Julio Catalino Sadorra is originally from Cavite, Philippines where he is currently the #1 ranked player of the country. He relocated to Dallas, Texas after receiving a chess scholarship to attend The University of Texas at Dallas where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in 2013. During his university studies, he achieved the title of Grandmaster, and helped the UT Dallas chess team win numerous collegiate championships including the prestigious Pan-American Intercollegiate Championships (2010, 2011 & 2012). Currently, he plays individual and team events, and especially enjoys competing with his countrymen in World Chess Olympiads (2014, 2016), Asian Continental Championships (2013, 2017) and in the recently concluded Asian Indoor & Mixed Martial Arts Games. He resides in Dallas with his wife, Katie Ener, and their fuzzy puppy, Izzy.