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Friday, 1 July 2016

Kings Cup 2016 - Day 2

We have reached the end of the second days proceedings at the Kings Cup, Pichai is in front. Here is the round wise top 10 from the original coverage on Poslfit.com:
Rd 1
[photo of Michael Tang]
1. Michael Tang
(1-0, +416)
[photo of Cedric Lewis]
2. Cedric Lewis
(1-0, +341)
[photo of Pichai Limprasert]
3. Pichai Limprasert
(1-0, +282)
5. Jakkrit Klaphajone (THA) (1-0, +234)
6. Rocky Sharma (AUS) (1-0, +232)
7. Akkarapol Khwansak (THA) (1-0, +226)
8. Sanjoy Gupta (IND) (1-0, +200)
9. Jesse Day (USA) (1-0, +184)
10. Gerald Carter (Eng) (1-0, +182)
Rd 2
[photo of Pichai Limprasert]
1. Pichai Limprasert
(2-0, +447)
[photo of Michael Tang]
2. Michael Tang
(2-0, +418)
[photo of Sinatarn Pattanasuwanna]
3. Sinatarn Pattanasuwanna
(2-0, +364)
4. Ming Hui Hubert Wee (SGP) (2-0, +354)
5. Sanjoy Gupta (IND) (2-0, +348)
6. Thacha Koowirat (THA) (2-0, +271)
7. Rocky Sharma (AUS) (2-0, +260)
8. Waseem Khatri (PAK) (2-0, +199)
9. Jesse Day (USA) (2-0, +193)
10. Gerald Carter (Eng) (2-0, +188)
Rd 3
[photo of Pichai Limprasert]
1. Pichai Limprasert
(3-0, +617)
[photo of Michael Tang]
2. Michael Tang
(3-0, +486)
[photo of Sinatarn Pattanasuwanna]
3. Sinatarn Pattanasuwanna
(3-0, +399)
4. Thacha Koowirat (THA) (3-0, +374)
5. Ming Hui Hubert Wee (SGP) (3-0, +362)
6. Waseem Khatri (PAK) (3-0, +245)
7. Jesse Day (USA) (3-0, +197)
8. Nigel Richards (NZL) (3-0, +161)
9. Russell Honeybun (AUS) (3-0, +146)
10. Peter Arreola (PHL) (3-0, +74)
Rd 4
[photo of Pichai Limprasert]
1. Pichai Limprasert
(4-0, +629)
[photo of Ming Hui Hubert Wee]
2. Ming Hui Hubert Wee
(4-0, +458)
[photo of Thacha Koowirat]
3. Thacha Koowirat
(4-0, +381)
4. Nigel Richards (NZL) (4-0, +342)
5. Jesse Day (USA) (4-0, +235)
6. Russell Honeybun (AUS) (4-0, +205)
7. Tony Sim (SGP) (3.5-0.5, +244)
8. Marlon Prudencio (SGP) (3-1, +478)
9. Sanjoy Gupta (IND) (3-1, +456)
10. Absar Mustajab (PAK) (3-1, +422)
Rd 5
[photo of Pichai Limprasert]
1. Pichai Limprasert
(5-0, +730)
[photo of Ming Hui Hubert Wee]
2. Ming Hui Hubert Wee
(5-0, +500)
[photo of Thacha Koowirat]
3. Thacha Koowirat
(5-0, +384)
4. Tony Sim (SGP) (4.5-0.5, +265)
5. Michael Tang (SGP) (4-1, +446)
6. Panupol Sujjayakorn (THA) (4-1, +349)
7. Nigel Richards (NZL) (4-1, +337)
8. Weibin Toh (SGP) (4-1, +312)
10. Rocky Sharma (AUS) (4-1, +285)
Rd 6
[photo of Ming Hui Hubert Wee]
1. Ming Hui Hubert Wee
(6-0, +639)
[photo of Pichai Limprasert]
2. Pichai Limprasert
(5-1, +629)
[photo of Nigel Richards]
3. Nigel Richards
(5-1, +438)
4. Panupol Sujjayakorn (THA) (5-1, +398)
5. Weibin Toh (SGP) (5-1, +355)
7. Jayaska Baranage (LKA) (5-1, +287)
8. Thacha Koowirat (THA) (5-1, +245)
9. Jesse Day (USA) (5-1, +125)
10. Tony Sim (SGP) (4.5-1.5, +207)
Rd 7
[photo of Ming Hui Hubert Wee]
1. Ming Hui Hubert Wee
(7-0, +770)
[photo of Pichai Limprasert]
2. Pichai Limprasert
