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2011 King's Cup Commentary: Round 16
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Astute observers of the tsh portion of the web coverage have noted that player names are reported differently depending on their ethnicity. In Thailand, because of the relatively recent introduction of family names, what we call given names in Canada (and are known elsewhere in the English speaking world as forenames or first names) tend to be uniquer than in most parts of the world. And because (1) both components of a Thai name tend to be rather long, and (2) Thai players don't commonly use their family names, tsh will hide the family names where space is at a premium in pairings reports and on the scoreboards.
In the rating lists, player names are all given in "family name, given name" format; on the scoreboard, these are translated into the commonly used order for easier reading, but that order depends on the ethnicity of the individual. "Cheah, Siu Hean" is shown as "Cheah Siu Hean" because that's the way Chinese names are written; while "Katz-Brown, Jason" becomes "Jason Katz-Brown" because that's the way American names are written. And don't get me started about NASPA's Winter Zxqkj.
Most people came back on time from the lunch break, or only had a few minutes deducted from their timers. Starting clocks does not seem to be acting as any sort of deterrent to habitual latecomers, but at least it's keeping us on schedule. Amnuay Ploysangngam (THA) arrived back late from working during the break, lost several minutes off his timer but beat Heather Long (AUS) anyway, 452-329.
We have a new high game total: playing at Board 2, Siu Hean Cheah (SGP) beat Odette Carmina Rio (PHL) 540-490. Cheah's average is back down below 500, but at 483 is still more than 20 points above his nearest rival's, Komol Panyasophonlert (THA).
At Board 1, Komol Panyasophonlert (THA) loses to second-place Charnwit Sukhumrattanaporn (THA), so we're back to having Komol leading at 14-2 two games ahead of Charnwit, and three games ahead of Cheah, Chollapat Itthi-aree (THA), Nigel Richards (NZL), Thacha Koowirat (THA) and Odette Carmina Rio (PHL).
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