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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: 2403 (2231 rapid, 2334 blitz)
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.

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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

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   World Junior Championship (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)

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PAULO BERSAMINA
(born Feb-01-1998, 17 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. N Mariano vs P Bersamina  1-070 2010 9th Asian ContinentalA07 King's Indian Attack
2. D Elorta vs P Bersamina  1-056 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupA48 King's Indian
3. P Bersamina vs N Ginting  ½-½30 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB23 Sicilian, Closed
4. P Bersamina vs R Maninang 1-045 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
5. P Bersamina vs P Long  0-149 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
6. P Bersamina vs P Rout  0-153 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB23 Sicilian, Closed
7. P Bersamina vs J Gonzales  0-140 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB02 Alekhine's Defense
8. A Golizadeh vs P Bersamina  1-064 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB27 Sicilian
9. P Bersamina vs Le Thao Nguyen Pham  0-138 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
10. R Segarra vs P Bersamina  ½-½35 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB27 Sicilian
11. Li Hanbin vs P Bersamina  1-060 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB27 Sicilian
12. T Halay vs P Bersamina  0-144 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
13. N Dela Cruz vs P Bersamina 1-057 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
14. P Bersamina vs T Tirto  ½-½40 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB23 Sicilian, Closed
15. P Bersamina vs J De Ramos  0-133 2010 9th Asian ContinentalC00 French Defense
16. M Kiran vs P Bersamina  ½-½30 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
17. P Bersamina vs L M De Leon  1-037 2010 9th Asian ContinentalA37 English, Symmetrical
18. E Gatus vs P Bersamina ½-½80 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
19. Wang Chen vs P Bersamina 1-057 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB27 Sicilian
20. J Habla vs P Bersamina  1-040 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
21. C Caturla vs P Bersamina  1-046 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
22. P Bersamina vs Mohd Faizal Roslan 1-026 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampB06 Robatsch
23. J Litcher vs P Bersamina 0-146 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB27 Sicilian
24. P Bersamina vs Cheng Yi Aloysius Chia  1-037 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
25. P Bersamina vs R Dellota  1-037 2011 MERALCO Rapid TournamentA07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 84  PGN Download
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May-26-15  pinoymaster77: Later this week yata sana departure ni IM Pau and youth brigade for Singapore for the 2 youth events Asian Youth and ASEAN Age Group, looking for advice on the tickets.

All the best, and hope PHI take more medals from the Asian Youth

May-26-15  pinoymaster77: Just noticed the write-up in the NCFP site / Chess news :

http://www.ncf-phil.org/archives/20...

May-27-15  pinoymaster77: "A few weeks ago I spent an afternoon with GM Eugene Torre and two founders of the Philippine Chess Society, namely Elmer Sangalang and Horacio Templo. We touched on the topic of who among the youngsters have the potential to be international grandmasters. The consensus was both Jan Emmanuel Garcia and Paulo Bersamina have the necessary ingredients. Well, after seeing his games we have got to include the name of Jerad Docena in this list."

http://www.bworldonline.com/content...

May-28-15  pinoymaster77: IM Pau now shown in chess-results for U17, just looking out for their actual flight skeds

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr173...

Jun-01-15  pinoymaster77: So far, so good after the first 2 days, IM Pau, WFM Shania and Pen Pangilinan have 3 pts at the Asian Schools Chess Championship, next for Pau is Kazakh WFM Bibissara 2086
Jun-01-15  spawn2: Medyo positive ako na 4 pts na IM Pau after this morning's round. wag na bitawan pole position hanggang huli
Jun-02-15  pinoymaster77: Replaying the game at chessbomb, some anxious moments nga vs WFM Babissara, but pulled through. 'showdown' na bukas in rd5 vs top seeded FM Liu Xianngyi 2424 of Spore.

In step pa din WFM Mendoza so nasa chessbomb malamang ulit games nila ni IM Pau bukas. Also co-leading is Pen Pangilinan in the Open U13 while Marvin Miciano just half pt behind in Open U15, while WFM Doroy will face the leading Isha Sharma of India in Girls U15

Jun-02-15  pinoymaster77: Gruenfeld round 5 game ni Pau with slight edge :

Bersamina, Paulo - Liu, Xiangyi
11th Asian Schools Chess Championship 2015 round 05
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Qa4+ Nd7 8. Nf3 O-O 9. Be2 c5 10. O-O a6 11. Qa3 b6 12. Be3 Bb7 13. e5 Qc7 14. Rfd1 Rfd8 15. Qb3 e6 16. a4 Bd5 17. Qb2 c4 18. Qd2 b5 19. Bh6 Bh8 20. Qf4 *

http://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2015...

