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Eugenio Torre
E Torre 
Photography courtesy of Philippine Chess.  
Number of games in database: 1,245
Years covered: 1968 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2460 (2447 rapid, 2444 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560

Overall record: +431 -260 =529 (57.0%)*
   * 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 B22 B52
 Queen's Pawn Game (88) 
    A45 D00 A46 D02 A40
 Queen's Indian (36) 
    E15 E17 E12 E14 E16
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C92 C64 C95 C77 C84
 French Defense (28) 
    C02 C07 C09 C04 C18
 Sicilian Scheveningen (23) 
    B83 B84 B81 B85
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (95) 
    C99 C80 C92 C65 C77
 Pirc (77) 
    B08 B07 B09
 Slav (68) 
    D17 D14 D19 D12 D10
 King's Indian (62) 
    E62 E97 E73 E80 E81
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (54) 
    C99 C92 C91 C85 C84
 Sicilian (45) 
    B42 B30 B56 B67 B43
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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 Tarjan, 1983 1/2-1/2
   E Torre vs Petursson, 1985 1-0
   Larsen vs E Torre, 1973 1/2-1/2
   Portisch vs E Torre, 1979 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Hastings 1980/81 (1980)
   Toluca Interzonal (1982)
   Geneva (1977)
   Biel Interzonal (1985)
   World Senior 65+ (2017)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   Manila (1973)
   Reykjavik Open (2017)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Manila Interzonal (1976)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   36th Olympiad (2004)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Filipino Masters vs World Champions by mikevg
   Biel Interzonal 1985 by suenteus po 147
   Nikki KID copied from reurbz by fredthebear
   Nikki KID by reurbz
   Amsterdam IBM 1977 by suenteus po 147
   Hastings (1980/81) by Chessical
   Baku 1980 by suenteus po 147
   Geneva 1977 by Tabanus

   🏆 World Senior 65+
   Vaisser vs E Torre (Nov-18-17) 1/2-1/2
   H Van Riemsdijk vs E Torre (Nov-17-17) 0-1
   E Torre vs J Barle (Nov-16-17) 1-0
   A Shevelev vs E Torre (Nov-15-17) 1-0
   E Torre vs B Gutkin (Nov-14-17) 1-0

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(born Nov-04-1951, 66 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 50; games 1-25 of 1,245  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Naranja vs E Torre 1-0641968Manila (Philippines)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
2. E Torre vs Gligoric 0-1511968Manila (Philippines)C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
3. R C Balinas vs E Torre 1-0921968Meralco OpenB20 Sicilian
4. E Torre vs Saidy 1-0341969Malaga (Spain)B57 Sicilian
5. G Ligterink vs E Torre  ½-½571969Wch U20 fin-BE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
6. E Torre vs Karpov ½-½771969Wch U20 prel-BC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. E Torre vs F Loheac-Amoun 1-0271970Siegen ol (Men) qual-DC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
8. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-1291970Siegen ol (Men) qual-DB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
9. G Forintos vs E Torre 0-1401970Siegen ol (Men)E77 King's Indian
10. E Torre vs P N Lee  ½-½171970OlympiadC18 French, Winawer
11. E Torre vs Ribli  0-1541971Athens (Wch U20)B85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
12. E Torre vs T I Shaw 1-0341972Hong KongC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. H Petersen vs E Torre 0-1171972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8B03 Alekhine's Defense
14. E Torre vs K Harandi 0-1421972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8C78 Ruy Lopez
15. L Abraham vs E Torre 0-1261972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8A00 Uncommon Opening
16. E Torre vs K Roehrl 1-0181972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
17. E Torre vs Gheorghiu 1-0361972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
18. Kavalek vs E Torre  1-0371972Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 8E90 King's Indian
19. S Kagan vs E Torre 0-1301972Chess Olympiad Final-BB03 Alekhine's Defense
20. S Tatai vs E Torre  1-0371972Chess Olympiad Final-BE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
21. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-0581972Chess Olympiad Final-BB07 Pirc
22. E Torre vs Bukic  0-1421972NisB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
23. Robatsch vs E Torre  ½-½121972Chess Olympiad Final-BB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
24. E Torre vs S Garcia Martinez  0-1691972Chess Olympiad Final-BA07 King's Indian Attack
25. E Torre vs Suttles 1-0421972Chess Olympiad Final-BB06 Robatsch
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Nov-19-17  geniokov: Congrats GM Torre!
Nov-29-17  spawn2: After playing in his first World Seniors Championship in Italy, GM Torre extended his stay in the country to conduct simul exhibitions and meet Filipino chess lovers residing in Italy.
Nov-30-17  Pulo y Gata: The greatest ambassador of Philippine chess said B. Ang.

His name you can always be proud of uttering side by side with "Philippines." A complete package of greatness and unassailable character.

