Say the name Eugene Torre in the Philippines and everyone would think about chess. His name is synonymous with chess and everything there is about chess. He has brought a lot of honors for the country. He is an icon and inspiration to all Filipino chess players.
Eugene Torre is Asia’s First Grandmaster. He obtained that feat at age 22 after winning the Silver Medal in the Chess Olympiad in Nice, France. At this time, Torre is representing the country in a record 22nd appearance in the Olympiad currently being held in Tromso, Norway.
Here is one of his most memorable game where he beat reigning World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov in a sharp Sicilian encounter -