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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.

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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   A Tari vs P Bersamina, 2014 0-1
   J Litcher vs P Bersamina, 2011 0-1

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   World Junior Championship (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)

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(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. Wang Chen vs P Bersamina 1-057 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB27 Sicilian
2. J Habla vs P Bersamina  1-040 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
3. C Caturla vs P Bersamina  1-046 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
4. N Mariano vs P Bersamina  1-070 2010 9th Asian ContinentalA07 King's Indian Attack
5. D Elorta vs P Bersamina  1-056 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupA48 King's Indian
6. P Bersamina vs N Ginting  ½-½30 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB23 Sicilian, Closed
7. P Bersamina vs R Maninang 1-045 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
8. P Bersamina vs P Long  0-149 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
9. P Bersamina vs P Rout  0-153 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB23 Sicilian, Closed
10. P Bersamina vs J Gonzales  0-140 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB02 Alekhine's Defense
11. A Golizadeh vs P Bersamina  1-064 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB27 Sicilian
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. Li Hanbin vs P Bersamina  1-060 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB27 Sicilian
15. T Halay vs P Bersamina  0-144 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
16. N Dela Cruz vs P Bersamina 1-057 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
17. P Bersamina vs T Tirto  ½-½40 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB23 Sicilian, Closed
18. P Bersamina vs J De Ramos  0-133 2010 9th Asian ContinentalC00 French Defense
19. M Kiran vs P Bersamina  ½-½30 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
20. P Bersamina vs L M De Leon  1-037 2010 9th Asian ContinentalA37 English, Symmetrical
21. E Gatus vs P Bersamina ½-½80 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
22. J Docena vs P Bersamina  0-141 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampB27 Sicilian
23. R Sol Cruz vs P Bersamina ½-½49 2011 MERALCO Rapid TournamentB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
24. P Bersamina vs Mohd Faizal Roslan 1-026 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampB06 Robatsch
25. J Litcher vs P Bersamina 0-146 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB27 Sicilian
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 84  PGN Download
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Apr-10-15  pinoymaster77: Buenviaje sa return flight nila Lilet and Sally bukas, hope ok maging therapy dito, makuha dun.

Si IM Pau naman may possibility maka join sa Bangkok Open, bukas malaman kung nakuha ticket

Apr-12-15  pinoymaster77: Congratulations on the 1st round win for IM Pau, AFGM and GM Panjol !

Expected na to win vs the lower rated opponents. Start regularlt beating them GMs, to get that GM norm.

Claim a SUPER GM scalp!

Please do it for Tatay Lilet

Apr-14-15  pinoymaster77: Ituloy lang pagpupunyagi Pau, madadale din yang regular GM beating mode.

Maging fully ready lang by time of NCC Semis / BOGM, saka sa 3 intl events dito

Apr-17-15  pinoymaster77: Quota na IM Pau sa 3 GMs, 4th GM na si GM Kunte. Umabot na sa 2400 plateau, while yung max 7 pts eh di pa din sigurado sa norm, eh may chance mapasok sa premyo circle

Apr-24-15  pinoymaster77: Baka next eh nakalista si Pau sa FIDE World Juniors sa Thailand starting May 6th, to represent PHI in U17, just waiting for the logistics

TOP seeded sya and kaya yung field

May-01-15  pinoymaster77: Busy din skeds ni Pau :
May 4 yung sa FIDE Schools sa Thailand

Then in time siguro sa pagbalik NCC Semis May 17

Asian Schools starts May 30 in Spore then to be followed ng ASEAN Age Group

Di na siguro daan sa Natl Jrs in June si Pau, but sana kung maka send to World Juniors in Sept sa Russia eh matuloy campaign nya.

Kung maka qualify, BOGM would be in August

Tapos may 3 intl events dito dapat in Oct/ Nov.

It was also announced na via FB and pati ni Pres Butch dun daw sa Age Group awarding na IM Pau will join the NU Bulldogs for College, he will teamup with AJ Literatus, and kung andun pa Mansanero and Villanueva eh they can make a strong run for the gold.

