Eugenio Torre

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Torre in actie, inventory number 932-3494.jpg
Eugenio Torre, Tilburg 1982
Association PhilippinesPhilippines Philippines
Born November 4, 1951
Iloilo City
title International Master (1972)
Grand Master (1974)
Current  Elo rating 2437 (August 2020)
Best Elo rating 2580 (January 1983)
Tab at the FIDE (English)

Eugenio Torre (born November 4, 1951 in Iloilo City ) is a Filipino chess player .

Single successes

Eugenio Torre, 1981 in Bochum at the International German Championship

In 1969 Eugenio Torre took part in the U20 World Junior Championship in Stockholm , which was won by Anatoly Karpov . In 1974, Torre became the first Asian player outside the Soviet Union to become a grandmaster and has been a hugely popular athlete in his home country ever since.

In 1982 he qualified with his second place (equal on points with Lajos Portisch ) at the interzonal tournament in Toluca for the candidate competitions for the chess world championship and achieved his best rating with 2580 , but failed in 1983 in the quarter-finals against Zoltán Ribli . At the International German Championship in Hanover in 1983 he was fourth behind Anatoli Karpow, Tamas Georgadze and Yuri Balaschow .

Torre was friends with Bobby Fischer and a second in his competition with Boris Spasski in 1992.

Team chess

Eugenio Torre, Chess Olympiad 1980

From 1970 to 2016 , with the exception of 2008 , he played at every Chess Olympiad and is a record participant with 23 participations. At the 1974 Chess Olympiads in Nice , 1980 in Valletta and 1986 in Dubai , he won a bronze medal on the first board and on the third board in 2016 in Baku . Between 1977 and 1993, Torre took part with the Filipino team in six Asian team championships and won this competition in 1977 in Auckland , 1979 in Singapore , 1981 in Hangzhou and 1986 in Dubai. At the chess competitions of the Asian Games 2010 in Guangzhou he reached second place with the Filipino team. In 1984 he was called up for the match between the USSR and the rest of the world , he won two games against Andreï Sokolov and lost one.


  • Tibor Károlyi: Eugenio Torre - Legendary Chess Careers . Chess Evolution, Niepołomice 2016. ISBN 978-83-944290-6-5 .

Web links

Commons : Eugenio Torre  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. ↑ Final table of the interzonal tournament Toluca 1982 on the homepage of Mark Weeks (English)
  2. ^ German individual chess championship 1983 in Hanover on TeleSchach (cross table and games)
  3. Eugenio Torres Results at Chess Olympiads on (English)
  4. Eugenio Torres results at Asian team championships on (English)
  5. Eugenio Torres results at the Asian Games ( Memento from September 24, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) on (English)