The 12-year-old Bersamina, seen as the country’s next Wesley So, made it 4 wins in a row as he toppled 7th seed Murali Karthikeyan of India in the 9th and final round to finish in a 2-way tie for 2nd to 3rd places with Diptayan Ghosh of India.
Top seed Wei Yi of China bagged the title with 7.5 points on 7 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss.
Although he failed to overtake Wei for the top spot, Bersamina turned in the best score in the final 4 rounds and matched Ghosh’s 9-round total of 7 points in the 14-nation tournament hosted by the Chinese Chess Association.
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