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Eugenio Torre
E Torre 
Photography courtesy of Philippine Chess.  
Number of games in database: 1,307
Years covered: 1968 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2437 (2423 rapid, 2343 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560

Overall record: +449 -267 =566 (57.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 25 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (153) 
    B50 B83 B52 B31 B22
 Queen's Pawn Game (94) 
    D02 A45 A46 D00 A40
 Queen's Indian (36) 
    E15 E17 E16 E12 E14
 French Defense (32) 
    C02 C07 C09 C18 C04
 Ruy Lopez (31) 
    C92 C64 C77 C84 C99
 Sicilian Scheveningen (23) 
    B83 B84 B81
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (97) 
    C99 C80 C92 C65 C77
 Pirc (79) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Slav (68) 
    D17 D14 D12 D10 D18
 King's Indian (66) 
    E62 E97 E73 E80 E81
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (54) 
    C99 C92 C91 C97 C85
 Sicilian (44) 
    B42 B30 B43 B67 B56
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   L Ogaard vs E Torre, 1976 0-1
   Karpov vs E Torre, 1976 0-1
   Tal vs E Torre, 1987 0-1
   E Torre vs Romanishin, 1988 1-0
   E Torre vs Kamsky, 1990 1-0
   Chiburdanidze vs E Torre, 1988 0-1
   E Torre vs Ljubojevic, 1976 1-0
   E Torre vs Tarjan, 1983 1/2-1/2
   E Torre vs Karpov, 1984 1-0
   E Torre vs Petursson, 1985 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   Toluca Interzonal (1982)
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Hastings 1980/81 (1980)
   Geneva (1977)
   Biel Interzonal (1985)
   World Senior 65+ (2017)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   Manila (1973)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Haifa Olympiad (Men) (1976)
   Manila Interzonal (1976)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)

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
   Geneva 1977 by Tabanus

   🏆 Asian Continental
   E Torre vs Duc Hoa Nguyen (Jun-14-19) 1-0
   E Torre vs Wei Chao Chu (Jun-13-19) 1/2-1/2
   Kim Yew Chan vs E Torre (Jun-12-19) 1/2-1/2
   Renjie Huang vs E Torre (Jun-11-19) 1-0
   E Torre vs Hongchi Peng (Jun-10-19) 1-0

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(born Nov-04-1951, 68 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 53; games 1-25 of 1,307  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Torre vs Gligoric 0-1511968Manila MeralcoC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
2. R C Balinas vs E Torre 1-0921968Manila MeralcoB20 Sicilian
3. R Naranja vs E Torre 1-0641968Manila MeralcoE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
4. E Torre vs Saidy 1-03419699th Costa del SolB57 Sicilian
5. G Ligterink vs E Torre  ½-½571969Wch U20 fin-BE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
6. E Torre vs Karpov ½-½771969Wch U20 prel-BC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. E Torre vs F Loheac-Amoun 1-0271970Siegen ol (Men) qual-DC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
8. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-1291970Siegen ol (Men) qual-DB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
9. F Petersen vs E Torre  1-0401970Siegen ol (Men) qual-DB02 Alekhine's Defense
10. E Torre vs V Ciocaltea  ½-½431970Siegen ol (Men) qual-DC55 Two Knights Defense
11. E Torre vs N J Patterson  ½-½291970Siegen ol (Men) qual-DB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
12. E Torre vs B Jansson  ½-½591970Siegen ol (Men) qual-DB07 Pirc
13. E Torre vs Mokhtar Kaderi  1-0371970Siegen ol (Men) qual-DC27 Vienna Game
14. G Forintos vs E Torre 0-1401970Siegen ol (Men) qual-DE77 King's Indian
15. E Torre vs R Belkadi  1-0421970Siegen ol (Men) fin-CA07 King's Indian Attack
16. E Torre vs T Siaperas  1-0511970Siegen ol (Men) fin-CB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
17. M Colon Romero vs E Torre  0-1401970Siegen ol (Men) fin-CE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
18. Y Safvat vs E Torre  0-1321970Siegen ol (Men) fin-CB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
19. C W Pritchett vs E Torre  ½-½681970Siegen ol (Men) fin-CB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
20. T Wibe vs E Torre  ½-½661970Siegen ol (Men) fin-CB02 Alekhine's Defense
21. E Torre vs P N Lee  ½-½171970Siegen ol (Men) fin-CC18 French, Winawer
22. Gudmundur Sigurjonsson vs E Torre  ½-½351970Siegen ol (Men) fin-CB03 Alekhine's Defense
23. E Torre vs Ribli  0-1541971Wch U20 f-AB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
24. E Torre vs Hug  ½-½481971Wch U20 f-AB44 Sicilian
25. E Torre vs K Rogoff  ½-½621971Wch U20 f-AC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
 page 1 of 53; games 1-25 of 1,307  PGN Download
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  wordfunph: to the greatest Filipino chess player of all-time, happy birthday GM Eugenio Torre!
Nov-03-19  torrefan: The genuine Filipino hero, tunay na Pinoy: sa isip, sa salita at sa gawa. Happy birthday, Eugenio Torre y Oliveros!
Nov-04-19  bubuli55: Happy Birthday! to GM Torre
Nov-04-19  Ironmanth: Happy birthday, Grandmaster!
Nov-05-19  torrefan: Recent interview--

