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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
   C Partos vs E Torre, 1985 0-1
   Najdorf vs E Torre, 1976 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Manila (1976)
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Toluca Interzonal (1982)
   Hastings 1980/81 (1980)
   Geneva (1977)
   Biel Interzonal (1985)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   Manila (1973)
   Bad Lauterberg (1977)
   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
   Amsterdam IBM 1977 by suenteus po 147
   Baku 1980 by suenteus po 147
   Hastings (1980/81) by Chessical

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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

 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,209  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 Karpov ½-½77 1969 Ch World (juniors) (under 20)C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. G Ligterink vs E Torre  ½-½57 1969 Wch U20 fin-BE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
6. E Torre vs Saidy 1-034 1969 Malaga (Spain)B57 Sicilian
7. G Forintos vs E Torre 0-140 1970 Siegen ol (Men)E77 King's Indian
8. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-129 1970 Siegen ol (Men) qual-DB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
9. E Torre vs P N Lee  ½-½17 1970 OlympiadC18 French, Winawer
10. E Torre vs F Loheac-Amoun 1-027 1970 Siegen (Germany)C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
11. E Torre vs Ribli  0-154 1971 Athens (Wch U20)B85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
12. Robatsch vs E Torre  ½-½12 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
13. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-176 1972 Reggio Emilia 7273B07 Pirc
14. Kavalek vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)E90 King's Indian
15. Ujtumen vs E Torre  ½-½44 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B02 Alekhine's Defense
16. E Torre vs Bukic  0-142 1972 Nis (Yugoslavia)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
17. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-058 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B07 Pirc
18. L Abraham vs E Torre 0-126 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A00 Uncommon Opening
19. E Torre vs Gheorghiu 1-036 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
20. E Torre vs G Sigurjonsson  ½-½10 1972 Skopje ol (Men)C28 Vienna Game
21. E Torre vs T I Shaw 1-034 1972 Hong KongC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. S Tatai vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje ol (Men)E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
23. H Petersen vs E Torre 0-117 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
24. E Torre vs Suttles 1-042 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B06 Robatsch
25. L Vizantiadis vs E Torre 0-156 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,209  PGN Download
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Nov-18-15  pinoymaster77: IM Pimentel is in much better form at the PSC / Puregold event than past intl outings. He was ok in the 1st 5 rounds vs puro GMs, before being stopped in rd5, with 3/5 and TPR of 2580 and meeting na 5 GMs from 4 Feds, eh he still has a decent shot at a GM norm.

Best placed Pinoys with 3.5pts are GMs Dar and Euge, saka IM Dimaks. All the best to the Pinoy delegation !

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  MissScarlett: Eugene: <Maybe, Bobby, God will touch their hearts...>

Bobby: <Eugene, these are Jews...>

Nov-19-15  kamagong24: keep inspiring GM Torre!
Nov-19-15  gokusano: Hmm... sabi ni bitterchess mga grannymasters daw. Torre is the epitome of the true Filipino Warrior. Alongside Joey Antonio, they have served the country for more than 3 long decades. Sila dapat ang binibigyan ng parangal at incentives. Ni hindi yata sila nakatikim ng 40k premium allotment for class A athlete. Tapos meron pang insulto na galing ke bitterchess, kakampi ni kamagong24. At least hindi nilait ni kama si afgm. Saludo para kay afgm.
Nov-19-15  kamagong24: @gokudsano hello fan :P
Nov-19-15  pinoymaster77: Sa chess ba, sino national coaches? Puedeng result area nila ilang youth players napakuha nila ng norm, and also ELO gain

Nov-19-15  gokusano: Helo kamasutra. Sakaling nilait mo si afgm makakatikim ka sa akin. Sino ba ang fan sa atin? Ikaw ang banggit ng banggit sa akin eh. Me backyard tournament akong sasalihan. Gusto mo manood?
Nov-19-15  pinoymaster77: Runaway solo leader na GM Savchenko with perfect 6wins! Top Pinoy pacers pa din GMs Dar and AFGM Euge with 4pts.

Looking good pa din IM Pimentel with 3.5 pts, +45 so far and TPR 2560. Baka makuha pa sa puntos based on strength of opposition, so far maharap nya eh 6GMs and an IM

Nov-19-15  kamagong24: puro kalaswaan talaga nasa isip mo gokusano, may respeto ako sa page ni idol, di ako makikipag away dito, saang bakuran ba yan?
Nov-19-15  gokusano: Ok peace tayo dito dahil parehong supporter tayo ni afgm.
Nov-19-15  spawn2: Tomorrow will be a slambang affair vs GM Lu Shanglei of China.

