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How to Win at Scrabble

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Scrabble is basically a straightforward game but what sets the top players apart is the effort they put into enlarging their vocabularies and a few key techniques. Written by two international experts of the game, How to Win at Scrabble, for the first time, takes the lid off the strategies and techniques used by the world's best players to win at the highest level. Their advice gives even Sunday afternoon players the chance to improve their game but is designed to help players at all levels.
The book has all the theory but is also packed with practical tips on rack management, word learning and move selection. What are the most probable bingos (seven-letter words)? What words beginning with 'Q' don't require a 'U'? What are the most useful words to learn? All these and many more questions are answered here.
With Scrabble board diagrams to illustrate play, the authors cover:
* Words - the role and relative importance of words from 2 to 8 letters long
* Word Learning - the techniques used by the world's top players to build massive vocabularies (with lists of useful words)
* Strategy - The fundamental thought processes that underlie the majority of moves made by international players
* The Endgame - how the endgame differs from the rest of the game and how to deal with it
* Improving your Game - how players of all standards can improve their game
* Mental approach - Adopting the correct mindset
* Resources and Equipment - The products and websites for all Scrabble players
* Competitive Scrabble - An insight into the competitive Scrabble scene across the world, including clubs, leagues and tournaments
* World Championship Annotated Game - A move-by-move analysis of a critical game from a recent World Championship, illustrating many of the principles covered earlier in the book.

Item details

Author(s):
Andrew Fisher, David Webb
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2004
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0713488204
ISBN-13:
9780713488203
Number of pages:
160
Publisher:
Batsford
Title:
How to Win at Scrabble

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Scrabble is basically a straightforward game but what sets the top players apart is the effort they put into enlarging their vocabularies and a few key techniques. Written by two international experts of the game, How to Win at Scrabble, for the first time, takes the lid off the strategies and techniques used by the world's best players to win at the highest level. Their advice gives even Sunday afternoon players the chance to improve their game but is designed to help players at all levels.
The book has all the theory but is also packed with practical tips on rack management, word learning and move selection. What are the most probable bingos (seven-letter words)? What words beginning with 'Q' don't require a 'U'? What are the most useful words to learn? All these and many more questions are answered here.
With Scrabble board diagrams to illustrate play, the authors cover:
* Words - the role and relative importance of words from 2 to 8 letters long
* Word Learning - the techniques used by the world's top players to build massive vocabularies (with lists of useful words)
* Strategy - The fundamental thought processes that underlie the majority of moves made by international players
* The Endgame - how the endgame differs from the rest of the game and how to deal with it
* Improving your Game - how players of all standards can improve their game
* Mental approach - Adopting the correct mindset
* Resources and Equipment - The products and websites for all Scrabble players
* Competitive Scrabble - An insight into the competitive Scrabble scene across the world, including clubs, leagues and tournaments
* World Championship Annotated Game - A move-by-move analysis of a critical game from a recent World Championship, illustrating many of the principles covered earlier in the book.

Author(s):
Andrew Fisher, David Webb
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2004
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0713488204
ISBN-13:
9780713488203
Number of pages:
160
Publisher:
Batsford
Title:
How to Win at Scrabble

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