Nov-05-19  Nf3em: Belated Happy Birthday AFGM.
Dec-05-19  spawn2: GM Torre with GM Laylo and IM Bersamina got 1st place in the chess problem solving event in the ongoing SEA Games.

Congrats Team Philippines!

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  wordfunph: hurrahhhh to GM Torre, GM Laylo and IM Bersamina, cheers!
Dec-06-19  torrefan: Mabuhay GM Oliveros-Torre, GM Layo and IM Bersamina!
Dec-06-19  Nf3em: Congrats AFGM & the rest of PHL Chess Team.
Dec-24-19  spawn2: Wishing everyone a Blessed and Meaningful Christmas!🎄
Jan-01-20  spawn2: Happy New Year to everyone!🎉 Looking forward to a successful Olympiad campaign for the Philippine team this 2020..
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  Kurakotsaba: Where is 2020 Chess Olympiad going to be held?
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <Kurakotsaba> Moscow
Jan-02-20  torrefan: Greetings to the AFGM!
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  Kurakotsaba: I see. Thanks <wordfunph>.
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  Kurakotsaba: Will there be a qualifying process/tournament, or series of official games to determine who will make the team to Moscow, wordzski?
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  wordfunph: kurakotsabagirov, di ko alam proseso.

plano ka sasabak?

Jan-03-20  spawn2: Kurakotsaba:
Team Philippines composition:
1. GM Inno Sadorra - seeded (with highest elo)
2. GM Banjo Barcenilla - BOGM Champ
3. IM Pau Bersamina - BOGM 1st runner-up
4. Will be selected by NCFP
5. Will be selected by NCFP
Coach : GM Eugene Torre
Premium Chessgames Member
  Kurakotsaba: Mayroon na pala puesto sa 1, 2, 3.
4 and 5 na lang ang tbd.
Salamat <spawn2>. Sa Tokyo Olympics na lang isasalansan ng masinsinan ng Pilipinas sa mga athletes na i-send.
Mar-02-20  spawn2: Congratulations to GM Eugenio O. Torre for being included in the list of the 50 Greatest Filipino Athletes of All Time!

The book 50 Greatest Filipino Athletes of All Time is now available. Written and co-edited by the tandem of Mr. Bill Velasco and Mr. Joaquin Henson.

Mar-03-20  torrefan: Congrats!
Mar-04-20  stalkerone: Sadorra will be replaced by GM Laylo.
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  Kurakotsaba: BD1 begged off.
Reasons given?
Thats OK.
JUST DO IT. Your best!
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  wordfunph: "Finding myself in a country that was right in the midst of a chess boom was a godsend. Philippines was home to Asia’s first Grandmaster, Eugenio Torre, and my mother persisted in not letting my affinity for the sport slacken. In fact, she took it several steps ahead. She began by rifling through the phonebook, looking up every single ‘Torre’ in the country until her search was narrowed down to the most likely Torre. When she called on the number she’d diligently circled, it turned out that while she’d found the right Torre household, she’d got hold of the wrong brother. Luckily, the brother was a chess coach and was kind enough to suggest a good chess club for me to frequent."

- GM Viswanathan Anand

(Source: Mind Master - Winning Lessons from a Champion's Life by Viswanathan Anand)

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