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

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   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. 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
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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 !?

Jun-13-16  pinoymaster77: Congrats, and then last night got a hard earned slot to the NCC Finals / BOGM set to start June 20, by topping the NCC Semis after a long game vs FEU's Marvin Miciano.

2 High schoolers actually did well the past weekend, FEU HS Marvin Miciano (find from Ateneo de Davao) won over IM Pimentel in the penultimate round, but ran into top IM Pau in the last round. Magura of NU HS (could be incoming College na?) won the 'Seniors' division of the Shell Active Chess NCR leg yesterday

Jun-13-16  pinoymaster77: Congrats on being Champ of the just concluded NCC Semis! Pero no time to relax as the BOGM fires off next week, will watchout if 10 or 12 player field

Jun-20-16  spawn2: Good first round win IM Pau. Hope to you see representing the country in the Baku Olympiad.
Jun-21-16  pinoymaster77: Pleasant to see the PGNs inputted, just replayed the round 1 joust vs NM Den Reyes, whoa korokan tapos for awhile eh 4 queens on the board ! Na swindle si NM Den sa huli Watta game ha

BERSAMINA, Paulo (2378) - REYES, Narquinden (2342)
2016 NATIONAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS GRAND FINAL (PSC Athletes' Dining Hall, Manila), 20.06.2016

1.e4 c6 2.Nc3 d5 3.d4 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.Nf3 Nd7 8.h5 Bh7 9.Bd3 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 e6 11.Bd2 Ngf6 12.O-O-O Be7 13.Kb1 Qc7 14.Rhe1 Rd8 15.Qb3 c5 16.Ne5 O-O 17.Bf4 Nxe5 18.Bxe5 Qc6 19.c4 cxd4 20.Bxd4 b6 21.f3 Rd7 22.Bxf6 Bxf6 23.Rxd7 Qxd7 24.Ne4 Be7 25.Rd1 Qc7 26.Qa4 Rd8 27.Rxd8+ Qxd8 28.Kc2 Qd4 29.Nc3 Qf2+ 30.Kb3 Qxg2 31.Qxa7 Bc5 32.a4 Qg5 33.a5 bxa5 34.Qxa5 Qxh5 35.Ka4 Qf5 36.b4 Qc2+ 37.Kb5 Be3 38.Ne4 Qd3 39.Qc7 h5 40.Nd6 Qg6 41.c5 Bf4 42.Kc6 Kh7 43.b5 h4 44.b6 h3 45.b7 h2 46.b8=Q h1=Q 47.Qcd8 Qxf3+ 48.Kd7 Qc2 49.Qg8+ Kh6 50.Qb4 Qcg2 51.Qc8 e5 52.Nxf7+ Kh5 53.Ke7 Bg5+ 54.Kf8 Qa2 55.Qbb7 e4 56.Qe8 Qc4 57.Qe5 Qf6 58.Qxf6 Bxf6 59.Qc8 Qd5 60.c6 e3 61.Qh3+ Bh4 62.Qxe3 Kg6 63.Qg1+ Kf5 64.c7 Qa8+ 65.Kxg7 Bf6+ 66.Kh7 Ke6 67.c8=Q+


Jun-28-16  pinoymaster77: Congrats on the final round win vs NM Emperado and ending up tied for 3rd with GM JP but having higher tiebreaks per chess-results to finish 3rd and make it to the TOP 3! A 2nd Olympiad stint for IM Pau! Lets lookout for announcements on rest of team members
Jun-28-16  Pulo y Gata: Congratulations!
Jun-28-16  Virgil A: Congratulations! Paulo :)
Jun-28-16  pinoymaster77: Mukhang from the rapid and blitz events sa ASEAN Age Group sa Thailand, sa NCC Semis and sa NCC Finals / BOGM 2016 eh may recovery na Pau, and adjustment na sa 'self study' mode.

Hopefully magka training camp nga and ma hone pa further and finetune ang opening repertoire, for Olympiad level wars. Go get the 2nd GM norm, as minimum may Baku Olympiad na ang the regular 2 intl events held here in PHI. Pag College kasi eh less 'excused time' na for schoolwork, kelangan kada intl event na masalihan eh masulit / well prepared.

