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Paulo Bersamina
P Bersamina 
Photograph © 2011, courtesy of Paulo Bersamina.  
Number of games in database: 109
Years covered: 2010 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2417 (2232 rapid, 2315 blitz)

Overall record: +32 -36 =31 (48.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 10 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (25) 
    B23 B25 B90 B92 B30
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B10 B13 B17 B11 B14
 French Defense (6) 
    C00 C01 C05 C12
 French (4) 
    C00 C12
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (16) 
    B27 B32 B30 B22 B20
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A46 A45
 King's Indian (6) 
    E94 E60 E76 E62 E81
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E33 E45 E20 E27
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Litcher vs P Bersamina, 2011 0-1
   A Tari vs P Bersamina, 2014 0-1
   M Kiran vs P Bersamina, 2010 1/2-1/2
   R Segarra vs P Bersamina, 2010 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (2016)
   World Junior Championship (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)

RECENT GAMES:
   Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs P Bersamina (Feb-28-17) 1/2-1/2
   J C Sadorra vs P Bersamina (Feb-26-17) 1/2-1/2
   L Pantsulaia vs P Bersamina (Dec-14-16) 1-0
   P Bersamina vs A Demchenko (Dec-13-16) 1/2-1/2
   M Mchedlishvili vs P Bersamina (Dec-11-16) 1-0

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PAULO BERSAMINA
(born Feb-01-1998, 19 years old) Philippines

[what is this?]
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 5; games 1-25 of 109  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Golizadeh vs P Bersamina  1-06420109th Asian ContinentalB27 Sicilian
2. P Bersamina vs N Ginting  ½-½3020109th Asian ContinentalB23 Sicilian, Closed
3. Wang Chen vs P Bersamina 1-05720109th Asian ContinentalB27 Sicilian
4. P Bersamina vs J De Ramos  0-13320109th Asian ContinentalC00 French Defense
5. Li Hanbin vs P Bersamina  1-06020109th Asian ContinentalB27 Sicilian
6. P Bersamina vs P Rout  0-15320109th Asian ContinentalB23 Sicilian, Closed
7. N Mariano vs P Bersamina  1-07020109th Asian ContinentalA07 King's Indian Attack
8. P Bersamina vs L M De Leon  1-03720109th Asian ContinentalA37 English, Symmetrical
9. T Halay vs P Bersamina  0-14420106th Prospero A. Pichay CupE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
10. D Elorta vs P Bersamina  1-05620106th Prospero A. Pichay CupA48 King's Indian
11. P Bersamina vs J Gonzales  0-14020106th Prospero A. Pichay CupB02 Alekhine's Defense
12. P Bersamina vs T Tirto  ½-½4020106th Prospero A. Pichay CupB23 Sicilian, Closed
13. E Gatus vs P Bersamina ½-½8020106th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
14. R Segarra vs P Bersamina  ½-½3520106th Prospero A. Pichay CupB27 Sicilian
15. P Bersamina vs P Long  0-14920106th Prospero A. Pichay CupB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
16. C Caturla vs P Bersamina  1-04620106th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
17. N Dela Cruz vs P Bersamina 1-05720101st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
18. P Bersamina vs Le Thao Nguyen Pham  0-13820101st Campomanes Cup OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
19. P Bersamina vs R Maninang 1-04520101st Campomanes Cup OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
20. M Kiran vs P Bersamina  ½-½3020101st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
21. J Habla vs P Bersamina  1-04020101st Campomanes Cup OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. P Bersamina vs R Panopio Jr  ½-½282011Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
23. C A Perez vs P Bersamina  0-1192011Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB27 Sicilian
24. P Bersamina vs Rainer Labay  ½-½432011Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB23 Sicilian, Closed
25. J Litcher vs P Bersamina 0-1462011Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB27 Sicilian
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 109  PGN Download
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Dec-06-16  pinoymaster77: All the best vs ExNM Panopio. Kung umabot ng endgame yan eh exciting, hopefully PGNs can be published after eavh playing day, only 18 games per round naman

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr252...

Dec-10-16  pinoymaster77: 2 of the notable games so far are in round 1 the win by FM Segarra over Belarus GM Stupak, and just kanina the win of GM-Elect Haridas over SuperGM Levan from Georgia.

Kasi di makita sa PGNs of yound 1 games yung win ni FM Segarra

Dec-31-16  pinoymaster77: Happy New Year to Bersamina family!

