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E Torre 
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Eugenio Torre
Number of games in database: 1,205
Years covered: 1968 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2446 (2444 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560
Overall record: +398 -251 =531 (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 (77) 
    B08 B07 B09
 Slav (66) 
    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?]
   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 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
   Najdorf vs E Torre, 1976 0-1
   E Torre vs Tarjan, 1983 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1980/81 (1980)
   Toluca Interzonal (1982)
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Geneva (1977)
   Biel Interzonal (1985)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   Manila (1973)
   16th Asian Games (Men Teams) (2010)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Manila Interzonal (1976)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Filipino Masters vs World Champions by mikevg
   Biel Interzonal 1985 by suenteus po 147
   Nikki KID by reurbz
   Hastings (1980/81) by Chessical
   Baku 1980 by suenteus po 147
   Amsterdam IBM 1977 by suenteus po 147
   Geneva 1977 by Tabanus
   Bugojno 1984 by suenteus po 147

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(born Nov-04-1951, 64 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 1,205  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R 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. G Ligterink vs E Torre  ½-½57 1969 Wch U20 fin-BE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
5. E Torre vs Karpov ½-½77 1969 Ch World (juniors) (under 20)C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. E Torre vs Saidy 1-034 1969 Malaga (Spain)B57 Sicilian
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 T I Shaw 1-034 1972 Hong KongC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. Ujtumen vs E Torre  ½-½44 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B02 Alekhine's Defense
14. E Torre vs H Ardiansyah 1-058 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B07 Pirc
15. E Torre vs Suttles 1-042 1972 Skopje/Krusevo/Ohrid (Yugoslavia)B06 Robatsch
16. L Abraham vs E Torre 0-126 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A00 Uncommon Opening
17. E Torre vs G Sigurjonsson  ½-½10 1972 Skopje ol (Men)C28 Vienna Game
18. S Tatai vs E Torre  1-037 1972 Skopje ol (Men)E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
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 Vizantiadis vs E Torre 0-156 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
22. S Kagan vs E Torre 0-130 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B03 Alekhine's Defense
23. E Torre vs K Roehrl 1-018 1972 OlympiadC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
24. E Torre vs Keene ½-½13 1972 Skopje ol (Men)B06 Robatsch
25. E Torre vs S Garcia Martinez  0-169 1972 Skopje ol (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,205  PGN Download
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Feb-16-16  pinoymaster77: Di na ko nakakapunta sa NCFP events, kung malapit lang like in Tagaytay, pero nitong 2016 NCFP Calendar eh wala yatang event in Tagaytay?

Si James last year ko pa nabasa na naglaro for ASEAN Para Games.

Feb-16-16  epistle: Eugenio Oliveros Torre and Bobby Fischer talking about chess sets--
Feb-16-16  epistle: From our recent experience here, this is so true:


Feb-17-16  pinoymaster77: From the 2014 Olympiad team eh doubtful GMs Barbosa (got married in US?) and GM JP Gomez (took leave from chess).

AFGM Torre and IM Paulo would almost surely vie for slots in 'BOGM' / NCC Finals while for GM Ino Sadorra eh sana maayos NCFP / PSC support.

Remaining GMs who may compete are GMs Bitoon Antonio and Laylo, while youngsters IMs Haridas Jem and Joel might also play, subject to availability. I think NM Docena should join the mix, as part of youth flavor.

Feb-17-16  SugarDom: Somebody killed Philippine chess and the fools are clapping about it.
Feb-17-16  epistle: This could help us send a very competitive team in the Olympiad--

Feb-18-16  pinoymaster77: There's a clear 2 MONTHS in July and August before the Olympiad by then. I hope by this time NCFP has realized a 1 to 2 week 'camp' is not enough. Maybe given the constricted budget (chess daw was removed as priority sport),tapping a Sr Trainer can still be within reach?

European campaign would just be a wish list under that 'tight budget' situation

Feb-18-16  pinoymaster77: FB pics of chess players trooping to the NAIA3, at first I thought eh overseas (and not aware of any currently) yun pala they're converging at GenSan for the week long Bobby Pacquiao 'random chess festival'.

Di makalaro mga UAAP players and mga may work.

Have a nice time, be aware there's tax deduction. And maybe in the 2019 SEAG eh magkaroon ng random chess with PHI as host, eh sana open ang qualifiers for that, and di handpicked

I've heard this week may meeting sa KL to start discussing the sports to be included in the 2017 SEAG, some 39 sports in the initial list with Group A being the Olympic sports. I heard PHI will lobby that softball and squash not be dropped, since there are only 2 golds at stake. I didn't hear chess being mentioned over the Sports Radio feature

Feb-19-16  pinoymaster77: Ayun na nga sa 34 sports shortlisted eh wala chess. It means NCFP cannot submit meaningful performance to the PSC as per the latter's parameters (Olympics,Asian Games, SEAG)...

