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P Bersamina 
Photograph © 2011, courtesy of Paulo Bersamina.  
Paulo Bersamina
Number of games in database: 43
Years covered: 2010 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2326
Overall record: +14 -15 =11 (48.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      3 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

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With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (9) 
    B23 B90 B92 B25
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (7) 
    B27
 King's Indian (6) 
    E94 E76 E62 E81 E60
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PAULO BERSAMINA
(born Feb-01-1998) 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.

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.

Bersamina is the top U16 player in the Philippines and as of 1 March 2014, he has a rating of 2326.


 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 43  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R Segarra vs P Bersamina  ½-½35 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB27 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. M Kiran vs P Bersamina  ½-½30 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
6. E Gatus vs P Bersamina ½-½80 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
7. J Habla vs P Bersamina  1-040 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. C Caturla vs P Bersamina  1-046 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
9. D Elorta vs P Bersamina  1-056 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupA48 King's Indian
10. P Bersamina vs R Maninang 1-045 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
11. P Bersamina vs P Long  0-149 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
12. P Bersamina vs J Gonzales  0-140 2010 6th Prospero A. Pichay CupB02 Alekhine's Defense
13. P Bersamina vs Le Thao Nguyen Pham  0-138 2010 1st Campomanes Cup OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
14. P Bersamina vs E Emperado  ½-½54 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB23 Sicilian, Closed
15. Muhd Irfan Haqqim Azhar vs P Bersamina  0-133 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampA45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. C A Perez vs P Bersamina  0-119 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB27 Sicilian
17. P Bersamina vs Xin Jun Jarrel Bin 1-017 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampC44 King's Pawn Game
18. Ted Ian Montoyo vs P Bersamina  0-167 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
19. P Bersamina vs T Khumnokeaw  1-034 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampB23 Sicilian, Closed
20. P Bersamina vs R Panopio Jr  ½-½28 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
21. Karlycris Clarito vs P Bersamina  0-130 2011 MERALCO Rapid TournamentE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
22. Zhi Yang Ooi vs P Bersamina  0-140 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampA16 English
23. P Bersamina vs Rainer Labay  ½-½43 2011 Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipsB23 Sicilian, Closed
24. J Docena vs P Bersamina  0-141 2011 2nd Singapore International Youth ChampB27 Sicilian
25. R Sol Cruz vs P Bersamina ½-½49 2011 MERALCO Rapid TournamentB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
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Jan-01-12  pinoymaster77: Eto wish list ko kay Pau :

Since per last check ang desisyon ay continue w/ home study for HS and sa College na pumasok sa traditional school eh mga 2 schoolyears left :

- Start to consistently beat local IMs
(already suki nya karamihan ng NMs)

- More Masters/Open tournaments in the Phils!

- Get his first GM scalp (local o foreign - standard,rapid o blitz) - correct me if Im wrong wala pa ata?

- Ma-'promote' sa level ng PSC athlete to class B

- More private sponsors for overseas tournaments/norms campaign - madaming hati sa NCFP pie and hirap naman kung puro si Sir Butch

Jan-01-12  spartan1998: Thanks po Sir PM77! Sana nga po matupad wish list.

I only beat a GM in a Simul of La Salle players nung 2009, GM panjol po. Draw with GM Eugene in a Simul in 2009 also.

Nung Training Tournament po for Aeroflot last year, draw po versus GM Laylo and then IM Richard.

Pero sabi po ng tatay ko, what is important is I learn from all those games, not the results. Go for the win every time, never relax, never waver, no pre-arranged draws. Doon daw po ako matututo, by fighting all the way.

See you on saturday!

Jan-01-12  pinoymaster77: spartan1998,
Ok, yung sa 'GM strength' na IMs like Dableo,Senador,Nolte,Dimakiling, would like to see you making them 'sweat'.

Then first win over a GM in a tournament

Impt ay 1 or 2 IM norms na sana this year...

Pag HS kasi na bata and may time to review databases & latest novelty moves eh yan ang 'strike while the iron is hot'...

In fairness, tama ang concept ni TD Jayson na need to identify who's next after Wesley So, and sa mga kabataan ang best candidates to be the next IM and eventually GM wave...

Maybe it is not the right question on
'the next Wesley So', but the next youth IM (after Jan Garcia).

Saka madami din tayong collegiate talents (Turqueza, Pimentel,Biag,Reyes,Datu,Morazo) na actually 'IM strength' na...di lang official...

Jan-04-12  pinoymaster77: Good am,

May ipapadala ba NCFP to Aeroflot? Just checked their site its Feb 6 to 17 this time, dipa makakita participants list...

Jan-04-12  pulsar: <pm77> Parang may narinig ako na "hindi na" magpapadala si Mr. Pichay ng players sa Aeroflot. Reliable yung source but we can only wonder why.

