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The author at the 2018 North American Scrabble Championship.

I’m a nationally ranked Scrabble player, and I’ve noticed the best players use a strategy most people are afraid to try

I'm a tournament Scrabble player, and people often ask me how they can improve their Scrabble skills. I've noticed that beginner players are often afraid of using one of the most useful tactics in the game: exchanging your tiles.

Mark Zuckerberg was so keen to beat a high school girl at Scrabble that he wrote a computer program to show him word combinations

Mark Zuckerberg once coded a program to help him beat a schoolchild at Scrabble, the New Yorker reports. Zuckerberg wrote the code after the daughter of friend beat him in their first game aboard a private jet, but the game was cut short when the plane landed.
The author competing at the 2018 North American Scrabble Championship in Buffalo, New York.

I’m a tournament Scrabble player — here’s a list of the words that will raise your score by 50 points

Any Scrabble expert will tell you that learning the two-letter words is a surefire way to increase your average score by 50 points a game. We compiled a list of the 105 valid two-letter words, including yo, ow, qi, xu, and za.
The author competing in the North American Scrabble Championship in 2017.

I’m a tournament Scrabble player — here’s my best easy tip to improve your score by 50 points

I am a tournament Scrabble player, and people often ask me how they can improve their Scrabble skills. I always tell them the single easiest way to boost your score: memorize the two-letter words.

11 of the most bizarre words played at the national Scrabble championship

From atemoya to zorilla, how many do you know?

10 of the most obscure words only expert Scrabble players know

"Coniines" are poisonous alkaloids found in poison hemlock.