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GM Julio Sadorra Wins Texas State Championship

The 2015 Texas State and Amateur Championship chess tournament was held from May 22 to May 25 at the DFW Airport Marriott South in Fort Worth, Texas. Approximately forty-one people participated in the State Championship section while the State Amateur Championship section was packed with one-hundred and thirty-seven people! Social media saavy WCM Claudia Munõz was on hand to compete for the tournament championship and to take plenty of photos for the rest us! In the end, it was GM Julio Sadorro with 4 wins and 2 draws who took the overall tournament win. WCM Munõz played exceptionally well and placed 24th overall with 2 losses, 2 draws, and a win. The final standings for the top ten players in the Championship section were:

#NameRtngPostRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6Tot
1GM Julio C Sadorra26262625W32W17W18D16W5D2 5.0
2IM Darwin Yang25752576H—W7D8W13W4D1 4.5
3NM Tianming Xie21662224W34D30W20D28W16D6 4.5
4NM Jeffrey De Jesus23292338W6W9D16W27L2D5 4.0
5NM Dachey Lin23152322W21D19W37W8L1D4 4.0
6Andrew J Widener21422186L4W41D10W19W28D3 4.0
7Joey Kelly21002170D12L2W22W32D18W17 4.0
8NM Atulya Vaidya22542265W40W38D2L5W27D12 4.0
9Robert Sanchez21702199W35L4W36D17D12W18 4.0
10NM Bovey Liu22352234D22D39D6D37W21W20 4.0

GM Julio Sadorra and the Texas State Championship Trophy
Photo: Texas Chess Association

The Amateur Section was open to players U2000 ELO or unrated, while the Championship Section was open to players over 2000 ELO or with a rating higher than the 2014 Amateur Champion, IM Darwin Yang (2570 ELO). This year’s Texas State Amateur Champion is Benjamin Frenkel who destroyed his competition to win a perfect 6/6 with an ELO of 1888!

Benjamin Frenkel and the Texas Amateur Championship Trophy
Photo: Texas Chess Association

The final standings for the top ten players in the Amateur section were:

#NameRtngClubRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6Tot
1Benjamin Frenkel188890%W70W106W18W10W16W9 6.0
2Daniel Hung188490%W78W113W41W39D3W17 5.5
3Adrian Diaz1993100%W34W82W19H—D2W25 5.0
4David R Gaston1902100%W95W36D15W24D17W19 5.0
5Ryan S Ackerman1862100%W98W49W57D9D7W20 5.0
6Peter Mikhail1890100%W94L15W66W18W44W23 5.0
7Jonathan F Allen1921100%H—W65W71W85D5W15 5.0
8Annastasia Wyzywany186490%W68W75D85D40W62W16 5.0
9Travis Guenther1943100%W55W63W61D5W11L1 4.5
10Atreya Vaidya197160%W72W14W58L1D15W52 4.5