The 28th Brand’s
Crossword Game
King’s Cup
July 11–14, 2013

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2013 King's Cup Commentary: Final Round 2

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Go to: Before the Tournament, Round 1, Round 2, Round 3, Round 4, Round 5, Round 6, Round 7, Round 8, Round 9, Round 10, Round 11, Round 12, Round 13, Round 14, Round 15, Round 16, Round 17, Round 18, Round 19, Round 20, Round 21, Round 22, Round 23, Round 24, Round 25, Round 26, Round 27, Round 28, Round 29, Final Round 1, Final Round 2.

The second final game between Komol Panyasophonlert (THA) and Nigel Richards (NZL) takes place onstage five minutes after the first. Komol Panyasophonlert (THA) gets off to a shaky start, losing a challenge on NAPIER*, followed immediately by the first bingo of the game, Nigel's ROOTLED (73) for a 114-33 lead. Then Komol catches up to within five points, 167-162, with CRUNODE (82) only to see it set up Nigel's ICESTONE (149) triple-triple. Komol bingoes MoITHER (84) to pull back within a bingo, but Nigel draws the other blank and uses it for a 22-point blocking play (from his perspective, with one tile in the bag Komol had a 25% chance at a winning bingo).

Congratulations to Nigel Richards, the 28th BRAND's Crossword Game King's Cup Champion!

Thank you very much to everyone who helped with this portion of the event, including Ravee (everything technological), Purinth (Kent) (event planning, OSPD event), Visan (data entry), Vava and Sew, and annotators Natwadee, Tosaporn, Kritdiya, Tepparut, Pete, Phisit, Paul Allan and Kristen Chew. Most of all, thank you to Amnuay Ploysangngam for putting together the 28th edition of this one-of-a-kind event!

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