GV lang tayo mga igan..

Nov-19-15  gokusano: Mabigat ang laban. A rising star from the land of Tsina against AFGM. Laban lang bosing Eugene. Kahit anong mangyari, ikaw pa rin ang paborito ng bayan, ang hero ng mga kabataan. Good vibes lang.
Nov-20-15  gokusano: Sad news, afgm bows to lumpiang shanghai. Bawi sa next round, go bosing eugene!
Nov-20-15  dunkenchess: payt batch.
Nov-20-15  pinoymaster77: Runaway winner na red hot GM Savchenko. Fight for 2nd place onwards and GM Dar is highest placed Pinoy, 2 rounds to go!

Still trying to look at the positives, para puede pa sanang maka move forward in the midst of the quagmire na andun sa ngayon ang Philippine chess

Nov-20-15  gokusano: Kudos to the Filipino players. Despite all the drama, they are there fighting for the Philippine flag. Hopefully GM Dar can cop the 2nd place award. Go DARWIN!
Nov-21-15  pinoymaster77: Sure winner na GM Savchenko

Lone bright note GM Dar still in TOP 5, and if the last game would be drawn eh maka TOP 5 finish

IM Pimentel's norm campaign fizzled out

Jerad may come out again as top placed Pinoy youth player

Nov-21-15  Pulo y Gata: Everytime there's an intl chess tournament, we can look at it as the local bets giving the intl competition a partida. Partida in materials and support, maybe.

A showcase of grit and never-say-die attitude. Viva, Filipinas!

Nov-21-15  pinoymaster77: GM Dar finished 4th, indeed in the TOP 5.

Now that its over, its hard to deny something's wrong when our top 3 rated young GMs (Oli JP and Ino) with around 2500+ rating were not able to play in both intl events.

The future looks hazy, lets watchout for the next moves of PSC / NCFP and the players

Nov-23-15  spawn2: Next year will be an Olympiad year..
Nov-28-15  joeyj:
Nov-28-15  Virgil A: < Pulo y Gata: > <Going by this championship Philippine chess is in poor shape. We have our more prestigious tournament being played in a dining hall with many of the participants just going through the motions. There is no private sector support and nothing is being done about stirring up interest in the grassroots level. >

Iskubz brought up this issue sometime 5 years ago. Iskubz mentioned about the gains of Pocamps' administration and the Philippine standings on intl scene. And that the way to go about continuing development of chess is through the grassroots level and the revival of national competition. I believe Congressman Pichay must have picked up on that because it seemed like there were more local tournaments right after that. I don't know.

Now we see Bersamina, Turqueza, Frayna and several other youngsters getting into the picture.

Maybe that issue being brought up again would inject more life to the game again.

Nov-28-15  gokusano: A new set of officers who have the vigor and zest to promote chess is more likely the answer. Pichay has lost the enthusiasm after that wesley thing and the unsuccessful fide candidacy. I give the man some credit because of his achievements in making chess a priority sport, and creating more grandmasters under his rein in the early part of his administration. As for now? I just don't know how to describe him.
Nov-28-15  pinoymaster77: Cannot compare to Pocamps' time, he's rare and 1 in a million, saka iba political savvy nya and connections, pati sa mga Presidente ng nations nakilaro.

Pichay's time much better than Estimo's time sa pagkakaalam ko, di hamak na mas madaming nagging tournaments specially nung nasa poder nung GMA time.

Depende pa din siguro kung makabalik si Pichay sa Kongreso, can have more links / network again.

As of now, I don't see somebody na viable candidate eh. I don't know who's the candidate of Bambol / Toti group and si Doc Perez eh more for formality yata para may kalaban? AFGM already has ETCF and PCTAP which are active, aside from handling Pacman events. Kap Norli nawalan na din ng gana on previous plans.

Who else is out there?

Nov-29-15  SugarDom: Kap Norli had a very simple plan.

Win the NCFP presidency and then hand over the management and sponsorhip of Philippine chess to MVP.

Nawalan na ng gana kasi maraming Ingrates sa chess, pupunta lang sa America.

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