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Torre, Antonio banner PH challenge in Asian Seniors Chess

Jul 06, 2020 - 6:39 PM

Filipino Grandmasters Eugene Torre and Rogelio 'Joey' Antonio are among the favorites in the Asian Seniors Online Chess Championship

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Garma, Torre rule Asian Seniors Chess

Nov 12, 2018 - 9:03 AM

International Master Chito Garma bags the 50-and-over division crown as Grandmaster Eugene Torre cops the 65-and-over title

EVERGREEN. Top-ranked Eugene Torre finishes with 7.0 points to retain his title. File photo

Asian Seniors Chess: Garma, Roca keep 1-2 spots

Nov 11, 2018 - 7:35 AM

International Masters Chito Garma and Petronio Roca turn back separate foes to stay on top of the 9th Asian Seniors Chess Championships

Torre bounces back in Asian Seniors Chess

Nov 10, 2018 - 10:43 AM

Top-seeded Eugene Torre gets back in contention after moving a full point behind tournament leader Chito Garma

Asian Seniors Chess: Garma grabs solo lead

Nov 09, 2018 - 9:42 AM

Former Olympian Chito Garma pulls ahead, leaving Grandmaster Eugene Torre's title-retention drive in jeopardy

Garma topples Torre, shares top with Caturla

Nov 07, 2018 - 11:13 PM

International Master Chito Garma ends top-seeded Eugene Torre's unbeaten run in the 9th Asian Seniors Chess Championships

SETBACK. Grandmaster Eugene Torre (right)  absorbs his first loss in 14 games against International Master Chito Garma. File photo

Eugene Torre seizes solo top spot in Asian Seniors Chess Championships

Nov 06, 2018 - 9:25 AM

Asia's first Grandmaster improves to a perfect 3.0 points to separate himself from his erstwhile co-leaders in the 34-man event

OLD BUT GOLD. Despite turning 67, Eugene Torre remains sharp. File photo from National Chess Federation of the Philippines

Asian Seniors Chess: Eugene Torre wins twice on birthday

Nov 04, 2018 - 10:15 PM

Grandmaster Eugene Torre gets his title defense off to a strong right on his 67th birthday

TWIN WINS. Eugene Torre opens his campaign with victories over an Australian foe and a former teammate. Photo from Chesshive

Torre starts Asian Seniors Chess quest on birthday

Nov 03, 2018 - 5:04 PM

Grandmaster Eugene Torre looks to defend his crown in the 9th Asian Seniors Chess Championships

LEGEND. For years, the name of Eugene Torre has been associated with Philippine chess. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PH men's team falters, settles for 37th in Chess Olympiad

Oct 06, 2018 - 11:22 AM

The Philippines skids in the final round as China completes a title sweep of the 2018 World Chess Olympiad

TEAM WHIZ. Grandmaster Julio Catalino Sadorra carried the Philippine squad all tournament. Photo from Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018

Sadorra, Frayna banner PH chess Olympiad team

Sep 23, 2018 - 11:51 PM

Philippine chess legend and mentor Eugene Torre says a top 30 finish in the Olympiad will be 'an achievement'

NEW TARGET. Janelle Mae Frayna and the Philippine women’s chess team hope to better their 34th place finish in the 2016 Olympiad.

Eugene Torre named head coach of PH team to Chess Olympiad

Jul 23, 2018 - 4:03 PM

The Philippine team looks to improve from its worst finish of 58th place in the last edition of the biennial event in 2016

COACHING DUTIES. Filipino grandmaster Eugene Torre will not play in the Chess Olympiad for the first time since 1970. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

66-year-old Torre suits up again for PH in chess Olympiad

Jun 19, 2018 - 11:38 PM

The National Chess Federation of the Philippines to name the rest of the Olympiad team

SOLDIER. Veteran Eugene Torre leads the charge for Philippines' campaign in the 31st Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Eugene Torre now a coach as Asian Zonal tournament starts