(6-1, +710)
[photo of Panupol Sujjayakorn]
3. Panupol Sujjayakorn
(6-1, +557)
4. Weibin Toh (SGP) (6-1, +446)
5. Jesse Day (USA) (6-1, +234)
6. Marlon Prudencio (SGP) (5-2, +619)
7. Komol Panyasophonlert (THA) (5-2, +562)
8. Nigel Richards (NZL) (5-2, +433)
9. Waseem Khatri (PAK) (5-2, +408)
10. Weera Saengsit (THA) (5-2, +296)
Rd 8
[photo of Ming Hui Hubert Wee]
1. Ming Hui Hubert Wee
(8-0, +782)
[photo of Komol Panyasophonlert]
2. Komol Panyasophonlert
(6-2, +698)
[photo of Pichai Limprasert]
3. Pichai Limprasert
(6-2, +698)
4. Marlon Prudencio (SGP) (6-2, +682)
5. Panupol Sujjayakorn (THA) (6-2, +529)
6. Nigel Richards (NZL) (6-2, +464)
7. Rocky Sharma (AUS) (6-2, +345)
8. Weibin Toh (SGP) (6-2, +335)
9. Weera Saengsit (THA) (6-2, +320)
10. Jayaska Baranage (LKA) (6-2, +280)
Rd 9
[photo of Ming Hui Hubert Wee]
1. Ming Hui Hubert Wee
(9-0, +785)
[photo of Pichai Limprasert]
2. Pichai Limprasert
(7-2, +904)
[photo of Weibin Toh]
3. Weibin Toh
(7-2, +473)
4. Weera Saengsit (THA) (7-2, +360)
5. Jesse Day (USA) (7-2, +354)
6. Jayaska Baranage (LKA) (7-2, +333)
7. Tony Sim (SGP) (6.5-2.5, +338)
8. Ricky Purnomo (SGP) (6-3, +764)
9. Komol Panyasophonlert (THA) (6-3, +695)
10. Akshay Bhandarkar (IND) (6-3, +627)
Rd 10
[photo of Ming Hui Hubert Wee]
1. Ming Hui Hubert Wee
(9-1, +751)
[photo of Pichai Limprasert]
2. Pichai Limprasert
(8-2, +1032)
[photo of Weera Saengsit]
3. Weera Saengsit
(8-2, +410)
4. Jayaska Baranage (LKA) (8-2, +360)
5. Marlon Prudencio (SGP) (7-3, +583)
6. Weibin Toh (SGP) (7-3, +446)
7. Nigel Richards (NZL) (7-3, +396)
8. Thacha Koowirat (THA) (7-3, +286)
9. Jesse Day (USA) (7-3, +271)
10. Ching Wei Chang (MYS) (7-3, +266)
Rd 11
[photo of Pichai Limprasert]
1. Pichai Limprasert
(9-2, +1168)
[photo of Ming Hui Hubert Wee]
2. Ming Hui Hubert Wee
(9-2, +620)
[photo of Weibin Toh]
3. Weibin Toh
(8-3, +577)
4. Nigel Richards (NZL) (8-3, +552)
5. Jesse Day (USA) (8-3, +547)
6. Ching Wei Chang (MYS) (8-3, +357)
7. Jayaska Baranage (LKA) (8-3, +310)
8. Weera Saengsit (THA) (8-3, +274)
9. Ricky Purnomo (SGP) (7-4, +787)
10. Jakkrit Klaphajone (THA) (7-4, +620)
Rd 12
[photo of Pichai Limprasert]
1. Pichai Limprasert
(10-2, +1258)
[photo of Ming Hui Hubert Wee]
2. Ming Hui Hubert Wee
(10-2, +640)
[photo of Jesse Day]
3. Jesse Day
(9-3, +564)
4. Weera Saengsit (THA) (9-3, +307)
5. Marlon Prudencio (SGP) (8-4, +802)
6. Akshay Bhandarkar (IND) (8-4, +740)
7. Komol Panyasophonlert (THA) (8-4, +711)
8. Jakkrit Klaphajone (THA) (8-4, +654)
9. Panupol Sujjayakorn (THA) (8-4, +600)
10. Nigel Richards (NZL) (8-4, +532)
Rd 13
[photo of Pichai Limprasert]
1. Pichai Limprasert
(11-2, +1370)
[photo of Jesse Day]
2. Jesse Day
(10-3, +654)
[photo of Ming Hui Hubert Wee]
3. Ming Hui Hubert Wee
(10-3, +550)
4. Marlon Prudencio (SGP) (9-4, +958)
5. Komol Panyasophonlert (THA) (9-4, +801)
6. Jakkrit Klaphajone (THA) (9-4, +795)
7. Akshay Bhandarkar (IND) (9-4, +754)
