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Paulo Bersamina
P Bersamina 
Photograph © 2011, courtesy of Paulo Bersamina.  
Number of games in database: 119
Years covered: 2010 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2440 (2210 rapid, 2310 blitz)

Overall record: +35 -39 =35 (48.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 10 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (25) 
    B23 B25 B90 B30 B92
 French Defense (7) 
    C00 C01 C15 C12 C05
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B10 B13 B11 B14 B17
 French (4) 
    C00 C12
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (17) 
    B27 B20 B32 B30 B22
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    D02 A45 A46
 King's Indian (6) 
    E94 E60 E76 E81 E62
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E32 E33 E45 E20 E27
 Bogo Indian (4) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Tari vs P Bersamina, 2014 0-1
   J Litcher vs P Bersamina, 2011 0-1
   M Kiran vs P Bersamina, 2010 1/2-1/2
   R Segarra vs P Bersamina, 2010 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (2016)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   World Junior Championship (2017)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   World Junior Championship (2014)

   🏆 World Junior Championship
   Yifan Zuo vs P Bersamina (Nov-24-17) 1/2-1/2
   B Bellahcene vs P Bersamina (Nov-22-17) 1-0
   P Bersamina vs A Donchenko (Nov-21-17) 1/2-1/2
   L Moroni Jr vs P Bersamina (Nov-20-17) 1-0
   P Bersamina vs J Salomon (Nov-19-17) 1/2-1/2

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FIDE player card for Paulo Bersamina

(born Feb-01-1998, 20 years old) Philippines

[what is this?]
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.

In March 2015 he scored a strong 5.5/9 in the 5th HDBank International Open tournament that was staged in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, his result including an even score against his five GM opponents. The following month in April, he scored a reasonably strong result with 6/9 in the annual Bangkok Chess Club Open.

Bersamina's highest rating to date was 2403 as of 1 May 2015.

Latest update 26 May 2015

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 119  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Golizadeh vs P Bersamina  1-06420109th Asian ContinentalB27 Sicilian
2. P Bersamina vs N Ginting  ½-½3020109th Asian ContinentalB23 Sicilian, Closed
3. Wang Chen vs P Bersamina 1-05720109th Asian ContinentalB27 Sicilian
4. P Bersamina vs J De Ramos  0-13320109th Asian ContinentalC00 French Defense
5. Li Hanbin vs P Bersamina  1-06020109th Asian ContinentalB27 Sicilian
6. P Bersamina vs P Rout  0-15320109th Asian ContinentalB23 Sicilian, Closed
7. N Mariano vs P Bersamina  1-07020109th Asian ContinentalA07 King's Indian Attack
8. P Bersamina vs L M De Leon  1-03720109th Asian ContinentalA37 English, Symmetrical
9. T Halay vs P Bersamina  0-14420106th Prospero A. Pichay CupE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
10. D Elorta vs P Bersamina  1-05620106th Prospero A. Pichay CupD02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. P Bersamina vs J Gonzales  0-14020106th Prospero A. Pichay CupB02 Alekhine's Defense
12. P Bersamina vs T Tirto  ½-½4020106th Prospero A. Pichay CupB23 Sicilian, Closed
13. E Gatus vs P Bersamina ½-½8020106th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
14. R Segarra vs P Bersamina  ½-½3520106th Prospero A. Pichay CupB27 Sicilian
15. P Bersamina vs P Long  0-14920106th Prospero A. Pichay CupB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
16. C Caturla vs P Bersamina  1-04620106th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
17. N Dela Cruz vs P Bersamina 1-05720101st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
18. P Bersamina vs Le Thao Nguyen Pham  0-13820101st Campomanes Cup OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
19. P Bersamina vs R Maninang 1-04520101st Campomanes Cup OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
20. M Kiran vs P Bersamina  ½-½3020101st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
21. J Habla vs P Bersamina  1-04020101st Campomanes Cup OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
22. C A Perez vs P Bersamina  0-1192011Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
23. P Bersamina vs R Panopio Jr  ½-½282011Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
24. J Litcher vs P Bersamina 0-1462011Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
25. P Bersamina vs S Nebato  1-0392011Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 119  PGN Download
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May-15-17  pinoymaster77: A Chess Journalist-friend's sharings on Paus rd3 win vs lower rated Chinese!

