IM Pascua notches two straight wins n HDBank Cup International Open Chess


International Masters (IM) Haridas Pascua scored two straight victories to move into a share of third place after five rounds in the 5th HDBank Cup International Open Chess tournament 2015 in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Pascua overpowered Htay Min Lwin of Myanmar in the fourth round then shocked fourth seed Alexandr Rakhmanov of Russia in the fifth round to raise his score to four points. Joining Pascua in the fourth spot are GM Zhang Zhong of Singapore, and Vietnamese GMs Nguyen Duc Hoa and Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son. Top seeds GM Le Quang Liem of Vietnam and GM Li Chao of China are still leading with 4.5 points each.


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