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E Torre 
Photography courtesy of Philippine Chess.  
Eugenio Torre
Number of games in database: 1,215
Years covered: 1968 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2447 (2444 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560
Overall record: +408 -252 =530 (56.6%)*
   * 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 (154) 
    B50 B40 B83 B22 B52
 Queen's Pawn Game (81) 
    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 (23) 
    B83 B84 B81 B85
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (92) 
    C99 C92 C80 C65 C77
 Pirc (77) 
    B08 B07 B09
 Slav (68) 
    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?]
   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 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 N Gaprindashvili, 1994 1-0
   Najdorf vs E Torre, 1976 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Manila (1976)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Hastings 1980/81 (1980)
   Toluca Interzonal (1982)
   Geneva (1977)
   Biel Interzonal (1985)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   Manila (1973)
   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
   Toluca Interzonal 1982 by suenteus po 147
   Bugojno 1984 by suenteus po 147

   E Torre vs M Ly (Sep-13-16) 1-0
   E Torre vs I Gourlay (Sep-12-16) 1-0
   D Flores vs E Torre (Sep-11-16) 0-1
   E Torre vs I Salgado Lopez (Sep-10-16) 1-0
   E Torre vs A Rombaldoni (Sep-09-16) 1-0

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(born Nov-04-1951, 64 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 1,215  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R C Balinas vs E Torre 1-092 1968 Meralco OpenB20 Sicilian
2. R Naranja vs E Torre 1-064 1968 Manila (Philippines)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
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 Torre vs K Roehrl 1-018 1972 OlympiadC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
13. E Torre vs Bukic  0-142 1972 Nis (Yugoslavia)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
14. Kavalek vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)E90 King's Indian
15. E Torre vs T I Shaw 1-034 1972 Hong KongC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. E Torre vs Gheorghiu 1-036 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
17. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-176 1972 Reggio Emilia 7273B07 Pirc
18. E Torre vs Suttles 1-042 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B06 Robatsch
19. E Torre vs K Harandi 0-142 1972 Skopje olC78 Ruy Lopez
20. H Petersen vs E Torre 0-117 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
21. L Abraham vs E Torre 0-126 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A00 Uncommon Opening
22. S Kagan vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
23. S Tatai vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje ol (Men)E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
24. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-058 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B07 Pirc
25. Robatsch vs E Torre  ½-½12 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,215  PGN Download
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Oct-10-16  Virgil A: That should be Ke6. Not Ke7
Oct-10-16  epistle: The black player here is a known exhibitionist. He flashed white with: ....Rxa4, h7 Ra2+. Kf1 Ra1+, Kg2, b2 h8Q,
Oct-10-16  Pulo y Gata: I think it's 1...Rxa4 2.h7 c4 (This is important to open up the diagonal or the combination of Q+B will deliver mate.) 3.h8=Q Ra2+ and the game continued 4.Kf1 Ra1+ 5.Kg2 b2 etc.
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  Nf3em: Wala ako maintindihan jan sa mga pang-master ang tirading.
Oct-11-16  pinoymaster77: Just to share, as discussed sa dinner, AFGM Eugene's skeds the rest of the year :

- This Oct to visit the FilChi chess clinic. Visit to Atty metrolirot's Jardin and some simuls in Davao

- In Nov to go to tourney in Turkey where he's invited (players like Atalik, Ipatov not playing). Then upon budget ok, AFGM Euge would proceed to Czech for the World Seniors for 65 and up group. If ok'd GM Joey will also play in the 55 and up group.

- Then in Dec, the 2 intl events by PSC and Puregold hosted here (mukhang di ulit sa NCR)

Oct-11-16  epistle: In December, the next dinner too.

During the game, I was thinking 4.Ke1 instead of Kf1. So if 4...Ra1+ 5.Bd1

Oct-11-16  Pulo y Gata: 4.Ke1 Bc3+
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  cro777: Suleymanpasa Municipality International Closed Grand Masters Tournament will be held from 1-13 November 2016 in Tekirdag, Turkey.

