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Bersamina makes it three in a row; Frayna loses

  • Written by Ed Andaya
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Standings after 11 rounds:


9 points -- J. Xiong ( USA)

8 --  V. Artemuev (Russia), G. Nasura (Poland)

7.5 -- C. Aravindh (India), P. Maghsoodloo ( Iran), Y. Xu (China), P. Bersamina (Philippines)


8-- P. Nandhidhaa (India),  J. Frayna (Philippines), A. Rueda-Rodriguez (Colombia), D. Saduakassova (Kazakhstan)
7.5 - A. Bivol (Russia),  D. Dordzhueva (Russia), C. Michelle (India).
7 - R. Vaishali (India), N. Buksa (Ukraine), D.Parnali (India), U. Uuriintuya (Mongolia).

BHUBANESWAR, India -- On a day WIM Janelle Mae Frayna of the Philippines lost a major battle,  IM Paulo Bersamina made it three wins in a row to keep his hopes alive in the 2016 World Junior Chess Championships at the Kalinga Institute of  Industrial Technology (KIIT) here Saturday.
Bersamina, widely-regarded as the next Wesley So for the country,  pulled the rug from under  sixth seed IM Rasmus Svane  of Germany in 41 moves of the French defense  to vault into a share of fourth to seventh places with 7.5 points going into the final two rounds.
Bersamina, who  is scheduled to join the Philippine  team in the coming World Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan, delivered the killer blows  while   his higher-rated German  opponent struggled with terrible time trouble and won  the match that  meant a lot to his campaign.
Bersamina’s third  straight win, that negated a forgettable start in this tournament being held in capital city of Odisha located in  Eastern India, enbbled  him to move only 1.5 points behind solo leader GM Jeffrey Xiong of the United States and a full point behind FM Vladislav Artemiev of  Russia and IM Grzegoz Nasuta of Poland with still  two games to play.
But the pride of National University, who  is now reapin g the benefits of his risk-taking style of play, will now cross  swords  with Xiong in the penultimate round.
Not as fortunate  was Frayna, who saw her  remarkable winning run come to a halt when  she lost to WIM Paula  Andrea Rodriguez-Rueda of  Colombia in the  girls side of the annual  competition.
Frayna, who created a stir when she  surged  into the solo  led after the  10th round,  yielded to Rodriguez-Rueda  in  60  moves of the  Old Indian Defense.
The  BS Psychology student of Far E astern University  thus dropped  into a  four-way tie for the top  spot  with Rodriguez-Rueda, WIM  PV  Nandidhaa  of India and WGM Dinara  Sadaussova with 8/11. 
Frayna’ s  12 th-round opponent is WIM Parnali Dharia  of India who has  seven points.
Another  Filipin o campaigner -- WFM   Shania  Mae  Mendoza  -- made   short  work  of   Lakshmi DIvya  of  India to  climb into a tie for 25th  to 32nd places with 5.5 points.
The Filipinos’  participation in  the  tournament is  supported by the Philippine  Sports  Commisison (PSC)  under chairman William  “Butch” Ramirez, and the   Nation al Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP),  headed  by  president/chairman Prospero “Butch” Pichay.

The moves:
Round 11
P. Bersamina vs. R. Svane:
1. e4 e6 2. b3 d5 3. Bb2 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Qg4 Nc6 7. Nf3 h5 8. Qg3 h4 9. Qf2 Be7 10. Be2 Nf8 11. O-O Ng6 12. g3 Bd7 13. d4 Qb6 14. c3 hxg3 15. hxg3 Rh6 16. Nbd2 O-O-O 17. Qe3 cxd4 18. cxd4 Bb4 19. Kg2 Nce7 20. Rh1 Bb5 21. Bxb5 Qxb5 22. g4 Kd7 23. Rae1 Qd3 24. Rxh6 Qxe3 25. Rxe3 gxh6 26. Kg3 h5 27. Bc3 hxg4 28. Kxg4 Nf5 29. Rd3 Rg8 30. Ng5 Bxc3 31. Rxc3 Nxd4 32. Rd3 Nc6 33. Rh3 Rg7 34. Ndf3 Ke7 35. Rh1 f6 36. exf6+ Kxf6 37. Rh6 Ke7 38. f5 Nge5+ 39. Nxe5 Nxe5+ 40. Kh4 Rxg5 41. Rxe6+                                                                      1-0

Rodriguez- Rueda vs Frayna:
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Bd3 Nbd7 6. O-O Bd6 7. Nc3 O-O 8. e4 dxc4 9. Bxc4 e5 10. Bg5 h6 11. Bh4 Qc7 12. Rc1 exd4 13. Nb5 cxb5 14. Bxf7+ Rxf7 15. Rxc7 Bxc7 16. Nxd4 Nxe4 17. f3 Ng5 18. Nxb5 Bb6+ 19. Bf2 Nf8 20. h4 Ngh7 21. Bxb6 axb6 22. Qd8 Rd7 23. Qxb6 Ra6 24. Qc5 Rc6 25. Qb4 Nf6 26. Na7 Rcc7 27. Re1 Rd8 28. Qa5 Rcd7 29. Qc3 Rd1 30. Qb3+ Be6 31. Rxd1 Bxb3 32. Rxd8 Bxa2 33. Nb5 Kf7 34. Nc3 Bc4 35. Rc8 Ba6 36. b4 b6 37. Rc7+ Kg6 38. b5 Ne6 39. Rc6 Bxb5 40. Nxb5 Nf4 41. Rxb6 Nd5 42. Rb7 h5 43. Nd4 Ne8 44. Nc6 Kf6 45. Nb4 Nf4 46. Rb6+ Kf5 47. Rb5+ Kg6 48. Nd5 Ne6 49. Kf2 Kh7 50. Rb7 Nd4 51. Re7 Nd6 52. Rd7 N4b5 53. Nc7 Nxc7 54. Rxd6 Ne8 55. Rc6 g6 56. Ke3 Kg7 57. Kf4 Nf6 58. g3 Nh7 59. Rc7+ Kh6 60. Rf7