Grand master shares his secrets to winning at Scrabble

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Landing triple word scores and dumping Qs ands Zs sums up my Scrabble game. Needless to say, I don’t play—or win—often. But how might someone go about winning? As one of the top prodigies in the U.S. learned during the U.S. national tournament last week, it doesn’t happen through cheating. Instead, grand master Brett Smitheram offers his top five tips for improving your game. And it’s just in time for the British Matchplay Scrabble Championships.

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