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P Bersamina 
Photograph © 2011, courtesy of Paulo Bersamina.  
Paulo Bersamina
Number of games in database: 97
Years covered: 2010 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2378 (2232 rapid, 2315 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2403
Overall record: +30 -32 =25 (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.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (23) 
    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
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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 (2016)
   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

Last updated: 2016-07-28 12:52:38

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 97  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. P Bersamina vs L M De Leon  1-037 2010 9th Asian ContinentalA37 English, Symmetrical
2. E Gatus vs P Bersamina ½-½80 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
3. Wang Chen vs P Bersamina 1-057 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB27 Sicilian
4. J Habla vs P Bersamina  1-040 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
5. C Caturla vs P Bersamina  1-046 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
6. N Mariano vs P Bersamina  1-070 2010 9th Asian ContinentalA07 King's Indian Attack
7. D Elorta vs P Bersamina  1-056 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupA48 King's Indian
8. P Bersamina vs N Ginting  ½-½30 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB23 Sicilian, Closed
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 P Rout  0-153 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB23 Sicilian, Closed
12. P Bersamina vs J Gonzales  0-140 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB02 Alekhine's Defense
13. A Golizadeh vs P Bersamina  1-064 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB27 Sicilian
14. P Bersamina vs Le Thao Nguyen Pham  0-138 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
15. R Segarra vs P Bersamina  ½-½35 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB27 Sicilian
16. Li Hanbin vs P Bersamina  1-060 2010 9th Asian ContinentalB27 Sicilian
17. T Halay vs P Bersamina  0-144 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
18. N Dela Cruz vs P Bersamina 1-057 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
19. P Bersamina vs T Tirto  ½-½40 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB23 Sicilian, Closed
20. P Bersamina vs J De Ramos  0-133 2010 9th Asian ContinentalC00 French Defense
21. M Kiran vs P Bersamina  ½-½30 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
22. Karlycris Clarito vs P Bersamina  0-130 2011 MERALCO Rapid TournamentE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
23. Zhi Yang Ooi vs P Bersamina  0-140 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampA16 English
24. P Bersamina vs Rainer Labay  ½-½43 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB23 Sicilian, Closed
25. J Docena vs P Bersamina  0-141 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampB27 Sicilian
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 97  PGN Download
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Aug-21-16  spawn2: Top 10 finish will be a good performance for IM Pau.
Aug-21-16  MCDreams: Ano ba talaga ang wish mo manash hippo, lumipat ako sa USCF or pumunta sa Baku? Make up your mind hippo the chu chu. Pwede naman akong pumunta sa Baku para manood lang di ba. Sino naman matutuwang magrepresent sa bulok at kurakot na pederasyon na baon sa utang palibhasa binubulsa ang pondo?
Aug-21-16  pinoymaster77: You can do both, Mc dream on na lang in lalaland. Life in PHI continues.

Next major event the PHI teams to the Baku Olympiad, for the active players representing their Federations / countries

Aug-21-16  Virgil A: Magaling ang pinakita ni IM Paulo dito. He got to the top board v top seed GM Xiong in the later rounds. Just to get the opportunity is impressive. Congratulations for the very good showing, Paulo.

Good luck in Baku. Enjoy the Olympiad experience.

Aug-21-16  pinoymaster77: Yes, 2nd Olympiad stint in Baku.

May 2 shots pa at WJCC.

But in the meantime din balance with studies, iba na din College and he has tough course in BS Math, and its a marvel he's managing to get high grades

Aug-22-16  epistle: Great performance by Master B2. Gambit play against Xiong. He was like Corregidor--he went down but not before firing all his guns. Bravo!
Aug-22-16  MCDreams: Philippine chess is going down the drain. No youngsters with talent. But this piglet is no youngster, he's already 20.

Wesley became a GM at the age of 14. The difference between the piglet and the hero is like heaven and earth.

Aug-22-16  Pulo y Gata: There is no comparison with WBS - the parent-hater and psychological curio. It's like comparing heaven and hell. Paulo the heaven, WBS the hell.


Aug-22-16  MCDreams: What about the spartans? What happened to the spartans? Lol back at you Pulo (pretentious as ever).