Jun-28-16  pinoymaster77: +17.8 si IM Pau and would be close to 2400 level ulit and could approach his past peak rating soon. 4 wins and 9 draws sa BOGM 2016

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  wordfunph: Pau, gratz!
Jul-01-16  pinoymaster77: In the new PHI TOP 100 per July listing eh eto na per FIDE site, > 2400 ulit Pau (#18) per I don't think the results for 2016 BOGM are included here yet. I also encouraged GM-Elect Hari na ganun talaga sa chess, may mysterious period na a player is on a funk, it happened to IM Pau, to AFGM Eugene, gmjoey and mainly all Masters, makaka rebound din Hari sa next campaigns nya :

1 Sadorra, Julio Catalino g PHI 2535 12 1986
2 Barbosa, Oliver g PHI 2515 9 1986
3 Paragua, Mark g PHI 2503 9 1984
4 Gomez, John Paul g PHI 2492 13 1986
5 Antonio, Rogelio Jr g PHI 2480 13 1962
6 Sanchez, Joseph g PHI 2479 2 1970
7 Bitoon, Richard g PHI 2457 0 1975
8 Barcenilla, Rogelio g PHI 2455 13 1972
9 Villamayor, Buenaventura g PHI 2453 0 1967
10 Laylo, Darwin g PHI 2451 13 1980
11 Torre, Eugenio g PHI 2447 13 1951
12 Salvador, Roland g PHI 2436 0 1982
13 Docena, Jerad PHI 2430 0 1997
14 Garcia, Jan Emmanuel m PHI 2425 0 1995
15 Nolte, Rolando m PHI 2419 8 1972
16 Gonzales, Jayson g PHI 2409 13 1969
17 Pascua, Haridas m PHI 2404 13 1993
18 Bersamina, Paulo m PHI 2402 20 1998
19 Nava, Roderick m PHI 2392 0 1985
20 Dimakiling, Oliver m PHI 2382 0 1980
21 Yap, Kim Steven m PHI 2379 0 1988
22 Ranola, Yves m PHI 2370 0 1972
23 De Guzman, Ricardo m PHI 2362 5 1961
24 Nisperos, Nick PHI 2357 0 1972
25 Nouri, Hamed PHI 2354 21
26 Severino, Sander f PHI 2351 0
27 Garma, Chito m PHI 2332 20 1964
28 Senador, Emmanuel m PHI 2322 8
29 Nadera, Barlo A. m PHI 2320 8 1965
30 Reyes, Narquingden f PHI 2318 21 1993

Jul-01-16  epistle: I hope he mans board 3 and beat the US team in the olympiad.
Jul-01-16  nowyouseeme: According to my source, the results of the BOGM is included in the July 2016 rating changes. But in the women's category, they did not submit it. Maybe they just forgot it. Or maybe because they intentionally did it because one player got a -120 rating.
Jul-03-16  pinoymaster77: Ok so na reflect na gain, Im a bot alarmed with GM-Elect Hari now at 2404, gave him encouragement though nung round 10 visit na it happens to almost all chess players, and he will get his game groove back in one of these tournaments.

I wouldn't mind gmjoey manning board 3 then we'll see fireworks on the board if he's in form

Sa Womens team kung longshot yung planned invite kay WIM Camacho (since inactive) eh yung TOP 5 sa NCC Finals eh ok na yung team na yun. WIM Suede can take the 5th slot, and join the 2014 Tromso veterans na sila Women Masters Frayna Fronda Bernales Perena-Secopito

Jul-03-16  pinoymaster77: Despite the limited budget, eh NCFP/PSC still proceed to send the 14 PHI age groupers to the Asian Schools chess in Iran, departure daw JULY 9.

Since this event is under the Asian Chess Fed / ACF na under yata kila Sheikh and Mr. Toti as exec, eh this is a GOOD development.

Hopefully under the new PSC under Chair Ramirez, there is better budget support for the NSAs, aside from NCFO's circles for sponsors in both the private and public sectors

Jul-03-16  pinoymaster77: Sa Shell legs so far, noticed lang the younger ones are upstaging mga Kuyas? Like in NCR leg I recall Bacojo (U10) topping the kiddies and Magura (HS pa last SY?) ruling the Seniors over college level players.

Sa Batangas leg eh Paler is just in sophomore HS (ganun din yata Labog) in qualifying sa Juniors, joining FEU's Bernardo. Sa Kiddies, the U12 batch of Concio Jr, Quizon and Mordido topped it, but only the top 2 advances to the Finals. Topping the Srs are Letran's Busa and NU's Vinluan.

Sa Girls, unofficially just by looking in the final standings in chess-results, could be UP's Ruth De Guzman in Seniors, Kylen Mordido in Jrs (edging out Jesca on tiebreaks) and Jerlyn San Diego in Kiddies (2 Dasma Girl players)

Jul-12-16  pinoymaster77: Nice write-up on IM Paulo too :

Jul-24-16  Virgil A: Looking forward to your best games in Baku Olympiad.
Jul-25-16  Virgil A: Paulo. Congratulations! Well deserved ang Baku Olympiad. I'm glad GM Julio is also named to the team. He's a great teammate and a good man. Wish you the best!
Jul-27-16  pinoymaster77: IM Pau would have a good warmup to Baku Olympiad by taking part in the World Juniors in mid August in India. He will have chance to cross swords again with the top Jr Masters in the world today.

Kasama nya WIM Frayna and Natl Jr champs Paul Evangelista and WFM Shania Mae Mendoza

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