indeed eke out the win? I was texting spawn2 if AFGM will do another 'endgame magic'? True enough AFGM found a way to force the draw! What an escape!?

Wait for the PGNs of the Joey vs Jay, AFGM vs Gotel game hopefully by tomorrow ma input na ni Luffe. Then enjoy replaying the games!

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  cro777: "I never read. I just look at pictures." (Andy Warhol)

Asia's first Grandmaster Eugenio Torre makes his move against Rogelio Antonio during their game in the fifth round of the 2016 National Chess Championship:

ANTONIO, Rogelio Jr (2474) - TORRE, Eugenio (2446)

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 5. Be3 Qf6 6. c3 Nge7 7. Bc4 Ne5 8. Be2 O-O 9. O-O Qg6 10. Bh5 Qxe4 11. Nd2 Qd3 12. Be2 Qg6 13. Bh5 Qd3 14. Be2 Qg6 15. Bh5

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15Qd3 16. Be2 Draw by repetition.

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