May-06-15  pinoymaster77: IM Pau's 'classmates' sa FIDE World Schools in Pattaya Thailand, andun na sila :

U17 - IM Paulo Bersamina (Top seed)
U15 - NM John Merrilll Jacutina (3rd seed)
U13 - CM Stephen Rome Pangilinan
U11 - Justine Mordido
U9 - Jerish John Velarde
U7 - Gladimir Chester Romero

U17 - WFM Shania Mae Mendoza (2nd seed)
U15 - Alexis Osena
U13 - Kylen Joy Mordido
U11 - Jerlyn Mae San Diego
U9 - Precious Day Yecla
U7 - Florence Gayle Isabedra

May-07-15  pinoymaster77: Sa case ng chess, NU also tried that recruitment mode some years back, but with 'big fish' IM Pau coming on board, he forms a formidable 1-2 punch with Davao ace AJ Literatus, just not sure sino pa holdover for the lower boards, sana puede pa Mansanero...

“If I advertise that ‘NU is under new management,' so what? When people talk about schools, they talk about sports,” Sy says in his FORBES interview."

May-07-15  pinoymaster77: Dun naman sa FIDE World Schools Championships 2015 in Pattaya Thailand, congrats to IM Pau for rd1 win along with 8 other PHI players - 9 wins, 2 draws & a loss sa round 1 is a GREAT start, 8 rounds to go pa.

BTW, Lilet sms last night that the TOP 6 of 2014 BOGM are seeded in the 2015 edition, kaya no need to play na sa NCC Semis. Mabuti naman at nabawawan, for last year's assessment kasi eh too many games per year for Pau. Buti for 2015, eh may seeding na for youth events and BOGM, no need to go thru the qualifiers.

May-15-15  pinoymaster77: PRESS RELEASE
c/o National Chess Federation of the Philippines
The Philippines ran away with four gold medals and obtained two Fide Master titles against an elite field in the recent FIDE World Schools Championships held May 6-14 at the Dusit Hotel in Pattaya, Thailand. our notable nation can claim that we have four World Champions as NM John Merill Jacutina, an incoming Grade 9 student at the Far Eastern University, scored 6.5 points out of a possible nine to win the boys U-15 category and clinch a FIDE Master title in the process. Jacutina won his first three matches, lost his fourth game against Candidate Master Ng Jen Seng of Malaysia but scored three draws and two wins in the next five rounds to secure the gold medal. He added a bronze medal in the blitz category. Not to be outdone, Kylen Joy Mordido of the University of the East finished in a three-way tie for first place with Mekanova Annagozel of Turkmenistan and Zhang Zhiao of China in the girls U-13 category with seven points to clinch the gold and likewise obtained a (Woman) Fide title.

Mordido actually finished second to Annagozel after the tiebreak, but was awarded the gold medal per tournament rules. International Master and Tromso Chess Olympiad Philippine team mainstay Paolo Bersamina, meanwhile, settled for the silver in the standard (long game) event, but won the blitz side with six points out of a possible seven.

The National University student lost only once in seven games in the blitz category to clinch the gold, Thus becoming World Champion blitz in Open under 17years old. Woman Fide Master Shania Mae Mendoza, also of FEU, gave the Philippines its fourth gold medal in the girls’ U-17 category and claimed Philippines' fourth World Champion in style, as she went undefeated in nine matches. The 16-year old Mendoza won seven and drew twice -- against WCM Sapane Saloni of India in the sixth round and Ovesova Mengli of Turkmenistan in the next round. She added another silver in the blitz category where she scored six points, half a point behind blitz champion Jiang Zhaoyi of China.

