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Eugene Torre inducted to World Chess Hall of Fame

Asia's first chess grandmaster (GM) is now also Asia's first male world chess hall of famer.

Filipino Eugene Torre, according to reports, has been inducted in the World Chess Hall of Fame, alongside Argentine GM Miguel Najdorf and GM Judit Polgar of Hungary.

Torre will now join the list of other world hall of famers such as Alexander Alekhine, Bobby Fischer, and Asia's first woman world champion, Xie Jun.

The Philippine Olympic Committee and the Games and Amusements Board, through their social media accounts, applauded Torre's achievement.


Congratulations Eugene Torre! What an honor for our country as well! ???????? You're in a league of your own! ???? #POC #WorldChess #HallOfFamer ???? Wikimedia Commons

Posted by POC - Philippine Olympic Committee - Olympic.PH on Wednesday, April 21, 2021



The Games and Amusements Board congratulates Chess Grandmaster Eugene Torre for another milestone in his career. GM...

Posted by Games and Amusements Board on Wednesday, April 21, 2021


Torre, who became a grandmaster in 1974, was inducted in the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame in 2016. —Justin Kenneth Carandang/JMB, GMA News