Jun-03-15  pinoymaster77: 2 wins na Pen Pangilinan (Open U13), leading at 5.5 pts by a full point, full steam ahead for the GOLD! IM Pau got 2 draws today pati sa rd6 vs untitled Isaev, pero di pa nakalaro ni FM Liu si Isaev. WFM Shania gunning for 2nd win today for 6th point, lamang sya sa ongoing game.

WFM Doroy also in thick of the fight. Isbedra at Girls U7 nasa chessbomb sa top board but lost.

May entries na blitz events sa chess-results, not sure sa sked pero soon na siguro

Jun-04-15  pinoymaster77: I got a text na 4 GOLD medal harvest sa BLITZ event, and TRUE enough as per check sa chess-results eh CONGRATS to IM Paulo Bersamina / Open U17, WFM Shania Mae Mendoza/ Girls U17, CM Pen Pangilinan / Open U13 and WFM-Elect Kylen Joy Mordido/ Girls U13 for winning the GOLDs! 2nd si WFM Allaney Doroy sa Girls U15.

Uubra ba naman sila eh batak sa blitz mga players dito. Another round of courtesy calls to our sports officials eto. But finish first the last 3 rounds of the centerpriece standard event, for more GOLDs!

Partida pa yan, while other Feds stay in the 5-star hotel venue, ang ating mga bida eh nasa 2-star place and matiyagang naglalakad under the heat of the sun to the venue.

Jun-05-15  pinoymaster77: Manila Standard article on PHI's dominant performance in the blitz events in the Asian Schools yesterday!

http://manilastandardtoday.com/2015...

Jun-05-15  epistle: It is comforting to know that instead of cutting classes to do drugs Pinoy students now do it to play blitz.
Jun-07-15  pinoymaster77: The Asian Schools Chess Championship STANDARD event just wrapped up this am. To add to the BLITZ haul of 4 Golds, a silver and a bronze, our woodpushers got 2 Golds via WFM Shania Mae Mendoza of FEU in Girls U17 and CM Stephen Rome Pangilinan of Adamson in the Open U13. Shania is now poised for a Grand slam of sorts as she is expected to play in the ASEAN Age Group coming up also in NTU Spore.

Garnering 3 silvers were IM Paulo Bersamina of NU/Letran in the Open U17, WFM Allaney Doroy (FEU?) in the Girls U15 and Jerish John Velarde in the Open U9. Pen will get FM title and has gained 91 ELO points.

This is another 6 GOLD MEDAL haul coming on the heels of the successful campaign also in the recent World Schools Championship in Pattaya, Thailand.

I would strongly recommend to send our consistent medallists to the World Youth event in Greece in Oct, we've never had World Youth Champions,strike while the iron is hot!

Jun-07-15  ticticcalauang: Now this one I can support. An actual <grandmaster>, still young and with a bright future ahead of him. Or is Paulo Bersamina not good enough for Barangay Baroknio? Why don't they congregate on this forum instead?
Jun-07-15  epistle: Why don't you chop off your long name into several small pieces and make them all congregate here?
Jun-07-15  pinoymaster77: IM Paulo shared via FB that Philippines is the OVERALL CHAMPION in the Asian Schools Chess Championship !! Unofficially, I count 6 Golds, 4 silvers and a bronze

This is an indication that our Pinoy youth players are at par with Asian counterparts, the chess community and officials have to ensure they continue to develop to stay globally competitive.

As we know, in the GM level or gauge thru the Olympiad, we lag behind China,India,Vietnam and other Asian powers

Jun-09-15  pinoymaster77: Manila Standard article, pero may maali sa last paragraph, Paulo is already an IM

http://manilastandardtoday.com/2015...

Jun-12-15  pinoymaster77: Travails of our youth players, ewan kung sa pagtitipid o shabby treatment from organizers, dun sila usually ma billet sa lower star hotels / inns. Dealing with heat wave, fatigue and stronger field in the ASEAN Age Group.

