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P Bersamina 
Photograph © 2011, courtesy of Paulo Bersamina.  
Paulo Bersamina
Number of games in database: 71
Years covered: 2010 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2380 (2231 rapid, 2333 blitz)
Overall record: +23 -21 =17 (51.6%)*
   * 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 (16) 
    B23 B25 B90 B30 B92
 Caro-Kann (5) 
    B10 B14 B13 B11
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (10) 
    B27 B22 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. He has a chance at the World Junior Championship (2014) to win an IM norm(1).

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. 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.

Bersamina is the top U16 player in the Philippines and as of 1 November 2014, he has a rating of 2391.

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Latest update 7 Nov 2014

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 71  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Kiran vs P Bersamina  ½-½30 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
2. E Gatus vs P Bersamina ½-½80 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
3. J Habla vs P Bersamina  1-040 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
4. C Caturla vs P Bersamina  1-046 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
5. D Elorta vs P Bersamina  1-056 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupA48 King's Indian
6. P Bersamina vs R Maninang 1-045 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
7. P Bersamina vs P Long  0-149 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
8. P Bersamina vs J Gonzales  0-140 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB02 Alekhine's Defense
9. P Bersamina vs Le Thao Nguyen Pham  0-138 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
10. R Segarra vs P Bersamina  ½-½35 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB27 Sicilian
11. T Halay vs P Bersamina  0-144 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
12. N Dela Cruz vs P Bersamina 1-057 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
13. P Bersamina vs T Tirto  ½-½40 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB23 Sicilian, Closed
14. P Bersamina vs R Panopio Jr  ½-½28 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
15. Karlycris Clarito vs P Bersamina  0-130 2011 MERALCO Rapid TournamentE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
16. Zhi Yang Ooi vs P Bersamina  0-140 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampA16 English
17. P Bersamina vs Rainer Labay  ½-½43 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB23 Sicilian, Closed
18. J Docena vs P Bersamina  0-141 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampB27 Sicilian
19. R Sol Cruz vs P Bersamina ½-½49 2011 MERALCO Rapid TournamentB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
20. P Bersamina vs Mohd Faizal Roslan 1-026 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampB06 Robatsch
21. J Litcher vs P Bersamina 0-146 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB27 Sicilian
22. P Bersamina vs Cheng Yi Aloysius Chia  1-037 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
23. P Bersamina vs R Dellota  1-037 2011 MERALCO Rapid TournamentA07 King's Indian Attack
24. Tran Tuan Minh vs P Bersamina  1-040 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampB06 Robatsch
25. P Bersamina vs S Nebato  1-039 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB06 Robatsch
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 71  PGN Download
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Oct-19-14  iking: congrats Pau for gaining more points, your performance until the 9th games was really good until you bumped a blank wall in the 10-12 games, tough competition indeed.



Oct-19-14  pinoymaster77: Tiyagaan lang to check sino sino pa would possibly be back for WJCC 2015, eto volunteer ko sa TOP 10. We may expect mga classmate ni Pau sa U20 dun sa Macau na batibots Nguyen Anh Khoi of Vietnam and Tin Jingyao of Spore would probably join the World Jrs party soon as well :

1 13 GM Lu Shanglei CHN 2533 1995

2 3 GM Wei Yi CHN 2641 1999

3 1 GM Fedoseev Vladimir RUS 2661 1995

4 6 GM Duda Jan-Krzysztof POL 2599 1998

5 4 GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi IND 2635 1994

6 12 GM Dragun Kamil POL 2546 1995

7 28 IM Narayanan Srinath IND 2443 1994

8 19 IM Karthikeyan Murali IND 2499 1999

9 18 IM Ghosh Diptayan IND 2508 1998

10 37 IM Bai Jinshi CHN 2406 1999

From the above, we may expect GMs Wei Yi and Duda, IMs Diptayan, Murali, Jinshi to still be around for years to come (mga born 1998 1999)

GM Antipov eh born 1997 while GM Abasov eh 1995, depende sa month born kung puede pa sa WJCC 2015

Oct-19-14  pinoymaster77: Post ko lang Player Info, bago tuluyang matabunan sa India site, at dami nilang events ! Name Bersamina Paulo
Title FM
Starting rank 43
Rating national 0
Rating international 2380
Performance rating 2388
FIDE rtg 11.0
Points 7.5
Rank 36
Federation PHI
Fide-ID 5206995
Year of birth 1998

