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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.

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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(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.

Bersamina is the top U16 player in the Philippines and as of 1 August 2014, he has a rating of 2363.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 59  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. T Halay vs P Bersamina  0-144 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
2. N Dela Cruz vs P Bersamina 1-057 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
3. P Bersamina vs T Tirto  ½-½40 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB23 Sicilian, Closed
4. M Kiran vs P Bersamina  ½-½30 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
5. E Gatus vs P Bersamina ½-½80 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
6. J Habla vs P Bersamina  1-040 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
7. C Caturla vs P Bersamina  1-046 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
8. D Elorta vs P Bersamina  1-056 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupA48 King's Indian
9. P Bersamina vs R Maninang 1-045 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
10. P Bersamina vs P Long  0-149 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
11. P Bersamina vs J Gonzales  0-140 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB02 Alekhine's Defense
12. P Bersamina vs Le Thao Nguyen Pham  0-138 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
13. R Segarra vs P Bersamina  ½-½35 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB27 Sicilian
14. Muhd Irfan Haqqim Azhar vs P Bersamina  0-133 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampA45 Queen's Pawn Game
15. C A Perez vs P Bersamina  0-119 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB27 Sicilian
16. P Bersamina vs Xin Jun Jarrel Bin 1-017 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampC44 King's Pawn Game
17. Ted Ian Montoyo vs P Bersamina  0-167 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
18. P Bersamina vs T Khumnokeaw  1-034 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampB23 Sicilian, Closed
19. P Bersamina vs R Panopio Jr  ½-½28 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
20. Karlycris Clarito vs P Bersamina  0-130 2011 MERALCO Rapid TournamentE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
21. Zhi Yang Ooi vs P Bersamina  0-140 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampA16 English
22. P Bersamina vs Rainer Labay  ½-½43 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB23 Sicilian, Closed
23. J Docena vs P Bersamina  0-141 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampB27 Sicilian
24. R Sol Cruz vs P Bersamina ½-½49 2011 MERALCO Rapid TournamentB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
25. P Bersamina vs Mohd Faizal Roslan 1-026 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampB06 Robatsch
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 59  PGN Download
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Aug-24-14  pinoymaster77: It must be the most hotly contested race for the NCAA Juniors chess crown in years! Going into the final round 9 of the first round robin this Thursday, the standings are unofficially (handwritten standings pa lang ang posted in FB pic) as follows :

St Benilde-LSGH 26.5 pts
San Beda 25.5 pts
Letran 25.5 pts

Sa round 9, LSGH and San Beda faceoff, while Letran plays Lyceum.

Aug-25-14  pinoymaster77: Mga NATIONAL YOUTH CHAMPIONS, importante na alagaan etong youth / kiddies sector since need to accelerate turnover of talents :

GIRLS U7 Florence Gayle'Rency' Isabedra

GIRLS U9 WFM-Elect Precious Yecla

GIRLS U11 Alessandra Naya

GIRLS U13 Kylen Joy Mordido

GIRLS U15 Pearl Bagario

BOYS U7 Karlycris Clarito Jr

BOYS U9 Michael 'Jako' Concio Jr

BOYS U11 Jhustine Mordido

BOYS U13 Istraelito Rilloraza

BOYS U15 Daryl Unix Samantila

Dami new names sa Girls. Sana naman sa pagtitiyaga at gastos ng parents/players/trainers na humanap ng matutuluyan o pag commute for 4 days, eh TULOY ang pagpadala sa event na nag qualify daw sa China.

Aug-26-14  pinoymaster77: Sana ma workout din makasali IM-Elect Paulo and WIM Frayna sa WJCC 2014, naka enlist na 2014 Jrs champs sila Marc and Antoinette :

Aug-27-14  Iskubadayb: Sana makalaro si Paul sa WJ hanggang maging etneb siya. Makakaganda sa kanya ito.
Aug-27-14  pinoymaster77: Meantime, sa round 9 mamayang 130pm, eto final round ng FIRST ROUND pennant. Puede pa makahabol Letran as first round topnotcher kung maka shutout vs Lyceum (di mga pushovers), tapos magharap LSGH-St Benilde vs San Beda.

VERY CLOSE contest, 26.5 pts ang LSGH while San Beda and Letran have 25.5 pts. Each game counts !

Aug-28-14  pinoymaster77: TOUGH, TIGHT finish, just a precious half point separated them!

LSGH - St Benilde finished with 29pts after ekeing out a 2.5 - 1.5 win over San Beda, while the Letran Squires scored a 3-1 win over Lyceum to finish at 28.5 pts after the first round!

KAYOD ulit sa second round naman which starts tomorrow with round 10, will go up against Arellano.

This time naman sa second round eh IM Pau is fully back and would be able to play all the 9 games at top board. Mga teammates need to dig in to score consistently sa lower boards kada round!

Sa College, Lyceum captured the first round pennant, it could be their FIRST after some years of campaigning, they had more agggressive recruiting since last year.

Aug-29-14  pinoymaster77: Sa pagsilip-silip sa on-going site ng Sinquefield Cup, eh may 'show' na kasama GM Morris Ashley ba sya (main promoter din ng Millionaire Open).

Na-recall ko din sya nung time na kainitan ng 2012 NCC Semis tainted by many pre-arranged draws na na replay yung affected games eh Morris was also cited as being against pre-arranged draws. Tried to look it up, but instead at page 20 eh andun yung blog contents ng Clatskaine Chess Club on USCF rulings and their stand on pre-arranged draws.

Aug-29-14  pinoymaster77: I also chanced on this question / poser about 2 years ago :

"Sep-09-12 rjsolcruz: fm pau will definitely be the next among the generation of our chess olympians. it is just a matter of time. and the only question is, which will happen first, olympian or grandmaster?"

As we know by now, naunang maging Olympian si IM Paulo. Yung GM title coming soon na din yan...

Aug-29-14  mysql: One of the most hardworking and professional players we have.
Aug-30-14  Iskubadayb: Si Maurice ang pangalan nya. Kaibigan natin yan. Mabait yan.
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: ...and master Isku with plus score against GM Ashley.
Aug-30-14  pinoymaster77: Ok Iskuba,
GM Maurice pala.
Aug-30-14  pinoymaster77: FIBA World Cup / Gilas time muna!

Dun sa cardiac game vs Croatia ng Gilas kagabi eh ka-text sila Lilet and Alex, what an eye opener na Gilas can keep up with the world's best !

Could say na future is secure sa doors opened ng current Gilas team. Kung eto na nga last ni Kap Jimmy (BTV analysts marvelling at his good shape and speed) eh even Paul can take up that 3rd guard spot, then will be needing taller wingmen, thinking of Parks and Ganuelas. Sa guards andyan Barroca, Casio, Alas, Garcia and kung eligible sila Pringle and Banchero, dyan pa din Lassiter.

Saka si Greg Slaughter can join the BIGs, Ive read he's hired a skills coach just to get better. Junemar played with more confidence last night, and provide quality minutes. Comment pa nga eh sana mas madami pang minutes na magkasama sila ni Blatche on the floor.

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.


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