Pau, happy New Year sayo at sainyong buong pamilya! Tama yan, learn and enjoy. :)

Jan-06-12  pinoymaster77: Hi pulsar,

Thanks for the inputs on Aeroflot, medyo magastos nga nung binabasa ko yung rates sa tournaments... mas maigi sana host an invitational here, mas madami Pinoys na title candidates makalaro (similar concept as the Zonals hosted here last year...)

Jan-07-12  pinoymaster77: By the way, who's the next GM in line?

Parang hirap umahon sila GM-Elect Dableo
and candidate Dimaks... maybe sila Nolte & Senador naman for next shots...

Kung mainip, andyan na sila IM Garcia,
Turqueza and Pau by later this year...

Jan-07-12  MORPHYEUS: <spartan1998>, Thanks for gracing the events. Thanks to your mother and brother.

Sibak yung mga halimaw sa chess sa Imus sa yo ah. Lakas na...

Jan-07-12  pinoymaster77: Thanks Pau for the games...

Arriba Letran! May bagong NCAA team to cheer for ha, lakas ng 1-2 tandem nyo ni Baltazar...

Jan-10-12  kardopov: Thanks for the two games we played, Pau. I was mesmerized. You're really such a good player. I played with my heart out but you just blitz your way. Batil ko talaga. Sana maka GM norms ka this year, better else is GM title. You can do it. You're a great talent.
Jan-11-12  pinoymaster77: Ang Aeroflot nasa 2012 NCFP Calendar, pero di pa listed PHI entries, will stay tuned...
Jan-12-12  spartan1998: Thank you very much po Sir Norlito for inviting us there sa WCC. Thanks din po sa mga pumunta at nakalaro namin ni GM Wes. At salamat po kay Atty Nanobrain at may new cellphone na po ako! :)

Pasensya na po at late reply ko, lagi po ako sa Meralco at Letran para maglaro. Alalay po ako ng tatay ko, taga-dala ng laptop nya :)

Salamat din po kay Mr. Tee, bibigyan nya daw po ako ng new materials. Naghahanap lang po kami ng murang gagawa ng laptop ko. Yung LCD po ang papalitan pero sobrang mahal po ang sinisingil sa 2 store na tinanong ko.

Kitakits po sa Meralco sa Simul ni GM Wes and Eugene.

God bless us all po!

Jan-12-12  MORPHYEUS: Thanks for coming <spartan1998> Godspeed with your chess career.
Jan-12-12  pinoymaster77: Hi Pau,
Nice to hear the logistical support you're getting. Kung laro ka na next season ay matindi ang 1-2 punch nyo ni Baltazar, mukhang dynastic rule in the offing. Maybe may holdovers pa, si Cabida ba di pa graduate?

I've checked NCAA Chess 2011, nag top na nga pala sa elims ang Letran but fell to Baste in the playoffs. Well, I think grad na si Cristobal, and baka si Coronel din, so its clear for Letran...

http://philippineblitzchess.blogspo...

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?no...

Jan-17-12  pinoymaster77: 13 yr old Ghosh Diptayan victmized GM Bitoon this time in rd4 of New Delhi tournament, and in rd5 GM JP Gomez faces him next with white.

Per his CG write-up, siya na pala top rated sa Asia in U14 and #3 in the world, a look at his recent tourneys ay continous talaga exposures niya...

http://ratings.fide.com/individual_...

http://ratings.fide.com/individual_...

Jan-17-12  rusticbull: gudlak, pau, sa bagong misyon mo na turuan ang mga bata sa foundation ni bro rolly dizon. best move!!!

kahit bata pa lang, nagshi-share ka na ng talent mo. sigurado akong magbubunga ng mas marami pang kabutihan ang kabayanihan mong yan.

pagpalain ka nawa ng Diyos.

Jan-22-12  spartan1998: Thanks Kuya Resty.

God bless!

Jan-24-12  pinoymaster77: Still no Pinoy listed for Aeroflot, mukhang malabo na...

http://www.aeroflotchess.org/materi...

Feb-01-12  pinoymaster77: Happy Birthday NM Pau!
Feb-01-12
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  wordfunph: Happy Birthday FM Paulo Bersamina aka <spartan1998>!
Feb-01-12  pulsar: Happy birthday, Pau!
Feb-01-12  joeyj: Happy Birthday FM Pau !!!
Feb-01-12  spawn2: Happy Natal Day FM Pau. No wonder mabait ka..isa ka palang Aquarian! ; )
Feb-02-12  spartan1998: Maraming salamat po! Thank you very much!

Kitakits po sa sabado!

See you on Saturday!

Feb-02-12  kardopov: Belated happy b-day Paulo Bersamina, the future of RP Chess!!
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