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P Bersamina 
Photograph © 2011, courtesy of Paulo Bersamina.  
Paulo Bersamina
Number of games in database: 72
Years covered: 2010 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2391 (2231 rapid, 2333 blitz)
Overall record: +24 -21 =17 (52.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      10 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (16) 
    B23 B25 B90 B30 B92
 Caro-Kann (5) 
    B10 B14 B11 B13
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (10) 
    B27 B22 B20
 King's Indian (6) 
    E94 E76 E62 E81 E60
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A45 A46
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(born Feb-01-1998, 17 years old) Philippines

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FIDE Master (2010); International Master (2014)

Bersamina won his FIDE master title when he won the 11th ASEAN+ Age Group Chess Championship for the U12 division in Olongapo City in June 2010. He gained his International Master title in 2014 when he won the ASEAN Junior Championship in June 2014.

In 2010, at the age of 12 years 3months 23 days, he became the youngest player ever to win the National Junior Championship. He went on to win the 2nd Singapore International Youth Championships 2011 - Open U14 with 8/9. The Philippines team came 2nd overall (behind hosts Vietnam) in the 13th ASEAN+ Age Group Championships held in June 2012 in Hue City in Vietnam, with Bersamina winning 2 gold medals, 3 silver medals and a bronze medal in the U14 Team and Individual events.

Bersamina started 2013 strongly: playing in the 1st Chairman's Cup International Chess Championship in Manila, he scored 5.5/9 and a few days later competed at the Zonal 3.3 Open where he scored 4/9. These two events netted him 60 ratings points. His strong 4.5/9 result at the Manny Pacquiao Cup Continental Championship earned him another 26 rating points. A substandard performance at the 14th ASEAN+ U16 Championship was made up by a strong showing at the Asian U16 Championship where he placed =1st.

After a quiet start in the first half of 2014, he won the ASEAN Junior Championship held in Macau in June, scoring 7/9, a full point ahead of the field, netting his IM title in so doing. Just as impressive was shared 3rd at the 2014 National Championship in the Philippines, with 6.5/11, a point behind co-leaders Eugenio Torre and John Paul Gomez, a result that added over 30 ratings points to his card. He played board 4 for the Philippines at the Chess Olympiad (2014), scoring 5/9 and won the most rating points in the team. He competed in the World Junior Championship 2014, scoring 7.5/13.

As of 1 February 2015, he has a rating of 2359.

Latest update 5 Feb 2015

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 72  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. C Caturla vs P Bersamina  1-046 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
2. D Elorta vs P Bersamina  1-056 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupA48 King's Indian
3. P Bersamina vs R Maninang 1-045 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
4. P Bersamina vs P Long  0-149 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
5. P Bersamina vs J Gonzales  0-140 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB02 Alekhine's Defense
6. P Bersamina vs Le Thao Nguyen Pham  0-138 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
7. R Segarra vs P Bersamina  ½-½35 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB27 Sicilian
8. T Halay vs P Bersamina  0-144 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
9. N Dela Cruz vs P Bersamina 1-057 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
10. P Bersamina vs T Tirto  ½-½40 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB23 Sicilian, Closed
11. M Kiran vs P Bersamina  ½-½30 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
12. E Gatus vs P Bersamina ½-½80 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
13. J Habla vs P Bersamina  1-040 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. R Sol Cruz vs P Bersamina ½-½49 2011 MERALCO Rapid TournamentB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
15. P Bersamina vs Mohd Faizal Roslan 1-026 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampB06 Robatsch
16. J Litcher vs P Bersamina 0-146 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB27 Sicilian
17. P Bersamina vs Cheng Yi Aloysius Chia  1-037 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
18. P Bersamina vs R Dellota  1-037 2011 MERALCO Rapid TournamentA07 King's Indian Attack
19. Tran Tuan Minh vs P Bersamina  1-040 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampB06 Robatsch
20. P Bersamina vs S Nebato  1-039 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB06 Robatsch
21. R Adethya vs P Bersamina  0-153 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampE81 King's Indian, Samisch
22. P Bersamina vs E Emperado  ½-½54 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB23 Sicilian, Closed
23. Muhd Irfan Haqqim Azhar vs P Bersamina  0-133 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampA45 Queen's Pawn Game
24. C A Perez vs P Bersamina  0-119 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB27 Sicilian
25. P Bersamina vs Xin Jun Jarrel Bin 1-017 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampC44 King's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 72  PGN Download
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Feb-05-15  pinoymaster77: Get well soon, IM Pau. And all the best to FI Lilet and Jayson V. sa Natl Amateurs which starts today!

Yung panahon din siguro, malamig sa umaga,iinit around noontime, tapos malamig ulit sa late hapon. 3 of family members caught fever since Wed, buti naagapan.

Mga Laguna players naman for STCAA are in good health naman, on Mon naman start ng sabak nila sa Imus!