The piglet is a mere patzer if compared with the great hero of Philippines chess, Wesley So.

Aug-22-16  Pulo y Gata: Ignoramus as ever. You speak of things you don't understand. Read Zweig and Canetti, you might just find the King Lemming there. Wait, you won't "get" those books even if you try lol!

To be ignorant, insecure, and wrong. (A hiskul pasang-awa and college dropout to boot.)

Thank god w/ol ur myt na lang, bwahahha!

Tell us now about the ingrate, psychological curio and why he is ur hero. Because you are, too- ingrate and pyscho? Well, lemmings go together, to the cliff, to death, to nothingness! Lolz!

Aug-22-16  MCDreams: There goes WeirdFanaticPH name-dropping on the interwebs again. Name-dropping only makes you an expert name-dropper homie. It shows that you are ignorant, insecure and hilariously wrong.

Tell us now about the rating of this overaged little piglet here, why he failed and why there's no hope for Philippine chess because of the corrupt NCFP. This piglet can climb the highest cliffs and shout to the death! armed with his spartan chinelas while he goes into battle against talented youngsters only to get slaughtered (lechong piglet) into nothingness. At ang naiuwi nyang premyo ay nothingness kasi nga ang kanyang talent ay nothingness.

Thank God we can still reminisce the good old days when the might of that young chess hero ruled the islands. Thank God for Wesley So's might.

Aug-22-16  Pulo y Gata: Unlike psycho curio, our Master B2 is an achiever through and through. He excels in chess, his studies, decency and intelligence. Unlike someone I know who is a pasang-awa and college dropout and certified ingrato- he who must thank god w/ol his myt because at least he can push wood well- a single shining vein in field of dross.


Aug-22-16  gokusano: This mcharlatan does not know how to compute. You're a certified lemming! I will teach you how: 2016 minus 1998 equals 18. No way it will become 20, stupid! The Philippine Chess doesn't count on master B2 alone. We have a lot of talents here and someday one of them will surpass the ingrate's achievement. Unless of course you won't be able to fool them in joining your group of ingrates.
Aug-23-16  epistle: I feel alluded to. But my talents are not really that much worth announcing to the world goku.
Aug-23-16  MCDreams: He calls himself "master" B.

Calls an actual master, master B2.

Thinks spartan chinelas motivates piglet B2.

Calls his patzer game a "masterpiece".

He calls his place St. Petersburg.

He thinks he's a horse.

Thinks, breathes and dreams of Wesley So.

Is mad he can't do roll calls and polls on his idol Wesley So's page anymore.

This "master" B, is he a psycho or psycho-curious?

You tell me.

Aug-23-16  Pulo y Gata: Haiku for the day:

The psycho curio
curses his parents and thanks
god with all his might.

Isn't it lovely?

Aug-24-16  gokusano: But the MCdreamer can't count correctly like a no schooler. He isn't smarter than grade one. LOL! Mahiya ka sa balat mong makunat.
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  wordfunph: He could count only up to 64. So 2016 minus 1998 is beyond his comprehension.
Aug-24-16  MCDreams: Siopao Bersamina, the blundering piglet is not worthy of age verification. Tell me when the corrupt NCFP produces another child prodigy like Wesley So then we can start the age verification process. I can't be bothered with mediocre non-achieving overaged juniors.
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  wordfunph: I agree that someone like that can only come out, like a worm, of corruption.

But NCFP is now clean. So it can only produce great Master Bs.

Aug-24-16  MCDreams: <wordfunph: I agree that someone like that can only come out, like a worm, of corruption.>

A <man of letters> uses an inordinate amount of commas.

Aug-24-16  gokusano: What age verification process? Just admit you are an idiot. Use a calculator next time if your water melon brain is not up to the task, stupid! Now, I will teach you a good lesson: Honor your father and mother. This is a commandment with a promise.
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  wordfunph: When I'm addressing slow readers, I use, lots of commas, so they can catch, their breath.
Aug-25-16  Pulo y Gata: I,commend,your,posts,<wordfunph>,

The commas are an integral and essential part of the medium: regulating the posts' verbal density and time movement: enabling each word to attain a fuller tonal value, and the line movement to become more measured.


Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Wickedly pretentious!

Luv it!

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