Tuesday, August 5, 2008

WJCC8: So, half a point behind the leaders

Wesley So drew his second round match with Indian IM Sengupta before crushing Hungarian IM Boros Denes (2472) in the third round. Wesley now had garnered 2 1/2 points for a possible 3. On the leader boards with 3 wins are GM Baseen of Egypt (2561), GM Safarli Eltaj of Azerbaijan (2527), and IM Sanikidze Tornike of Georgia (2486). Meanwhile another Pinoy hopeful, Haridas Pascua lost his second match in a row to Russian Super GM and third seed Andreikin Dmitry (2604) before he finally get his first win of the tournament courtesy of Turkish Vural Ozge (1853). Wesley So will next face GM Leon Hoyos Manuel of Mexico (2543) in the 4th round while Haridas Pascua will be pitted against FM Pacher Milan of Slovakia.

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