Looking forward to UAAP Chess, it will possibly be sked in Jan again. Contending teams will continue to work on their strategies and probe on perceived weaknesses in the line-ups of the 'powerhouse' schools which went away with the championships last season :

NU Bulldogs for Mens College (Mansanero has grad from board 4)

DLSU for Womens College (if Enriquez can play for FEU and with recruit Yaon, FEU can challenge again?)

FEU for HS - they're intact and Miciano and Morado have gone even stronger, can NU and UST effectively challenge?

Dec-31-16  spawn2: Happy New Year IM Pau and family!
Dec-31-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  bubuli55: Happy New Year 2017! IM Paulo and family.
Jan-31-17  spawn2: IM Pau..Happy Bday!
Feb-01-17  Pulo y Gata: Finally and adult! Let's have a beer or two sometime, IM Pau. Happy birthday!
Feb-01-17  pinoymaster77: Happy 19th birthday! All the best on new UAAP chess campaign to retain the Men's crown for NU
Feb-01-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  bubuli55: Paulo. Happy Birthday!
Feb-02-17  pinoymaster77: This weekend, NU mens team goes up against UP and UST. Wala masyadong rookies / college freshmen due to K-12, though grad na dating bd4 player na si Mansanero, time to test Magtabog naman (from NU HS ranks)
Feb-03-17  gokusano: Go NU!
Feb-03-17  Pulo y Gata: Go Eddie Ilarde!
Feb-03-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Pau, Happy Birthday!
Feb-04-17  pinoymaster77: Ka text Coach Zeus of UE, for his teams :

Mens 1-3 vs FEU
Women 2-2 vs UP
HS 2-2 vs Adamson

When I asked on NU vs UP sa Mens eh winalis ng Bulldogs and Maroons to start their title retention bid

Bukas sa round 2 ang inaabangan eh sa Womens eh defending champion DLSU vs FEU, while sa HS eh defending champion FEU vs UST

Sa Mens, still monitoring who among FEU, DLSU or other pretenders can really mount a challenge to defending champion NU

Mar-06-17  pinoymaster77: Resume na muna UAAP campaign, for the NU Mens team title retention bid.

Then have another level of preparation before the next international event, if its going to be in Bangkok

Apr-12-17  pinoymaster77: IM Pau's Bangkok Open campaign just got EXCITING with a HUGE rd5 win just now over German GM Huschenbet 2588 to go up to 4.5/5 Next rd6 opponent with white at board2 vs GM Gustaffson 2626

PHI youth taking up the challenge in anchoring the PHI campaign with wins by NM Miciano over GM LinCheb and IM Jem to get up to 4pts. IM Jem battles SuperGM Goganov at bd4 with white

If cro777 is not on a break, would like to request games analysis for the round 4 & 5 games by IM Pau vs the 2 German GMs please

Apr-12-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: 17th Bangkok Chess Open (Round 4)

"Playing white, Bersamina, 19, couldn't find anything out of the slight positional edge he sustained from his solid opening play and ended up drawing Bindrich, whose rating of 2582 is way higher than his 2417, in a Queen-and-bishop versus Queen-and-knight endgame." (Philstar)

Paulo Bersamina Falko Bindrich

Closed Ruy Lopez: Chigorin Variation.

The key moments of the game were at 14.Ne3?! (leading to an even game) and 39Nf6? (Black missed his better chances in a Q+B vs Q+N endgame).

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d4 Qc7 12. Nbd2 Bd7 13. Nf1 Nc4


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14. Ne3?! < A rare line. White cannot count on an opening advantage. The main move is 14.b3 W So vs Carlsen, 2015 >

14Nxe3 15. Bxe3 Rfe8 16. a4 h6 17. axb5 axb5 18. Qe2 Bf8 19. d5 c4 20. Qf1 Qb7 21. Nd2 Be7 22. Reb1 Rec8 23. Rxa8 Rxa8 24. Ra1 Ra6 25. b3 cxb3 26. Bxb3 Bd8 27. c4 Bb6 28. Rxa6 Qxa6 29. Bxb6 Qxb6 30. cxb5 Bxb5 31. Bc4 Qd4 32. Bxb5 Qxd2 33. Qb1 g6 34. Bd3 h5 35. g3 h4 36. g4 Kg7 37. Bf1 Qd4 38. Bg2 Nd7 39. Qb7


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In this type of endgame (Q+B vs Q+N), the addition of the queens completely changes the nature of the play in comparison to the pure B vs N endgame. In a balanced position Bersamina had strayed from the right path (35.g3 instead of 35.h4) and now Bildrich stands clearly better.