Dec-01-17  bubuli55: The greatest ambassador of Philippine sports said bubzki. :)
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  tedceldor: Torre has also beaten Mikhail Tal in an interzonal Tournament just before qualifying in the candidates in the 1980's.
Dec-24-17  spawn2: Wishing all GETS and chess lovers around the world a blessed Merry Xmas!
Dec-24-17  spawn2: Btw, GM Eugene Torre and his wife are in Dubai right now to attend the 4th Annual Asian Chess Excellence Award.

GM Torre received a merit award for his fantabulous performance in the Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad.

Congrats GM Eugene!!

Dec-24-17  DonPepe: 1st Annual Asian Chess Excellence Award

Asia’s first Grandmaster, GM Eugene Torre of the Philippines, will be given a special “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his dedication and commitment to chess and his stellar record.

Dec-26-17  pinoymaster77: Congratulatons to AFGM Euge, another MILESTONE !
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  tedceldor: Eugene the Slayer.
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  Kapmigs: Greetings to the members and non-members of the elite BW-Gets. May you feel the true spirit of Christmas all year round.

Congratulations to the immortal Eugene Torre for his newest achievements and to <kapmigs> for receiving a premium membership.

I never really ceased in believing in Santa Claus.

Dec-28-17  gokusano: Congratz GM Eugene!
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  wordfunph: GM Torre, yodaman!
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  wordfunph: from Chess Monthly 2017 April by John B. Henderson..

<First up comes the tale told to me by IM Douglas Bryson, while he was playing for Scotland at the Manila Chess Olympiad of 1992. Taking a random taxi journey, he discovered that the driver turned out not only to be very, very knowledgeable about chess, but he was also a big fan of the then Philippines' numero uno, Eugene Torre.>

Dec-31-17  spawn2: Happy New Year to GM Eugene and to all chess lovers/supporters!
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  Nf3em: Kumusta mga kaibigan, OK ba kayo d'yan?
Feb-10-18  bubuli55: The World Chess Championship is a few of sports where a champion waits for a challenger. An advantage to the champion in my opinion. Let everybody fight each other for the chance to dethrone the champion. Boxing is the same

Tour de France, Kentucky Derby, Football World Cup,NBA, NFL, US Chess Championship, NHL, Wimbledon Open, The Olympics, and more, the champion and the rest of the competition start from zero. All on even footing. And even terms.

The Chess World Cup is probably the best set up for the World Chess Championship.

Feb-11-18  Pulo y Gata: Carlsen, however, is the best argument on why in chess there has to be a world champion who waits on his challenger.
Feb-13-18  pinoymaster77: AFGM Euge was in that 1987 SuperGM event in Brussels, as mentioned in the CB article. Nilalabas pa lang daw Chessbase nuon

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  Nf3em: 1987 S.W.I.F.T. Brussels

Participants: Garry Kasparov(2735), Anatoli Karpov(2710), Viktor Korchnoi(2625), Ljubomir Ljubojevic(2620), Nigel Short(2615), Mikhail Tal(2605), Jan Timman(2590), Van der Wiel(2590), Larsen(2565), Eugenio Torre(2540), Luc Winants(2415), Richard Meulders(2360).

1 Kasparov 8.5/11 * 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1 1 1 1/2 1 1

2 Ljubojevic 8.5/11 1/2 * 1/2 1 1/2 1/2 1 1/2 1 1 1

3 Karpov 7/11 1/2 1/2 * 1 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2

4 Korchnoi 6.5/11 1/2 0 0 * 0 1/2 1 1 1/2 1 1 1

5 Timman 6.5/11 1/2 1/2 1/2 1 * 1/2 0 1/2 1/2 1 1 1/2

6 Tal 6/11 0 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 * 1/2 1/2 1/2 1 1/2 1

7 Larsen 5.5/11 0 0 1/2 0 1 1/2 * 1/2 1 0 1 1

8 Van der Wiel 5/11 0 1/2 1/2 0 1/2 1/2 1/2 * 1/2 1 1/2 1/2

9 Torre 5/11 0 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 0 1/2 * 1/2 1/2 1

10 Winants 3.5/11 1/2 0 1/2 0 0 0 1 0 1/2 * 1/2 1

11 Short 3/11 0 0 1/2 0 0 1/2 0 1/2 1/2 1/2 * 1

12 Meulders 1/11 0 0 0 0 1/2 0 0 1/2 0 0 0 *

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  Nf3em: I have a copy of CHESS ASIA MAGS in which one of the featured event was that SWIFT Brussels 1987.

Annotated games plus stories -- kaso nasa Batangas, andun kasama ng mga di na nagagamit na chess books.

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  wordfunph: bradidik Dan, pag inakyat-bahay yong mga epektos mo eh ako numero uno suspek.

arriba AFGM Torre!

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Ayus lang brader <Ed> kung ikaw kasi alam ko nasa mabuting kamay.

Feb-14-18  pinoymaster77: Sa FOX Sports naman !!

Kitakits bukas,some ahedres prens!

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