2017 Asian Seniors - Auckland, New Zealand

Thursday, May 4, 2017
2017 Asian Seniors - Auckland, New Zealand

NZCF is delighted to announce that living legend GM Eugene Torre will be taking part in the Asian Seniors event to be held in Auckland in October. Torre became Asia's first grandmaster in 1974 and has remained one of the Philippines' strongest players ever since. At his 23rd Olympiad in Baku last year, GM Torre made it quite clear that he is still right at the top of his game, by scoring 10/11 and winning the bronze medal for board 3. He currently holds the record for the most games played in Olympiads (270). Recently, he was honoured by the Philippine Sportswriters Association with their Lifetime Achievement Award. 
The photo was taken in the late 1970s at an event in New Zealand.

 

(Report by Helen Milligan)