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    • Former MSE Helen
    • By Former MSE Helen 6th Jun 11, 9:16 AM
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    'Finally my Scrabble score averages 400 (in 694 games)...' blog discussion
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    • 6th Jun 11, 9:16 AM
    'Finally my Scrabble score averages 400 (in 694 games)...' blog discussion 6th Jun 11 at 9:16 AM
    This is the discussion to link on the back of Martin's blog. Please read the blog first, as this discussion follows it.





    Please click 'post reply' to discuss below.
    Last edited by Former MSE Helen; 06-06-2011 at 9:21 AM.
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    • Torkijo
    • By Torkijo 6th Jun 11, 1:00 PM
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    • 6th Jun 11, 1:00 PM
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    • 6th Jun 11, 1:00 PM
    Cant believe people keep running scores of scrabble games is my honest reaction!
    • Ken68
    • By Ken68 6th Jun 11, 5:29 PM
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    • 6th Jun 11, 5:29 PM
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    • 6th Jun 11, 5:29 PM
    I have a challenge for you Martin.
    Play scrabble with Mrs MSE in the same way that Steve McQueen played chess with Faye Dunaway
    in The Thomas Crown Affair.
    • bylromarha
    • By bylromarha 6th Jun 11, 8:05 PM
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    • 6th Jun 11, 8:05 PM
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    • 6th Jun 11, 8:05 PM
    Well done! Always feels good when a long standing target is achieved.

    Has Mrs MSE set herself a similar goal?
    Who made hogs and dogs and frogs?
    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 6th Jun 11, 10:41 PM
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    • 6th Jun 11, 10:41 PM
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    • 6th Jun 11, 10:41 PM
    Well done! Always feels good when a long standing target is achieved.

    Has Mrs MSE set herself a similar goal?
    Originally posted by bylromarha
    I can't get Mrs MSE interested in her average, she is far more concerned about winning. Whereas I would happily lose 450 to 430 rather than win 330 to 320.

    She averages 366 which is good, but the lack of average focusing I think means if I'm a long way ahead she doesn't try as hard - whereas in the reverse, I keep fighting to push my score.
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    • bylromarha
    • By bylromarha 7th Jun 11, 8:59 AM
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    • 7th Jun 11, 8:59 AM
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    • 7th Jun 11, 8:59 AM
    I can't get Mrs MSE interested in her average, she is far more concerned about winning. Whereas I would happily lose 450 to 430 rather than win 330 to 320.

    She averages 366 which is good, but the lack of average focusing I think means if I'm a long way ahead she doesn't try as hard - whereas in the reverse, I keep fighting to push my score.
    Originally posted by MSE Martin
    Should have guessed.

    She is female.

    You are male.

    Beating a man at something he is good at gives the short term satisfaction which a long term goal never would.
    Who made hogs and dogs and frogs?
  • soil
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    • 8th Jun 11, 7:47 PM
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    • 8th Jun 11, 7:47 PM
    How many points do you get for 'vain'?
    • cactusdust
    • By cactusdust 9th Jun 11, 9:33 AM
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    • 9th Jun 11, 9:33 AM
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    • 9th Jun 11, 9:33 AM
    How many points do you get for 'vain'?
    Originally posted by soil
    How many points do you get for 'troll'?

  • soil
    • #9
    • 9th Jun 11, 11:05 AM
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    • 9th Jun 11, 11:05 AM
    How many points do you get for 'troll'?
    Originally posted by cactusdust
    Not much - those are all 1-point letters.
    • bargepole
    • By bargepole 15th Jun 11, 8:02 PM
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    Whilst an average of over 400 in a long run of games is impressive, it is less so when it seems that the vast majority of those games were against the same opponent, and not played on a timer with each player getting 25 minutes to play all their tiles.

    We'd be more impressed if, as I've said previously, you, and perhaps Mrs MSE, were to make an appearance at one of the ABSP weekend tournaments, then we'd see what you're really made of - details of events are available at www.absp.org.uk

    I have been providing assistance, including Lay Representation at Court hearings (current score: won 36, lost 11), to defendants in parking cases for over 5 years. I have an LLB (Hons) degree, and am a Graduate member of CILEx, studying towards a Fellowship (equivalent to solicitor) in Civil Litigation. However, any advice given on these forums by me is NOT formal legal advice, and I accept no liability for its accuracy.
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