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Eugenio Torre
E Torre 
Photography courtesy of Philippine Chess.  
Number of games in database: 1,364
Years covered: 1968 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2437 (2423 rapid, 2343 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560

Overall record: +467 -275 =597 (57.2%)*
   * 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 (161) 
    B50 B83 B22 B31 B52
 Queen's Pawn Game (98) 
    D02 A45 A46 D00 A40
 Queen's Indian (37) 
    E15 E17 E16 E14 E12
 Ruy Lopez (34) 
    C92 C64 C99 C95 C77
 French Defense (33) 
    C02 C07 C09 C18 C04
 Sicilian Scheveningen (23) 
    B83 B84 B81
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (97) 
    C99 C80 C92 C65 C77
 Pirc (83) 
    B08 B07 B09
 King's Indian (71) 
    E62 E97 E80 E73 E92
 Slav (69) 
    D17 D14 D12 D10 D18
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (54) 
    C99 C92 C91 C84 C85
 Sicilian (50) 
    B42 B30 B43 B40 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
   E Torre vs Ljubojevic, 1976 1-0
   Chiburdanidze vs E Torre, 1988 0-1
   E Torre vs Karpov, 1984 1-0
   E Torre vs Tarjan, 1983 1/2-1/2
   E Torre vs Petursson, 1985 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   1st Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1977)
   Valletta Olympiad (1980)
   Pan-Pacific GM Tournament (1991)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Hastings 1980/81 (1980)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)
   Amsterdam IBM (1977)
   Biel Interzonal (1985)
   Zagreb Interzonal (1987)
   World Senior 65+ (2017)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   First Lady Cup 2nd (1983)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   Haifa Olympiad (1976)

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
   Hastings (1980/81) by Chessical
   Amsterdam IBM 1977 by suenteus po 147
   Bugojno 1984 by suenteus po 147

   🏆 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, 69 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 56; games 1-25 of 1,384  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Naranja vs E Torre 1-0641968Manila MeralcoE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
2. R C Balinas vs E Torre 1-0921968Manila MeralcoB20 Sicilian
3. E Torre vs Gligoric 0-1511968Manila MeralcoC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
4. E Torre vs Saidy 1-03419699th Costa del SolB57 Sicilian
5. A H Williams vs E Torre  0-1231969Wch U20 fin-BB02 Alekhine's Defense
6. E Torre vs Rogoff  1-0281969Wch U20 fin-BB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
7. E Torre vs L Ogaard  ½-½251969Wch U20 fin-BB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
8. J Krotki vs E Torre  0-1771969Wch U20 fin-BE61 King's Indian
9. E Torre vs E M Green  ½-½491969Wch U20 fin-BC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
10. Ermenkov vs E Torre  0-1381969Wch U20 fin-BE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
11. E Torre vs Karpov ½-½771969Wch U20 prel-BC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
12. G Ligterink vs E Torre  ½-½571969Wch U20 fin-BE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
13. F Petersen vs E Torre  1-0401970Siegen Olympiad qual-4B02 Alekhine's Defense
14. E Torre vs V Ciocaltea  ½-½431970Siegen Olympiad qual-4C55 Two Knights Defense
15. E Paoli vs E Torre 0-1291970Siegen Olympiad qual-4B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
16. E Torre vs N J Patterson  ½-½291970Siegen Olympiad qual-4B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
17. E Torre vs B Jansson  ½-½591970Siegen Olympiad qual-4B07 Pirc
18. E Torre vs Mokhtar Kaderi  1-0371970Siegen Olympiad qual-4C27 Vienna Game
19. E Torre vs F Loheac-Amoun 1-0271970Siegen Olympiad qual-4C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
20. Forintos vs E Torre 0-1401970Siegen Olympiad qual-4E77 King's Indian
21. E Torre vs R Belkadi  1-0421970Siegen Olympiad Final-CA07 King's Indian Attack
22. E Torre vs T Siaperas  1-0511970Siegen Olympiad Final-CB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
23. M Colon Romero vs E Torre  0-1401970Siegen Olympiad Final-CE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
24. Y Safvat vs E Torre  0-1321970Siegen Olympiad Final-CB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
25. C Pritchett vs E Torre  ½-½681970Siegen Olympiad Final-CB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
 page 1 of 56; games 1-25 of 1,384  PGN Download
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  Ironmanth: Happy birthday, Grandmaster!
Nov-05-19  torrefan: Recent interview--

Nov-05-19  Nf3em: Belated Happy Birthday AFGM.
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  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.
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  spawn2: Wishing everyone a Blessed and Meaningful Christmas!🎄
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  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?
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  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?

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  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
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  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.
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  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)

Nov-04-20  Nf3em: Happy Birthday AFGM ... continue to have good health and happy life.
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  spawn2: Good luck to GM Torre and the rest of Team Rizal Towers! Today is the opening round of the 1st PCAP (Professional Chess Association of the Philippines) tournament where 24 teams will be fighting it out to snare the crown.
Apr-21-21  Lemon69: Congratulations to our very own AFGM Torre. Truly a legend of the game and well-deserved Hall of Famer in chess:
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