8. Nigel Richards (NZL) (9-4, +617)
9. Chollapat Itthi-aree (THA) (9-4, +522)
10. Thacha Koowirat (THA) (9-4, +506)
Rd 14
[photo of Pichai Limprasert]
1. Pichai Limprasert
(12-2, +1513)
[photo of Jakkrit Klaphajone]
2. Jakkrit Klaphajone
(10-4, +818)
[photo of Akshay Bhandarkar]
3. Akshay Bhandarkar
(10-4, +776)
4. Nigel Richards (NZL) (10-4, +643)
5. Chollapat Itthi-aree (THA) (10-4, +552)
6. Ming Hui Hubert Wee (SGP) (10-4, +546)
7. Thacha Koowirat (THA) (10-4, +514)
8. Jesse Day (USA) (10-4, +511)
9. Weera Saengsit (THA) (10-4, +212)
10. Marlon Prudencio (SGP) (9-5, +932)
Rd 15
[photo of Pichai Limprasert]
1. Pichai Limprasert
(13-2, +1597)
[photo of Jakkrit Klaphajone]
2. Jakkrit Klaphajone
(11-4, +862)
[photo of Nigel Richards]
3. Nigel Richards
(11-4, +646)
4. Chollapat Itthi-aree (THA) (11-4, +603)
5. Komol Panyasophonlert (THA) (10-5, +939)
6. Akshay Bhandarkar (IND) (10-5, +775)
7. Akkarapol Khwansak (THA) (10-5, +705)
8. Ricky Purnomo (SGP) (10-5, +704)
9. Ming Hui Hubert Wee (SGP) (10-5, +502)
10. Thacha Koowirat (THA) (10-5, +463)
Rd 16
[photo of Pichai Limprasert]
1. Pichai Limprasert
(13-3, +1581)
[photo of Jakkrit Klaphajone]
2. Jakkrit Klaphajone
(12-4, +878)
[photo of Nigel Richards]
3. Nigel Richards
(12-4, +650)
4. Akkarapol Khwansak (THA) (11-5, +859)
5. Akshay Bhandarkar (IND) (11-5, +783)
6. Chollapat Itthi-aree (THA) (11-5, +599)
7. Thacha Koowirat (THA) (11-5, +585)
8. Weera Saengsit (THA) (11-5, +322)
9. Ricky Purnomo (SGP) (10-6, +704)
10. Odette Carmina Rio (PHL) (10-6, +1097)
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Citolas, Citoles, Cithrens, Citherns, Cithers, Citterns - A Guitar
Waivode, Waiwode, Woiwode, Voivode - An army leader
Cagouls, Cagoules, Kagouls, Kagoules, Kagools - An anorak
Eulachan, Eulachon, Oulachon, Oulakan, Oolakan, Ulikon - A candlefish
Kiester, Keister, Hurdies, Patootie - The Buttocks
Didakei, didakai, Diddicoy, Didicoi, Didicoy - A Tinker
Cabala, Cabbala, Kabala, Kabbala, Kabbalah, Qabala, Qabalah - a Jewish doctrine
Yoghurt, Yaourt, Yogurt, Yoghourt - A type of curd
Narwal, Narwhal, Narwhale - An Arctic aquatic mammal
Lekythus, Lecythus, Lekythos - An ancient oil Jar
Germen, Germain, Germaine, Germin - Something that serves as an origin
Filemot, Philomot, Philamot - A dull brown shade
keblah, Kibla, Kiblah, Qibla - The direction muslims face while praying
Litchi, Lichi, Lychee, Lichee - A fruit
Poursue, Pursue, Persue, Poursew Pursew - To follow
Pummelo, Shaddock, Pompelo - A citrus fruit
Repreeve, Reprive, Repryve - To delay
Baklava, Baklawa, Baclava - A middle eastern desert
Nilgai, Nilgau, Nilghai, Nilghau, Nylghai, Nylghau - a large antelope
Cassina, Cassene, Cassine, Cassena - an evergreen tree
Narghile, Narghily, Nargile, Nargileh, Nargily - a hookah
Dirdam, Dirdum, Durdum - uproar
Shechita, Shehitah, Shehita - krosher killing of animals
Mezuzot, Mezuzoth, Mezuzah, Mezuza - a Jewish scroll

