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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Useful Scrabble Score Sheet

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, 2 July 2016

Kings Cup 2016 - Day 3

It is the end of the third days proceedings at the Kings Cup. Pichai leads a Thai 1-2-3-4 at the end of day 3. Here are the standings after 24 rounds from the original coverage on Poslfit.com:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
[photo of Pichai Limprasert]
1. Pichai Limprasert
[photo of Panupol Sujjayakorn]
2. Panupol Sujjayakorn
[photo of Thacha Koowirat]
3. Thacha Koowirat

Rank
Name
Home
W-L
Spread
1
18.0-6.0
+1538
2
17.0-7.0
+1395
3
17.0-7.0
+1240
4
16.0-8.0
+1122
5
16.0-8.0
+843
6
16.0-8.0
+841
7
16.0-8.0
+710
8
15.0-9.0
+1338
9
15.0-9.0
+1150
10
15.0-9.0
+929
11
15.0-9.0
+790
12
15.0-9.0
+551
13
15.0-9.0
+167
14
14.0-10.0
+744
15
14.0-10.0
+644
16
14.0-10.0
+469
17
14.0-10.0
+421
18
14.0-10.0
-15
19
14.0-10.0
-63
20
13.5-10.5
+408
21
13.5-10.5
+127
22
13.0-11.0
+1011
23
13.0-11.0
+747
24
13.0-11.0
+556
25
13.0-11.0
+437
26
13.0-11.0
+226
27
13.0-11.0
+154
28
13.0-11.0
+134
29
13.0-11.0
-21
30
13.0-11.0
-480
31
13.0-11.0
-481
32
12.5-11.5
+515
33
12.5-11.5
-440
34
12.0-12.0
+617
35
12.0-12.0
+396
36
12.0-12.0
+395
37
12.0-12.0
+355
38
12.0-12.0
+260
39
12.0-12.0
+92
40
12.0-12.0
-46
41
12.0-12.0
-227
42
12.0-12.0
-373
43
12.0-12.0
-499
43
12.0-12.0
-499
45
12.0-12.0
-551
46
11.5-12.5
+94
47
11.5-12.5
-142
48
11.0-13.0
+430
49
11.0-13.0
+180
50
11.0-13.0
+51
51
11.0-13.0
+19
52
11.0-13.0
-132
53
11.0-13.0
-503
54
11.0-13.0
-684
55
10.5-13.5
+65
56
10.5-13.5
-322
57
10.0-14.0
+94
58
10.0-14.0
-143
59
10.0-14.0
-321
60
10.0-14.0
-385
61
10.0-14.0
-422
62
10.0-14.0
-488
63
10.0-14.0
-513
64
10.0-14.0
-576
65
10.0-14.0
-697
66
10.0-14.0
-760
67
9.0-15.0
-1626
68
8.0-16.0
-593
69
8.0-16.0
-1154
70
8.0-16.0
-1188
71
8.0-16.0
-1197
72
8.0-16.0
-1428
73
7.0-17.0
-1012
74
6.0-18.0
-1640
75
5.0-19.0
-1834

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Waivode, Waiwode, Woiwode, Voivode - An army leader
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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
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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
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Cheerio - Echoier


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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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