Kaya pala ni Pau mag Botvinnik System!
Wang Shixu-Bersamina: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 e6 5.Bg5 dxc4 6.e4 b5 7.e5 h6 8.Bh4 g5 9.Nxg5 hxg5 10.Bxg5 Nbd7 11.exf6 Bb7 12.Be2 Qb6 13.a4 Bb4 14.O-O O-O-O 15.axb5 cxb5 16.Bf3 Ne5 17.Bxb7+ Qxb7 18.Qe2 Nd3 19.Qe3 Bd6 20.h4 Bb8 21.b3 Rdg8 22.d5 exd5 23.Rfd1 Qc6 24.Rab1 a6 25.bxc4 dxc4 26.Nxb5 axb5 27.Rxd3 Rxh4 28.Rd2 Bf4 29.Rd8+ Kxd8 30.Qe7+ Kc8 31.Rd1 Rg4 32.g3 R4xg5 33.Qxf7 Rxg3+ 34.Kf1 Rg1+ 35.Ke2 Qe4#

May-24-17  pinoymaster77: All the best sa East Asia Juniors which starts Sat

Seeded 2ns so far behind Spore's IM Tin Jingyao

If solo Champ, will get GM norm

Jun-26-17  pinoymaster77: I think next for Pau eh BOGM/NCC Finals, do not know the sked yet The Semis is still set for July

Maybe he can continue to mix up his repertoire by trying out some newly tried out lines

Aug-10-17  pinoymaster77: All the best sa NCC Finals and Asian Indoors in Nov, IM Pau!

May you have adequate preparation

Sep-12-17  pinoymaster77: Go for the top 2 finish in 2017 BOGM, IM Pau!

Much better kung Champion !

All the best in the final round bukas vs GM Banjo

Sep-26-17  pinoymaster77: Congratulations to U23 Mens team of IMs Jem Garcia n Paulo Bersamina for finishing 4th in d Elims of rapid event of the ongoing Asian Indoors and advance to the Semis.

They beat host Turkmenistan in d Semis with IM Pau exacting revenge vs Elims tormentor IM Atabayev to advance to the Finals vs Asian power China ! Theyre already assured of silver! IM Jem plays vs Hydra GM Wei Yi while IM Pau battles untitled Xu but with 25xx plus rating

Sep-26-17  Pulo y Gata: Bes of luck Pau!
Sep-30-17  pinoymaster77: Great performance, chess contributing a silver and 2 bronze medals sa PHI campaign in the AIMAG !
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  wordfunph: science walang ginto, gratz Pau and RP team!
Oct-01-17  pinoymaster77: Whiff of some good news pa din sa sporting scene with AIMAG performance by Team PHI with 2 golds, 14 silvers n 14 bronzes

So much so POC Chief Cojuangco blurted out as much as 5 golds in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics? Well kung matupad daw Training Center in Clark before the 2019 SEAG

Oct-20-17  pinoymaster77: Looking forward to better chess logistics, upon receipt of biyaya

All the best in upcoming World Juniors, set to start around Nov12th in Italy. Together with PHI reps NM Miciano and CM Pen Pangilinan as well

Sa Girls eh WIM San Diego and Jrs Champ Francois Magpily ang mag represent

Oct-20-17  spawn2: Yup exciting ang November when our local chess warriors resume their international campaign to let the chess world knows that Filipinos can play chess and play it well at the same time giving glory to our dear Philipppines.
Nov-05-17  pinoymaster77: Hopefully ALL 5 PHI bets get their Italian visas for the World Jrs

Impt for the likes of Pen n Francois to get early exposure

Nov-19-17  pinoymaster77: In the on-going World Jrs,in rd 5, IM Pau avenged Olympiad loss by downing GM Pichot.Kung napasyal si cro777,can request annotation/analysis please?

