Widely considered to be the greatest Filipino chess player of all time.
He was close friends with chess legend Bobby Fischer and he served as Fischer's second in the 1992 World championship against Boris Spassky in Yugoslavia.
He was a close friend and competitor of Bobby Fischer.
He became the first Asian player to qualify as a Grandmaster in 1974 by winning a silver medal at that years's Chess Olympiads in Nice, France.
He grew up in The Philippines.
- The meaning of the name Torre: Dweller At The Small Tower