Other Filipino medalists were Alexis Anne Osea, an incoming Grade 11 student at Letran, who clinched the silver medal in the girls U-15 with five points, and Justine Mordido, the younger brother of Kylen, who also won a silver in the boys U-11 category in the blitz category. Overall, the Philippines took home four gold medals, five silvers and a bronze against a tough field that included participants from chess powers, Russia, USA, China, India,England, Kazakhstan, Romania, Turkmenistan, Azerbajian, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand and among others. NCFP president and chairman Prospero Pichay, Cong. Neri Javier Colmenares NCFP Committee Chairman for grassroots development and promotions and Executive Director GM Jayson Gonzales lauded the new four world champions. “They showed the world that the Philippines is up there among the elites. My congratulations to the winners and to all those who participated,” Pichay said. Cong. Colmenares, meanwhile, said the result has encouraged the federation to conduct more tournaments for young and upcoming players. “Kaya talaga nating makipagsabayan sa magagaling na chess players sa mundo. Kaya tuloy lang ang programa,” said Colmenares, and GM Gonzales thanked the continuing support of the Philippine Sports Commission under the leadership of Chairman Ricardo Garcia and the Philippine Olympic Committee President Jose Cojuangco Jr

May-15-15  epistle: Great news pinoymaster!
May-15-15  pinoymaster77: Yung write-up ni Ed needs some correction on Kylen's gold, but thanks for the write-up. Wala pa yung kay JoeyV

May-15-15  pinoymaster77: epistle,

Yup, GOOD development sila pagasa ng bayan, sana soon they can contend for Olympiad slots and work their way to Phils' TOP 10!

May-17-15  spawn2: Congrats Pau..tuloy lang ang ratsada sa pagbibigay ng karangalan sa bansang Pilipinas.
May-17-15  Pulo y Gata: Congratulations to a true grand master! And at such a young age! Mabuhay!
May-17-15  spartan1998: Good PM po!
Firstly I wanna thank God and those who supported me and my family: PSC-POC, NCFP, BW-GETS, Letran, Meralco Chess, Chairman Pichay, Mayor Strike, Sir Samson Go, Coach Jayson, Kuya Ino, Kuya Panjol, Sir Eug, Coach Yves, Mam Laarni and Sir Ronald, Uyen, Tram, Vy, Pham, Hoang Thien of Vietnam Chess. And I want to say sorry to those who I forgot to mention.

Ngayon lang po ulit nakapag-post. Hehe. Medyo mga kakaibang experience po ang mga huling tournaments ko. Sa Vietnam po naiwan ako kasi na-ospital nga po si tatay, Sa Thailand (World Schools) naman po nag-withdraw po si Stephen Rome Pangilinan (My Roommate) kasi nagkabulutong siya doon, kaya naiwan po sila ni Coach Yves Ranola doon.

On the other hand Philippine Chess and I gained a lot of experience in these tournaments both in Chess and in Life.

May-17-15  pinoymaster77: Congrats to GOLD medallist IM Pau. may your batch of youth athletes be the shining beacons of Philippine chess!

I was checking the sports pages, and can't help to share NU's SUPPORT for its sports programs including cheerleading, imagine sending 26 team members (plus officials pa) to Orlando for a world competition !

It also augurs well for the kind of support that IM Pau would be getting

May-19-15  pinoymaster77: Na share ni superMom Sally, watch sa PTV4 sports program mamaya 7 to 8pm on the FIDE World School Championships feature on our players / NCFP

Baka sa sports program din ni Dennis Principe

May-19-15  pinoymaster77: I caught the segment in PTV Sports, IM Paulo is the leader of the youth brigade and was also the one quoted in the interview.

Good point citing some countries sent as many as 50 players, but with the Phils sending 'only' 12 players they were still able to get 3rd place with 4 golds, 6 silvers and a bronze !


Aalis din ulit next weekend for campaigns naman in NTU Spore for Asian Youth and ASEAN Age Group

May-19-15  epistle: Is it in YouTube?
May-19-15  pinoymaster77: Meron sana under "PTV Sports May 19 2015" but the video clip seems walang sound ?
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 :

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."

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

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