Eugenio Torre (born November 4, 1951) is considered the strongest chess player the Philippines produced during the 1980s and 1990s.
He became Asia’s first Grandmaster by winning the silver medal in the Chess Olympiad held in Nice, France.
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.
Eugenio Torre, from the Philippines, is the record-holder of participation in the Olympiad – this is his 23rd time!
After 23 Chess Olympiads, Torre had recorded 103 wins, 124 draws and 43 losses in 270 games for a total score of 165 points, second over-all in Olympiad history behind Portisch (176½/260 games).
However, he now holds the distinction of having played the most games in the history of the Olympiad with 270.