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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 Paoli vs E Torre 0-176 1972 Reggio Emilia 7273B07 Pirc
13. E Torre vs K Harandi 0-142 1972 Skopje olC78 Ruy Lopez
14. E Torre vs K Roehrl 1-018 1972 OlympiadC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
15. E Torre vs Bukic  0-142 1972 Nis (Yugoslavia)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
16. Kavalek vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)E90 King's Indian
17. E Torre vs T I Shaw 1-034 1972 Hong KongC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. E Torre vs Gheorghiu 1-036 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
19. E Torre vs Suttles 1-042 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B06 Robatsch
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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Sep-23-16  epistle: During such dinner only one question will be on your mind the whole time: What serendipitous alignment of the heavenly bodies is this, that in this one magical moment of an evening, all the great stars of Philippine chess are gathered here to partake of God's bountiful blessings?
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  dunkenchess: Torre and I were together in tournaments during our time. Now I am up to regionals and locals.
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  dunkenchess: The fighting lolo, they say.
Sep-24-16  epistle: <cro777: Attention deficit syndrome how to treat it? "The gold medal team got little attention in the national media and chess continues to struggle for attention. All we got was a debate on whether the U.S. team imported their talent or not. No welcoming party at the airport, no celebration by the chess community and of course, the excitement has subsided already." (Daaim Shabazz)>

You cannot make exciting what, in the first place, is devoid of anything to be excited about (like, for example, an against-all-odds unbelievable feat). Here are what made the US victory a ho-hum event:

1. it was among the few teams already expected to win;

2. two of its players do not really have any emotional attachment to the country they represent but were only there for the money they got and will still get (as USA is a rich country); and

3. the previous talks in US media(started by Carlsen himself) that the US is importing/buying nerds for its chess teams.

Contrast this with AFGM's miraculous run in the recent Olympiad with his team's meager budget and which he accomplished only for the love of the game and country and a dinner at his favourite restaurant you'll get what a genuine Mr. Excitement is all about.

Sep-24-16  talunanIM: Ipis teh^^ mey regla kb lolo. Kung ano ano snasabi mo dian. Gurang kna kulang kpa din sa pansin bakla ka no?
Sep-24-16  Virgil A: spawn2. salamat! be there April :)
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  dunkenchess: A good chess player is dissent and disciplined as shown by GM Torre. Unles, he is incapable, always grumble and a poor loser. Hehehe...
Sep-24-16  pinoymaster77: Pag may lull talaga in between chess tournaments eh some ribbing / banter going on.

How about this, yung famed pic sa USA vs Norway where napapangiwi si Naka eh WC Carlsen played the Scandinavian vs Caruana! Could we get the annotation from epistle please ?!

Sep-25-16  epistle: You just saw the reason why Carlsen is the world champ and not Naka--anyone who disrespects the Scandinavian does not really understand chess at all.
Sep-25-16  talunanIM: ^^ ipisteh ^^ ano sabi mo lolo? Itulog mo na yan di namin kelangan mga kabaklaan mong iniisip. Gamutin mo regla mo gurang kna dna bagay syo.
Sep-25-16  epistle: It is better to light up a scented mosquito coil than to curse the insects.
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  dunkenchess: You are using my language. Matagal ko nang gamit yan. Inuulit mo lang. Ang mabuting manlalaro ay desenteng magsalita, gamit ang mga dissenting legal opinions (hindi anti) and maganda ang asal (disciplined, at walang behavioral attitude. Kung baligtad ay isa lang ang ibig sabihin = hindi marunong sa chess, bobo.
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  dunkenchess: Alang pitagan sa mga lolo.
Sep-26-16  epistle: And we see here the wisdom of AFGM's attitude towards alcoholic drinks: only white wine for him during every meal of fish and vegetables.
Sep-26-16  pinoymaster77: Maybe the just started Tal Memorial can have our focus of interest. From the chess blogs, Nepo beat teammate Toma for the only decisive result of the opening round, for the early solo lead.

Maybe cro777 can share analysis. Who knows maybe some of these GMs will cross paths with AFGM in future tournaments, per the last TPR in Baku na 2800+ eh may paglalagyan din sila.

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  Nf3em: Bro <spawn2>, thanks for that consideration. I will be there on last week of December 2016 until 1st week of January 2017. And that's pretty busy period for everyone. So, I probably next time around.

BTW, enjoy it and give my regards to AFGM and please shake his hands for me. ;-)

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  cro777: One of the strongest tournaments of the year in honor of the eighth World Champion began Monday.

Round 1 report on the Tal Memorial by Sam Shankland:

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  Nf3em: All games were drawn in the 1st Round of Tal Memorial except Ian's game which he won against the prof.
Sep-27-16  pinoymaster77: Speaking about the atakador legend Tal, there were a lot of chess story sharings in the last dinner.

Nice analysis by GM Shankland, brings back memories of GM Svidler's article on the Baku Olympiad, where he projects that current World Jr champ GM Xiong might pose an even better board 4 option in the next USA Olympiad squads? We will keep track in the next 2 years

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  Nf3em: Ah tapos na pala. So Tal was one of the topic. Sayanz.
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  Nf3em: 2 early draws and another 2 boring game. Only Vishy vs Shak game is interesting. Shak sac a-pawn and probably have some combo in mind on the KS. Btw, am just speculating.
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  Nf3em: Hahaha I was right but Vishy saw it.
Sep-28-16  epistle: Ten days na lang before The Dinner. Hope someone posts a diagram of the seating arrangements and food/drinks placements so we can analyze the best angles for the selfies.
Sep-28-16  pinoymaster77: write-up on decisions made during the FIDE Congress in Iran, notables are :

- Womens World Championship in Iran by Feb 2017, read on for the women concerns. May be a bit too soon for WGM-Elect Frayna but can start to get feet wet by going thru the experience?

- Kirsan can stay on as a (ceremonial) President, but if situation stays the same, he may not be able to run in 2018

- Russia / RCF thru Filatov proposal for changes in the World Championship rules whereby a challenger with enough money can challenge, was rejected.

- 2020 Olympiad would be in Siberia again in Khanty, as there were no other bidders. I've re-checked, the 2018 Olympiad would be in Batumi,Georgia as wordfun shared earlier

Sep-28-16  pinoymaster77: Good write-up from Peter. May time pa for those who would like to volunteer to represent the country in the Asian Seniors (starts Oct 26)...

"I have known Torre since 1980 when I met him and his wife while I was a junior representing Malaysia in the Asian Junior Chess Championships held in Baguio, Philippines. He had become Asia's first Grandmaster in 1974 and was halfway through his journey to become a challenger for the World Chess Championship but his humility, generosity and kindness to a young player travelling abroad alone in a time when being able to take a flight and go overseas was a privilege, has stayed with me as an example of greatness till today"

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