39Nf6? <Black missed his chances. He could have played 39Qd1+ followed by Nc5. It is now a draw.>

40. Qb8 Qc5 41. Bf3 Nh7 42. Bg2 Qc1+ 43. Kh2 Qf4+ 44. Kg1 Qf6 45. Qc7 Ng5 46. Qd7 Nh7 47. Qc7 Nf8 48. g5 Qxg5 49. Qxd6 Qc1+ 50. Kh2 Qf4+ 51. Kg1 Qc1+ 52. Kh2 Qf4+ 53. Kg1 Qc1+

Falko Bindrich (2582) is a German grandmaster and trainer. In 2012 he was accused of cheating, not for proven use, but for refusing to allow the arbiter to examine the phone he had with him during multiple toilet visits during last weekend's Bundesliga round. He denied accusations.

Bindrich started as a chess prodigy (he became a FIDE Master at the age of 13): http://www.schachbund.de/files/dsb/...

Apr-12-17  pinoymaster77: Thanks for that cro777, was trying to check PGNs, round 4 palang nasa chess results and somehow didn't see the IM Pau vs GM Bindrich game.

Well maybe for that momentous round 5 win vs GM Huschenbeth 2588 eh baka bukas pa ma download. This seems to be IM Pau's BIGGEST win to-date vs a GM? Was checking also his CG games posted from the World Juniors, 2016 Olympiad and recent Zonals....

IM Pau will probably be up against a theoretical battle vs seasoned elite games analyst GM Gustaffson 2626 this afternoon !

From the above CG write-up, Pau's hightest ELO was 2405 back in 2015, so now he's at 2417 na pala, so has recovered, and definitely on track na may ELO gain from this Bangkok Open

Apr-13-17  pinoymaster77: Our 'Gabriela Silangs' came out to play in the Bangkok Open as well!

Round 1
WFM Doroy Allaney Jia G PHI 1962 0 1 - 0 0 IM Swayams Mishra IND 2450 17

Round 2
24 82 WIM Galas Bernadette PHI 2083 1 1 - 0 1 IM Egorov Evgeny KAZ 2377 30

Round 4
25 93 Bernales Christy Lamiel PHI 2051 2 1 - 0 2 GM Bellon Lopez Juan Manuel ESP 2342 34

Nasa CG Page ni WNM Christy Bernales yung PGN ng BIG WIN nya vs Spanish GM Bellon! Can ask cro777's analysis there? Been sometime since last post dun, nung 2014 Olympiad team qualification pa...

Apr-13-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: 17th Bangkok Chess Open (Round 5)

Niclas Huschenbeth Paulo Bersamina

Sicilian Defense: Unusual lines. Bersamina surprised the opponent in the early stage of the game: 4Bc5 (instead of the usual 4a6, the Kan Variation) is a very rare line more suited for blitz chess (Russian grandmaster Vitiugov played it several times, including the World blitz championship). Huschenbeth had better position in the middlegame, but didnt find the right plan (25.Ncb6 instead of 26.Ne5). Bersamina outplayed the opponent in the endgame.

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 <unusual move in this position> 5. Be3 Qb6 6. Nb5 Bxe3 7. fxe3 d5 <The alternatives are 7Qxe3+, 7Nf6 and 7Nc6>


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Bersamina's preparation for this game.

8. Qd4 Qxd4 9. exd4 Kd7 10. Nd2 Nc6 11. O-O-O Nf6 12. exd5 exd5 13. Bd3 a6 14. Bf5+ Kd8 15. Nd6 Bxf5 16. Nxf5 Ne8 17. Rhf1 f6 18. c4 dxc4 19. Nxc4 Rc8 20. Kb1 Nb4 21. Nce3 Nc6 22. Nd5 g6 23. Nfe3 Rf8 24. Nc4 b5


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25. Ne5? <This was a key mistake. Huschenbeth should have played 25.Ncb6 with clearly better position.>

25Ne7 26. Nf4 Ng7 27. Ned3 g5 28. Ne2 Nd5 29. Rf3 Re8 30. Ng3 Rc6 31. Nc5 Ne3 32. Rc1 f5 33. d5 Rb6 34. d6 Re5 35. Nd3 Re6 36. Nc5 Re5 37. Nd3 Re6


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Huschenbeth was outplayed in this endgame.

