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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Saturday, 14 January 2017

Capgemini International Scrabble Tournament 2017 - Day 3

The second major of the year the Capgemini International Scrabble Tournament has reached its climax and this time around it is know different Nigel is running away from the field and all set to win his 7th straight title. Here are some game boards:

The first one is a terrific play from Thatcha:

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Next my board of the day:

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Here are some more game boards:

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Here are the standings from the Scrabble Association of India:

Division A Round 28 Standings

Rank Won-Lost Spread Player                Last Game

1 24–4 +1863 Nigel Richards (A1) 1W:397-393:A3
2 21–7 +1642 Hubert Wee (A2)         1W:583-343:A4
3 19½–8½ +962 Pichai Limprasert (A3) 2L:393-397:A1
4 17–11 +1116 Sherwin Rodrigues (A5) 1W:443-322:A6
5 17–11 +979 Thacha Koowirat (A4) 2L:343-583:A2
6 17–11 +366 Nakul Prabhu (A14) 1W:418-396:A7
7 17–11 +347 Udayan Grover (A7) 2L:396-418:A14
8 16–12 +783 Akshay Bhandarkar (A6) 2L:322-443:A5
9 16–12 −414 Jayaska Baranage (A17) 2W:407-394:A8
10 15–13 +453 Rajveer Rawlin (A31) 2W:478-383:A29
11 15–13 +367 Tony Sim (A11)        2L:308-416:A9
12 15–13 +341 Lakshan Wanniarachchi (A9) 1W:416-308:A11
13 15–13 +126 Carolann Pais (A25) 1W:455-354:A24
14 15–13 −66         Mohan Chunkath (A10) 2W:426-353:A35
15 14–14 +1003 Varisht Hingorani (A13) 2W:576-394:A28
16 14–14 +390 Charles Carneiro (A21) 2W:433-391:A20
17 14–14 +349 Marlon Prudencio (A8) 1L:394-407:A17
18 14–14 −62         Indunil Amarasinghe (A24) 2L:354-455:A25
19 14–14 −314 Suthiraphan Assarat (A28) 1L:394-576:A13
20 14–14 −351 Jose de Abreu (A19) 1W:412-408:A22
21 14–14 −454 Michael Tang (A16) 1W:527-406:A32
22 13–15 +35         Pramit Kamath (A29) 1L:383-478:A31
23 13–15 −473 Karen Richards (A23) 2W:461-389:A18
24 13–15 −653 Aditya Iyengar (A35) 1L:353-426:A10
25 12½–15½−204 Douglas Lobo (A20) 1L:391-433:A21
26 12–16 +169 Shaikh Ahmed (A30) 2L:321-326:A12
27 12–16 −162 Sanjoy Gupta (A22) 2L:408-412:A19
28 12–16 −629 Mohsin Ahmed (A26) 2W:420-413:A33
29 12–16 −641 Eric Kinderman (A12) 1W:326-321:A30
30 12–16 −1201 Paul Richards (A32) 2L:406-527:A16
31 11–17 −1014 Mazher Qureshi (A27) bye
32 11–17 −1069 V Ramachandran (A34) 1W:392-363:A36
33 10–18 −16         Shaila Amalean (A18) 1L:389-461:A23
34 9–19 −735 Bhushan Pradhan (A33) 1L:413-420:A26
35 5–23 −1792 Rohaina Tanveer (A36) 2L:363-392:A34

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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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