Rd. Bo. SNo Name RtgI FED Pts. Res. we w-we K rtg

1 43 112 Krishna Teja N 2049 IND 6.5 w 0.88 -0.38 20 -7.60

2 35 116 FM Saim Mohamed Ilias 2040 ALG 5.0 s 0.88 -0.38 20 -7.60

3 30 84 Fong Yit San 2149 MAS 5.0 w 1 0.79 0.21 20 4.20

4 26 126 Swain Ashirwad 1998 IND 6.5 s 1 0.91 0.09 20 1.80

5 12 24 IM Kantans Toms 2485 LAT 6.5 w 1 0.36 0.64 20 12.80

6 5 15 GM Antipov Mikhail Al. 2524 RUS 8.0 w 0 0.31 -0.31 20 -6.20

7 11 12 GM Dragun Kamil 2546 POL 9.0 s 0.28 0.22 20 4.40

8 14 21 GM Grover Sahaj 2491 IND 7.5 w 1 0.35 0.65 20 13.00

9 8 25 IM Tari Aryan 2450 NOR 8.0 s 1 0.40 0.60 20 12.00

10 6 6 GM Duda Jan-Krzysztof 2599 POL 9.5 s 0 0.22 -0.22 20 -4.40

11 12 22 IM Ducarmon Quinten 2487 NED 8.0 w 0 0.35 -0.35 20 -7.00

12 14 14 GM Abasov Nijat 2528 AZE 8.0 s 0 0.30 -0.30 20 -6.00

13 26 127 Yogit S 1954 IND 6.5 w 1 0.92 0.08 20 1.60

Oct-20-14  pinoymaster77: Parang diesel pala Jayson dun sa recent 3rd DLSHI team event na well attended with 51 teams !

Oct-25-14  pinoymaster77: Mga over 1 month pa til the next action in the intl events to be staged here, sunugan muna kilay going over new materials.

Meantime, in local soil after the highly successful 3rd DLSHI team event eh organizers have taken note, there will be an event in Pampanga and there's another one in Bulacan in Dec.

Nov-01-14  pinoymaster77: Sa Nov FIDE ratings, after the +11 from the World Juniors bringing him up to 2391, IM Pau is now 19th. Tingin ko malaki pa upside and can go over 2400 soon, will be TOP 10 soon :

Philippines (Active players)

# Name Title Fed Rating G B-Year
1 Sadorra, Julio Catalino g PHI 2596 12 1986
2 Barbosa, Oliver g PHI 2533 7 1986
3 Gomez, John Paul g PHI 2510 0 1986
4 Antonio, Rogelio Jr g PHI 2503 0 1962
5 Laylo, Darwin g PHI 2500 9 1980
6 Sanchez, Joseph g PHI 2495 14 1970
7 Paragua, Mark g PHI 2484 6 1984
8 Barcenilla, Rogelio g PHI 2455 8 1972
9 Salvador, Roland g PHI 2449 0 1982
10 Torre, Eugenio g PHI 2448 0 1951
11 Martinez, Rolly m PHI 2424 0 1970
12 Dableo, Ronald m PHI 2419 0 1979
13 Yap, Kim Steven m PHI 2416 0 1988
14 Bitoon, Richard g PHI 2413 0 1975
15 Pascua, Haridas m PHI 2404 0 1993
16 Garcia, Jan Emmanuel m PHI 2396 0 1995
17 Nolte, Rolando m PHI 2395 0 1972
18 Gonzales, Jayson g PHI 2392 0 1969
19 Bersamina, Paulo f PHI 2391 13 1998
20 De Guzman, Ricardo m PHI 2381 9 1961

Nov-04-14  pinoymaster77: Nasa Philstar na, 2 Georgian GMs confirmed na daw and NCFP projecting at least 20 GMs. All the best to IMs Paulo and Jem, and other norm seekers.

Di rin dapat palampasin eto ng ating top collegiate / youth players !

Nov-05-14  spawn2: GM norm hunting season starts on December 5 for our local masters.
Nov-05-14  epistle: Can the nonrated play here?
Nov-05-14  Pulo y Gata: Of course you should.
Nov-05-14  pinoymaster77: Yup, epi can play in the Challengers, malamang may mga madale dun at maka premyo pa
Nov-05-14  Pulo y Gata: No, epistle sets his eyes on higher things. Open it is, where he can waylay masters and GMs. If he can't, well, they're masters and GMs.
Nov-05-14  pinoymaster77: Can epi confirm, and can torrefan the Scandinavian master also join the hunt?

Meantime, we will try to keep track of the exploits of our 6 youth players in the Asian Youth which I think starts na tomorrow in New Delhi. May they be billetted in good hotel with good, intl food, and keep safe!

Then around Nov 25th, GM Panjol will campaign in a star studded field in the Qatar Masters Open. Still not too late for torrefan to book his flight to be the second.

