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P Bersamina 
Photograph © 2011, courtesy of Paulo Bersamina.  
Paulo Bersamina
Number of games in database: 50
Years covered: 2010 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2330 (2231 rapid, 2333 blitz)
Overall record: +14 -15 =11 (48.8%)*
   * 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 (11) 
    B23 B90 B92 B25
 Caro-Kann (4) 
    B10 B14 B13 B11
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (7) 
 King's Indian (6) 
    E94 E76 E62 E81 E60
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(born Feb-01-1998) Philippines

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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.

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.

Bersamina is the top U16 player in the Philippines and as of 1 May 2014, he has a rating of 2318.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 50  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
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Jul-25-14  pinoymaster77: A great article indeed, thanks to spawn2 for sharing.

Fate of GM JP 'Panjol' Gomez and IM Paulo could be intertwined. In 1 ASEAN intl tourney, Bersamina family entrusted JP to be the DSWD chaperone of Pau. They're also both studious chess players, having a consistent, regular chess studies regimen.

Post ko din link sa Panjol page ha, have some sharings on his Dad Jun.

Jul-25-14  epistle: <As sports journalist Joey Villar says, ďfor those of you who donít know Bersamina, he recently achieved IM status with a strong effort in Macau. Itís a classic case of replacing the past, who is So, with perhaps the future, who in this case is Bersamina. With the proper training and funding, this teen phenom could turn out to be So ... with a prayer that he will not do a So.Ē>

That portion in the article deserves the spotlight.

Jul-26-14  pinoymaster77: Naunahan ako ni epistle in hiliting those excerpts.

Natapat pa na with GM Wes' final decision and shutting down any chance of playing eh IM Pau ang next in line.

Pero para sakin and as earlier shared in, misnomer yung 'next Wesley So' since each individual is unique and has his own path / circumstances of upbringing.

Maybe the 'next TOP Phil Young GM' would be more apt.

Jul-26-14  SugarDom: Next NCFP president dapat.


Jul-27-14  pinoymaster77: Dun pala sa same year born sila now GMs Sadorra Gomez and Barbosa eh was out of chess circles that time, ganun pala exploits nila!

Well, for today'd youth generation / batch eh sa U16 eh sila Paulo Jerad and Gio, and maybe within 1 year eh sila AJ Literatus and Rhenzi Kyle Sevillano.

Now Gio and Jerad are now with DLSU so sa UAAP sila and probably they will focus there for the adjustment as freshmen for DLSU academics. From this batch, it seems Pau ang lone GM campaigner as of now.

Sana MORE player / family teamups can LEVEL UP soon to join this 'next batch'

Jul-27-14  pinoymaster77: NICE guesting sa Radyo 5 sa 92.3 FM pala yun sa program na AKSYON SPORTS nila Ron Delos Reyes and Dennis Principe.

Live guests sila IM Pau together with AFGM Torre and WIM Jan Jodilyn Fronda, together with 2 from swimming.

Medyo matipid pa sa sagot si Pau and naninibago pa sa media, pero he vowed to PLAY HIS BEST when he is fielded in to play.

Touch din ako sa comment ni Mr. Ron na ang mga GUESTs nila are having the Natl player uniforms with the PHIL flag on it, as Ron feels for the ATHLETEs that they are representing the PHILIPPINES.

Sa Tuesday daw alis ng players natin which I think is on the 29th, thats better mas may rest sila.


Jul-27-14  pinoymaster77: Nasa FIDE for Aug na yung 2014 BOGM / NCC Finals where +43 si IM Pau, so come August eh mga 2373 ELO na for standard, maigi na din yung may puhunan / momentum na towards the 2500 level...

Jul-28-14  pinoymaster77: All the best to our Olympiad teams!

Just do your best !

Go with God!

Jul-28-14  spartan1998: Mamaya na po alis namin.

Please pray for us.

Thanks po.

Jul-28-14  torrefan: Parang ninenerbyos ka yata? Dapat masaya. Ganito:

Ngayon na po alis namin!

Can't wait to play!

Tromso here we come!

Yehey! Astig!!!

Deliver points for the country Pau!

Jul-29-14  spawn2: Goodluck IM Pau!
Jul-29-14  pinoymaster77: Chance for team BONDING na din, heard eh 36 hours trip, daming mapagkuwentuhan, movies onboard and get some SLEEP na din...
Jul-29-14  pinoymaster77: REST well and prepare din psychologically IM Pau! Malamang laro agad sa early rounds with GMs Ino JP and AFGM lang ang siguradong makasama.

Duon na sa Tromso finalize yung 5th player, malamang out of sync pa sa umpisa yung suddenly ma-tap.

Jul-29-14  bubuli55: Paulo. Good luck! Pagbutihan mo. :)
Jul-30-14  Iskubadayb: Master Berphy, yayain mong maglakad si alamat pagkatapos kumain para pangpatunaw at ehersisyo na rin. Mahilig maglakad yan.

Wag kang maniwala sa mga kalabang malalaki at matatangkad. Mas malaki ang utak mo sa mga yan. Abangan namin ang mga tiradingding mo. :)

Jul-30-14  pinoymaster77: Nasa Qatar to Stockholm leg na daw ang team members na nanggaling sa Pilipinas, stay safe and God bless your trip!

Brace for more DRAMA / ACTION in Tromso!

Sana di maging distraction mga kampanya at PR ops na gagawin dun...

Jul-30-14  Iskubadayb: Egsayting ito ha.

Parang gusto kong magbayad ng myembro dito sa cg nang maakses ang database habang olimpyada.

Aanalisahin muna. :)

Jul-30-14  spawn2: Since mukhang pwersading lumaro si IM Pau sa rd 1 maganda na mahinang country muna makatapat para mabreak in sa Olympiad. After that ratsada na.
Jul-30-14  torrefan: Pau "The Berserker" Bersamina will then start his rampage at the ring of the bell.
Jul-30-14  gokusano: Pigil hininga ako til' roud 1. Go spartan!
Jul-30-14  SugarDom: <spartan1998: Mamaya na po alis namin.

Please pray for us.

Thanks po.>

Excited na kami!

Jul-30-14  lakers4sho: I predict he'll hit 2400 after this tournament.
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  wordfunph: <Iskubadayb: Wag kang maniwala sa mga kalabang malalaki at matatangkad. Mas malaki ang utak mo sa mga yan.> tumpak!

in 2006, i remember playing against a tall and bulky Briton in Leeds Chess Club. At first I was intimidated by his 6'3" 200-lb frame but eventually my 5'8" 120-lb prevailed 2-0. I still have that valuable match pic, inspired si aki tuwing nabubuklat hihi :)

payt lang IM Pau! to borrow from TF, ayak mo silang lahat..."The Berserker"!

Jul-30-14  SugarDom: Si Pau? Baby Damulag na yan, ang laki na.
Jul-31-14  pinoymaster77: Yup, tumangkad na Pau, mas matangkad na sakin eh 5'5" lang ako eh...
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