2014 European Open Scrabble Championship: May 22–25, Malta

May 22–25, 2014

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Commentary: Round 6

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Round 6 Auto-Commentary

High Win: Kate Sweetlove (Eng) 638-128 vs. Okey Okoro (NGA). Low Win: Graham Bonham (Eng) 350-347 vs. Pauline Cilia (MLT). High Loss: Mihai Pantis (ROM) 425-593 vs. Ebikeme Adowei (NGA). Low Loss: Okey Okoro (NGA) 128-638 vs. Kate Sweetlove (Eng).

The last round of the day was full of upsets, with five underdogs by more than 300 rating points defeating stronger opponents.

Mary Morgan (IRL) beat Daniel Milton (USA) 430-335 (961 rating vs 1350), Ebikeme Adowei (NGA) beat Mihai Pantis (ROM) 593-425 (1185 rating vs 1590), John Barker (AUS) beat Theresa Brousson (MLT) 390-350 (1415 rating vs 1918), Nicky Huitson (Eng) beat Chris Lipe (USA) 377-352 (1289 rating vs 1880), Pawlu Frendo (MLT) beat our leader Helen Gipson (Sco) 379-346 (1003 rating vs 1945).

Seven players have 5-1 records now: Gipson +1451, Kate Sweetlove (Eng) +774, Adowei +732, Cecil Muscat (MLT) +282, Howard Warner (NZL) +270, Huitson +112 and Barker +95.

Helen ends the day with a 513.8 average to her opponents' 272. Okey Okoro (NGA) has an average opponent rating of 555.5, followed closely by Mihai Pantis's (ROM) 475. Mihai now has three of the top ten high losses: 478-571, 430-442 and 425-593; the first and last have the high combined totals so far.

Mihai's loss was in large part due to Ebikeme Adowei's (NGA) triple-triple EXACTING (212). Ebikeme had tried playing EXEATING in the same place, had it challenged off, and Mihai now wishes that he had blocked it.

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