Bersamina, Paulo (2404) - Pichot, Alan (2568)
World Junior under 20 Championship 2017 (150309) (Tarvisio (Italy)), 17.11.2017 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 d4 5.O-O Be7 6.d3 O-O 7.e4 Nc6 8.e5 Nd7 9.Qe2 Nc5 10.Nbd2 Nb4 11.Ne1 a5 12.Ne4 Rb8 13.Nxc5 Bxc5 14.Nf3 Be7 15.Nd2 b5 16.a3 Na6 17.cxb5 Rxb5 18.a4 Rc5 19.Nb3 Rd5 20.Bd2 Nb4 21.Bxb4 Bxb4 22.f4 Ba6 23.Rfc1 Qd7 24.Rc2 Rb8 25.Rac1 Bc3 26.Na1 Rc5 27.bxc3 Rxc3 28.Qd2 Rxc2 29.Qxc2 h6 30.Be4 g6 31.Qxc7 Qxc7 32.Rxc7 Rb1+ 33.Kf2 Rxa1 34.Ra7 1-0

Apr-09-18  pinoymaster77: Congratulations to IM Paulo and NU team for another successful title defense in UAAP Season 80, for THREEPEAT. And MVP ulit saka Board 1 gold medal.

Now, puede na ulit harapin the planned international events, to pursue those 2 GM norms

May Asian University event sa Tagaytay this summer,checking kung ilahok ang NU,or individual?

May-15-18  pinoymaster77: Congratulations to IM Pau, CHAMPION of recent PNP Cup with 7/8 !!

Sana matuloy next event in June

May-16-18  bubuli55: Congratz! Paulo
May-17-18  kardopov: Congrats Paulo!
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<But the Filipinos also had plenty of reasons to celebrate.

Two-time Olympiad veteran IM Paulo Bersamina and WFM Shania Mae Mendoza emerged as the overall champions in the centerpiece boys’ and girls’ 20 years old and under categories.

Bersamina defeated Sulu champion Sarri Subahani in the eighth round and then agreed to a draw with top seed IM John Marvin Miciano in the ninth and final round to finish with 7.5 points on six wins and three draws.

The 20-year-old Bersamina, who represented the country in the 2014 Olympiad in Tromso, Norway and 2016 Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan, also drew his matches against Kyle Rhenzie Sevillano and Jodi Setyaki Azarya of Indonesia.

The triumph was a fittng vindication for the Pasay City-based Bersamina, who finished out of the top 10 in the recent Asian Universities chess championships in Tagaytay City last month. Mendoza, one of the country’s top young female players, humbled Laila Camel Nadera to close out with 7.5 points.>

Jun-25-18  spawn2: Congrats IM Pau!
Jun-25-18  bubuli55: Congratulations, IM Paulo !
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  wordfunph: IM Pau, cheerssss!!!
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  Penguincw: < "Paulo Bersamina closed out his final age group tournament by ruling the under-20 standard, rapid and tying for first in blitz chess. Bersamina could have won the blitz tournament outright had he not lost to John Marvin Miciano, who finally won against the National University bet after 4 games.

Bersamina ended up sharing first with Pham Minh Hien and Rhenzi Kyle Sevillano, who faltered in the last round against Sarri Subajani, the tournament sensation from Sulu. But Bersamina got his second grandmaster result with his Davao achievements and needs to get a 3rd result to become a grandmaster." >

Sep-11-18  pinoymaster77: Good am

All the best to IM Pau and NU team, tough to make it 4 straight this time as only Pau left as main scorer. Expected magka spirited challenge from FEU (akyat na Miciano & Morado) and other schools

In NCAA, after 8 rounds, Lyceum under Coach Chris Cunanan / IM Nava still hold slim lead

Sep-11-18  pinoymaster77: Ingat sa US East Coast, particularly Carolinas then Virginia na dadaanan Category 4 (can grow bigger to 5) hurricane Florence

Satin, "supertyphoon" Ompong enters PAR this pm, 600km ang diameter nito, mas matumbok Northern Luzon, aabot din ulan to NCR

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