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2014 King's Cup Commentary: Round 14

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Round 14 Auto-Commentary

Panupol Sujjayakorn (THA) stays in the lead now for 6 rounds, 12.5-1.5 +1405, on a 6-game winning streak. Nigel Richards (NZL) is 1.5 games behind at 11-3 +1355, hovering at #2 for 6 rounds. Ming Hui Hubert Wee (SGP) is +638, unchanged at #3 for 5 rounds. Komol Panyasophonlert (THA) is 2.5 games behind the leader at 10-4 +920, on a 4-game winning streak, still at #4. Odette Carmina Rio (PHL) is +798, hovering at #5. Worasit Suksansumran (THA) is +442, on a 3-game winning streak, #6 improving from #7.

High Win: Thacha Koowirat (THA) 622-380 vs. Amnuay Ploysangngam (THA). Low Win: Olga Visser (AUS) 354-348 vs. Dinna Lim (SGP). High Loss: Peter Kougi (AUS) 461-476 vs. Jin Chor Tan (MYS). Low Loss: Graham Buckingham (Eng) 257-445 vs. Sanjoy Gupta (IND).

New just now in TSH: Handicap Prizes are now calculated automatically. At this event, the organizers assign each player a handicap based on their WESPA rating and past performance at the event; to this number are added two points for each win and one point for each loss to get the total number of handicapped points. The players who have the five highest totals (who are not among the overall top three finishers) will receive prizes from THB 10,000 to THB 1,000.

In a similar vein, a hat tip to Nigel Richards (NZL) for pointing out that the autocommentary was not working correctly when leaders had had an odd number of ties. I've added a few more synonyms too so that rank changes are described with more variety. It also now reports long runs at a given rank.

At Board 1, Ron Baginski (AUS) scored 42 points for O1 QUART. Panupol Sujjayakorn (THA), holding ??CEOSZ, replied by extending to QUARTZES (78). It's unclear to me why he did not play QUARTZOSE (81), but it's been a long day.

Earlier in the game, Baginski made HINAUS. I learn that it is not of German origin.

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