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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.

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With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (11) 
    B23 B90 B92 B25
 Caro-Kann (4) 
    B10 B14 B13 B11
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (7) 
    B27
 King's Indian (6) 
    E94 E76 E62 E81 E60
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PAULO BERSAMINA
(born Feb-01-1998) Philippines

[what is this?]
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. P Bersamina vs R Maninang 1-045 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
2. P Bersamina vs P Long  0-149 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
3. P Bersamina vs J Gonzales  0-140 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB02 Alekhine's Defense
4. P Bersamina vs Le Thao Nguyen Pham  0-138 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
5. R Segarra vs P Bersamina  ½-½35 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB27 Sicilian
6. T Halay vs P Bersamina  0-144 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
7. N Dela Cruz vs P Bersamina 1-057 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
8. P Bersamina vs T Tirto  ½-½40 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB23 Sicilian, Closed
9. M Kiran vs P Bersamina  ½-½30 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
10. E Gatus vs P Bersamina ½-½80 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
11. J Habla vs P Bersamina  1-040 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
12. C Caturla vs P Bersamina  1-046 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
13. D Elorta vs P Bersamina  1-056 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupA48 King's Indian
14. J Litcher vs P Bersamina  0-146 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB27 Sicilian
15. P Bersamina vs Cheng Yi Aloysius Chia  1-037 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
16. P Bersamina vs R Dellota  1-037 2011 MERALCO Rapid TournamentA07 King's Indian Attack
17. Tran Tuan Minh vs P Bersamina  1-040 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampB06 Robatsch
18. P Bersamina vs S Nebato  1-039 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB06 Robatsch
19. R Adethya vs P Bersamina  0-153 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampE81 King's Indian, Samisch
20. P Bersamina vs E Emperado  ½-½54 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB23 Sicilian, Closed
21. Muhd Irfan Haqqim Azhar vs P Bersamina  0-133 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampA45 Queen's Pawn Game
22. C A Perez vs P Bersamina  0-119 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB27 Sicilian
23. P Bersamina vs Xin Jun Jarrel Bin 1-017 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampC44 King's Pawn Game
24. Ted Ian Montoyo vs P Bersamina  0-167 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
25. P Bersamina vs T Khumnokeaw  1-034 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampB23 Sicilian, Closed
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Jul-05-14  pinoymaster77: Good am,

I've read this last night but associated it mainly with the Wes change Fed, but on 2nd thought IM Paulo is prominently mentioned in joeyv's blog :

"Without So, the Phl team will have to make do with a line-up consisting of GMs Oliver Barbosa, Julio Catalino Sadorra, John Paul Gomez, Eugene Torre and newly-minted 16-year-old International Master Paulo Bersamina, who will fill the void left by So, according to NCFP executive director and the Phlís non-playing captain GM Jayson Gonzales. Bersamina will make the team on the strength of his third place finish in the Battle of GMs behind the vintage Torre and Gomez.

For 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 SoÖwith a prayer that he will not do a So."

http://sportsmaryosep.wordpress.com...

Jul-05-14  pinoymaster77: When it rains, it pours ika nga.

Breakthrough sa NCC Semis to finally make it to the BOGM. Securing the outright IM title in the ASEAN Age Group U20 in Macau (after postponing for a year to play in the U20, per NCFP's request), the 2014 BOGM, scoring 4.5/6 vs GMs, and then this the FIRST Olympiad for Pau, sa Tromso pa and may FIDE elections/final campaigning!

Watch out for more, the BEST is yet to come !

Thanks be to God !

Jul-05-14  joeyj: Paulo Bersamina LIVE RATING:
[Note: To include 2014 NCC-Semi Finals & NCC-Finals(BOGM)]:

1.TOTAL ELO GAIN/LOSS @ 2014 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS-Semi Finals : +9.8

2.TOTAL ELO GAIN/LOSS @ 2014 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (BOGM) Open: +32.5

Total ELO Gain/Loss (1+2) : +42.3

FIDE Rating (July 2014) : 2330

LIVE RATING: 2372.3

For details: http://chessaccount.wordpress.com/l...

Jul-05-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: breakthrough for IM Pau, Tromso will be a big challenge.

grats and all the best!

Jul-05-14  spartan1998: Thanks po sa inyo! I will do my best for our country.

With integrity you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide.

With integrity you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt.

With fear and guilt removed you are free to be and do your best. ---Zig Ziglar

Jul-05-14  mysql: congrats.
Jul-06-14  pinoymaster77: Ang maasahan lang siguro dyan yung BOGM / NCC Finals which is the major gain anywway.

For Pau's generation / youth brigade eh looking over the TOP 20, yung mga mas matanda sa kanya na colleagiate varsity na sila IM Garcia, IM-Elect Pascua, FM Turqueeza, IMs Pimentel & Salcedo,NM Datu may mga college studies na. Saka yung iba daw eh mainly sa blitz / bullet o may pustahan pa. Tapos yung iba tamad daw mag-aral both ng chess and academics, yung iba na kickout due to attendance and palipat-lipat schools.

Dun naman sa mga halos ka age eh sila NMs Mejia and Docena will probably focus in DLSU studies muna, si AJ Literatus mainly for NU and Age group lang ang laro, nawawalan pa ng passport and FM Title Certificate. Sana etong si Kyle Rhenzi Sevillano eh my goal na mag GM to follow in the footsteps of his uncle GM Ikong.

Sa U10 and U8 ranks eh promising din, pero depende din sa guidance ng Dad and proper values / training discipline to continue to develop sa higher Age groups and be competitive vs their ASEAN peers.

Jul-07-14  pinoymaster77: While on waiting mode sa FINAL Mens Olympiad team eh about those IM/WIM titles.