10 players (8 GM and 2 IM) from Turkey, Philippines, Serbia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Germany, United States, Bulgaria and Croatia will be competing in 9 rounds with standard time control (90 minutes for first 40 moves and 15 min. for the rest of the game with 30 sec. increment from move 1).

Tekirdağ is a city in the northern coast of the Sea of Marmara, 135 kilometres (84 miles) west of Istanbul. The picturesque bay of Tekirdağ is enclosed by the great promontory of the mountain which gives its name to the city.

Süleymanpaºa is a planned district and second level municipality . The name refers to the Ottoman prince Süleyman, the first commander of Turkish troops in Thrace in the 14th century.

More information will be announced later.

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  cro777: Pawn race - both players are rushing to promote a passed pawn.

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Black to play wins. There is only one winning move!

As Virgil suggested, the winning move is 1…Rc2+!

1...Rc2+ 2.Kd1 Rxf2

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3.Rg7+ Ke6 4.Bg4+ Kd6 5.Rxb7 b2 6.h3 Rf1+ 7.Kd2 b1Q 8.Rxb1 Rxb1

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and Black is winning.

After 1…Rxa4 White is winning by using the intermediate move 2.Bh5+ ("in-between check") vacating the f3-square for his king:

1...Rxa4 2.Bh5+ Ke6 3.h7 Ra2+ 4.Kf3 Rxf2+ 5.Kg4

Oct-11-16  Pulo y Gata: Wow, thanks <cro>! So V has the truth of it!
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  Nf3em: Talagang di ko gets ang mga analysis / tirading. Too deep for a patzer.
Oct-12-16  Pulo y Gata: <Too deep>

Praised for his perceived mastery of a certain endgame material imbalance, GM Torre laughed: "Di ko rin alam yan! Basta alam ilagay ko ang queen sa gitna, bahala na!"

Oct-12-16  pinoymaster77: BTW, with our guest NM Emperado eh may konting kuwentuhan pauwi, balak nga raw nya lumahok sa 1st Negros Open in Bacolod sponsored by outfit starting with Piaya. Natuloy nga daw sya, pero wala pa sa chessresults site, top prize eh 50K.

Per Mr. Tumbaga eh prelude daw eto to a planned intl event next year by the sponsor?

NM Emman would like to revive his IM then GM campaign and will probably also see action in the PSC and Puregold events in Dec (kung sa Subic man ulit eh bahala na rin paano masagap mga games / moves)

Oct-12-16  Virgil A: < cro777 > thank you!

paminsan minsan nakakatsamba pa rin. :)

Oct-12-16  epistle: Could reincarnation explain why GM Eugenio Oliveros Torre likes to sing?--


Oct-13-16  Nonnus:
Oct-15-16  pinoymaster77: Habang may lull sa tournaments eh ano comment ng chess enthusiasts about the Gelfand variation sa Sicilian?

Oct-16-16  pinoymaster77: Good annual event in Hoogoven. May match pa 'former' Womens Champ Hou vs the 'colorful' GM Short

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  Nf3em: Sino nakatalo kay Hou Yifan? Akala ko sya current womens champ defeating Mariya Muzychuk.
Oct-18-16  pinoymaster77: Pagkaalam ko nag begoff na Champ Hou sa next Championships, di na nya type yung new FIDE rules

Mukhang mag try daw ng financial investing career

Oct-18-16  Pulo y Gata: Women's World Chess Championship (2016)

She's still the one.

Oct-19-16  epistle: My daughter is following the footprints of Bobby Ang: she's now a CPA. HOOT! HOOT!
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  dunkenchess: Perhaps the organizers in the world senior chess are afraid of AFGM.
Oct-20-16  Pulo y Gata: Congratulations, <epistle>. May she also follow your footprints and become a legal beacon in these dark times.
Oct-20-16  gokusano: Congratz to your daughter. You have enough honor to be mentioned in the same breadth. Let your daughter savor her achievement alone and the accolades that go with it. Ikaw nalang bahala sa blow out. Miss ko na ang Scandinavian.
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