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P Bersamina 
Photograph © 2011, courtesy of Paulo Bersamina.  
Paulo Bersamina
Number of games in database: 84
Years covered: 2010 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2366 (2232 rapid, 2316 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2403
Overall record: +25 -29 =20 (47.3%)*
   * 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 (18) 
    B23 B25 B90 B30 B92
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B10 B17 B14 B13 B11
 French Defense (5) 
    C00 C01 C12 C05
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (13) 
    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, 18 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.

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 4; games 1-25 of 84  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Golizadeh vs P Bersamina  1-064 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB27 Sicilian
2. P Bersamina vs Le Thao Nguyen Pham  0-138 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
3. R Segarra vs P Bersamina  ½-½35 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB27 Sicilian
4. Li Hanbin vs P Bersamina  1-060 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB27 Sicilian
5. T Halay vs P Bersamina  0-144 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
6. N Dela Cruz vs P Bersamina 1-057 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
7. P Bersamina vs T Tirto  ½-½40 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB23 Sicilian, Closed
8. P Bersamina vs J De Ramos  0-133 2010 9th Asian ContinentalC00 French Defense
9. M Kiran vs P Bersamina  ½-½30 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
10. P Bersamina vs L M De Leon  1-037 2010 9th Asian ContinentalA37 English, Symmetrical
11. E Gatus vs P Bersamina ½-½80 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
12. Wang Chen vs P Bersamina 1-057 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB27 Sicilian
13. J Habla vs P Bersamina  1-040 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. C Caturla vs P Bersamina  1-046 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
15. N Mariano vs P Bersamina  1-070 2010 9th Asian ContinentalA07 King's Indian Attack
16. D Elorta vs P Bersamina  1-056 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupA48 King's Indian
17. P Bersamina vs N Ginting  ½-½30 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB23 Sicilian, Closed
18. P Bersamina vs R Maninang 1-045 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
19. P Bersamina vs P Long  0-149 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
20. P Bersamina vs P Rout  0-153 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB23 Sicilian, Closed
21. P Bersamina vs J Gonzales  0-140 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB02 Alekhine's Defense
22. R Adethya vs P Bersamina  0-153 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampE81 King's Indian, Samisch
23. P Bersamina vs E Emperado  ½-½54 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB23 Sicilian, Closed
24. Muhd Irfan Haqqim Azhar vs P Bersamina  0-133 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampA45 Queen's Pawn Game
25. C A Perez vs P Bersamina  0-119 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB27 Sicilian
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 84  PGN Download
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Jan-01-16  pinoymaster77: Kung di magbabago, the biggest chess youth event this year would be the hosting of the ASEAN Age Group in June, di pa announced kung saan ang venue.

- Eto bread and butter ni IM Pau, having competed maybe eversince his U10 days with annual gold medal haul, and dito rin nakuha outright IM title.

- Kung etong hosting eh thru which efforts of which 'camp' (Ignatius Leong/Gary o Bambol wing) eh sana magkaisa all chess officials and community.

- Kung lahat ng age groups from U8 to U20 (pati may U18),eh I count at least 14 Divisions (Boys and Girls) at 3 official reps per Division, that would be at least 42 'official representative' players.

Chess Trainers and parents can also be encouraged na mag-ipon / mag solicit to field their players as 'wildcard' or direct registrant, basta ma coordinate with NCFP. Having more entries increases chances for medals, like those team medals.

Historically, we succumb in the gold medal tallies to Vietnam in the lower age groups so sana Chess coaches / trainers outside of NCFP can help with these Boys and Girls to assess what they know already, and fill in the gaps. That is one way where private sector help can work.

And sana / dapat mas maaga ma finalize Philippine player entries. I think eto din ang in mind since the Visayas leg of the elims is already announced for this Jan with Aklan as host

Jan-04-16  spartan1998: Good day po!

Matagal na rin po pala ako na di nakapagkibitz dito hehe.

Pasukan na po ulit sa NU pero I still try to do my best to train and study chess everyday.

Next tournament ko po ay baka sa UAAP na starting Feb 27 or 28. Baka di po muna ako makasali sa mga tournaments one month before UAAP dahil sa eligibility rules para sa mga rookie.

Malamang po di rin ako makasali sa annual events like HD Bank sa Vietnam at sa Bangkok Open dahil ongoing po ang UAAP sa mga dates na yun.

Salamat po sa lahat ng mga sumosoporta at sa lahat ng mga patuloy na nagkikibitz dito. Happy New Year po Sir PM77, Sir Epistle, Sir Nonnus, Sir Spawn, Sir Wordfunph, Sir Pulo y Gata, Sir Sugar at sorry po sa mga hindi ko po nabanggit.

Jan-04-16  SugarDom: All the best Paulo.

Condolence kay papa mo. He was a good man and a friend.

