World’s Scrabble Champion – level 3

04-09-2017 07:00

Each hour, people play 30,000 Scrabble games around the world, but only the best player’s mental effort can win a prize.

People crowned the World Scrabble Champion in England, and he took home £7,000 thanks to obscure words including ’obvs’, which means ‘obviously’. The 27-year-old Australian, who has been playing Scrabble for 14 years, beat players from over 26 countries to claim the title.

Other unusual words which sealed the deal for him were ‘carrels’ and ‘asinicos’. A carrel is a small cubicle with a desk for the use of a reader or student in a library, and an asinico is an idiot or a fool.

Difficult words: obscure (little known), cubicle (a box-shaped area for doing work).

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