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NSC 2011: Nathan Benedict [#9]

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On this page, you will find information about Nathan Benedict, who is competing at the 2011 National SCRABBLE Championship. This page was updated at least hourly between 09:00 A.M. and midnight local time. This player currently has a record of 15-16, -610, and is ranked #66 in Division 1.

Lower on this page, you can find brief self-reported biographical details of the player, statistics on the player’s past several years of rated tournament play in North America, a graphic showing the player’s ups and downs at this tournament, and a round-by-round report on the player’s opponents and games.

Background Information

[photo of Nathan Benedict]

Given name(s): Nathan
Surname(s): Benedict
Home: Tucson, AZ, United States
Awards: Phoenix 08; Arden Cup 07; 2 time WSC and Can-Am member
Hobbies: Poker, crosswords, armchair economics
Occupation: Professional Poker Player
Round by Round

High score: 506
Average for: 394
Average against: 414

Round 1

[photo of Dave Leifer]

Benedict played #87 Dave Leifer (Alpharetta, GA) and won 423 to 413 (a spread of 10).

Current ranking: #49.

Current record: 1-0, +10.

Round 2

[photo of Sam Dick-Onuoha]

Benedict played #59 Sam Dick-Onuoha (Dallas, TX) and won 461 to 390 (a spread of 71).

Current ranking: #27.

Current record: 2-0, +81.

Round 3

[photo of Darrell Day]

Benedict played #43 Darrell Day (Richardson, TX) and lost 402 to 436 (a spread of -34).

Current ranking: #37.

Current record: 2-1, +47.

Round 4

[photo of Dave Wiegand]

Benedict played #3 Dave Wiegand (Portland, OR) and lost 298 to 517 (a spread of -219).

Current ranking: #69.

Current record: 2-2, -172.

Benedict is mentioned in this round’s commentary (2 hits).

Round 5

[photo of Gregg Speicher]

Benedict played #101 Gregg Speicher (McKinney, TX) and won 481 to 308 (a spread of 173).

Current ranking: #47.

Current record: 3-2, +1.

Round 6

[photo of Tony Leah]

Benedict played #46 Tony Leah (Ajax ON) and won 478 to 375 (a spread of 103).

Current ranking: #29.

Current record: 4-2, +104.

Round 7

[photo of Edward De Guzman]

Benedict played #71 Edward De Guzman (San Francisco, CA) and won 506 to 416 (a spread of 90).

Current ranking: #17.

Current record: 5-2, +194.

Round 8

[photo of Jerry Lerman]

Benedict played #28 Jerry Lerman (Foster City, CA) and won 435 to 428 (a spread of 7).

Current ranking: #14.

Current record: 6-2, +201.

Benedict is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Benedict is mentioned in this round’s photo captions (4 hits).

Round 9

[photo of Carl Johnson]

Benedict played #4 Carl Johnson (Beaverton, OR) and won 378 to 341 (a spread of 37).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 7-2, +238.

Benedict is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 10

[photo of Scott Jackson]

Benedict played #37 Scott Jackson (Minneapolis, MN) and lost 402 to 433 (a spread of -31).

Current ranking: #20.

Current record: 7-3, +207.

Round 11

[photo of Ross Brown]

Benedict played #77 Ross Brown (Ottawa ON) and lost 335 to 397 (a spread of -62).

Current ranking: #32.

Current record: 7-4, +145.

Round 12

[photo of Kenji Matsumoto]

Benedict played #13 Kenji Matsumoto (Aiea, HI) and lost 371 to 406 (a spread of -35).

Current ranking: #36.

Current record: 7-5, +110.

Round 13

[photo of Peter Armstrong]

Benedict played #29 Peter Armstrong (Milwaukee, WI) and lost 427 to 485 (a spread of -58).

Current ranking: #47.

Current record: 7-6, +52.

