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P Bersamina 
Photograph © 2011, courtesy of Paulo Bersamina.  
Paulo Bersamina
Number of games in database: 59
Years covered: 2010 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2363 (2231 rapid, 2333 blitz)
Overall record: +17 -17 =15 (50.0%)*
   * 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.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B23 B90 B92 B25
 Caro-Kann (4) 
    B10 B14 B13 B11
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (8) 
    B27 B20
 King's Indian (6) 
    E94 E76 E62 E81 E60
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A45 A46
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PAULO BERSAMINA
(born Feb-01-1998, 16 years old) 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.

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. Even more 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.

Bersamina is the top U16 player in the Philippines and as of 1 September 2014, he has a rating of 2380.


 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 59  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. D Elorta vs P Bersamina  1-056 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupA48 King's Indian
2. P Bersamina vs R Maninang 1-045 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
3. P Bersamina vs P Long  0-149 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
4. P Bersamina vs J Gonzales  0-140 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB02 Alekhine's Defense
5. P Bersamina vs Le Thao Nguyen Pham  0-138 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
6. R Segarra vs P Bersamina  ½-½35 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB27 Sicilian
7. T Halay vs P Bersamina  0-144 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
8. N Dela Cruz vs P Bersamina 1-057 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
9. P Bersamina vs T Tirto  ½-½40 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB23 Sicilian, Closed
10. M Kiran vs P Bersamina  ½-½30 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
11. E Gatus vs P Bersamina ½-½80 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
12. J Habla vs P Bersamina  1-040 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
13. C Caturla vs P Bersamina  1-046 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
14. P Bersamina vs Mohd Faizal Roslan 1-026 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampB06 Robatsch
15. J Litcher vs P Bersamina 0-146 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB27 Sicilian
16. P Bersamina vs Cheng Yi Aloysius Chia  1-037 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
17. P Bersamina vs R Dellota  1-037 2011 MERALCO Rapid TournamentA07 King's Indian Attack
18. Tran Tuan Minh vs P Bersamina  1-040 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampB06 Robatsch
19. P Bersamina vs S Nebato  1-039 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB06 Robatsch
20. R Adethya vs P Bersamina  0-153 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampE81 King's Indian, Samisch
21. P Bersamina vs E Emperado  ½-½54 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB23 Sicilian, Closed
22. Muhd Irfan Haqqim Azhar vs P Bersamina  0-133 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampA45 Queen's Pawn Game
23. C A Perez vs P Bersamina  0-119 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB27 Sicilian
24. P Bersamina vs Xin Jun Jarrel Bin 1-017 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampC44 King's Pawn Game
25. Ted Ian Montoyo vs P Bersamina  0-167 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
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Aug-30-14  Iskubadayb: Wordz, wag mo na banggitin... nakakahiya naman. Plus 2 ha HIHI. :) :)
Aug-31-14  SugarDom: With MVP, i'm convinced we can win Olympiads medal or even gold.
Aug-31-14  Iskubadayb: I agree. Because he can afford me and I'll lead them to battle! :)
Aug-31-14  SugarDom: Handang magbayad si MVP ng 50k transfer fee mo. :)
Aug-31-14  Iskubadayb: I'm not uscf, though. I never transferred!

I'm also not ncfp.

I'm still a Philippine Chess Federation player!!

Aug-31-14  Iskubadayb: That's why the uscf never filed my im norms! Like I cared, anyway.
Aug-31-14  Iskubadayb: Talk about loyalty eh. :)
Aug-31-14  Iskubadayb: I'm really not into titles and ratings, anyways. I remember when Fide Master was just created. Campo asked me and Adrian if we wanted to be one because we were elligible. Koboy accepted the offer. I ,on the other hand, asked Pocamps if it's going to cost us money. He said konti lang. So I said no. I don't regret it.
Aug-31-14  Iskubadayb: Kaya kung sakaling makabalik ako dyan bago mag eleksyon. Tatakbo ako para sa opisina. At kung sakaling manalo ay palit agad ang pangalan at balik ulit sa PCF! Tribute to the great Pocamps! :)
Aug-31-14  torrefan: It has a nice ring to it for sure: Po Camps Federation
Aug-31-14  pinoymaster77: Aba may namumuo palang 'party slate' neto for 2016 ah, interesting...
Aug-31-14  pinoymaster77: Let me just share, as this pertains to the current 'youth brigade' in Philippine sports.

- As of yesterday, per DZSR interview of Dragon Boat NSA Head Jonee Go (sya din delegation head for YOG) eh Pinoy rowers already got 5 GOLDs and 2 silvers sa World Championship in Poland, with 4 more events to go.

- Dyan pa Gab Moreno na part ng YOG 'Magnificent 7' na puro naka achieve ng personal best sa Nanjing.

- Now, Phil chess being bannered by youngsters GM Candidate Paulo and WGM Candidate Janelle

Hopefully more GOOD NEWS sa forthcoming Asiad.

LABAN PILIPINAS, PUSO at UTAK !

Sep-02-14  pinoymaster77: TRAILBLAZING etong ginagawa ng Gilas sa World Cup, this is unchartered territory and would set in motion next generations of players that PHI / GILAS can compete!!

Eto IMMORTALIZED ang 2 THUNDEROUS dunks ni Gabe Norwood, sorry to Luis Scola, na-POSTERIZE sya !

https://ph.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/t...