Nov-07-14  pinoymaster77: May rapid na nga pala kahapon, Gio lost to Iranian Masoud in rd2 but Masoud was stalled with a draw in rd5 and a loss in rd6. India's Prasad nakahabol with final rd win, tied sila ni Gio with 5.5 pts but Gio has higher tiebreaks, which means GOLD

For Asian Youth Rapid :

Vinluan in Open 16 3/7, 13th out of 20 players

Jacutina in Open 14 3.5/7 15th out of 33

Enriquez in Girls 18 3.5/7 12th out of 24

Shania Mendoza in Girls 16 4/7 10th out of 26

Bea Mendoza in Girls 14 4/7 7th out of 30

Nov-08-14  spawn2: Really appreciate the help of the Bersamina family led by Lilet Bersamina, IM Pau Bersamina and Joseph Bersamina in holding the 1st CFBCI-ETCF Chess tournament.
Nov-08-14  spawn2: Varsity player and coach Jayson Visca also lend a hand in making sure that the tournament runs smoothly
Nov-09-14  pinoymaster77: For those who would like to peek at the livegames, round 5 is set for 930am India time, dunno the time conversion.

So far after 4 rounds, Shania Mendoza (G16) and John Merrill Jacutina (O14) have 3pts each, Gio and Karen have 2.5pts

Nov-12-14  pinoymaster77: Pinoys had strong final round with wins by Shania Gio Karen Vinluan and a draw by JM. Shania tied for 2nd with 7pts but had lower tiebreak to settle for 3rd, good for at least bronze vs her seeding of 8th. She gained +94 which will raise her to > 2000 in next ratings list.

Karen with 6pts just missed the top 3 who had 6.5pts, and settled for 4th vs 9th seeding, she gained +60.8

JM Jacutina with 6pts also finished 4th vs 18th seeding, and earned a WHOPPING + 144.8. This would be his LEVEL UP event, he will probably breach PHI's TOP 100 in the next ratings list.

Gio with 5.5pts finished 6th,, gained +52.8

Bea Mendoza with 4pts finished 17th vs seeding of 20th.

Brylle Vinluan had a decent finish after winning his last 2 games for 3.5pts and avoided the cellar. He was unrated in this event, and will probably get ELO rating from now on. He also played in ASEAN Chess in Macau.

Hope most of them can play in the Asian Juniors event to be suddenly staged here, to continue their campaigns for the IM/WIM titles.

Nov-13-14  pinoymaster77: The BLITZ event in Asian Youth just concluded. WFM Shania Mae Mendoza and GM Gio Mejia got silver medals.

Not bad for a medal haul of
1 GOLD (Gio in Open 20 Rapid)
2 SILVERS (Shania and Gio in blitz)
1 BRONZE (Shania in Open 16 STANDARD)

I think this could be the BEST Asian Youth medal haul in years. Cannot recall if NCFP sent players last year, but back in 2012 if Im not mistaken there was a bronze medal, and from Pau nga ba?

Good ratio for this 2015 contingent of 6 players, accompanied by Coach / IM Yves Ranola.

NCFP / PSC can still build on this, and hope to see some if not all of these players in the Asian Jrs here Nov 29 to Dec 4

Nov-13-14  pinoymaster77: Lilet / Pau shared that PHI actually participated in the 2013 Asian Youth and then IM Jem had 2 golds, while Pau had a silver and a bronze, then Daryl as recalled nakaambag din ng bronze.

The team missed the rapid events pa, I think this was the delegation that had travel routing issues and could not arrive on time.

The GOOD devt with the current 2014 crew is infusion of MORE young blood to our TOP 100. Its going to take some time to recover lost ground from the possible loss/transfer of 4 young GMs, but the youngsters present some hope.

Plus TD Jay thinks one of reasons chess was recently added as a priority sport is due to its 'grassroots development program' which also includes the youth player component. As we know its not perfect, and may mga kulang pa but have to build on what's in there now.

Nov-14-14  pinoymaster77: All the best sa Laguna players sa final rounds ng standard event ng Batang Pinoy sa Naga today.

UE's Eula Dela Cruz goes up against WFM San Diego.

All Laguna battle between UE's Leeroi Palma and LB's Jako Concio

Nov-15-14  spartan1998: One should never take the easy road, but rather the right road, no matter how long the travel.
Nov-16-14  bien pensant: That's a waste of gas though and contributes to global warming.
Nov-16-14  pinoymaster77: Newly minted Viet GM Nguyen HM Huy, makikita na rin etong regular fixture sa Viet Olympiad teams, ka contemporary na nila Pau.

Another campaigner Tran sounds familiar,baka mas matanda kay Pau ng isang age group.

Someday soon may European campaign na yan, sana as early as next year, now na chess eh priority sport.

Nov-18-14  pinoymaster77: All the best kay IM Pau, Natl Jr champs Nazario and San Diego, saka kung sino pa sasali sa Asian Juniors in Tagaytay !
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