- For Hari nasa FIDE ID na nya na may 'FIDE Title application' and magawad sa FIDE Congress in Tromso this Aug.

Yung kay WIM-Elect Frayna, actually walang note sa FIDE ID nya, pero may previous media releases months ago that they expect the awarding this Aug din.

- Yung mga outright titles sa ASEAN Age Group sa Macau eh sa IDS nila IM Pau, WNM Fronda and NM Gatus eh wala pang note. Pero sure naman daw yan since ASEAN Age Group, its just matter of timing. After Tromso kaya eh kelan ang next FIDE Congress? Maybe after another 3 months in Nov ?

Jul-08-14  pinoymaster77: Can't wait to see the PHI team in their team uniforms in a group pic.

May coat and tie kaya, o team jacket muna pag departure?

FIDE elections pa so both camps would probably have their PR / souvenirs for the players also.

Eto feature ni joeyj dun sa 2012 Olympiad teams, may group pic sa baba. If we may recall, AFGM Torre's beloved mother had died just before the departure, but as per Torre family rule, call of duty muna and so AFGM proceeded to join the team's departure :

http://chessaccount.wordpress.com/n...

Jul-10-14  pinoymaster77: Thanks for the alert! Meron na pala sa PDI this am, di ko rin napansin when checked the site, puro World Cup news ang nakita eh...

GM Barbosa confirmed participation, will man Board 2 :

http://sports.inquirer.net/158528/g...

Jul-12-14  torrefan: I think IM Bersamina should be made to play in Round one and in the succeeding next rounds and RP's board 1 should be rested for the more difficult later rounds.
Jul-12-14  kardopov: <torrefan: I think IM Bersamina should be made to play in Round one and in the succeeding next rounds and RP's board 1 should be rested for the more difficult later rounds.> If they can win in the earlier rounds, later rounds are definitely difficult. Otherwise, the later rounds will be just ordinary rounds if ever they will lose in the early rounds.
Jul-12-14  torrefan: But if you don't use him in the early rounds, and the team keeps on winning, you say you will use him later to face stronger teams?

I say keep on fielding him from the start and relieve him only when he is dead tired already and is already crying out for his mommy.

Jul-12-14  mysql: Might sound crazy, but I would want him to man board 1 in the olympics. He's like a hungry lion who can score some upsets.
Jul-12-14  Iskubadayb: Mali yan bradidik. Oras na maolats siya, ay makakasira ito sa kanyang kumpyansa at sayki. Maiisip niyang siya ay sumisira sa team. Lalo na kung sunod-sunod ang talo na darating. Kahit mahina ang team na kalaban natin ay kadalasan ay may bato sila sa ulo. Di pa handa si Paul dito. Ito ay makasisira lamang sa kanyang pag-asenso. Sa kwatro ay magse-serve sya ng tsapsuy sa mga kalaban. :)
Jul-13-14  kardopov: me ibubuga talaga itong batang ito. Hindi sya ganun kasenseysyonaL Tuladni wesley pero kagulat gulat din yung ginawa nyang 12yrs old nasyonal junior champion! prepa lang ang kailangan at konpidens, tyak mangugulat sya sa olimpyad. Masama lang loob ko tinalo nya ako sa saymul. Mababawian din kita, hekhekhek... wait kalang.
Jul-13-14  pinoymaster77: Yup, as board 5 ang puedeng laruan eh Board 4 pag may player na pinapahinga.

Usually, ang 'rule of thumb' na observed ko sa per round fielding sa Olympiad eh kung may natalo eh pahinga muna the following round, mapuwera na lang if 2 or 3 players lost eh isa lang ang puedeng ipahinga, since 5 players na lang in total.

FIRST Olympiad eto ni IM Pau, kumbaga 'break in' muna, MANY MANY MORE Olympiads in store for young Olympian IM Paulo !

Jul-13-14  torrefan: <Jul-12-14 mysql: Might sound crazy, but I would want him to man board 1 in the olympics. He's like a hungry lion who can score some upsets.

Jul-12-14 Iskubadayb: Mali yan bradidik. Oras na maolats siya, ay makakasira ito sa kanyang kumpyansa at sayki. Maiisip niyang siya ay sumisira sa team.>

I agree. Kung bd.1 sya, expected sya to lose. So walang pressure yung laro nya. Matalo man, ok lang. Kung makatabla o matalo, build up self confidence nya.

Jul-13-14
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  wordfunph: i prefer to field Pau in the 1st round, pahinga muna si Legend.

bitinin muna yong numero 22 :)

Jul-13-14  Iskubadayb: Pag sabay naglaro si Alamat at Master Berphy ay sasaymulin natin ang analisa ng laro nila dito at sa pahina ni bradidik.

Egsayted na ko. :)

Jul-13-14  geniokov: IM Pau should be field at the 1st round,probably until 3rd! Sa tingin ko eh kaya ni Pau! Give him our strength by supporting him through giving trust! Win or Lose,gaya ng binibigay natin kay Wesley.We need a new Wesley So and i think heīs the one! He will prepare even more seriously than others.
Jul-14-14  pinoymaster77: Its been BANNER year for IM Pau also, just like AFGM Euge and WIM Frayna :

- Top finish at NCC Semis to qualify for
BOGM 2014

- Standard gold in U20 at ASEAN Age group to get outright IM title, grand slam sa individual golds sa standard, rapid and blitz

- 3rd place finish in BOGM 2014 for Olympiad slot and biggest prize to-date.

- First time Olympian in Tromso this Aug.

After Olympiad, eh final year sa NCAA HS with Letran, and hopefully naka earn ng slot sa World Juniors.

Sana in Q4, may sked for overseas tournaments for the GM campaign.

Jul-24-14  spawn2: http://www.bworldonline.com/content...
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.

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