The Scrabble Game 2

‘Twas a certain day that Dad, bro, and I

Played a Scrabble game for fun.

‘Tis a game of chance; loser, spare your cry,

For when the game is all done.

 

So Dad, bro, and I played this Scrabble game,

Dad first, bro next, and me last.

Racking our brains hard and taking our time.

“Yes! It is my turn at last!”

 

“Can’t my seven-letter word be put down?”

Well, now, don’t be in a gloom.

There! Dad puts one, two… seven pieces down!

For despair there’s not a room.

 

Wow! Nice! Dad! Fifty bonus points for you!

Bro, your good moves worth the cost!

But me? Well, yeah, I think I did well, too…

But I’ve to admit…

 

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End results:

Dad: 321 points 🙂

Bro: 193 points 🙂

Me: 181 points 😦

 

 

 

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19 thoughts on “The Scrabble Game 2

  1. Finally I’m able to proceed to your next chess lesson. More about Knights…
    Now that you’ve mastered the L-shaped move, here are a few things to keep in mind.
    Knights are your special forces, and the best place for them is near the center of the board on the fourth or fifth rank, defended by Pawns if possible. Old chess saying: “A Knight on the rim (of the board) is dim.” If an enemy Knight is posted on your third or fourth rank, it means trouble for you. Chase it away or capture it.
    Among the most devastating chess tactics is the Knight fork: your one Knight simultaneously attacks two or more high-value enemy targets. Imagine your opponent has his two Rooks on squares B8 and E7, and you have a Knight on D4. If you move the Knight to C6, you simultaneously attack both Rooks; only one can escape, and you cvapture the other. Even if the Knight is then lost, you have come out ahead: a Rook is worth 5, a Knight worth 3.
    Knight forks that include a check on the opposing King are especially deadly.
    The Knight’s one drawback is its short range, so remember: the middle of the board is where you want to be.
    Questions?

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    1. Thank you for the lesson! Sorry for the late response. I’ve been busy at the English school.
      I have a question about Pawns: I’m still not sure how the Capturing En Passant is performed. Can you explain this to me?

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      1. Sure. You have a Pawn on, say, E5 (you’re White). Black’s Pawn on D7 moves to D5, next to your Pawn. His Pawn has moved two squares instead of one.
        “En Passant” lets you capture that D-Pawn *as if it had stopped on D6 instead of D5*. Note: you can only do it on your turn IMMEDIATELY following Black’s move, P-D5. You can’t wait a turn and do it later.

        En Passant is a great weapon for beginners: your opponent never expects it, and is apt to be unsettled by it.

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