38. d7? <The correct move was 38.Nc5> Nc4 39. Rf2 f4 40. Nc5 Re5 41. Nge4 Ne6 42. b4 Nxc5 43. Nxc5 a5 44. bxa5 Rc6 45. Nd3 Re3 46. Nb4 Rd6 47. h4 h6 48. hxg5 hxg5 49. a6 Kxd7 50. Rh1 Kc7 51. Rh7+? <Better was 51.Kc1> Kb6 52. a7 Ra3 53. Re2 Kc5 54. Re8 Rd1+ 55. Kc2 Rd2+ 56. Kb1 Rb2+ 57. Ka1 Kxb4 58. a8=Q Rbxa2+ 0-1

Bersamina should be credited for original and fighting chess.

GM Niclas "The Dark Knight" Huschenbeth (2588) was the German Champion in 2010. From 2012 to 2014 he played for the Baltimore Kingsfishers in the United States Chess League.

In 2015 Huschenbeth played on board 1 for the UMBC Chess team at the Final Four of College Chess (with Nazi Paikidze on the team and Alexander Onischuk as the coach):

http://www.chessdom.com/wp-content/...

Apr-13-17  pinoymaster77: That is indeed music to the ears!

Godspeed to IM Paulo Bersamina sa remaining 4 games for his GM norm campaign!

"Bersamina should be credited for original and fighting chess."

(Will just do some sharings after the event)

Apr-15-17  pinoymaster77: Recharge and regroup for Pau & company

IM Jem has 6/8 but low TPR and plays untitled Chinese U18 Dai, but no picnic

Malamang eh our top U20 would be fielded naman in the East Asia Juniors in May in Tagaytay, reportedly would be 3.3 Zonals plus China.

Some 3 to 4 weeks pa, but sana eh merong ganitong development :

- Suggested to chess friends our main bets to hopefully have private audience with Mr. Bobby just to go over how they use softwares and do prepa. Baka lang may makuhang tips/advice. UAAP players had games sked on the day Mr. Bobby did his talk per PCTAP event recently. Its better this be done by next week, so our bets still have 2 to 3 weeks to tryout any lessons learned

- Get those licensed softwares, specially Chessbase Definitely the Chinese, and top ASEAN countries have these as basic

- Another longshot, but NCFP provide Trainer(?), at least to ready IM Pau and NM Miciano and maybe Sevillano, I think they're the PHI top bets to try to battle it out. Miciano and Sevillano already got FEU support, but still inadequate. Maybe Jay's attention not that ficussed as he is NT Coach for Womens, most probably closely guiding WFM Shania...

Apr-18-17  pinoymaster77: For lesson / game reference, can get insights on the round 6 game vs veteran / elite Chess analyst GM Gustaffson. Some fans noticed he made an 'old line' in the Ruy but as early as move 5 or 6, our side seems to have not expected such line ?

Aside from the game, any ideas / sharings on how to speed up reviews of the so-called 'main lines', can PM to me ...

Next event eh can only have 2 to 3 weeks prepa / review eh...

May-15-17  pinoymaster77: A Chess Journalist-friend's sharings on Paus rd3 win vs lower rated Chinese!

Kaya pala ni Pau mag Botvinnik System!
Wang Shixu-Bersamina: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 e6 5.Bg5 dxc4 6.e4 b5 7.e5 h6 8.Bh4 g5 9.Nxg5 hxg5 10.Bxg5 Nbd7 11.exf6 Bb7 12.Be2 Qb6 13.a4 Bb4 14.O-O O-O-O 15.axb5 cxb5 16.Bf3 Ne5 17.Bxb7+ Qxb7 18.Qe2 Nd3 19.Qe3 Bd6 20.h4 Bb8 21.b3 Rdg8 22.d5 exd5 23.Rfd1 Qc6 24.Rab1 a6 25.bxc4 dxc4 26.Nxb5 axb5 27.Rxd3 Rxh4 28.Rd2 Bf4 29.Rd8+ Kxd8 30.Qe7+ Kc8 31.Rd1 Rg4 32.g3 R4xg5 33.Qxf7 Rxg3+ 34.Kf1 Rg1+ 35.Ke2 Qe4#

May-24-17  pinoymaster77: All the best sa East Asia Juniors which starts Sat

Seeded 2ns so far behind Spore's IM Tin Jingyao

If solo Champ, will get GM norm

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