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P Bersamina 
Photograph © 2011, courtesy of Paulo Bersamina.  
Paulo Bersamina
Number of games in database: 102
Years covered: 2010 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2378 (2232 rapid, 2315 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2403
Overall record: +32 -34 =26 (48.9%)*
   * 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 (25) 
    B23 B25 B90 B30 B92
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B10 B17 B14 B13 B11
 French Defense (6) 
    C00 C01 C12 C05
 French (4) 
    C00 C12
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (16) 
    B27 B32 B22 B30 B20
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A45 A46
 King's Indian (6) 
    E94 E76 E62 E81 E60
 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
   V Sipila vs P Bersamina, 2014 0-1
   M Kiran 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:
   P Bersamina vs A Pichot (Sep-11-16) 0-1
   P Bersamina vs J C Ibarra Jerez (Sep-10-16) 1/2-1/2
   A Murillo vs P Bersamina (Sep-05-16) 0-1
   P Bersamina vs A Adesina (Sep-04-16) 0-1
   P Bersamina vs G Mooney (Sep-02-16) 1-0

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PAULO BERSAMINA
(born Feb-01-1998, 18 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 102  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Golizadeh vs P Bersamina  1-064 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB27 Sicilian
2. P Bersamina vs N Ginting  ½-½30 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB23 Sicilian, Closed
3. Wang Chen vs P Bersamina 1-057 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB27 Sicilian
4. P Bersamina vs J De Ramos  0-133 2010 9th Asian ContinentalC00 French Defense
5. Li Hanbin vs P Bersamina  1-060 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB27 Sicilian
6. P Bersamina vs P Rout  0-153 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB23 Sicilian, Closed
7. N Mariano vs P Bersamina  1-070 2010 9th Asian ContinentalA07 King's Indian Attack
8. P Bersamina vs L M De Leon  1-037 2010 9th Asian ContinentalA37 English, Symmetrical
9. T Halay vs P Bersamina  0-144 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
10. D Elorta vs P Bersamina  1-056 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupA48 King's Indian
11. P Bersamina vs J Gonzales  0-140 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB02 Alekhine's Defense
12. P Bersamina vs T Tirto  ½-½40 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB23 Sicilian, Closed
13. E Gatus vs P Bersamina ½-½80 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
14. R Segarra vs P Bersamina  ½-½35 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB27 Sicilian
15. P Bersamina vs P Long  0-149 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
16. C Caturla vs P Bersamina  1-046 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
17. N Dela Cruz vs P Bersamina 1-057 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
18. P Bersamina vs Le Thao Nguyen Pham  0-138 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
19. P Bersamina vs R Maninang 1-045 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
20. M Kiran vs P Bersamina  ½-½30 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
21. J Habla vs P Bersamina  1-040 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. C A Perez vs P Bersamina  0-119 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB27 Sicilian
23. P Bersamina vs R Panopio Jr  ½-½28 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
24. P Bersamina vs S Nebato  1-039 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB06 Robatsch
25. P Bersamina vs Rainer Labay  ½-½43 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB23 Sicilian, Closed
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 102  PGN Download
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Sep-10-16
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  wordfunph: sir <Virgil A> galpakz ako sa konpident.

Pau, alagaan mo board 4 tonight.

Sep-10-16  Virgil A: Wordz. Kaya ni Paulo yan. Puti siya.

gudlak !

Sep-10-16  epistle: We order you to win today Master B2.
Sep-10-16  pinoymaster77: Scotch game daw, na research from baul files, maigi yan para si sya masyado nabasa / nakapag prepare kalaban vs ganyang opening
Sep-10-16  Virgil A: Galing mo, Paulo. Payt!
Sep-10-16  Virgil A: You did your job, Paulo. Good luck on your next game.
Sep-11-16  Virgil A: Sometimes a draw is as good as a victory. :)
Sep-11-16  epistle: Full throttle towards the finish line Master B2!
Sep-12-16  pinoymaster77: 2 Iranian 'super teenagers' earned GM norms, sila Parham and IM Shahin. Naka draw IM Pau si Parham sa recent WJCC.

