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E Torre 
Photography courtesy of Philippine Chess.  
Eugenio Torre
Number of games in database: 1,206
Years covered: 1968 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2448 (2444 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560
Overall record: +400 -252 =530 (56.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      24 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 (73) 
    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
   Tal vs E Torre, 1987 0-1
   E Torre vs Romanishin, 1988 1-0
   Chiburdanidze vs E Torre, 1988 0-1
   E Torre vs Petursson, 1985 1-0
   Portisch vs E Torre, 1979 0-1
   E Torre vs Tarjan, 1983 1/2-1/2
   E Torre vs R Meulders, 1987 1-0

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

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Filipino Masters vs World Champions by mikevg
   Nikki KID by reurbz
   Hastings (1980/81) by Chessical
   Amsterdam IBM 1977 by suenteus po 147
   Baku 1980 by suenteus po 147
   Bugojno 1984 by suenteus po 147
   Toluca Interzonal 1982 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 1,206  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Renato 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. 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. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-129 1970 Siegen ol (Men) qual-DB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
8. E Torre vs P N Lee  ½-½17 1970 OlympiadC18 French, Winawer
9. E Torre vs F Loheac-Amoun 1-027 1970 Siegen (Germany)C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
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 Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-058 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B07 Pirc
13. L Abraham vs E Torre 0-126 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A00 Uncommon Opening
14. E Torre vs Suttles 1-042 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B06 Robatsch
15. E Torre vs G Sigurjonsson  ½-½10 1972 Skopje ol (Men)C28 Vienna Game
16. S Tatai vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje ol (Men)E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
17. H Petersen vs E Torre 0-117 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
18. E Torre vs K Harandi 0-142 1972 Skopje olC78 Ruy Lopez
19. L Vizantiadis vs E Torre 0-156 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
20. S Kagan vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
21. E Torre vs Keene ½-½13 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B06 Robatsch
22. E Torre vs K Roehrl 1-018 1972 OlympiadC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
23. E Torre vs S Garcia Martinez  0-169 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
24. Kavalek vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)E90 King's Indian
25. O Rodriguez vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,206  PGN Download
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Nov-17-14  epistle: I wonder if the results would have been the same had Carlsen been the old guy and Anand the young one with the genuine hair?
Nov-17-14  pinoymaster77: A marathon draw! I guess good for Vishy's confidence, game 8 na yata mamaya and he handles white again

Nov-18-14  kamagong24: sana may livestream coverage si GM Torre kasama pa isang pinoy master ng WCC 2014 para sa mga pinoy chessfans
Nov-18-14  Nf3em: walang sponsor kaya medyo malabo yan ...
Nov-18-14  kamagong24: so, wala talaga tayong maaasahan sa NCFP?

Baka si Pacquiao pwede, tutal pinasok na niya basketball at bilyar, di naman siguro malaki ang gastos kumpara sa bilyar, mas tatalas isip ni Pacquiao dito!

Nov-18-14  pinoymaster77: Draw ang game 8

Vishy Anand: “I didn't get much from this one, but there are still two games with white pieces.”

Nov-18-14  Nf3em: <<Nf3em>: I predict 2 consecutive draws and decisive Game 7 ... Go go go Vishy!>

I predicted Game 5 - Draw, Game 6 - Draw & Game 7 - Decisive; the actual result was Game 5 - Draw, Game 6 - Decisive, Game 7 - Draw ... na-rambol!

Nov-19-14  joeyj: SBP narrows down choices to two ...
November 19, 2014, 06:08 pm

Read more at:

Nov-19-14  pinoymaster77: Nakaidlip pala Magnus nung game 2 he he, pero draw pa din. Sumilip event site and chessbomb kagabi eh wala so rest day pala, resume na game 9 tonight the first of the last 4 games !

Nov-19-14  pinoymaster77: Nice piece by 'The Dean' Quinito, yes Jawo's role can be as Gilas brand ambassador :

Nov-20-14  spawn2: GM Anand drawing game 9 in less than 25 moves. I expect Vishy to come out tomorrow with guns blazing
Nov-22-14  pinoymaster77: Ang nabasa ko lang sa FB this am eh comment na Vishy had a threatening passed pawn, but checking game result eh WC Magnus able to draw naman. Just 2 games to go.

