By Matthew E. Milliken
April 30, 2016
Although I’ve blogged extensively about my play in Scrabble tournaments over the past few years, and sporadically about “unofficial” Scrabble games, I don’t believe I’ve chronicled a game against F— on this blog. He was a far better player than I, so we never met in tournament competition. (I’ve always participated in the lowest-ranked division.)
The last occasion on which he and I played in casual circumstances was in 2013. That contest was memorable mainly because F— played QUOTH, with the H in the right-most column. I used that and a rack of DEMOT?? to play MOTHEreD for a triple-triple — that is, the M and the D both occupied triple-word-score spaces, meaning that my play’s base score was multiplied by six rather than three. The word generated 158 points and helped springboard me to a 369-319 win.
It was a win that I was lucky to get. Here’s to you, F—.