3 Aug 2015

Competitive Scrabble - Stefan Fatsis

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:10 pm on 3 August 2015

Champion- a 17 point word in Scrabble that doesn't even come close to describing the amazing feat of New Zealander Nigel Richards. A few weeks ago, Richards won the French Scrabble Championship, even though he doesn't speak French. His accomplishment put a spotlight on the intense world of competitive Scrabble. It's so much more than the game you pull out on a rainy day at the bach. Sportswriter and former American Football player Stefan Fatsis took leave from hi day job to play Scrabble at the elite level and wrote about his experience in a book about called Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players The 10th anniversary edition came out a few years ago.

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