Sep-03-14  SugarDom: So far walang blow-out and close fight. So although wala pang wins, still very proud.

Kasi ngayon lang naman nakasali tayo sa World Cup di ba?

Sana, ma-maintain natin yung gains until next world cup. Ang hindi kasi naintindihan ng marami, it takes many years to form a medal winning team, it will take many world cups.

Sep-04-14  torrefan: <pinoymaster77: TRAILBLAZING etong ginagawa ng Gilas sa World Cup, this is unchartered territory and would set in motion next generations of players that PHI / GILAS can compete!!>

<Can compete> is not enough. <Can win> is what we should look for.

Besides, if Gilas ends up bokya, "can compete" would just be the sorry equivalent of "can play." If you play at the Sinquefield and ends up losing all your games you can also say you "competed" (played) but you did not really provide any real competition to the winner or top finishers.

You'd be just the equivalent of a punching bag. A punching bag may be inside the boxing gym but it cannot claim that it is doing any boxing.

Sep-04-14  pinoymaster77: I must confess after another heartbreaking loss last night vs Puerto Rico eh may inis din and disappointment and tonight di mas excited makauwi kesa kahapon, and may feelings of deja vu din in watching the Senegal game.

Thanks be to God for the HISTORIC win
after 40 years!

Gilas won over international fans, lalo na si Captain Jimmy 'Mighty Mouse' lalo na after the Argentina game, may interview siya with FIBA. Pati yung Senegalese media naging Alapag fan na din, interviewed sya, nag selfie photo pa. Jimmy was the last to board the bus since madaming journalists na pumila para ma-interview siya.

Best COMPLIMENT eh mas exciting pa daw panooring maglaro ang Gilas kesa US basketball team, may nag suggest sana daw mabigyan ng wildcard to the round of 16...

http://www.interaksyon.com/interakt...

Sep-04-14  pinoymaster77: The BEST compliments come from opposing coaches and players too (like JJ Barea finding kinship with similar small guards)

http://www.spin.ph/basketball/pba/s...

http://www.spin.ph/basketball/pba/n...

Sep-05-14  torrefan: That's just part of the drill in international competitions: the winners consoling the losers by praising the way they fought. One should be magnanimous in victory to project a good image to the world.
Sep-05-14  torrefan: What the Pinoy journalists do is to interview those who have beaten Gilas fishing for compliments. Of course they would say something nice about the team which had gifted them a point and these charitable comments the journalists would give full exposure in the media. Giving the false impression that the whole world is agog with excitement about Gilas's victorious losses.
Sep-05-14  geniokov: <Gilas won over international fans, lalo na si Captain Jimmy 'Mighty Mouse' lalo na after the Argentina game, may interview siya with FIBA. Pati yung Senegalese media naging Alapag fan na din, interviewed sya, nag selfie photo pa. Jimmy was the last to board the bus since madaming journalists na pumila para ma-interview siya.> There is only one PBA player from the past who´s style is very similar to Jimmy Alapag and he is no other than "Mr Clutch" Francis Arnaiz of Toyota.The way Alapag stop,positioning himself for a 3-point shot was very similar to Francis Arnaiz!
Sep-05-14  pinoymaster77: After 3 rounds for the second round pennant, in the Juniors the defending champ Letran Squires are after the 2nd round pennant top spot for a seat in the finals, after narrowly missing the first round pennant by just half a point kahit wala si Pau sa kalahati ng games.

Squires leading with 11.5 pts, then Lyceum is having a renewed charge with 10.5 pts and beating San Beda (3rd placer in the first round). LSGH has 10pts. Critical round 13 match mamaya vs San Beda.

All the best to Pau and the team with Kots Perez!

Sep-06-14  pinoymaster77: Ingats lang ang keep cool, Pau Lilet and Bersamina family.

Having in mind, the 'Light the Darkness' eh mainly over the board and off the board thru communication channels.

NCAA officials with the incident yesterday eh need to have more control for the round today, pati sa nearby premises.

Go with God, with the graces and protection.

Sep-08-14  pinoymaster77: Sa pagsilip kahapon eh after round 13 matches nung Sat eh leading Letran Jrs over LSGH by 1 pt. Then since in round 14 kahapon eh both scored 3.5pts each eh lamang pa Letran by 1 pt.

4 rounds to go, match-up vs SSC this Thurs and then on Sat the 'showdown' na with first round pennant champ LSGH. Habol sana ng Letran Squires yung second round pennant for a seat in the finals !

Sep-12-14  pinoymaster77: Article in spin.ph, pero Thurs yung laro na yun vs SSC. All the best, CRITICAL match today Letran vs St Benilde/LSGH.

Even sa Seniors, Letran is tied with St Benilde, only half point behind sa leading AU. Sa Juniors, Squires holding a 1.5pt lead over LSGH :

http://www.spin.ph/chess/news/paolo...

Sep-18-14  pinoymaster77: Congratulations to the Letran Squires for getting the second round pennant, winning 2.5-1.5 vs Lyceum, to arrange the Finals showdown vs LSGH.

IM Paulo and Eric Yap won, while Raven Dela Cruz got a draw.

Sa Seniors it will be Arellano vs Lyceum.

In case of 2-2 tie in the Finals, the Board 1 winner prevails so buti may ace ang Squires in IM Pau !

In case they repeat, it would be a THREEPEAT for Letran, a fitting sendoff for IM Pau

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