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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: 2378 (2232 rapid, 2315 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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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   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. Li Hanbin vs P Bersamina  1-060 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB27 Sicilian
2. T Halay vs P Bersamina  0-144 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
3. N Dela Cruz vs P Bersamina 1-057 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
4. P Bersamina vs T Tirto  ½-½40 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB23 Sicilian, Closed
5. P Bersamina vs J De Ramos  0-133 2010 9th Asian ContinentalC00 French Defense
6. M Kiran vs P Bersamina  ½-½30 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
7. P Bersamina vs L M De Leon  1-037 2010 9th Asian ContinentalA37 English, Symmetrical
8. E Gatus vs P Bersamina ½-½80 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
9. Wang Chen vs P Bersamina 1-057 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB27 Sicilian
10. J Habla vs P Bersamina  1-040 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
11. C Caturla vs P Bersamina  1-046 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
12. N Mariano vs P Bersamina  1-070 2010 9th Asian ContinentalA07 King's Indian Attack
13. D Elorta vs P Bersamina  1-056 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupA48 King's Indian
14. P Bersamina vs N Ginting  ½-½30 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB23 Sicilian, Closed
15. P Bersamina vs R Maninang 1-045 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
16. P Bersamina vs P Long  0-149 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
17. P Bersamina vs P Rout  0-153 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB23 Sicilian, Closed
18. P Bersamina vs J Gonzales  0-140 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB02 Alekhine's Defense
19. A Golizadeh vs P Bersamina  1-064 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB27 Sicilian
20. P Bersamina vs Le Thao Nguyen Pham  0-138 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
21. R Segarra vs P Bersamina  ½-½35 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB27 Sicilian
22. Muhd Irfan Haqqim Azhar vs P Bersamina  0-133 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampA45 Queen's Pawn Game
23. C A Perez vs P Bersamina  0-119 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB27 Sicilian
24. P Bersamina vs Xin Jun Jarrel Bin 1-017 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampC44 King's Pawn Game
25. Ted Ian Montoyo vs P Bersamina  0-167 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 84  PGN Download
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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
Feb-13-16  Virgil A: Paulo. Good luck on your UAAP games. :)
Feb-13-16  pinoymaster77: PDI article some days back, probably rounds 4 and 5 this weekend

Feb-15-16  pinoymaster77: After 4 rounds,sa Men's College eh NU still leading the pack :

NU 13.5 8
UST 11.5 6
DLSU 9.5 6

Next in round 5 I think this Sat is a faceoff with defending champs DLSU

Feb-18-16  pinoymaster77: 2 main things recently kaya SALUDO kay IM Pau. First is firmly turning down that indecent proposal in Jakarta to tank his final game. Then recently learned from doting Mom Sally that Pau has very high grades in his freshman year! That's very rare among chess varsity players, and isa lang na aware din ako eh si WIM Camacho who graduated with honors at a US University in Texas

Pau is a good role model for his generation

Mar-08-16  pinoymaster77: As a PSC Athlete, eh need maglaro IM Pau at least sa ibang events sa PNG sa Lingayen. Pagkatanda ko na text na co-champ sya sa ASEAN Chess and nasa top3 ng random chess.

Sa UAAP naman with 3 rounds to go eh NU leads UST by 4.5pts and on track pa Pau na maging MVP and ROY!

Mar-08-16  pinoymaster77: 5-way tie pala yung sa ASEAN Chess :

Mar-10-16  pinoymaster77: Happy birthday to SuperMom Sally !

Of course she's Paulo's #1 fan. Got some fresh air and R&R by the beach in Lingayen during the PNG, ingat sa byahe back to Mmla! Then UAAP rounds 12 and 13 this weekend

Mar-11-16  pinoymaster77: It means no new major finds. PSC also keeps Natl athletes challenged thru the annual PNG

Sa Chess Olympiad team naman eh possible makabalik GMs Ino JP Euge with IM Pau, while those 'in form' the past year and can challenge for slots eh sila GM-Elect Hari and GM Rich

Mar-13-16  pinoymaster77: Glad to be able to visit UAAP round 13 yesterday, the penultimate round.

Advanced congratulations to the NU Mens College team of IM Paulo Bersamina, FM Austin Jacob Literatus,Vince Medina, Jefferson Mansanero and Ryan Magtabog. 1 round to go this Sat and am sure di pa din sila magpabaya for a STRONG finish ! Pero i-ready na din pasaportes just in case.

IM Pau is also poised to get possible 3 individual awards (Board # 1 Gold Medal, MVP, ROY), he has 11.5 / 13 with 10 wins and 3 draws. IM Jem of Ateneo got at least 2 losses.

Congratulations also to the DLSU Womens team for clinching the title, they have insurmountable 5 pt lead, even if they face defending champs FEU in the final round this Sat.

FEU virtually has the Juniors crown with a 3.5pt lead over defending champs NU

Apr-24-16  pinoymaster77: All the best sa ongoing National Juniors !
May-27-16  pinoymaster77: Buenviaje sa ASEAN Age Group, yan ang athlete-soldier lalaban for medals with the changed rules.

Kung di na nga magpadala Viets eh chance na ng PHI to get the overall championship !?

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