Chess | Acqua Terme, Italy: 2017 World Chess Championships – Philippines’ Torre downs Israeli rival

Grandmaster Eugene Torre found himself on top of the Open 65+ division after seven rounds in the 2017 World Chess Championships Tuesday night in Acqua Terme, Italy.

Fresh from Monday’s tournament break, Torre displayed his wit anew and dominated Fide Master Boris Butkin of Israel to hike his tally to 5.5 points and join nine others for a share of the lead.

It was the veteran Torre’s third straight win after falling to 37th place in the third round with a loss to Israel’s Boris Malisov.


Joining Torre at the helm are GM Anatoly Vaisser and Vladimir Okhotnik of France, GM Jansa Vlastimil of Czech Republic, International Master Arkady Shevelev of Israel, GM Davorin Komljenovic of Croatia, GM Lothar Vogt and FM Christian Hess of Germany, GM Yuri Balashov of Russia, as well as Malisov.

Courtesy: The Manila Bulletin | Published 


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