Vietnam's Anh Khoi earned IM norm, this is double norm so I suppose he got complete norms already? 2448 na ELO nya so I suppose he already met the ELO for IM title

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr232...

Sep-12-16  Pru: Kaya rin ni Pau maka GM, kailangan lang ng exposure. Yung 2 Iranians bukod na may foreign coach eh maraming exposure. Marami rin kasing pera dahil sa langis ang Iran.
Sep-12-16  pinoymaster77: Korek, we will see in the 2 intl events to be hosted here in Dec, sana matuloy yang sked

Hopefully, more PHI youth also play in the Dec intl events, and make a splash, di yung puro foreign GMs ang occupy ng TOP 5 and claim the USD prizes among themselves

Sep-12-16  pinoymaster77: Situation now ni IM Pau eh di na kagaya nung HS na home schooled, and mas may time for DAILY chess studies. Now eh College na and challenging pa course nya in BS Math and nakaka maintain pa ng high grades. Pareho sila ni WGM-Elect Janelle Frayna na excelling in academics, and sinasabay chess varsity stint
Sep-12-16  Viktorerro: Kailangan nang mga exposure sa mga laban sa mga mamaw na halimaw na katulad ng Nigerian...para maging mala mamaw na halimaw ang mga hataw, at hindi hilaw na ampaw...
Sep-13-16  Virgil A: Paulo. You have a bright future ahead of you. Continue what you're doing. Strive to reach your goals. Way to represent your country. Thank you!
Sep-25-16  pinoymaster77: Posted this last week in FB, we can benchmark what 'emerging chess powers' are doing :

A Coach-friend who closely follows global / PHI youth / grassroots development na research sI GM Babakuli Annakov (orig from Turkmenistan, 12 yrs Coach in a Texas school), Evgeny Pigusov, GM Zerebukh, Gabor Kalai and of course GM Ino are among the Coaches of next bruited about USA prodigy GM Jeffrey Xiong.

Also among GM Annakov's studes are IM Li (featured article in this thread), IM Josh Sheng, Simona Nayberg,Victoriya Nazarova.

Naasar daw Nil's BFF si PT, kapag nabibigyan ng credit etong Coaches, Kasparov Foundation, Sinquefeld group, eh bakit kaya di naman kasama GM Xiong sa Spice program? Is it due to competition,bad for business?

And sana part of post-2014 'promises' ng NCFP after that stormy, shouting meeting in Norway eh makakuha ang NCFP ng focussed Coach / Trainer for ELITE youth na Master-candidates. And yung mga naka payroll as Coach eh really do the job of Coaches, with specific objectives for their assigned player - #ELO gain per year, titles earned etc..... if we really aspire to catchup even just with Asian neighbors

Sep-26-16  pinoymaster77: Isa pa daw watchout eh Uzbekistan. Coach ay Dmitry Kayumov, 67 yrs old. Current Uzbek prodigies sila 12 YR OLD Nodirbek Abdussatorov (naglaro sa Malaysia Open nasa top 10), Jahokvir Sindarov, Shamsiddin Vokhidov and Ortik Nimatov. We migh start seeing them in the next Uzbek Olympiad teams,

Coach Kayumov was also previously hired by Vietnam, kasama sa students si IM Nguyen Anh Khoi and now WGM Thi Mai Hung (5th WGM ng Viets).

German prodigy eh 11 yr old Vincent Keymer, direct student ni Kasparov since he was hired, nag 3rd recently sa Vienna Open.

We have to keep track and also learn from their success stories, looks like yung mga galling USSR na attended some Russian chess school eh effective din and affordable. Back when Campo was still alive, he reportedly mentioned Dvoretsky to NCFP Pres Pichay to support Wesley back then, but somehow di natuloy. Eh Dvoretsky commands rate daw na over USD 100 per hour ?!

