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Paulo Bersamina
P Bersamina 
Photograph © 2011, courtesy of Paulo Bersamina.  
Number of games in database: 127
Years covered: 2010 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2440 (2210 rapid, 2310 blitz)

Overall record: +39 -43 =35 (48.3%)*
   * 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 (27) 
    B23 B25 B90 B76 B30
 French Defense (8) 
    C00 C12 C15 C01 C05
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B10 B11 B17 B14 B13
 French (5) 
    C00 C12
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (17) 
    B27 B32 B20 B22 B30
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A45 D02 A46
 King's Indian (6) 
    E94 E62 E60 E76 E81
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E33 E32 E20 E27 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)
   World Junior Championship (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Asian Continental (2019)
   World Junior Championship (2017)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)

   🏆 Asian Continental
   P Bersamina vs Renjie Huang (Jun-14-19) 1-0
   Arjun Erigaisi vs P Bersamina (Jun-13-19) 1-0
   P Bersamina vs Ganzorig Amartuvshin (Jun-12-19) 1-0
   S Vaibhav vs P Bersamina (Jun-11-19) 1-0
   P Bersamina vs Shixu B Wang (Jun-10-19) 1-0

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(born Feb-01-1998, 21 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 6; games 1-25 of 127  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. D Elorta vs P Bersamina  1-05620106th Prospero A. Pichay CupD02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. P Bersamina vs J Gonzales  0-14020106th Prospero A. Pichay CupB02 Alekhine's Defense
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. P Bersamina vs R Panopio Jr  ½-½282011Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
23. C A Perez vs P Bersamina  0-1192011Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
24. P Bersamina vs Rainer Labay  ½-½432011Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
25. J Litcher vs P Bersamina 0-1462011Inter-Cities Chess Team ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 127  PGN Download
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Dec-10-18  gokusano: Go Paulo, the better prodigy!
Dec-10-18  pinoymaster77: Bravo, I termed it swashbuckling, napa incredible Kap Sugar

Shocking, stupendous, fantastic and all other superlatives!

First time a Pinoy beat GM Le ata eversince Vietnam unleashed him and GM Ngoc in the 2005 SEAG, nangyari "Disaster in Tagaytay" when PHI was shutout of gold in homesoil

Dec-11-18  ambongtumbong: another shocker from tourney as posted by GM Vidit on his FB re:I am at the Asian championship in Makati, Philippines. It's a part of the World Championship cycle by FIDE.

I had to pay 150 USD for a room which actually costs 35-50 dollars as per the hotel and other websites (photos attached).After paying 150 dollars, there is no internet in the room. Food provided is awful. There is even no drinking water in the room(!!) .

Me& my colleagues Abhijit Kunte and Lalith Babu went outside to buy water, but then the most unexpected incident happened. We were attacked by local goons who possesed weapons. We were cornered and then attacked. We tried to flee but we were chased and finally marginally escaped. We are still trying to recover from this horrible incident.

The saddest part is that upon informing this to organizers they remained aloof and ignored the seriousness of the issue.

What kind of an event is this? Players are charged 5 times more & forced to stay in this place, where basic necessities like cleanliness, proper food and water are not provided. This is sheer exploitation of players.

I am writing this post so that fide and the authorities will take the rightful action.

Dec-11-18  pinoymaster77: Na fake news na yung k Vidit, why post here. Andun sa Official NCFP FB page
Dec-11-18  pinoymaster77: "The 20-year-old Bersamina, a two-time Olympiad veteran whose FIDE rating of 2444 pales in comparison to his foe’s astronomical 2714, unleashed a brilliant queen sacrifice to force Le, a former world blitz champion who peaked as high as the top 20 in the world last year, into submission to avert a Philippine shutout.

“I just saw an opportunity and I took advantage of it. I feel good about this big win, I hope it’s a start of something big for me,” said Bersamina.

The win sent Bersamina in an early 28-chesser gridlock at the helm and will battle Uzbekistan’s Nodirbek Abdusattorov, who turned back reigning ASEAN seniors champion IM Chito Garma, in the second round as of posting time."

Dec-11-18  gokusano: Any update sir noypi?
Dec-11-18  jaccas: Olats sa R2.
Dec-12-18  epistle: A tournament is always forgettable, but a brilliancy is immortal.
Dec-12-18  pinoymaster77: Talo k Uzbek GM Abdusattorov, ongoing rd3 vs Iranian GM Tabatatabaei 2547

With the winning start, 3rd GM na etong nakaharap

Dec-12-18  gokusano: Sayang. I still believe he can put up a decent performance. Grab that GM Norm!
Dec-12-18  jaccas: Olats uli sa R3.
Dec-12-18  gokusano: Sad news.
exposure against foreign players is telling the truth about our countrymen's struggle.
Dec-13-18  pinoymaster77: Pau will still campaign in next years Nag start pa lang na have more chess studies

At least na prick na aura of Vietnamese invincibility

Dec-13-18  gokusano: Pau is teeming with talent. He needs to develop it. I think he is better than Wesley So.
Dec-17-18  pinoymaster77: IM Pau postponing a bit yung graduation, mag leave for a sem to catchup somewhat on chess studies. May still not be in time for the PICC which I think is in sometime in Q1?

Sana maisama sa 2019 SEAG team

And more looking out for intl events masalihan in later part of next year, baka may na tweak na

Dec-17-18  pinoymaster77: My post last night in Ahedres FB Group, after 8 rounds

Conceded na no WC slot for Pinoys, no GM norms, nor path to 2500 for GM-Elects. Not sure if Edsel Montoya kung maka 5pts kung makakuha ba FM title?

In terms of ELO gains

IM Ricky De Guzman + 16.6
GM JP Gomez +9.3
IM Pau Bersamina +3.1
Edsel Montoya +14
IM Chito Garma +7.2
CM Jacutina +27.2
FM Turqueza + 11.8
Concio Jr +30.6
FM Nouri +58.4

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  wordfunph: at least may brilliancy si Pau.
Jan-31-19  pinoymaster77: Happy birthday to IM Pau!

Go continue to chase the GM dream

Jan-31-19  spawn2: Happy Birthday IM Pau..

Wishing you the best!

Jan-31-19  gokusano: Happy birthday to the mighty NUans.
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  wordfunph: happy birthday IM Pau!
Jan-31-19  torrefan: greetings!
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  bubuli55: Happy Birthday! Paulo
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  wordfunph: IM Pau winning the Grandmaster Rosendo Balinas Jr. Memorial Chess Tournament, congrats!

Nov-01-19  pinoymaster77: IM Pau got at least the 2nd GM norm in winning the 4th ASEAN Chess Championship in Vietnam with 7/9 score vs 9 Viets in homesoil!

First international win! Go get the 3rd and final GM norm, and ELO of 2500!

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