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Delaware Scrabble recap, 12/28/2016 (part 2)

January 3, 2017

By Matthew E. Milliken
Jan. 3, 2017

In game 3 on Wednesday, I faced SF, a player whom I’d never met before. She went first and ended up leading, 122-107, largely thanks to her seventh move, LEZ/LID/ED 35.

I struggled with unbalanced racks early in the game — DFHIRSU, BINNSUY and AEINOSU, to give a few examples. In turn 10, my hole got deeper as SF led off with QUASI/SPA/ION 39, which left me trailing, 200-148. Facing a rack of ABEEOSU, I tossed back everything but the S and drew AELY??.

In turn 11, I scored 30 points with YEZ and drew RS, leaving me with ALRSS??. SF responded with WET/YE/ET 26, putting her up 238-178.

I needed points, and I needed points fast. But where, and how?

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