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(Vancouver Sun)   Canadian Scrabble players look to hold their own in weekend clash versus USA Scrabblers, cite their experience in getting triple-eh-score   (vancouversun.com) divider line 13
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2013-09-21 06:24:43 PM
Triple H score? More like Edge.
 
2013-09-21 06:29:32 PM
i.imgur.com

/got nothin' so I'm making a tangentially related pop culture references cuz that's how I roll
 
2013-09-21 06:39:46 PM
So the Canadians get to use English and French words?
 
2013-09-21 06:41:00 PM

AliceBToklasLives: So the Canadians get to use English and French words?


No, but they do get to throw in an extra "u" into words that often stretch them out to 7 tiles.
 
2013-09-21 07:10:41 PM
What a Canadian scrabble player might look like:
lh4.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-09-21 10:42:10 PM
Queue the cheque writing programme!
 
2013-09-21 10:44:02 PM
I really hope the issues of honour and valour in good gameplay don't colour the way these two neighbouring countries see each other when it comes to Scrabble. After all, these centres of sportsmanship aren't theatres for sabre rattling.
 
2013-09-21 10:46:39 PM

JasonOfOrillia: What a Canadian scrabble player might look like:
[lh4.googleusercontent.com image 614x441]


Not now, "Sawing for Teens" is on!
 
2013-09-21 10:48:45 PM

JasonOfOrillia: What a Canadian scrabble player might look like:
[lh4.googleusercontent.com image 614x441]


And for those who don't get the reference:

http://www.nfb.ca/film/big_snit/

9 minutes and 53 seconds well spent.
 
2013-09-22 12:13:39 AM
Still awaiting the Deep Blue scrabble victory.

You'd think it'd be easy to program a computer to win at scrabble - simple letter scrambling, an English language lookup table, a simple search of where the word can go on the board, rate each possible move by score.

And yet the scientists say a computer will never beat a human at Scrabble. Kinda makes you wonder, eh?
 
2013-09-22 12:15:26 AM
Colour
 
2013-09-22 03:04:13 AM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Still awaiting the Deep Blue scrabble victory.

You'd think it'd be easy to program a computer to win at scrabble - simple letter scrambling, an English language lookup table, a simple search of where the word can go on the board, rate each possible move by score.

And yet the scientists say a computer will never beat a human at Scrabble. Kinda makes you wonder, eh?


It's not impossible, but terribly difficult. Scoring points is not the sole objective of upper level scrabble play - denying your opponent the opportunity to score points is sometimes the even more important objective. On top of the elements you already mentioned, you'd have to include a fuzzy logic system that would make plays with lesser point score better choices, using spatial relation and board awareness.

Because it is a closed system, it is perfectly feasible. Just, not easy. And not worth it, either.
 
2013-09-22 07:22:52 AM
I bet in Mexican Scrabble the letter O has to be worth like negative points.
 
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