Nag nose bleed Pau nung Asian Schools time pa, Jako Concio may fever / nausea and per this article Pen Pangilinan has the flu

Wish ko lang by the time na turn na PHI to host this ASEAN event ulit eh our qualifiers / representatives get first class treatment, which they deserve

http://manilastandardtoday.com/2015...

Jun-13-15  pinoymaster77: Nice write-up, with human interest features and covering many sectors of Philippine chess :

"But there were some major setbacks and heartaches as well. IM Paulo Bersamina, a consistent gold medal winner in previous age group tournaments, remained at the middle of the pack in the boys Under 20 with 3 points, perhaps still bothered by the situation back home where his father remains bed-ridden after an accident which affected his spinal column.

Also falling short of the target was young Fide Master Alekhine Nouri, who after a blazing start, absorbed two straight losses and barely recovered with a draw.

Still, there are heartwarming and inspiring stories to remember—of Bersamina narrating his father’s present state, the love and concern for his father clearly etched on his face.

And of Concio winning three straight matches despite a recurring flu, and then telling everyone that “Pag maysakit ako nanalo ako, pag wala hindi ako nananalo.”

Or what about 7-year old Joseph “Joey” Vergara, easily the cutest among the young kids here? Joey proudly says that he has scored three points, not really caring that the leading scorer was two points ahead of him.

And when a senior player kidded him that he and Joey are almost of the same age, the irrepressible youngster blurted out: “Ubos tayo sa yo!” drawing laughter from everyone around him."

http://manilastandardtoday.com/2015...

Jun-14-15  epistle: Bersamina's reaction to his father's near fatal accident was completely the reverse to Wesley's uncaring attitude to a more serious accident his own father suffered.

As per his mother's own story.

What does it profit (business!) a man, indeed, if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?

Jun-14-15  pinoymaster77: Inspite of it all, the heat wave, fatigue, tougher competition and other worries / source of stress, PHI team still won 7 golds as per this Manila Standard article by Arman Armero. Pero dun sa chessresults medal statistics eh its reported na 9 golds.

Pag guest country pala (India,Mongolia,China) eh di counted sa medals tally.

Singapore's prodigy FM Tin Jingyao tops the U20 standard to earn an outright IM title

"Woman International Master Bernadette Galas, Woman Fide Master Shania Mae Mendoza, WFM Alaney Jia Doroy, Mhage Sebastian, Stephen Rome Pangilinan and NM Alex Milagrosa won individual gold medals even as Team Philippines also added 13 silvers and 15 bronze medals."

http://manilastandardtoday.com/2015...

Jun-15-15  pinoymaster77: Congrats to IM Paulo for being resilient!

Wala pa article si Mr. Arman today but checking chessresults, na count nga the 10 rapid golds shown in the medal statistics :

- Sa U20, joint golds nila IMs Jem and Pau pati team gold. Sa Girls, joint gold nila WIM Frayna and WFM San Diego saka team gold, bale 6 golds na yun

- Individual golds for WFM Shania / G18, NM Gatus / Srs, Pen Pangilinan / O14 pati team gold sa O14.

This would add to the earlier 7 or 9 golds sa standard. But perennial leader Vietnam had 15 golds in standard and 16 golds in rapid. Blitz events today to wrapup the ASEAN competition, then our chess warriors get to prepare for the return home

Jun-15-15  pinoymaster77: Elevated pala to a Continental championship ang ASEAN Age Group, kaya top 3 of the U20 get IM/WIM norms and pati pala U18 champs may IM/WIM title :

"As a newly designated continental championship there were increased title and norm opportunities for the players and there were no less than 31 of which one (Tin) got a GM norm, one more (Galas) got a WGM norm and two got IM norms and three WIM norms.

Lu Chan Hung from Vietnam and Chitlange Sakshi from India, Open U-18 and Girls U-18 winners respectively would have been particularly happy that they also got direct IM and WIM titles."

http://www.chessdom.com/winners-of-...

Jun-17-15  pinoymaster77: Unoffcial tally 26 golds for Team PHI, per Manila Standard's / Arman article Welcome back to our players / delegation, they returned last night!

http://manilastandardtoday.com/2015...

Jun-30-15  pinoymaster77: Happy birthday to gmlet ! Next year eh golden na rin.

Get FULLY WELL soon, we continue to PRAY

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