Aasa pa din PHI sa combat sports na subjective ang judging and athletics, while sa medal-rich sports like swimming and shooting eh walang sign of resurgence

"Shortlisted for the 29th edition of the SEAG are 34 sports: athletics, aquatics, archery, badminton, basketball, boxing, cricket, cycling, equestrian, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, ice hockey, ice skating, karate, lawn bowls, netball, silat, petanque, rugby sevens, sailing, sepak takraw, shooting, cue sports, squash, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, bowling, volleyball, water ski, weightlifting and wushu."


Feb-21-16  pinoymaster77: 2nd round of the Bobby Pacquaio 'random chess festival' may teams sila GMs Jay Joey Rich and Dar. GN Joey's team fell to NM Roque's team in the 2nd round.

Mahaba pa laban

Feb-21-16  Pulo y Gata: Roking still has joey's numbers after all these years.
Feb-23-16  pinoymaster77: In the final round, GM Laylo's team Elegant Houses of Pampanga SHUT OUT GM Jayson's Bobby P Team C to emerge as the Team Champion ! Here's the teams with board performance

Feb-24-16  pinoymaster77: PhP 500k pala TOP prize sa team, but I think some amount was added on, for provision for tax. The 1st edition under Pacman had a bit lower taxes but subject to tax, wjich drew some concerns from the winners in the 1st editino
Feb-24-16  epistle: Bobby Pacquiao should be the next NCFP President.

He is a professional and an intellectual. I watch all his boxing matches.

Feb-27-16  pinoymaster77: Let's see who will be the next Phil President first, everything will carry on from there
Mar-01-16  pinoymaster77: Another Chinese alas unleashed, 16yr old GM Bai Jinshi

Mar-05-16  pinoymaster77: Sa state of Phil chess, 2 current main points eh 1. majority of PHI Top 10 eh overseas based and 2. NCFP's arrears with FIDE

On point#1, pagkaalam only GM So changed Fed while the rest eh with NCFP for various reasons. It could be changing Feds has some requirements and significant fee?

Yung arrears naman ng NCFP with FIDE eh it looks like its not the annual dues, but an old dispute about fees for a previous FIDE event, like heard its an Asian Youth event in Iran?

Some welcome news eh GM Ino's resurgence with a number of US tournament wins and regaining PHI top spot. Sana matuloy din paglaro nya in Thailand sometime in April.

A possible Olympiad wish list are the holdovers from the 2014 team like GMs Ino JP AFGM and IM Pau. Ang suspect lang dun GM Panjol's case if he can be coaxed back and ma repair ng NCFP. In case, in the wings also are GM Rich (BOGM 2015 winner), GM-Elect Pascua and the talented Jerad Docena. But of course, GMs Joey Dar Banjo might also vie for slots. The Visayas leg of the NCC Elims already proceeded last Jan so ganito pa din ang path : NCC Elims - NCC Semis (IMs and NMs join in) then NCC Finals / BOGM 2016

Mar-05-16  pinoymaster77: Oh, and oh yes after the Presidential elections, eh may NCFP elections din dapat. So chance na ng perennial critics to put up their own 'party' and campaign, instead of just giving shots from the sidelines, and NO ACTION.

And better make sure to put your money where your mouth / typing fingers are.

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  Nf3em: Como esta brod <Alex>. I know you are busy with your work. Regards. ;-)
Mar-18-16  kamagong24: <ayodaman: A burden he is, karmagong24.> hello fan! :)
Mar-30-16  pinoymaster77: I've read in FB that AFGM Euge will grace the opening of the Grand Finals of the National Age Group in Laoag this Friday, there will also be a 20 board simul.

Ang Alamat, the Legend of Philippine chess continues to animate the chess scene and continues to be a role model for the youth!

Apr-02-16  spawn2: It's now April and the Olympiad is fast approaching. Hope NCFP has plans on how to susbtantially improve our Olympiad placing.

Oks lang bro Danny. Toxic sa work these past few months.

Apr-08-16  Bradidik: Lalaro ba si Manong sa Olympiad?
Apr-12-16  pinoymaster77: Subject to elimination pa din thru NCC Finals / 'BOGM'.

Lalo na ngayon na mas nabawasan pa active GMs dito, AFGM still able to lord it over the BOGM as top finisher.

Mga June pa yata NCC Finals?

Apr-22-16  pinoymaster77: Just accessed an old yahoo account which had access to FB groups that included US residents. May recent flooding pala in some areas of Houston Texas. Hope Virgil is ok tho I think he's from another city in Texas
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