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"Word Wars"

Docu on the U.S. Scrabble championship. Some REALLY interesting birds therein. Some guy with acid reflux, swilling Maalox. Another inner-city player who smokes weed between matches. An aging champ who has lost his mojo.

I was F4-A1-S1-C3-I1-N1-A1-T1-E1-D2.
 

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Cast of players sounds like your run of the mill Scrabbler, hm?
True nuff. Before the actual championship, two of the top players in the country make a side-bet for a thousand dollars to play best of 50 games in one continuous marathon. They spend HOURS at the (trashed, sloppy) home of one of them, slamming tiles into the gridded square.

Good god. After game three I think I'd collapse in a puddle.

Also, apparently there are round-robin games all the time in Washington Square Park, where you can walk up to a total stranger and throw down the gauntlet.
 
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