Jan-04-16  gokusano: We want more of your games. Take charge now to grab the top spot of Philippine ranking. You have the future for the taking. You are strong chessically, all you need to do is to have the courage to slug it out against the Philippines best. Our country needs a new chess hero.
Jan-04-16  SpecialOlympicWinner: Too weak, too slow. Chess is hard.
Jan-04-16  pinoymaster77: Late Feb pa pala UAAP, sayang mag overlap.

All the best IM Pau and continue the regular chess studies. Continue to light the darkness !

Jan-04-16  pinoymaster77: May naligaw pa na SOW, and how such kind words huh
Jan-04-16  gokusano: That was Carlsen's kind words and regards for someone he rented for a sparring.
Jan-10-16  Virgil A: Paulo. Please check your email.
Jan-16-16  pinoymaster77: Heard Feb6 daw start ng UAAP Chess, all the best to IM Pau / NU, Zeus & Leeroi / UE, Jasper MJ and Mich at UST.

Though the last Jakarta event left a bad taste in the mouth when my hunches were confirmed, can't give up totally on Phil chess when there is still a handful of good men upholding the proper values.

Hoping GMs Ino and JP could join the Olympiad team, gives some glimmer of hope.

Jan-18-16  pinoymaster77: Ive read the FB posting by Arbiter/Organizer Noel Morales on Faceoff between IM Pau and gmjoey. I think it is bullet chess via internet, sked for tomorrow/ Wed 6pm. Sponsored by Gabriel Abraham (Indonesia-based)

All the best in this match!

Jan-30-16  pinoymaster77: Malamang NU Men's line-up eh joining IM Paulo are Jacob Literatus (from Davao), Vince Medina and veteran Jefferson Mansanero, solid etong 4. Then reserve si former Jrs MVP Ryan Magtabog, they will definitely compete.

Sa LaSalle naman, di pa maka return sa defending champs si Jerad Docena, so it will be mainly Gio Mejia to hold the fort.

Sa Womens expected na dog fight between defending champ FEU and multi-titled La Salle

Jan-31-16  pinoymaster77: Happy birthday IM Paulo !

One of the 'few good men' I know in Philippine chess, and 1 of few remaining reasons why my radar remains with Philippine chess inspite of all the problems / issues going on!

Malalim ang ipinunla ni gmlet on chess and life values! Latest na 'stand your ground' on that last event in Jakarta.

Carry on for the Spartan kid, ehe man na pala, continue to LIGHT the DARKNESS !

Continue to enjoy being a College freshman (taas daw grades!), anchor of NU College team for many years, and stalwart of Philippine chess youth

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  wordfunph: Pau, happy birthday!
Feb-01-16  epistle: Let's have lunch together with those who greeted you here today.

Happy birthday!

Feb-01-16  spawn2: Happy bday to my fellow Aquarian! Hope you will have a successful campaign this 2016.
Feb-03-16  pinoymaster77: The best way to catch up with IM Pau eh sa UAAP games pag weekends siguro, sa LaSalle daw venue. May nearby Zark's hamburger branch dun across the street sa Taft
Feb-03-16  epistle: the zark's near my office is always full. What's special about the food there? Have you tried it pm? Or are you on a diet?
Feb-03-16  Pulo y Gata: I've tried Zark's several times. Food's better than the usual burger joint, if a little more expensive.
Feb-03-16  epistle: How/Why better? For coffee, I like Mcdonald's, french fries Jollibee, burger patties Burger king, chicken Max's, donuts J-co.
Feb-03-16  SugarDom: Zark not that tasty. Burger King kobe beef is better. Nabati ko na si Pau sa fb. Ambait ng nanay niya. Love you son daw parang si Leny lang.
Feb-03-16  Pulo y Gata: for hamburgers zark's better than mcdo and jolibee (burger king has enough choices to counter this), imo. for coffee, i like mcdo, dunkin donuts, even burger king's. i'm not a fan of donuts, all too sweet for me, even jco.
Feb-05-16  pinoymaster77: Well, pag naghahatid to Mla dorn, the Taft orig branch is just near. Ok ang servings saka yung menu, types of burgers based on basketball, like may 3 pt shot, Lebron, slam dunk mga ganun.

Its more expensive than the regular McDo / Jbee pero kaya pa ng estudyante, dami DLSU studes usually. Pero much more expensive yung likes or Army Navy

Feb-05-16  pinoymaster77: On UAAP opening mamaya and round 1, sa pag text inquire last night eh for College its NU vs FEU, and UE vs DLSU.

All the best to IM Pau and NU Bulldogs, saka Asst Coach Zeus Orozco sa UE Warriors.

Saka kila Jasper Marce and MJ sa UST HS, it must be Jas' 3rd or 4th playing year na sa UST, which places him currently at Gr9 or Gr10, inabutan din ng K to 12.

Feb-06-16  pinoymaster77: Congrats to IM Pau and NU team on 3-1 win over FEU. IM Pau won over Aviles, while lone loss of NU came at expense of Vince Medina when he lost to former teammate Evangelista
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