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Mike Wolfberg's 482-Point Loss

June 24, 2014 - Worcester, MA Scrabble® Club

This became Mike's highest loss ever, taking over his previous high loss of 479 (to a winning score of 526) in a game played at the Coral Gables (Miami, FL) Club in 2003. There is a problem with this achievement in that a few days after the game was played, it was discovered there was an addition error made by both players, and Mike's score was incorrectly boosted by 10 points.

Instead of playing the phony triple-triple SORdIDER, Mike should have played its acceptable anagram dISORDER or the equivalent word mISORDER in the same place. SORDIDER is acceptable in Collins.

Instead of playing QADI, Seth would have gotten a lot more points by playing QUAD at h12.


   a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o
   -----------------------------
 1|=     '       Q       '     =|
 2|  - C     "   A F F R O N T  |
 3|    A       ' D '       I    |
 4|J   B U R S t I N G   - P   '|
 5|A   L   E           -   A A S|
 6|D R E A M I L Y   "       W O|
 7|E   D   O   '   '       '   r|
 8|S     ' T   P U T Z   '     R|
 9|    ' V I T A   H A W   '   I|
10|  "     O "     O X O     H E|
11|        N       U   E T   O R|
12|'   B -       M I     I   K '|
13|    L       ' U N S E R V E D|
14|  C A G E L I N G "   E   Y O|
15|=   T '       I       '     E|
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   a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o


Seth Lipkin             Mike Wolfberg
----------------------  -----------------------
PUTZ       8g  30   30  VITA        9d  13   13
ZAX        j8  35   65  THOUING     i8  34   47
UNSERVED  13h  74  139  SORdIDER    o8   0   47 (challenged off)
HOKEY     n10  46  185  SOrRIER     o5  75  132 (total should be 122)
AW         n5  28  213  REMOTION    e4  90  222
BURStING   4c  72  285  WOE         k9  31  253
QADI       h1  42  327  DREAMILY    6a  68  321
CAGELING  14b  80  407  JADES       a4  63  384
NIPA       m2  15  422  FRONT       2j  32  416
MUNI      h12  34  456  CABLED      c2  26  442
DOE       o13  17  473  BLAT       c12  12  454
TIRE      L11  10  483  FEN         i2  24  478
                        (EN)             4  482

 FINAL SCORE       483                      482 (without the error, 472)


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