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Scrabbling: Recapping my June 27, 2015, tournament (part 1 of 4)

June 29, 2015

By Matthew E. Milliken
MEMwrites.wordpress.com
June 29, 2015

I was behind almost from the get-go.

The first two plays in my first game in the Scrabble tournament in which I played on Saturday were my YETI 14 and my opponent’s ICY 16. Deficit: minus-2. On her second turn, L. played LEAF over two bonus squares for 47 points. I trailed, 63-36, and things would only get worse from there.

On turn 5, I decided against making a play that would have made ABO. L. used the spot I’d passed by, playing QAT for 35.

On the 10th turn, I thought I might have a chance to catch up. I played SHUNT on dual bonus tiles for 45 points. That narrowed the margin to 216-176.

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