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Julio Catalino Sadorra
J C Sadorra 
Photo courtesy of member "bubuli55".  
Number of games in database: 206
Years covered: 1996 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2546 (2531 rapid, 2538 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2611

Overall record: +65 -42 =51 (57.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 48 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (22) 
    E20 E46 E25 E34 E32
 Slav (12) 
    D10 D11 D19 D17 D15
 English (12) 
    A13 A17 A10 A15 A18
 King's Indian (9) 
    E90 E76 E71 E94
 Grunfeld (8) 
    D85 D80 D78
 Queen's Gambit Declined (7) 
    D31 D39 D30 D37 D35
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (29) 
    C03 C18 C11 C02 C10
 Sicilian (15) 
    B40 B42 B43 B41 B47
 French Tarrasch (8) 
    C03 C07 C05
 French Winawer (8) 
    C18 C19 C16 C15
 English (8) 
    A13 A15 A10
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    E10 D02 A40 A45
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J C Sadorra vs D K Dunn, 2011 1-0
   J C Sadorra vs O Sepp, 2008 1-0
   R Bitoon vs J C Sadorra, 2010 1/2-1/2
   J C Sadorra vs N Delgado Ramirez, 2016 1/2-1/2
   W So vs J C Sadorra, 2008 0-1
   J C Sadorra vs R Segarra, 2012 1-0
   N Paikidze vs J C Sadorra, 2012 0-1
   C Land vs J C Sadorra, 2009 0-1
   C Dougherty vs J C Sadorra, 2011 0-1
   J C Sadorra vs S Bercys, 2010 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   112th US Open (2011)
   Dubai Open (2008)
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   Pro Chess League (2018)

   🏆 Pro Chess League
   A Ostrovskiy vs J C Sadorra (Mar-07-18) 0-1, rapid
   J C Sadorra vs Khachiyan (Mar-07-18) 1-0, rapid
   J C Sadorra vs E Yanayt (Mar-07-18) 1-0, rapid
   M Zaloznyy vs J C Sadorra (Mar-07-18) 0-1, rapid
   J C Sadorra vs H Olafsson (Feb-24-18) 1/2-1/2, rapid

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(born Sep-14-1986, 31 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)

Wikipedia article: Julio Sadorra

Last updated: 2017-09-03 10:03:46

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 206  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Radjabov vs J C Sadorra  1-0461996Wch U10A04 Reti Opening
2. Chong Ghee Ong vs J C Sadorra  1-0272002National RapidB08 Pirc, Classical
3. J C Sadorra vs Lim Yee Weng  1-0402007Malaysian Open TtD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. Zhou Weiqi vs J C Sadorra 0-1272007Malaysian Open TtC03 French, Tarrasch
5. S Megaranto vs J C Sadorra 1-0432007Asian Individual ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. J C Sadorra vs B Bayarmandakh  0-1722007Asian Individual ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
7. E Bagamasbad vs J C Sadorra  1-0702007Asian Individual ChampionshipA10 English
8. Mirabeau Maga vs J C Sadorra  0-1532007Asian Individual ChampionshipD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
9. J C Sadorra vs R Tolentino 1-0772007Asian Individual ChampionshipA80 Dutch
10. A Nguyen vs J C Sadorra 0-1482007Asian Individual ChampionshipE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
11. J C Sadorra vs Xu Jun  ½-½282007Asian Individual ChampionshipD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
12. J C Sadorra vs Yu Shaoteng  ½-½452007Asian Individual ChampionshipA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
13. Hoang Thong Tu vs J C Sadorra 1-0272007Asian Individual ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
14. E Ghaem Maghami vs J C Sadorra  1-0512007Asian Individual ChampionshipA13 English
15. Li Chao vs J C Sadorra 1-0302007Manila opB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. J C Sadorra vs Ni Hua 1-03920072nd PGMA CUP INTERNATIONAL OPED16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. O Noroozi vs J C Sadorra  0-1272008Dubai OpenA30 English, Symmetrical
18. J C Sadorra vs T Kotanjian  ½-½572008Dubai OpenD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. Li Chao vs J C Sadorra  ½-½272008Dubai OpenC10 French
20. J C Sadorra vs D Arutinian  0-1352008Dubai OpenD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
21. J C Sadorra vs S M Al Mohayri  1-0272008Dubai OpenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
22. M Sergeyeva vs J C Sadorra  1-0352008Dubai OpenC18 French, Winawer
23. J C Sadorra vs H Mohamed  1-0142008Dubai OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
24. J C Sadorra vs W So 0-1362008Battle of GrandmastersE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
25. R Bitoon vs J C Sadorra  1-0412008Battle of GrandmastersC10 French
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  cro777: In the penultimate round Sadorra played a nice attacking game against IM Greet from Scotland. When your opponent is under attack and has to defend, often having to find the only move to stay in the game, it is not easy for him to find key defensive ideas.

