Asia’s first grandmaster is going to break record of Hungarian Grandmaster Lajos Potrisch in the number of chess appearance. The brand new Gransfather will make a record 21st appearance in the chess Olympiad starting from August 27.
“ This is unexpected. I never envisioned myself as a senior citizen representing the country in the biggest stage of chess competition.” said by Torre.
Here is an interviw with Torre where he throws some light on his friendship with Bobby Fisher. He worked on Fischer’s team in his 1992 rematch with Boris Spassky in Yugoslavia. Much later, Torre conducted interviews on Filipino radio with Bobby Fischer. Those interviews gained notoriety for Fischer and despair for his fans.
In a tournament in Manila in the 1976, Torre beat then reigning world chess champion Anatoly Karpov in a game that has become part of Filipino chess history.