Kahit ba maka match draw si Vishy, halimbawa eh 6-6, eh World champ still retains the crown?

Nov-22-14  SugarDom: <Pinoymaster77>, iba na panahon ngayon. Wala ng advantage ang world champs. They will go into rapid and blitz tie-breakers, like with Anand-Gelfand, remember?
Nov-22-14  pinoymaster77: Thanks for that sharing, Kap sugar na tiebreaks na pala these days.

Legend Bobby Fischer's time was in the back of my mind, and baka ganun din nung time ni Gary...

Nov-23-14  pinoymaster77: Another Berlin in game 11, drawish tendencies sa variation na yan
Nov-23-14  kamagong24: Anand gambled at a wrong time, cheers to both players!
Nov-23-14  kamagong24: sana sa susunod na WCC sa 2016 may livestream na si GM Torre ng mga laro...
Nov-23-14  pinoymaster77: Nung natulog na ko at around 20 moves eh even pa. Checking it out, chessbomb commentary by GM Praveen Thipsay :

21... Rhd8 The tactic "plays" an important role now.

22. Ne4 Bf8 23. Nef6 GMPraveenThipsay (from chat): b5 is a good idea, but if you don't have a silicon mind, will be hard to hold it.

23... b5 Anand played the best engine move, and from a rapid analysis it is hard to see the effects of this decision. Carlsen has to take care if he wants to maintain the equality and appease the powerful attack that Anand develops.

24. Bc3 bxa4 25. bxa4 Kc6 This smells to be a very powerful counterplay on the f file. Maybe this is the rebirth of the resurge of Anand’s aggressiveness in this match, hitting the best moves according to the power of engines and the nature of the position. Now more than ever, Anand has in his hands the opportunity to be, again, the world chess champion. Precision is required!

26. Kf3 Rdb8! seems very natural, and with a great potential, creating an incredible offensive, that will be hard to avoid. Engine says: Be7 as the best move, but if Anand moves bishop to e7, certainly escapes to human analysis.

26... Rdb8 And, as predicted, Anand played Rdb8!

27. Ke4 Rb4 Vishy has lost the initiative exchanging that powerful rook, being Rb3 very obvious, but anything was determined. It was a great sacrifice anyways.

Nov-23-14  pinoymaster77: As conceded by Vishy's former Trainer GM Praveen Thipsay (ok sakin analysis/commentaries niya ah) eh AGE is a big factor in the match :

"32. Nxf4 Bxc4 33. Rd7 Anand has fallen to the powerful calculation of Magnus Carlsen before. Anand's age has been a decisive factor along the tournament; we have watched games in which Anand has fallen several times in tactical fallacies.

33... Ra6 Anand could defeat Carlsen only by time, demonstrating the fact that chess continues, and new eras always succeed"

Nov-23-14  SugarDom: <Nov-23-14 pinoymaster77: Now on the TRANSFER fee, is it USD 5000 or 5000 Euros (is this $ 6000 to $ 6500).

Which brings me to previous floated idea eh why not the rabid and FB/FilAm supporters of his transfer raise the money, and put their money where their mouth is? Probably 65 individuals at $ 100 each would raise the sum, each one can deposit to GM Wes' account.>

I would put in 100$ if <bugabay> will do the same. LOL.

Nov-23-14  pinoymaster77: Hi Kap Sugar,

Baka di mabasa ng BW yan dito, tahimik pa dun, looking out for what genio and prens have to say...

Nov-23-14  geniokov: Madali lang namang magbasa....About the money eh labas na ako dyan.It is Wesley who is accountable for that and not anyone else business.Wag na lang nating i-tackle etong topic sa ibang forum at doon na lang sa Wesley So forum.Salamat po.
Nov-24-14  bugabay: <I would put in 100$ if <bugabay> will do the same. LOL.>

Triple the amount and I will match it...with insurmountable amount of support from a true fan plus words of harsh truth and wisdom.....

Nov-24-14  spawn2: The win of Magnus cemented the changing of the guards. The old timers were hoping for a win by Vishy (me included) but father time is one powerful opponent.
Nov-24-14  Petrosianic: There's no evidence from the games that Anand lost because of age or time. Maybe Carlsen was just a better player. Vishy himself would probably not make excuses.
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