GM Julio Catalino Sadorra (2560) IM Andrew N. Greet (2455)

In possibly today's main line of the entire Exchange Slav ( Symmetrical line 7.Qb3 Na5 8. Qa4+ Bd7 9. Qc2) Sadorra applied Aronians new idea 14.Bf4 (instead of 14.Bg3) from the Tromso Olympiad 2014. Aronian vs Navara, 2014

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. cxd5 cxd5 4. Bf4 Nc6 5. e3 Nf6 6. Nc3 Bf5 7. Qb3 Na5 8. Qa4+ Bd7 9. Qc2 e6 10. Bd3 Be7 11. Nf3 Nc6 12. a3 Nh5 13. Be5 f6

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14. Bf4 <The point of this Aronians idea is that after the exchange on f4, the e6pawn will be a bit vulnerable, and the pawns on d4 and f4 do a good job of containing the centre.>

14g6? <Greet answered with a new move in this position (14Nxf4, 14f5 and 14Rc8 was tried before). This move weakens Black's kingside and doesn't look sound. Sadorra replied with a direct attack.>

15. Bxg6+ hxg6 16. Qxg6+ Kf8 17. Bh6+ Rxh6 18. Qxh6+ Ng7 19. h4 Kg8 20. Rh3

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Greet didn't defend accurately and then made a key mistake.

23Bf8? 21. Ng5 fxg5 22. hxg5

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22...Ne7? <This was the decisive mistake. 22Kf7 was necessary.>

23. g6! Nxg6 24. Qxg6 Qb6 25. O-O-O Bxa3 26. Qh7+ Kf8 27. Qc2 Bxb2+ 28. Qxb2 Qxb2+ 29. Kxb2 Kf7 30. Rdh1 b5 31. Rf3+ Kg8 32. Rfh3 Kf7 33. Ne2 b4 34. Rf3+ Kg8 35. Nf4 Rf8 36. Rh8+ Kxh8 37. Ng6+ Kg8 38. Rxf8+ Kh7 39. Rd8 Bb5 40. Nf8+ Kh6 41. Nxe6 1-0

Sep-13-16  kamagong24: rd 11

GM Sadorra, Julio Catalino 2560 (PHI) vs GM Smerdon, David C 2531 (AUS) =


GM Zhao, Z. 2550 (AUS) vs GM Gomez, J. P. 2492 (PHI)

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  pinoymaster77: Thanks cro777 sa pagpapaunlak on GM Ino's game (parang saking batil eh 'Tal-like' attack?) vs IM Greet, na greet sya with sacrifices to expose his king to attacks !
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  pinoymaster77: Will lookout for the game vs WC Magnus please, am curious on each side's mistakes / oversights

May signs ba na WC Magnus underestimated his opponent?

Sep-13-16  Virgil A: You did your country proud. Good job, Julio.

Happy Birthday!

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  cro777: Sadorra about his game against Magnus Carlsen.

In the sixth round of the Baku Olympiad 2016 The Philipines met Norway. On the top board Julio Sadorra drew Magnus Carlsen with the black pieces.

Sadorra's press conference after the game:

The game started in style: Leyla Aliyeva, the first daughter of the President of Azerbaijan and editor-in-chief of style magazine "Baku: Art. Culture. Wild", made the first move for Magnus.

