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E Torre 
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Eugenio Torre
Number of games in database: 1,209
Years covered: 1968 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2462 (2444 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560
Overall record: +399 -252 =533 (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 (78) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Slav (67) 
    D17 D14 D19 D12 D10
 King's Indian (63) 
    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?]
   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
   Portisch vs E Torre, 1979 0-1
   Najdorf vs E Torre, 1976 0-1
   C Partos vs E Torre, 1985 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Toluca Interzonal (1982)
   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
   Hastings (1980/81) by Chessical
   Amsterdam IBM 1977 by suenteus po 147
   Baku 1980 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 1,209  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 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. E Torre vs Keene ½-½13 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B06 Robatsch
13. E Torre vs Suttles 1-042 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B06 Robatsch
14. E Torre vs S Garcia Martinez  0-169 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
15. O Rodriguez vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
16. E Torre vs K Harandi 0-142 1972 Skopje olC78 Ruy Lopez
17. Robatsch vs E Torre  ½-½12 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
18. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-176 1972 Reggio Emilia 7273B07 Pirc
19. Ujtumen vs E Torre  ½-½44 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B02 Alekhine's Defense
20. E Torre vs K Roehrl 1-018 1972 OlympiadC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
21. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-058 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B07 Pirc
22. L Abraham vs E Torre 0-126 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A00 Uncommon Opening
23. Kavalek vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)E90 King's Indian
24. E Torre vs G Sigurjonsson  ½-½10 1972 Skopje ol (Men)C28 Vienna Game
25. E Torre vs Bukic  0-142 1972 Nis (Yugoslavia)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,209  PGN Download
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  wordfunph: preparation for 2016 Baku Chess Olympiad :)
Sep-22-15  epistle: <AndrewMD: It will be Nakamura vs Svidler in the final round. Who is your bet now? USA vs USSR!>

FRANCE. France is still the best country in the world.

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  Nf3em: wow kita ko pa din mga post ng mga favorites ko ...
Sep-22-15  pinoymaster77: Good to see sa Malaysia Open some Thai FMs, maybe the chess academies there and Pinoy coaches contributed to development of aspiring Masters ?

There are also Australian and Indian IMs in the field.

Din naglaro yata GM Mega. Di rin nga natuloy GM Panjol

Magkaalaman yan in the 2nd half of the tournament, round 5 onwards for prospects sa placing

Sep-24-15  spawn2: Rest day today GM Torre just a point away from the leaders. He can push tomorrow for two wins to close the gap and position himself for a possible podium finish.
Sep-25-15  spawn2: GM Eugene winning vs IM Senador. Still a point a way from the leader. When he wins his next two games, its possible he will go up against the leader for a chance to take the lead.
Sep-25-15  pinoymaster77: Round 8 on 2015/09/26 at 1500

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 1 GM Vakhidov Jahongir 2532 6 6 IM Shyaamnikhil P 2427 17

2 7 GM Torre Eugenio 2462 5 5 FM Le Tuan Minh 2429 16

3 9 IM Ly Moulthun 2452 5 5 IM Ramnath Bhuvanesh.R 2422 18

Sep-25-15  spawn2: Chances of GM Eugene looking good. Next game is scheduled at 3 pm tomorrow giving him chance to rest and prepare to clinch a win and set up a winner take all game against the front runner in the last rd.
Sep-25-15  Pulo y Gata: GM Torre is impressive through and through. That he is still fighting it out toe to toe with the younger masters and remains a chess force to be reckoned with show his incredible endurance and discipline. A good role model on and off the board. A true Filipino legend and pride. Mabuhay ka, GM Torre!
Sep-25-15  pinoymaster77: Sa Challengers eh Pinoys lording it over once more, after 7rds, Chester Caminong still perfect with 7pts, running 2nd is FEU HS Istraelito Rilloraza (they will meet in rd8 today), then followed by HS mate Marvin Miciano.

Nasa grupo din ng 5.5 pts sila James Infiesto and Karen Enriquez

Sep-25-15  pinoymaster77: Sa recent na pag check ng Malaysian Chess Festival eh ok din premyo sa Dato Arthur, its like USD 4K? Kung di nabago. So wondering why previous GMs na sumaali last year eh di bumalik.

Katapat AFGM eh 'veteran' sa ASEAN Age Group wars, and maybe just 'graduated' from the U20 ranks. When there's another win it would be an encounter vs the winner between GM Vakhidov and Indian IM.

GM Jay naka recover din from a loss and at some point eh 4.5/6

Sep-25-15  spawn2: Sayang lang pm77, walang pgns ng games sa Malaysian Open. Will try to request from GM Torre pgns of his wins if meron para we can post it here sa page nya.
Sep-25-15  kamagong24: Go GM Torre!
Sep-26-15  pinoymaster77: spawn2,
Honga walang livegames, sana nga may PGNs of won games, and puede rin maisama ditto sa CG list of games nya
Sep-26-15  spawn2: Science project, GM Eugene losing his 8th rd game. Pwede pa pumatak sa top 10 if he wins in the final rd.
Sep-27-15  spawn2: GM Eugene winning against IM Nava with black in the last rd to land in the top 10 (9th) and earn additional 5 elo points.
Sep-27-15  kamagong24: patapos na pala September, whadaya know...
Sep-27-15  pinoymaster77: Sa Challengers, champ si Istraelito Rilloraza of FEU HS, 2nd si Chester Caminong and 3rd si Marvin Miciano. Total dominance by Pinoys, getting 9 out of the Top 10 places !
Oct-02-15  Deadlost: off topic, and a bit of rant:

Do we have chess clubs in Metro Manila?

There are for sure watering holes such as these:
1. Luneta
2. Alphaland (EDSA cor Pasong Tamo
3. Guadalupe Mall
4. Market Market - UV parking lot fronting STI
5. Puregold in Meycauayan
6. Figaro in Shangrila - Crossing, Mandaluyong

I mean, I haven't played any game of chess for two years now and I'm really itching for friendly fights, but, really, I could not find a venue where I would not encounter hustlers. No tournaments to participate in. There used to be Executive Tournaments, Artists', now im reduced to following chess news on the web. Pathetic.

The last time I came out of my hole (five years ago - and before that, another five)I won 2, lost 2 and quit.

Hey, is over-the-board chess dead in the Philippines already?

Oct-02-15  epistle: not quite. Nano and I played many games today at the Coffee Bean and he beat me three straight before I managed to win on the 4th game.

Nothing, however, is really worth saying today

Oct-06-15  pinoymaster77: By next week siguro before the start eh malaman na final FIELD sa BOGM 2015.

Wonder sino pa GMs makalahok

Oct-06-15  epistle: I hope they pick Master B as the wild card entry.
Oct-06-15  pinoymaster77: Sa Challengers ng 2 intl events in Nov sa ULTRA, hope to see MasterB and friends in action
Oct-10-15  spawn2: BOGM starts in October 22 with GM Eugene as the defending champion.

Will find time to watch some of the games live.

Oct-10-15  epistle: GM Eugene is the defending champion. But the sentimental favourite is, of course, none other than Master B.
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