Feb-10-15  pinoymaster77: Now na OFFICIALLY may na receive na invite na from the PSA ang Bersamina family, eh CONGRATULATIONS to IM Paulo Sales Bersamina for getting awards for :

Milo Jr Athlete of the Year
Tony Siddayao Award

This is IMPORTANT milestone for PHILIPPINE CHESS as there are 2 YOUNG awardees in WIM Mikee Suede and in IM Paulo Sales Bersamina, forming part of the present of Philippine chess. and being key pillars for the FUTURE of Philippine chess. Nawa ang SUPORTA sa kanila at sa mga youth players eh lalong lumawak pa, for their continued development!

Feb-12-15  pinoymaster77: Congratulations again to IM Paulo 'spartan1998' Bersamina for being Tony Siddayao awardee for young athletes :

Feb-12-15  spartan1998: Salamat po sa Diyos!

Maraming salamat din po sa inyo dito sa BW-GETS.

Thanks also to my fellow Knights Mayor Strike Revilla and Sen. Tito Sotto.

Feb-12-15  spartan1998: Salamat din po pala sa PSA, sa PSC, POC, at NCFP.
Feb-12-15  spawn2: Congrats IM Pau, you continue to give honor to our Alma Mater: )
Feb-13-15  pinoymaster77: Napaalala sakin way back sa page 3 of this site about 4 years ago na eh made that comment na Pau would win the Tony Siddayao award. Cannot recall what I spotted in the award then, but probably since because its for the outstanding YOUNG athletes.

Now, let me make a fearless forecast, a no brainer actually, IM Pau would become a GM someday. No timelines, just for TEAM BERSAMINA to continue to DO THEIR BEST kada tournament kung ano ma prepare as per the available logistics. Makukuha ulit yan sa sipag at tiyaga, with our Lord's blessings!

Feb-14-15  pinoymaster77: For the STCAA 2015, congratulations again to TEAM LAGUNA led by the Orozco bros, 3rd straight year na may 2 Palaro players again, this time Jiessel Marino for Elem Girls and Michael Concio Jr for Elem Boys!

Many thanks to Team Bersamina for visiting the Laguna team for 2nd year now, sharing logistics and providing inspiration!

Let the program continue, and let's go for the NEXT LEVEL

Feb-15-15  pinoymaster77: Congratulations again, tonight na PSA Awards Night! Big day for Team Bersamina!

Feb-17-15  gmlet888: Thank you very much!

Tuloy lang ang kayod :)

Feb-17-15  Pulo y Gata: Congratulations!
Feb-17-15  Alblitz: Maalala ko pa noong pinanis ako ni Paulo sa Sicilian Dragon variation haha. White ako noon, akala ko lamang ako sa piyesa nung nagsacrifice sya ng kabayo, yun pala mababawi nya rin lang dahil sa bishop nyang nakatago.
Feb-17-15  Pulo y Gata: <Alblitz> Maybe you can post your game with him here. :-)
Feb-18-15  Alblitz: It is a rapid game in Cubao. I barely remember the game up to the time i resigned. And also, Paulo was not yet a chessmaster during that tim.
Feb-18-15  Pulo y Gata: Thanks, Alblitz. Maybe next time you will have the chance to play him again.
Feb-18-15  Alblitz: I guess, never again. im out of PBs league. im just a chess fan nowadays.
Feb-18-15  Pulo y Gata: Why not? Unless you're banned from competing.
Feb-18-15  torrefan: Happy new year in China! And congrats to IM Bersamina!
Feb-18-15  Pulo y Gata: Nice rhyme, torrefan.
Feb-18-15  torrefan: The utterances of poets always have rhyme and reason.
Feb-19-15  spartan1998: John Keating: We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, "O me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless... of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?" Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?
Feb-19-15  spartan1998: “Carpe, carpe. Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.”
Mar-01-15  pinoymaster77: Congratulations to UE's Leeroi Palma, as well as his Trainer Zeus Orozco, for copping the Rookie of the Year award and Board 1 GOLD medal in UAAP Season 77 HS Division! It was just last year na STCAA Elem player sya ng Laguna who made it to the Palaro together with San Pedro's Jerick Marino.

FEU's WFM Shania Mae Mendoza of Sta Rosa was adjudged ROY in Womens Division.

Just last season, UST's MJ Marcellana and Jasper Gerald Marce got Board GOLD medals, but this Season 77 they settled for bronze medals.

Mar-05-15  pinoymaster77: Buenviaje to IM Pau, AFGM Eugene and Philippine delegation in the flight to HCMC, Vietnam tomorrow!

Si GM Ino I think started his travel from the US.

So far, have not spotted any planned livegames link for the 3.3 Zonals, hope yung maka locate can share bukas or Sat.

Mar-05-15  pinoymaster77: And they're all aboard!

Looking at the field of 46 sa chess-results, kung di na magbabago eh since IM Pau is #25 out of 46,nasa top sya ng lower half, so malamang vs #2 Viet GM Nguyen Ngoc 2659, and baka black pa sya!

Si AFGM Eugene since #16 eh will be up against #39 unrated Viet Tran Ngoc Lan 2219, baka white si AFGM.

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