Julio Catalino Sadorra earned his third and final Grandmaster (GM) norm after beating American GM Alexander Shabalov in the 10th round of the University of Texas-Dallas Spring Invitational GM tournament in North Dallas, Texas.
Sadorra is still considered an International Master (IM) pending the official confirmation from the World Chess Federation (Fédération Internationale des Échecs, FIDE). He was one of the Philippines' brightest young players before moving to the United States to continue his studies at UT-Dallas where he is in his second year taking up Applied Mathematics.
Note that one of Sadorra's teammates is none other than New Zealander IM Puchen Wang.
You can see both guys appear in this UT Dallas chess team video.
a shame they didnt interview New Zealand's own IM Puchen Wang.
What a great University having Chess a serious component.
The guy who said he didnt want to spend a dollar on college and then smiles is so annoying. If i had any authority at the university of texas i would ask he him what he is really doing there. Just to save money on college fees would be insufficent.
have to say its a low calibre of student and chess player that go there. crap university it seems to be happy to show this video.
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