Our own bbking natigil development, even just towards IM level, maybe he's now over 12, mga U12s na kasabay nya na sila Concio and Quizon

Sep-26-16  epistle: But why pay attention to the future of the young when you already have the oldies here who had already arrived at the future?
Sep-27-16  pinoymaster77: We're all mortals and there's bound to be a transition at some time.

I mentioned Dvoretsky, the chess world was saddened by his death today at age 68 na pala, and moment of silence observed in the Tal Memorial. I was just able to listen to early part of the video with GM Gustaffson, the general answer on training is it depends on the individual's playing style and personality. I have Mark's Endgame Manual, probably the 1st edition and showed it to some players for the basic principle of opposition, which sadly some beginners are not drilled in their early stages

https://chess24.com/en/read/news/ma...

Sep-27-16  pinoymaster77: More on now legendary Trainer / Coach Dvoretsky :

"One day I realised that I look at chess in a different way from previously and with other eyes than those of a practical player. But I value variations and exact analysis as highly as before. Without them, any general discussions become indefensible, unprovable, and float in the air. But it is impossible for me not to look for the essence of the position behind the variations and the hidden mechanisms that direct the play. Here we have not only chess ideas and technical devices, but also the rules of thought and the principles of rational searching and decision-taking.

Mark Dvoretsky wrote this in the preface to his very first book, "Secrets of Chess Training," published by Batsford 25 years ago. In all his writings that followed, this approach to chess training would return—in short: the search for the truth by thorough analysis."

"Dvoretsky is seen as arguably the best chess trainer in the world; a reputation he built from the late 1970 onward in the Soviet Union. The fame was based on a unique and original training method, developed by Dvoretsky himself. It consisted of creating a "diagnosis" for each student, noting what were his skills and his weaknesses. His method combined lectures and practical training. For each skill, he had numerous chess positions in a huge database (written in an old computer language), dealing with e.g. intermediate moves, combinational vision, or prophylaxis. His collection includes thousands of positions."

https://www.chess.com/news/famous-t...

Sep-27-16  pinoymaster77: From the videos, realized Dvo not focused on openings, but on strategic thinking, calculation and analyzing positions, and of course on endgames.

I remember during the sole session my 2 youngest boys and Jasper had with the late IM Rudy Tan Cardoso, he was a stickler on endgames, since as I recalled almost half of actually played games reach the endgame. A player who consciously steers his games to endgame phase after getting an advantage is Panopio Jr of Calamba.

Of course AFGM Euge is one of foremost endgame maestros, and continues to weave his legend.

Sep-28-16  epistle: Endgames are not important. Just be good enough not to let your opponents survive your opening and middle game mastery.
Sep-28-16  izimbra: Some players need to be thinking all the time about what path they are following to get to a win and whether it is going to connect.
Oct-17-16  pinoymaster77: All the best sa finals of current sem, then puede naman harapin ulit chess studies....
Oct-23-16  pinoymaster77: World Jrs champ GM Xiong was not able to show he's up to the current US elites when he cannot make headway vs GM Robson in the final round of recently concluded Spice Cup. GM Sevian won his last round game to tie GM Robson at the top with 6.5/9 and even ended up with higher tiebreak. Baka etong si GM Sevian pa mas hinog. Also in the field were US youngsters IMs Ruifeng, Awonder Liang and Chandra but it seems dipa sila hinog to challange the current US top GMs.

Most of the youngsters would again see action in the UTD Fall Open next month. Malamang yung mga taga Spice/Webster eh sasali. Lets see if UTD alumni GM Ino can play

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr236...

Oct-24-16  pinoymaster77: Good projections for the 11 yr old Indian boy wonder Praggy. Devt of our own bbking got stunted, has not shown dominance even at ASEAN level

https://kopitiambot.com/2016/10/24/...

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