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Torre defends Asian title

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Eugene Torre, Asia’s first grandmaster, is set to defend his title in the Asian Seniors Chess Championship Nov. 2-12 at the Tagaytay International Convention Center.

Eugene Torre

Eugene Torre

Torre won last year’s event in New Zealand and just returned from coaching the Philippine team in the 43rd Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia.

Among the registrants are Tony Davis of Australia, Oleg Rinas, Aitkazy Baimurzin, Timur Kassymov and Kuanishbek Jumadullayev of Kazakhstan, Than Khin of Myanmar, Ahmad Ismail AND Kian Hwa Lim of Malaysia, Mahmou Doudin of Palestine, Dirwan Sinuraya, Myhammad Novian Siregar, Hendry Jamal and Syarif Mahmud of Indonesia.

Leading Philippine entries are International Master Chito Garma, Fide Master Adrian Ros Pacis, National Master Judge Rosendo Bandal Jr., National Master Efren Bagamasbad, National Master Stewart Manaog and National Master Rolzon Roullo, who is the 2017 Singapore Amateur Chess Championships ruler.

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