Combo Words of Two Words that are Good Both Ways

Bedrail - Railbed
Dovering - Ringdove
Hangover - Overhang
Turnover - Overturn
Runover - Overrun
Roadside - Sideroad
Outburn - Burnout
Woodworm - Wormwood
Linecut - Cutline
Outpass - Passout
Outspeak - Speakout
Comedown - Downcome
Upclose - Closeup
Outback - Backout
Pinhead - Headpin
Mateship - Shipmate
Cutover - Overcut
Upstart - Startup
Outshoot - Shootout
Overwing - Wingover
Fantail - Tailfan

Common Words with Not so common Anagrams

Tailors - Oralist, Rialtos, Sliotar
Almonds - Dolmans
Mustard - Durmast
Stadium - Dumaist
Romance - Cremona
Cauldron - Crunodal
Acolyte - Cotylae
Cilantro - Contrail
Decagon - Congaed
Ethical - Alethic
Strongly - Strongyl
Ungrazed - Gazunder
Expires - Prexies
Detangle - Danegelt
Teardown - Danewort
Erasions - Sensoria
Innovate - Venation
Inundate - Antidune
Invocate - Conative
Antidote - Tetanoid
Liaises - Silesia
Coalise - Celosia
Isotherm - Moithers
Heroism - Moreish
Sedation - Astonied
Marries - Simarre
Tsunami - Manitus, Santimu
Cheerio - Echoier


Those Handy Pyramid Words!

Pyramid words are words which start at 2 letters but can be extended to 7 letters and beyond. For example take the word loofahs, we start with lo, next we get to loo, followed by loof, loofa, loofah and loofahs. Thus by knowing loofahs we get to know a total of 6 words. Other examples include:
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Chiasmal, Daledhs, Divests, Erasers, Fasties, Godsons, Hookahs, Jambees, Jamboks, Kaingas, Kinases, Lapsers, Maliced, Mentors, Nursery, Parkiest, Poleyns, Reeders, Reposes, Singers, Skaters,Tapetis, Teasers, Ureases, and Woosells.

There are some reverse pyramid words too. Take the word drooped for example, we start with ed, then ped, then oped, then ooped, rooped and finally drooped.Other examples include:
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