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2011 King's Cup Commentary: Round 25
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The scrum by the electronic scoreboards is chattering excitedly away in English, Thai and Japanese. I hear someone point at Komol Panyasophonlert's (THA) box and say "(words I don't know in Thai) ... Komol Gibsonized ... (more words I don't know in Thai)".
With Komol playing Bob Jackman (AUS) this round (Bob has no hope of reaching the 10th place prize money), excitement shifts to Boards 2 and 3. Siu Hean Cheah (SGP) leads Alastair Richards (AUS), Nigel Richards (NZL) and Tony Sim (SGP) by two games and a boatload of spread. It's all KOTH from here on. If Cheah beats Alastair and Thacha beats Nigel, Cheah may be Gibsonized based on the 350-point/game spread limit. More likely, Cheah will either lose to Nigel and have to play him again, or win againt Nigel and play Alastair or Nigel.
What happens? Cheah and Nigel win, and Nigel wins huge: 630-399. Now we have Cheah 18-7 +1792, Nigel 17-8 +1108 and Alastair +1032. Tony at 16-9 +815 is not out of the running, but Charnrit Khongthanarat (THA) +404 is extremely unlikely, and Thacha is eliminated.
It takes a while to get players back to play, as they all want to talk about what's going on at the top.
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