Torre, Eugene

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Eugenio "Eugene" Torre, traditionally considered the strongest chess grandmaster the Philippines ever produced, was born in Iloilo City, Philippines on November 4, 1951.  In 1974, the young Torre became Asia’s first grandmaster by winning the silver medal at board 1 in the World Chess Olympiad in Nice, France.  In a 1976 tournament in Manila, Torre beat then reigning world chess champion Anatoly Karpov in a game that has become part of Filipino chess history (see diagram).  Torre, whose FIDE rating is 2536, continues to play actively in local and international tournaments (see photo).


  • 9 years ago · Quote · #1


    i salute you eugene... i hope i cn play you in personal...
  • 9 years ago · Quote · #2


    like me to...
  • 9 years ago · Quote · #3


    I am a Filipino in Jacksonville and and with my brother in law, Louie Manalo, who is from Baguio, now a resident in Jacksonville also wish you can come and we will welcome you.

  • 9 years ago · Quote · #4


    Hope to be like him
  • 9 years ago · Quote · #5



  • 9 years ago · Quote · #6


    why did white resigned?
  • 9 years ago · Quote · #7


    awesome match
  • 8 years ago · Quote · #8


    What is whites move?Nb1.Then Bxb2+ then Kxb2.Qf2+.Then whatever white moves he will be mate.

    But was a good game

  • 8 years ago · Quote · #9


    eugene i think you can bet krammik the word chess champion because you bet karpov before.

  • 8 years ago · Quote · #10


    Pro pinoy.... ahahaha

  • 8 years ago · Quote · #11


    nice game

  • 8 years ago · Quote · #12


    I don't know how GM's thinks when they play. Most of them make their best move all the time. thats why they are called GM! GRANDMASTER.

  • 8 years ago · Quote · #13


    another thing why white resigned is bec. of he will be mate in 5.

    then Nb1 Qf2 . there is no way for white to guard the b pawn bec. his queen can't

    support it. So Nc3 Bxc3, xBc3 by the pawn. Then Qa2 MATE!

  • 8 years ago · Quote · #14


    Gosh almost took me a day to figure why white resigned.

    They think so advance after all.

  • 8 years ago · Quote · #15


    how could B checkmate W if W moved Qd1

  • 8 years ago · Quote · #16


    i'm agree with perry30,B can't checkmate W if W moved Qd1

  • 8 years ago · Quote · #17


    Perry and vampiregl Its maybe not mate but the endgame is hopeless after exchange of queens, look at the bishop its in a super position and poor knight is locked in, and the black king will eat pawn, thats the reason in my view Karpov gave up (its just hopeless position)

  • 8 years ago · Quote · #18


    ...the more astonishing news from him is that at his age he does'nt seem  tired of playing chess and still winning...GREAT FILIPINO, our man!, in chess indeed...thank so much for your contribution to our country and to the great sport of chess...

  • 7 years ago · Quote · #19


    My chin held up high in chess because of u Eugene! More power!! GODSPEED!

  • 7 years ago · Quote · #20


    i have the passion for the game of chess. i improving my games by reading book. how i wish i could be a GM someday.....

    hat's off eugene....

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