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2014 King's Cup Commentary: Round 24

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Round 24 Auto-Commentary

Nigel Richards (NZL) stays in the lead for the 5th consecutive round, 20-4 +2124, on a 7-game winning streak. Worasit Suksansumran (THA) is 2 games behind at 18-6 +560, on a 6-game winning streak, remaining unchanged at #2. Panupol Sujjayakorn (THA) is 3.5 games behind the leader at 16.5-7.5 +1347, on a 3-game losing streak, unchanged at #3.

In Class S: Bob Jackman (AUS) is the lead for the 3rd consecutive round, 15-9 +773. Tony Sim (SGP) is 2 games behind at 13-11 +570, #23 up from #25. Rodney Talbot (AUS) is -237, #28 rising from #34. Ron Baginski (AUS) is -249, #29 dropping from #23. Karen Richards (AUS) is 3 games behind the leader at 12-12 +488, #31 tumbling from #24. Jin Chor Tan (MYS) is +306, #32 down from #27. John Barker (AUS) is -163, #38 rising from #41.

High Win: Marlon Prudencio (PHL) 626-370 vs. Karen Richards (AUS). Low Win: Paul Cartman (Eng) 344-341 vs. Marites Carreon (PHL). High Loss: Komol Panyasophonlert (THA) 472-532 vs. Nigel Richards (NZL). Low Loss: Kedarnath Awati (IND) 267-465 vs. Amnuay Ploysangngam (THA).

About a dozen turns into the game at Board 1, Komol Panyasophonlert (THA) gets up to challenge Nigel Richards's (NZL) play. Nigel held DIIFLNO and bingoed through an -AT- on the board. This is an example of why I always hesitate when setting up a Quackle simulation for one of Nigel's games, at the point where Quackle asks me if each player is human. See photo for word played.

Weera Saengsit (THA) beats Jakkrit Klaphajone (THA) 379-367 to become the first player this year to win the Super Bonus prize for going undefeated in a day. Three players missed it by one, with a 7-1 record today: John Barker (AUS), Nigel Richards (NZL) and Worasit Suksansumran (THA).

Nigel will almost certainly be in the finals, but there are still several players who could end up opposite him five rounds from now. In order of simulated likelihood of making it: Panupol Sujjayakorn (THA) 1:1, Jakkrit Klaphajone (THA) and Worasit Suksansumran (THA) 5:1 (though this is based on Worasit's pretournament rating; he's playing far above it this week), Weera 8:1, Komol Panyasophonlert (THA) 20:1, Thacha Koowirat (THA) 100:1.

Play resumes tomorrow morning at 9:00 with two rounds of Swiss, then three rounds of KOTH, then a best of two-or-three finals.

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