What is Scrabble?

Scrabble is essentially a word game which can be played by 2-4 players at a given time on a board which comprises a grid of squares in a 15 X 15 format. The squares are assigned different scoring attributes. There are 100 tiles to draw from and players must draw 7 tiles initially and maintain the same number on their racks till they are exhausted. Each tile has a point value attached to it. If all 7 tiles are used in a word an additional 50 points is added to the players score. The goal is to win by scoring more than your opponent. Scrabble is now increasingly played competitively across several countries on the globe and in several languages.

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Here is a very useful scrabble scoring/tile tracking sheet from one of my colleagues Shankar in the Bangalore Scrabble Club. I often strugg...

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Kings Cup Standings after 23 rounds

The Kings Cup is Underway in beautiful Thailand. Komol leads after round 23. Here are the standings after 23 rounds of mind blowing competition obtained from the original coverage on poslfit.com:

2015 King's Cup Standings: Round 23

[ Live coverage begins at about noon local time (UTC+7h) on Thursday. ]
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
[photo of Komol Panyasophonlert]
1. Komol Panyasophonlert
[photo of Ming Hui Hubert Wee]
2. Ming Hui Hubert Wee
[photo of Nigel Richards]
3. Nigel Richards

Rank
Name
Home
W-L
Spread
1
17.0-6.0
+1087
2
16.0-7.0
+736
3
15.0-8.0
+1178
4
15.0-8.0
+940
5
15.0-8.0
+843
6
15.0-8.0
+696
7
15.0-8.0
+695
8
14.0-9.0
+739
9
14.0-9.0
+696
10
14.0-9.0
+593
11
14.0-9.0
+496
12
13.5-9.5
+937
13
13.5-9.5
+857
14
13.5-9.5
+595
15
13.0-9.0
+192
16
13.0-10.0
+792
17
13.0-10.0
+744
18
13.0-10.0
+631
19
13.0-10.0
+321
20
13.0-10.0
+215
21
13.0-10.0
+203
22
13.0-10.0
+120
23
13.0-10.0
+92
24
13.0-10.0
-115
25
13.0-10.0
-655
26
12.5-10.5
+611
27
12.5-10.5
-75
28
12.0-10.0
-175
29
12.0-11.0
+558
30
12.0-11.0
+207
31
12.0-11.0
-172
32
11.0-12.0
+400
33
11.0-12.0
+336
34
11.0-12.0
+314
35
11.0-12.0
+313
36
11.0-12.0
+257
37
11.0-12.0
+208
38
11.0-12.0
+168
39
11.0-12.0
+81
40
11.0-12.0
-34
41
11.0-12.0
-204
42
11.0-12.0
-357
43
11.0-12.0
-364
44
11.0-12.0
-807
45
10.5-12.5
-617
46
10.0-13.0
+288
47
10.0-13.0
+90
48
10.0-13.0
-252
49
10.0-13.0
-426
50
10.0-13.0
-442
51
10.0-13.0
-456
52
10.0-13.0
-642
53
10.0-13.0
-816
54
10.0-13.0
-1105
55
9.0-14.0
-235
56
9.0-14.0
-392
57
9.0-14.0
-606
58
9.0-14.0
-673
59
9.0-14.0
-703
60
9.0-14.0
-828
61
9.0-14.0
-950
62
8.0-15.0
-288
63
8.0-15.0
-557
64
5.0-18.0
-1536
65
2.0-21.0
-3047
66
0.0-23.0
-2300

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Different Words Same Meaning

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:
Abasers, Amenders, Amusers, Barbers, Bingers, Chained,
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:
Aemules, Afeared, Borates, Cleared, Demures, Escapes, Glaired, Hamates, Lemures, Mananas, Penates, Retapes, Scraped, Testates, Upreach, Vacates, Whooped, Yslaked and Zananas.

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