Round 14

[photo of Steve Polatnick]

Benedict played #40 Steve Polatnick (Miami, FL) and won 386 to 364 (a spread of 22).

Current ranking: #38.

Current record: 8-6, +74.

Round 15

[photo of Richard Johnson]

Benedict played #90 Richard Johnson (Plano, TX) and won 439 to 241 (a spread of 198).

Current ranking: #27.

Current record: 9-6, +272.

Round 16

[photo of Ian Weinstein]

Benedict played #11 Ian Weinstein (Coral Springs, FL) and lost 372 to 540 (a spread of -168).

Current ranking: #37.

Current record: 9-7, +104.

Round 17

[photo of Jesse Matthews]

Benedict played #67 Jesse Matthews (Kelowna BC) and lost 308 to 535 (a spread of -227).

Current ranking: #49.

Current record: 9-8, -123.

Benedict is mentioned in this round’s photo captions (4 hits).

Round 18

[photo of Sam Rosin]

Benedict played #26 Sam Rosin (Bernardsville, NJ) and lost 296 to 555 (a spread of -259).

Current ranking: #58.

Current record: 9-9, -382.

Round 19

[photo of Evans Clinchy]

Benedict played #48 Evans Clinchy (Boston, MA) and lost 375 to 376 (a spread of -1).

Current ranking: #67.

Current record: 9-10, -383.

Round 20

[photo of Stefan Rau]

Benedict played #76 Stefan Rau (Hudson, NY) and won 400 to 362 (a spread of 38).

Current ranking: #59.

Current record: 10-10, -345.

Round 21

[photo of Ken Kasney]

Benedict played #75 Ken Kasney (Cypress, TX) and won 362 to 329 (a spread of 33).

Current ranking: #51.

Current record: 11-10, -312.

Round 22

[photo of Jon Shreve]

Benedict played #69 Jon Shreve (Denver, CO) and lost 388 to 417 (a spread of -29).

Current ranking: #58.

Current record: 11-11, -341.

Round 23

[photo of Joey Mallick]

Benedict played #5 Joey Mallick (Cape Elizabeth, ME) and lost 337 to 507 (a spread of -170).

Current ranking: #65.

Current record: 11-12, -511.

Benedict is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 24

[photo of Michael Thelen]

Benedict played #60 Michael Thelen (West Jordan, UT) and won 430 to 323 (a spread of 107).

Current ranking: #59.

Current record: 12-12, -404.

Round 25

[photo of Jan Cardia]

Benedict played #61 Jan Cardia (Wilmington, DE) and won 425 to 419 (a spread of 6).

Current ranking: #52.

Current record: 13-12, -398.

Round 26

[photo of Rafi Stern]

Benedict played #10 Rafi Stern (Seattle, WA) and won 377 to 359 (a spread of 18).

Current ranking: #45.

Current record: 14-12, -380.

Round 27

[photo of Geoff Thevenot]

Benedict played #14 Geoff Thevenot (Austin, TX) and lost 324 to 474 (a spread of -150).

Current ranking: #53.

Current record: 14-13, -530.

Round 28

[photo of Jack Overby]

Benedict played #108 Jack Overby (Rosemount, MN) and lost 376 to 462 (a spread of -86).

Current ranking: #60.

Current record: 14-14, -616.

Benedict is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 29

[photo of Marty Gabriel]

Benedict played #36 Marty Gabriel (Charleston, IL) and lost 393 to 400 (a spread of -7).

Current ranking: #66.

Current record: 14-15, -623.

Round 30

[photo of Thomas Reinke]

Benedict played #79 Thomas Reinke (Middleton, WI) and won 441 to 388 (a spread of 53).

Current ranking: #60.

Current record: 15-15, -570.

Round 31

[photo of Jack Overby]

Benedict played #108 Jack Overby (Rosemount, MN) again and lost 402 to 442 (a spread of -40).

Current ranking: #66.

Current record: 15-16, -610.


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