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Paulo Bersamina
P Bersamina 
Photograph © 2011, courtesy of Paulo Bersamina.  
Number of games in database: 119
Years covered: 2010 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2413 (2240 rapid, 2336 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2419

Overall record: +35 -39 =35 (48.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 10 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (25) 
    B23 B25 B90 B30 B92
 French Defense (7) 
    C00 C15 C12 C01 C05
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B10 B11 B17 B14 B13
 French (4) 
    C00 C12
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (17) 
    B27 B32 B20 B22 B30
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A46 A45
 King's Indian (6) 
    E94 E60 E62 E81 E76
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E32 E27 E33 E20 E45
 Bogo Indian (4) 
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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
   M Kiran vs P Bersamina, 2010 1/2-1/2
   R Segarra vs P Bersamina, 2010 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (2016)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   World Junior Championship (2014)
   World Junior Championship (2017)

   🏆 World Junior Championship
   Yifan Zuo vs P Bersamina (Nov-24-17) 1/2-1/2
   B Bellahcene vs P Bersamina (Nov-22-17) 1-0
   P Bersamina vs A Donchenko (Nov-21-17) 1/2-1/2
   L Moroni Jr vs P Bersamina (Nov-20-17) 1-0
   P Bersamina vs J Salomon (Nov-19-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Feb-01-1998, 20 years old) Philippines

[what is this?]
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 5; games 1-25 of 119  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Golizadeh vs P Bersamina  1-06420109th Asian ContinentalB27 Sicilian
2. P Bersamina vs N Ginting  ½-½3020109th Asian ContinentalB23 Sicilian, Closed
3. Wang Chen vs P Bersamina 1-05720109th Asian ContinentalB27 Sicilian
4. P Bersamina vs J De Ramos  0-13320109th Asian ContinentalC00 French Defense
5. Li Hanbin vs P Bersamina  1-06020109th Asian ContinentalB27 Sicilian
6. P Bersamina vs P Rout  0-15320109th Asian ContinentalB23 Sicilian, Closed
7. N Mariano vs P Bersamina  1-07020109th Asian ContinentalA07 King's Indian Attack
8. P Bersamina vs L M De Leon  1-03720109th Asian ContinentalA37 English, Symmetrical
9. T Halay vs P Bersamina  0-14420106th Prospero A. Pichay CupE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
10. P Bersamina vs J Gonzales  0-14020106th Prospero A. Pichay CupB02 Alekhine's Defense
11. D Elorta vs P Bersamina  1-05620106th Prospero A. Pichay CupD02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. P Bersamina vs T Tirto  ½-½4020106th Prospero A. Pichay CupB23 Sicilian, Closed
13. E Gatus vs P Bersamina ½-½8020106th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
14. R Segarra vs P Bersamina  ½-½3520106th Prospero A. Pichay CupB27 Sicilian
15. P Bersamina vs P Long  0-14920106th Prospero A. Pichay CupB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
16. C Caturla vs P Bersamina  1-04620106th Prospero A. Pichay CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
17. N Dela Cruz vs P Bersamina 1-05720101st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
18. P Bersamina vs Le Thao Nguyen Pham  0-13820101st Campomanes Cup OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
19. P Bersamina vs R Maninang 1-04520101st Campomanes Cup OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
20. M Kiran vs P Bersamina  ½-½3020101st Campomanes Cup OpenB27 Sicilian
21. J Habla vs P Bersamina  1-04020101st Campomanes Cup OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
22. C A Perez vs P Bersamina  0-1192011Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
23. P Bersamina vs R Panopio Jr  ½-½282011Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
24. J Litcher vs P Bersamina 0-1462011Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
25. P Bersamina vs S Nebato  1-0392011Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 119  PGN Download
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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...


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...

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...

Feb-01-12  pinoymaster77: Happy Birthday NM Pau!
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  wordfunph: Happy Birthday FM Paulo Bersamina aka <spartan1998>!
Feb-01-12  pulsar: Happy birthday, Pau!
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  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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