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P Bersamina 
Photograph © 2011, courtesy of Paulo Bersamina.  
Paulo Bersamina
Number of games in database: 74
Years covered: 2010 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2359 (2231 rapid, 2333 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2391
Overall record: +24 -22 =18 (51.6%)*
   * 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
 French Defense (4) 
    C01 C12 C05 C00
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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   J Litcher vs P Bersamina, 2011 0-1
   A Tari vs P Bersamina, 2014 0-1

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

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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 74  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R Segarra vs P Bersamina  ½-½35 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB27 Sicilian
2. T Halay vs P Bersamina  0-144 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
3. N Dela Cruz vs P Bersamina 1-057 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
4. P Bersamina vs T Tirto  ½-½40 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB23 Sicilian, Closed
5. M Kiran vs P Bersamina  ½-½30 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
6. E Gatus vs P Bersamina ½-½80 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
7. J Habla vs P Bersamina  1-040 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. C Caturla vs P Bersamina  1-046 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
9. D Elorta vs P Bersamina  1-056 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupA48 King's Indian
10. P Bersamina vs R Maninang 1-045 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
11. P Bersamina vs P Long  0-149 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
12. P Bersamina vs J Gonzales  0-140 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB02 Alekhine's Defense
13. P Bersamina vs Le Thao Nguyen Pham  0-138 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
14. P Bersamina vs E Emperado  ½-½54 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB23 Sicilian, Closed
15. Muhd Irfan Haqqim Azhar vs P Bersamina  0-133 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampA45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. C A Perez vs P Bersamina  0-119 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB27 Sicilian
17. P Bersamina vs Xin Jun Jarrel Bin 1-017 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampC44 King's Pawn Game
18. Ted Ian Montoyo vs P Bersamina  0-167 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
19. P Bersamina vs T Khumnokeaw  1-034 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampB23 Sicilian, Closed
20. P Bersamina vs R Panopio Jr  ½-½28 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
21. Karlycris Clarito vs P Bersamina  0-130 2011 MERALCO Rapid TournamentE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
22. Zhi Yang Ooi vs P Bersamina  0-140 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampA16 English
23. P Bersamina vs Rainer Labay  ½-½43 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB23 Sicilian, Closed
24. J Docena vs P Bersamina  0-141 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampB27 Sicilian
25. R Sol Cruz vs P Bersamina ½-½49 2011 MERALCO Rapid TournamentB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 74  PGN Download
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Mar-08-15  pinoymaster77: IM Pau vs Viet's prodigy Anh Khoi, di kasama sa livegames, have to wait for update at chess-results site this pm.
Mar-09-15  pinoymaster77: Ituloy lang ang laban, IM Pau!
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  wordfunph: IM Pau falls for the second time..

starting round 4, paktayan na ini!

Mar-10-15  pinoymaster77: At least na break yung losing streak with a draw, just continue with the climb kada round
Mar-12-15  pinoymaster77: Congrats to IM Pau for his 1st win in this Zonals edition over Burmese IM Myo, 2.5/6 na and sana patuloy ang pag recover pataas...
Mar-12-15  pinoymaster77: Nakasama na ulit sa livegames / radar si IM Pau. Sicilian GP w/ Bb5 sila, this is right down Pau's alley, saka si Hoang pala yung inubosh si AFGM kahapon in 21 moves...

Bersamina, Paulo - Dang, Hoang Son
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6 4. Bxc6 bxc6 5. f4 d5 6. d3 Nf6 7. Nf3 Ba6 8. e5 d4 9. Ne2 Nd5 10. b3 f5 11. exf6 Qxf6 12. O-O Be7 13. Ne5 Bd6 14. Ng3 Nc3 15. Qf3 Rc8 16. Bd2 Nd5 17. Ne4 Qf8 18. Nxd6+ Qxd6 19. Qh5+ g6 20. Nxg6 Nf6 *

Mar-16-15  pinoymaster77: Now with his Dad Lilet joining him at HCMC, may makasama nang Chief Motivator and second, and everything else, looking forward to a better result in the HD Bank Open.

2 rounds bukas, 1st opponent would be lower rated Korean Lee, will be a good start.