As Sadorra pointed out, at the Olympiad, hiding his preparations for the World Championship match in November, Magnus Carsen avoided the mainstream openings. Against Sadorra he opted for a rare line (6.c5) of the French Defense Exchange Variation:

1. e4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. d4 Bd6 5. c4 Nf6

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The main move here is 6.Nc3. According to John Watson, one of the leading experts in the French Defense, 6.c5 selected by Magnus is playable. He suggests 6Be7 7.Bd3 b6! Magnus opted for 7.Nc3. He was slightly better out of the opening.

In the middlegame Sadorra made a mistake by playing 20Bg6? (the correct move was 20Be4 followed by 20Ne5)

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Magnus returned the favor by playing a straightforward 21.Nxc2? He missed a simple tactics 21.Bxc7 (after 21...Qc8 22.Bd6 he would have had real chances to win the game). Instead, he ended up a pawn down and was lucky to escape with a draw.

A video-analysis of the game:

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  pinoymaster77: Thanks again for the analysis cro777, French is indeed one of Ino's fave defenses !
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  pinoymaster77: Hsppy birthday GM Ino!

A chess warrior and gentlemen sila along with Dad Bing

Nice overcoming the headache spiel in the 1st half of Baku Olympiad

You have been our #1 player I think since 2014, please keep on doing so being PHI's top board for more Olympiads to come!

And may PSC / NCFP already settle the previous pledges, we have new PSC Admin that would seem to take care of the athletes more, Mr. James can help

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  wordfunph: happy birthday GM Ino!
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  spawn2: Happy Bday!
Oct-11-16  chessgm: Congratulations GM Julio Sadorra for winning the 2016 Washington Chess Congress.
Jan-02-17  bubuli55: Happy New Year! Julio
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  pinoymaster77: 9 events pala pinag Champion ni GM Ino last year! And maganda pa ding buena mano being co-Champ with GM Mac in the recent Chesapeake Open

"For Sadorra who entered the tournament as the highest rated player at 2703 the win at the Chesapeake Open marks a continuation of an impressive record of winning in 2016 a year in which he won first place in no less than nine tournaments.

Sadorra has also been doing well abroad. For instance, he drew against World Champion Magnus Carlsen when Sadorra played him as a member of the Philippine team at the 2016 Chess Olympiad."

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  polarmis: Julio is playing Banter Blitz on chess24!
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  pinoymaster77: GM Ino doing well sa Asian Conti with 3.5/5 next opponent would be tough Indian GM Ganguly

Earlier, he earned a draw vs Yu Yangyi

Jul-11-17  Pru: Congrats GM Ino for qualifying in the Chess World Cup.
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  pinoymaster77: Yes, all the best sa preparations, starts pala Sept 2 in Tbilisi Georgia
Aug-08-17  mcten: GM Ino will play against No.7 Russian GM Maxim Matlakov (2728) in the 1st rd of the FIDE World Chess Cup 2017 which will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia on Sept 2 - 27, 2017. Who plays white or black will be known on the opening ceremony. See the World Cup (tree) Pairings here;
Aug-11-17  Pru: Matindi pala ang makakalaban ni GM Inno.
Good luck!!!
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  pinoymaster77: Any analysts napapadalaw dito? Equal pa daw per chess24 and chessbomb :

Sadorra, Julio Catalino (PHI) - Matlakov, Maxim (RUS)

FIDE World Cup 2017 round 01

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 g5 8. Bg3 Nc6 9. e3 h5 10. Be5 Bxc3+ 11. bxc3 Nxe5 12. dxe5 Nd7 13. f4 gxf4 14. exf4 Nc5 15. Nf3 Bg4 16. Nd4 c6 17. Bd3 Qh4+ 18. g3 Nxd3+ 19. Qxd3 Qe7 *

Sep-04-17  Pru: Sayang eliminated sa first round si GM Ino.
Jan-16-18  chessgm: Congratulations! to GM Sadorra for winning the 2018 Annual Chesapeake Open.,
Jun-20-18  bubuli55: Congratulations GM Julio for representing the Philippines at the 43rd World Chess Olympiad !
Jun-21-18  bubuli55: The next tourney of GM Julio Sadorra will be at the Philadelphia International Open. June 28- July 2, 2018.

Madami rin mga GM doon. Good luck, GM Julio!

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  epistle: All the best to Catas!
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