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J C Sadorra 
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Julio Catalino Sadorra
Number of games in database: 145
Years covered: 1996 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2535 (2531 rapid, 2544 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2611
Overall record: +55 -37 =33 (57.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      20 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (10) 
    A13 A17 A18 A10
 Nimzo Indian (9) 
    E46 E25 E24 E28 E20
 King's Indian (8) 
    E76 E90 E71 E94
 Slav (8) 
    D11 D19 D16 D18 D15
 Grunfeld (7) 
    D85 D78 D80
 Queen's Gambit Declined (6) 
    D37 D31 D38 D30 D35
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (20) 
    C18 C03 C02 C10 C01
 Sicilian (11) 
    B40 B44 B96 B47 B42
 French Winawer (7) 
    C18 C16 C19 C15
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    D02 E10 A40 A45
 French Tarrasch (5) 
    C03 C05
 English (5) 
    A13 A15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J C Sadorra vs D K Dunn, 2011 1-0
   R Bitoon vs J C Sadorra, 2010 1/2-1/2
   W So vs J C Sadorra, 2008 0-1
   C Dougherty vs J C Sadorra, 2011 0-1
   J C Sadorra vs Van Wely, 2011 1/2-1/2
   Ivanchuk vs J C Sadorra, 2014 1/2-1/2
   R Salvador vs J C Sadorra, 2012 0-1
   N Paikidze vs J C Sadorra, 2012 0-1
   J C Sadorra vs R Segarra, 2012 1-0
   J C Sadorra vs B Cassidy, 2012 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   112th US Open (2011)
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)
   Dubai Open (2008)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)

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(born Sep-14-1986, 29 years old) Philippines

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Grandmaster Sadorra finished with +4-2=5 at the Chess Olympiad (2014) (for the Philippines team) and at 2012 Pan-Am intercollegiate, he scored +3-1=0 (for the U of Texas, Dallas' 'A' team) (1). He won the Continental class(2) championship at Virginia in June, 2016.

References: (1) , (2) , (3)

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 145  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Radjabov vs J C Sadorra  1-046 1996 Wch U10A04 Reti Opening
2. Chong Ghee Ong vs J C Sadorra  1-027 2002 National RapidB08 Pirc, Classical
3. A Nguyen vs J C Sadorra 0-148 2007 Asian Individual ChampionshipE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
4. S Megaranto vs J C Sadorra 1-043 2007 Asian Individual ChampionshipB86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
5. Zhou Weiqi vs J C Sadorra 0-127 2007 Malaysian Open TtC03 French, Tarrasch
6. E Ghaem Maghami vs J C Sadorra  1-051 2007 Asian Individual ChampionshipA13 English
7. J C Sadorra vs R Tolentino 1-077 2007 Asian Individual ChampionshipA80 Dutch
8. Hoang Thong Tu vs J C Sadorra  1-027 2007 Asian Individual ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
9. Li Chao vs J C Sadorra  1-030 2007 Manila opB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. Mirabeau Maga vs J C Sadorra  0-153 2007 Asian Individual ChampionshipD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
11. J C Sadorra vs Yu Shaoteng  ½-½45 2007 Asian Individual ChampionshipA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
12. E Bagamasbad vs J C Sadorra  1-070 2007 Asian Individual ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
13. J C Sadorra vs Ni Hua 1-039 2007 2nd PGMA CUP INTERNATIONAL OPED16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. J C Sadorra vs Xu Jun  ½-½28 2007 Asian Individual ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. J C Sadorra vs B Bayarmandakh  0-172 2007 Asian Individual ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
16. J C Sadorra vs Lim Yee Weng  1-040 2007 Malaysian Open TtD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. Jung Ho Jin vs J C Sadorra  0-149 2008 MindsportsC02 French, Advance
18. J C Sadorra vs B Jones  1-052 2008 Malaysian OpenE90 King's Indian
19. J C Sadorra vs S Simanjuntak  1-033 2008 Malaysian OpenD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
20. J C Sadorra vs S M Al Mohayri  1-027 2008 Dubai OpenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
21. A Diamant vs J C Sadorra  0-152 2008 MindsportsB40 Sicilian
22. J C Sadorra vs O Sepp  1-034 2008 MindsportsA48 King's Indian
23. J C Sadorra vs I Goldenberg  ½-½29 2008 Malaysian OpenD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. J C Sadorra vs R Antonio  ½-½32 2008 Battle of GrandmastersE20 Nimzo-Indian
25. J C Sadorra vs Jung Ho Jin  1-028 2008 MindsportsE90 King's Indian
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  cro777: Wesley lost a theoretically drawn endgame:

Wesley So (Minnesota Blizzard) - Julio Catalino Sadorra (Dallas Destiny)

Position after 53...Rxb7

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This endgame is a theoretical draw after:

54.Ke4 or

Wesley played 54.Rh5? and after 54...Rb6 55.g5 Rb8 resigned.

Oct-23-15  epistle: Julio Catalino "Catas" Sadorra squeezed a win from a theoretically drawn endgame.

And the juice was sweet.

For Wesley, this game is a harbinger of things to come at Bilbao. Instead of studying endgames, he keeps on creating sock puppets and trolling at Master B's page.


