Wednesday, June 1, 2011

More games from Zone 3.3

When I first saw these games, I said "Wow, is this a 13-year-old kid playing?" I am referring to the country's youngest national junior champ ever, FM Paulo Bersamina (in photo), the youngest player in the recently concluded Zone 3.3 Open Chess Championship.

It was neither the moves, nor the results of the games that caught my attention as I was playing over the games. Rather, it was the awesome, competitive attitude and the unquenchable will to win of a 13-year-old kid who gave it all against more experienced and higher-rated opponents. The result? Serene beauty of chess made manifest.

Select games of FM Paulo Bersamina from Zone 3.3 Open: