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|Mark Nyman of Leeds is a very strong contender for the 1999 WSC: he won the 1993 WSC and placed fifth in 1997. He is the current Thailand Champion, and won the 1998 UK Championships. Mark's highest word score (from memory) is 302 for "CONQUEST". Mark is 33 years of age and coproduces the popular British television word game show Countdown when not playing competitive SCRABBLE®. The aspect he enjoys most about SCRABBLE® is winning, which he seems to have picked up from his father who, he says, still beats him on a regular basis.|
JH IILUCE? H7 LIEU 8 8 MN SATNEYO 7E ANOLYTES 66 66 JH IC?-SADT K2 CITADElS 70 78 MN SRAUDAE 9K SAU 4 70 JH REUPEUO 8A PUREE 26 104 MN SRDAE-PA 11B PARADES 75 145 JH OU-NCVNG 3H COVING 26 130 MN IXVOBHB L3 NIX 33 178 JH UN-?AWYL H8 LACY 39 169 MN VOBHB-ZO 4D BOOZY 38 216 JH WUN?-FAG 5C FAW 32 201 MN VBH-IRSL N3 SHIV 31 247 JH GUN?-MNE 8M MUN 19 220 MN BRL-NIDD 2F BRAD 16 263 JH GEN?-QTR E10 QAT 12 232 MN LNID-OIO F9 NIDI 22 285 JH RGEN?-EI O7 sNEERING 59 291 MN LDOO-WEL 13I WOOLLEN 28 313 JH AHNEOGE 3C NOH 26 317 MN D-TIKROM J11 DOOK 18 332 JH GAEE-RFA N12 GEAR 19 336 MN TIRM-ETI B10 MPRET 30 362 JH EAEF-JET 13A JEFE 28 364 MN ITI A6 TIPI 6 368 JH EAET -4 360 MN +4 372Holgate writes:
I faced 1993 World Champ Mark Nyman feeling a victory here could give me an impetus I needed to tackle Wapnick Boys and Logan. I drew an early blank but my rack was vowel-heavy so dumped with LIEU. Mark played ANOLYTES through the L. I spent 5 minutes looking for the double-double [ACDIST? plus N or L]* then settled for CITADELS. Mark soon found PARADES and held a 50-point lead. I drew the second blank but with only on N available I scored a mere 59 for (S)NEERING unable to reach the TWS and a vital extra 18 points. Then in the nail-biting endgame I played GEAR for 19 instead of 28 for FATE (when in doubt go for points!) which (on later analysis) would have given me victory by one point. Mark played a smart move MPRET (for 30) giving him two out plays for his T-I-I and a 12-point win. My FATE was almost sealed.
MN GREAVED 8H GREAVED 82 82 NR ZVAASIG M4 AVIZED 27 27 MN EFIIJNO L1 JOIN 42 124 NR GSA EEAP 1L JAPE 39 66 MN EFI EEHR 9G FIERE 23 147 NR GESA NAO H3 ANAGOGIES 62 128 MN HE WLBFK 2J WHOLE 48 195 NR DIBETYS I3 BY 22 150 MN BFK NUT? G5 FUB 26 221 NR GDSTI TO 9M DOT 30 170 MN KUN? USU 11H SUNK 16 237 NR ESTI RLE N8 DOILTER 20 200 MN UST? ORA 1D RObUSTA 76 313 NR ES EAPNM 2A SPAEMEN 87 287 MN EIINTYQ E1 OMNEITY 24 337 NR LOGROMI 13H OLIGOMER 74 361 MN QI DEROS 4D QI 22 359 NR COWAHCL A2 SALCHOW 48 409 MN IDEROS I B6 IO 13 372 NR C TDUN?T L12 DOUC 20 429 MN DISER AI 14B DAIRIES 72 444 NR TTXN? -11 418 MN +11 455
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