Oct-25-15  pinoymaster77: GM Ino still has a lot of upside, with the proper budget support, and training / tournaments.

- Sana natuloy na yung PSC allowance per priority athlete level

- Agreed sya na sana matuloy yung 'plano' na may European tournaments campaign, in preparation for the next Olympiad.

-Yung sinasabi ding FST eh kung for the locals yun, sa case ni GM Ino eh meron naming topnotch Trainers in US or Europe

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  wordfunph: GM Ino, maligayang pasko!
Dec-25-15  Virgil A: Julio, Maligayang Pasko!
Jan-11-16  chessgm4: Congratulations! Julio for winning the 2nd Gulf Coast New Year's open(Jan 8-10, Florida), undefeated and winning the last round vs Gm Zherebukh Yaroslav.The result and games can be viewed at USCF and monroi chess sites.
Jan-11-16  epistle: Congrat Catas! May your juice overflow more this 2016!
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  wordfunph: Juliodaman, gratz!
Jan-11-16  Virgil A: Even tho we haven't seen GM Julio in several tourneys the past year, you just know he's been training physically and technically to produce such a fantastic result. Congratz Julio !

GM Julio is ready to represent again as member of the Philippines team in Baku Olympiad.

Jan-16-16  pinoymaster77: Nice to see GM Ino's FB post that he's in self training for quest to increase ELO!

He was gracious to share up next are Southwest Class and DCC FIDE Open next month. Then eyeing stint in ASEAN event sometime in April.

Sana nga pati BOGM and Olympiad slot! And may GM Panjol join him!

Jan-18-16  pinoymaster77: Di pa filed sa FIDE yung 2nd Gulf Coast New Year's Open result, well its still < 2 weeks. Sana ma file this Jan para makasama na sa Feb rating. If not, then by March pa ma credit.

All the best sa next US tournaments next month

Mar-02-16  pinoymaster77: Congrats on the ELO gain! At 2521 PHI's #1 player again. Hope Ino can play in the Olympiad team this year

Mar-02-16  pinoymaster77: PHI's TOP 25. For PHI-based players, they will only resume their campaigns this March / April in Vietnam and Thailand

1 Sadorra, Julio Catalino g PHI 2521 14 1986
2 Paragua, Mark g PHI 2510 0 1984
3 Barbosa, Oliver g PHI 2508 2 1986
4 Gomez, John Paul g PHI 2495 0 1986
5 Sanchez, Joseph g PHI 2490 0 1970
6 Antonio, Rogelio Jr g PHI 2474 0 1962
7 Bitoon, Richard g PHI 2457 0 1975
7 Laylo, Darwin g PHI 2457 0 1980
9 Barcenilla, Rogelio g PHI 2456 0 1972
10 Villamayor, Buenaventura g PHI 2453 4 1967
11 Torre, Eugenio g PHI 2446 0 1951
12 Nolte, Rolando m PHI 2436 0 1972
13 Pascua, Haridas m PHI 2435 0 1993
14 Salvador, Roland g PHI 2434 0 1982
15 Docena, Jerad PHI 2430 0 1997
16 Garcia, Jan Emmanuel m PHI 2425 0 1995
17 Nava, Roderick m PHI 2392 0 1985
18 Gonzales, Jayson g PHI 2388 0 1969
19 Dimakiling, Oliver m PHI 2380 0 1980
20 Yap, Kim Steven m PHI 2379 0 1988
21 Bersamina, Paulo m PHI 2378 0 1998
22 Ranola, Yves m PHI 2370 0 1972
23 De Guzman, Ricardo m PHI 2368 3 1961
24 Mascarinas, Rico m PHI 2355 0 1953
25 Severino, Sander f PHI 2351 0

Jun-20-16  chessgm4: Congratulations Julio for winning the 5th Continental Class Championships June 17-19, 2016, Herdon, Virginia,
Jun-20-16  Virgil A: Congrats! Julio.
Jun-20-16  Pulo y Gata: Congratulations! This is a qualifier to world cup, right?
Jun-24-16  pinoymaster77: Re-checking the 2014 results eh the Mens finished 46th and the scores were as follows :

GM Ino 6.5 / 11
GM JP 5.5 / 11
GM Euge 5.5 / 9
IM Pau 5.0 / 9
GM Jay 2.5 / 4

Jun-24-16  pinoymaster77: Womens eh 64th naman

Jul-03-16  pinoymaster77: Nice interview of GM Ino, and great attitude! May experience na sya nung 2014 team as Bd1, but willing to take up whatever board assignment given by the Coach !

Jul-19-16  pinoymaster77: Congratulations to GM Ino for winning another title in the Continental Class in Virginia. This augurs well for his confidence and mental well being going into the Olympiad in Sept

Jul-19-16  Pulo y Gata: Congratulations! Go, Filip Ino! :-)
Jul-20-16  Virgil A: Congratz! Julio. Nice games!
Jul-21-16  epistle: We are proud of you Catas!
Jul-21-16  pinoymaster77: Since its his 2nd tour as possibly PHI No . 1, wishing an improvement over Tromso performance.

And may he fare well in the next Millionaire Open and other major US events

Jul-24-16  Virgil A: I'm sure GM Julio will someday win an Olympiad medal for the Phils. You never count out a believer.
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