Last night before I went out to the Mall of America with Sandy I was watching a little bit of the 2004 Scrabble National Championships. I'm not positive, but I think that makes me a geek. The strange thing is that it was rather interesting and also that ESPN 2 had commentators talking about strategy and different possible moves the players could use. One commentator, don't know his name, had said at one point that he could see several really good moves a player could make and how obvious the moves were.
To me, they weren't obvious. It was some seven letter triple word score play for the word "lakiest". Yeah, that's the first thing that would come to mind on my board.
Then again, when I play I can never think of words and use the simplest and lowest scoring words imaginable. At least when these guys played the world "Fa" they scored some 30 points off of it because of combos and double letters and stuff like that. I play the word "blue" and score 5 points.
I don't think I'll be entering any tournaments anytime soon.