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Grandmaster Eugene Torre to Host Simultaneous Chess Exhibition in Tarlac City

TARLAC CITY — Grandmaster Eugene Torre, a distinguished figure in the world of chess, will engage with young chess aficionados in a simultaneous exhibition event on April 9, aligning with the Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) festivities in Luisita, Tarlac City.

According to Philippines News Agency, this exhibition aims to cultivate interest and participation in chess among the youth, leveraging Torre's prominence and expertise. At 72, Torre continues to inspire the next generation of players, as demonstrated by his recent victory at the Guam International Open Chess Tournament, where he won all nine games, underscoring his enduring prowess in the sport.

The event in Tarlac City is not just a platform for competition but also serves as an educational experience, offering young players the chance to learn directly from a seasoned grandmaster. Beyond the exhibition, the initiative includes a mini-tournament involving local chess clubs and societies, which underscores the community's commitment to fostering strategic thinking and sportsmanship through chess.

Participants in the event will include notable figures from the local chess community, such as NM Marlon Bernardino of the Bayanihan Chess Club and other representatives from regional chess groups. The occasion also reflects the broader ambitions of the IIEE Tarlac chapter to utilize chess as a means of building community and enhancing educational opportunities.

The proceeds from the tournament are earmarked for IIEE's Oplan Dagitab project, which focuses on enhancing electrical safety and infrastructure in local schools. This initiative will benefit several educational institutions in Tarlac City and nearby areas, demonstrating the chess community's commitment to social responsibility.

By hosting such events, the IIEE and the local chess community in Tarlac continue to highlight the game's educational and cultural significance, promoting it as a valuable tool for cognitive development and social engagement.