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SCTLC 2013 Commentary: Round 4
A youth chess tournament is starting noisily in the far end of the room. The youngest child (I'm not sure he's a competitor) can't reach across the board without standing on his chair.
MSI are ready to start streaming from the RFID board; we plan on doing so beginning with the first afternoon round at 14:00.
Players have a brief lunch break after this round, during which they can buy sandwiches from the concession stand, or walk nextdoor to the shopping mall.
8-year-old Lewis Hawkins (NZL) loses a close game, 335-333, to [error: no such id: 013]. Spies admitted afterward that he had had his doubts about several of Hawkins' plays, but that the game had been too close to risk the 5-point penalty for mistakenly challenging a good word. As it turned out, all of Hawkins' plays were acceptable. And yes, Hawkins did quickly recount the game without finding any scoring errors.
That leaves Hawkins in the lead for the youth prize, 1-3 +45, ahead of 17-year-old Muhammad Shabaz (PAK) -13 and Poh -187.
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