AS part of Mapua’s Foundation Day celebrations on Jan. 26, Asia first GM Eugene Torre will hold simultaneous exhibition games starting at 11 a.m. at the Mapua Institute of Technology gym in Muralla St., Intramuros, Manila.
Torre, one of the most outstanding graduates of Mapua, will play against select students and alumni during the event organized and hosted by the Mapua Filipino-Chinese Alumni Association, headed by President Edmond Aguilar and former President Victor Lau.
Supporting the event are Mapua head coach Boyet Tardecilla and Nelson Laroza Salazar, Board 1 of Mapua Chess Team and member of the 1st NCAA chess team champion of 1976.
Among those expected to play during the simul against Torre are the 16 chess players representing alumni and students.
Among these players are Nelson Laroza Salazar, Alumni (Sword & Castle), Resito David, Alumni (CE-EnSe), Alumni (Fil-Chi), Alumni (EE), Alumni (ECE-COE), Paolo Angelo Garcia (ME), Jaime Cacho, Alumni (CHE-CHM) based in California, USA and will participate thru chess.com, Melchor Pilones (Faculty -CE), Kasparob Andres (EE) Varsity Sr., Aldus Austria (IE) Varsity Sr., 11) Paul Relativo (GE) Varsity Sr., Paolo Medina (K12) Varsity Jr., Stephen Von Estavillo (K12) Varsity Jr., Kenzo Suarez (K11) Varsity Jr., Christian Thompson (K11) Varsity Jr. and John Reggie Salinas (K11) Varsity Jr.
This is the second time that Torre will hold simul games against Mapua players.
In 2010, Torre posted 14 wins and two draws, one against Nelson Laroza Salazar.