Mar-17-15  pinoymaster77: Kaya nga Pau d Korean kimchi, pero bukas am sa rd2 eh tough match na, handles black vs GM Rakhmanov !
Mar-18-15  Pru: Congrats Paolo, sana tuloy tuloy na yan, para maka GM norm.
Mar-18-15  spawn2: Good performance in the first 3 rds.
Mar-18-15  pinoymaster77: Good day nga IM Pau kahapon with that hard earned draw vs GM Rakhmanov and the win over PHI #1 GM Ino, sana magtuloy tuloy !

Next eh IM Tran Tuan Minh na sounds familiar and name, could be former Age Grouper na few years ahead of Pau

Mar-19-15  pinoymaster77: Sicilian Pau vs the Indian IM, which is right up his alley. Yung kay AFGM naman parang reverse Sicilian' nung nag c4/English si Vo Thanh with white.
Mar-19-15  pinoymaster77: Nag early tactical shot agad IM Pau sa 13th move ah with Nd5 !?

Though Ive seen such move in certain Sicilian Najdorf lines, not sure for this line. Any analysts in the house?

Bersamina, Paulo - Karthikeyan, P.

5th HDBank Cup 2015 round 05

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. g3 a6 7. Bg2 b5 8. O-O Bb7 9. Nxc6 Bxc6 10. Bf4 d6 11. Re1 Be7 12. a4 b4 13. Nd5 exd5 14. exd5 *

Mar-22-15  pinoymaster77: We were afraid on the effect of the accident which befell gmlet yesterday after round 7 na yata yun.

Lost nga vs AFGM last night and this am there were times in the game vs IM Myo Naing na losing nga IM Pau bot somwhow gutted it out, and nagka miscues pa kalaban which Pau capitalized for the win, to finish a decent 12th with 5.5 pts!

Mar-22-15  Pulo y Gata: What accident?
Mar-23-15  pinoymaster77: Last Sat, after round 7 eh na off balance si gmlet, and was recommended to be hospitalized.

Turns out to be a mild stroke per Viet doc this am and need at least a week's stay pa for the recovery. Bayanihan help in progress. IM Pau has stayed behind in HCMC to be with his Tatay gmlet.

Please also PRAY for gmlet's continued recovery.

Mar-27-15  pinoymaster77: Sally flew to HCMC last night, while IM Pau's return flight is tomorrow am.

Nakakaupo na daw gmlet, next target eh makalakad.

Please continue to PRAY for gmlet's recovery.

Mar-28-15  spawn2: GMLet, palakas ka agad..start na ng summer chess clinic natin sa Fil-Chinese school by April 18:)
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  wordfunph: <gmlet> andirito lang kami, get well!
Mar-29-15  pinoymaster77: Back to Pinas na IM Pau, REST muna!

gmlet showing gradual progress daw, for therapy naman try mag walk...

Let's continue to PRAY for his full recovery

Apr-08-15  pinoymaster77: We're hopeful the return flight for Lilet and Sally could be arranged, continuing to pray.

Dito na kuha ng 2nd opinion.

Apr-10-15  pinoymaster77: Buenviaje sa return flight nila Lilet and Sally bukas, hope ok maging therapy dito, makuha dun.

Si IM Pau naman may possibility maka join sa Bangkok Open, bukas malaman kung nakuha ticket

Apr-12-15  pinoymaster77: Congratulations on the 1st round win for IM Pau, AFGM and GM Panjol !

Expected na to win vs the lower rated opponents. Start regularlt beating them GMs, to get that GM norm.

Claim a SUPER GM scalp!

Please do it for Tatay Lilet

Apr-14-15  pinoymaster77: Ituloy lang pagpupunyagi Pau, madadale din yang regular GM beating mode.

Maging fully ready lang by time of NCC Semis / BOGM, saka sa 3 intl events dito

Apr-17-15  pinoymaster77: Quota na IM Pau sa 3 GMs, 4th GM na si GM Kunte. Umabot na sa 2400 plateau, while yung max 7 pts eh di pa din sigurado sa norm, eh may chance mapasok sa premyo circle

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