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2011 King's Cup Commentary: Round 19
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We had originally planned a brief dinner break after this round, but postponed it due to delivery delays.
Sam Kantimathi (USA) has a 573-441 win over Charae Worapojpisut (THA), scoring more than 1,000 points between the two of them (see photo). One more game comes within two points of the same feat: Preedee Kongthanaran (THA) has a 615-383 win over Julian McKail (AUS).
Komol Panyasophonlert (THA), very comfortable at Board 1, plays Siu Hean Cheah (SGP) for the third time. If Cheah wins, he closes the gap from three to two wins. At Board 2, Charnwit Sukhumrattanaporn (THA) plays Thacha Koowirat (THA) for the second time. Komol and Thacha win, giving Komol 16-3 and a three-game lead over seven 13-6 players, with eight games to go: Cheah, Chollapat Itthi-aree (THA), Charnwit, Alastair Richards (AUS), Nigel Richards (NZL), Thacha and Charnrit Khongthanarat (THA).
In the handicap standings, Thanapong Kukiettikulchai (THA) continues to dominate the field at 34 points, ahead of several players at 32: Chollapat, Alastair, Komol, Dianne Ward (AUS), Russell Honeybun (AUS) and Thacha. Handicap prizes will not be awarded to those who finish in the top three.
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