Feb 25, 2017 - 8:08 PM

The chess legend will be supervising Filipino players in Tagaytay City during the tournament which is the first stage to select qualifiers for the world championship

COACH. Eugene Torre will play a new role at the Asian Zonal tournament: coach. File photo by Josh Albelda

Eugene Torre: Forever the litmus test for Philippine chess

Sep 15, 2016 - 12:08 AM

Only Torre has been able to summon his best when playing against the elite

LEGEND. For years, the name of Eugene Torre has been associated with Philippine chess. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Wesley So, now playing under US, draws world champ

Jan 12, 2015 - 3:36 PM

Playing in his first major tournament since switching to the US team from the Philippines Wesley So managed a draw with world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD. Wesley So displayed his world class ability by forcing a draw with the reigning world champion. File photo by Piroschka Van De Wouw/EPA

Torre trumps field, captures Battle of GMs championship

Jun 28, 2014 - 9:33 PM

Grandmaster Eugene Torre shows everyone why it is premature to write his chess epitaph just yet

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Eugene Torre, Asia’s first grandmaster, nearly forgets milestone

Jun 28, 2014 - 5:26 AM

Forty years after becoming Asia s first chess grandmaster Eugene Torre reflects on that historic day

CHESS LEGEND. Eugene Torre holds up his award from the Pagpupugay event at Resorts World Manila in June. File photo by Josh Albelda

Gomez wrests back lead with 1 round left in Battle of Chess GMs

Jun 27, 2014 - 9:09 PM

Playing with precision with white John Paul Gomez methodically dismantled Janelle Mae Frayna s Gruenfeld Defense in 51 moves and wrested the lead back

MASTER AT WORK. John Paul Gomez contemplates his next move during a chess match. Photo by Manolo Pedralvez

Eugene Torre leads with two rounds left in Battle of GMs chess tilt

Jun 26, 2014 - 9:38 PM

Torre the oldest player in the field of 12 is closing in on his first national title in over a decade

File photo of Eugene Torre addressing the audience at Resorts World Manila. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

GM Gomez captures top spot in Battle of Grandmasters

Jun 25, 2014 - 8:18 PM

John Paul Gomez secures the top spot through 7 rounds at the Battle of the Grandmasters

MASTER AT WORK. John Paul Gomez contemplates his next move during a chess match. Photo by Manolo Pedralvez

Female chess player continues conquest of top men at Battle of the Grandmasters

Jun 22, 2014 - 8:52 PM

FEU student Janelle Mae Frayna became the first woman to defeat a grandmaster at a Philippine chess event and will soon become the country s newest woman international master

Janelle Mae Frayna

Chess legend Eugene Torre rallies support for Wesley So’s US ambition

Jun 14, 2014 - 10:04 PM

We have to give 101 full support to Wesley says Torre

Eugene Torre addresses the audience at Resorts World Manila. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gabi ng Pagpupugay: A tale of Philippine sports

Jun 13, 2014 - 6:35 PM

It was a night of celebration as Filipino sports legends from various disciplines were honored at Resorts World Manila

CELEBRATING PH SPORTS. The Pagpupugay awardees pose on stage at the event's conclusion. Photo by Josh Albelda

Getting acquainted with the Palarong Pambansa

Apr 20, 2014 - 3:38 PM

The Palarong Pambansa is the nation s stage for tomorrow s sports heroes With Palaro 2014 rapidly approaching Levi Verora captures the spirit of competition in this piece

RECORDS WILL FALL. Two young women run their hearts out at Palarong Pambansa 2013. Photo by Kevin dela Cruz/Rappler

Chess: All the right moves

Apr 30, 2012 - 11:53 AM

Learn more about the the sport of the kings an event in Palarong Pambansa

CONSTANTLY LEARNING. Christian’s knowledge of chess is almost wholly self-taught.