Austin Nichols versus Jim Cassidy, 16 May 2006

Turn 1
Austin to play with AFINPTW
Played: FAINT 8D (24 points, 18.6 sval)
Should have been: WAFT 8G (20 points, 23.0 sval) Note also WAFT 8E (20 points, 21.4 sval) and WAFT 8H (20 points, 19.7 sval)

Jim Cassidy to play with GHLORUY
Played: HOY 7C (23 points, 15.9 sval)
Should have been FLOURY D8 (24 points, 21.7 sval) or HOURLY 7F (24 points, 21.2 sval)

Score: Austin Nichols (24), Jim Cassidy (23)

Turn 2

Austin to play with CDMPSTW
Played: YAWP E7 (12 pts, ~13 dval)
Should have been: CWMS I5 (23 pts, ~24 dval) or SIMP F7 (24 pts, ~21 dval) or YAWPS E7 (26 pts, ~21 dval)

Jim to play with EGLORRU
Played: URGE D10 (14 pts, ~14 dval)
Should have been: ROUGH C3 (18 pts, ~26 dval)

Score: Austin Nichols (36), Jim Cassidy (37)

Turn 3

Austin to play with CDJKMST
Played: DECK 13C (22 pts, 22.7 sval)
Should have been: DECK 13C

Jim to play with AGLORTW
Played: WAG B6 (25 pts, 24.2 sval)
Should have been: AGLOW 14F (27 pts, 27.6 sval) or GROWTH C2 (26 pts, 26.9 sval)

Score: Austin Nichols (58), Jim Cassidy (62)

Turn 4

Austin to play with BIJMNST
Played: BINT 13C (6 pts, ~6 dval)
Should have been: JIBS G10 (27 pts, ~25 dval) or MIRS (38 pts, ~19 dval)

Jim to play with EILORST
Played: STROBILE 5D (90 pts, 90 sval)
Should have been: STROBILE 5D

Score: Austin Nichols (64), Jim Cassidy (152)

Turn 5

Austin to play with JLMSTUU
Played: challenged STROBILE
Should have been: JUSTS D1 (40 pts, 36.6 sval)

Jim to play with ACFGOX?
Played: AX A8 (36 pts, ~52 sval)
Should have been: FOX 4K (31 pts, ~62val) or FAX 4K (31 pts, ~58 dval)

Score: Austin Nichols (64), Jim Cassidy (188)

Turn 6

Austin to play with JLMSTUU
Played: JUS D3 (20 pts, 23.4 sval)
Should have been: JUSTS D1 (40 pts, 36.6 sval)

Jim to play with CEFGNO?
Played: COIF I3 (17 pts, 42.4 sval)
Should have been: EF 10A (23 pts, 46.8 sval)

Score: Austin Nichols (86), Jim Cassidy (205)

Turn 7

Austin to play with ILMSTUY
Played: MUSTILY L3 (87 pts, 87 sval)
Should have been: MUSTILY L3

Jim to play with EEGNOT?
Played: challenged the play
Should have been: GEE M1 (16 pts, 56 sval)

Score: Austin Nichols (173), Jim Cassidy (205)

Turn 8

Austin to play with ADEIMS?
Played: MEDIAnS K9 (75 pts, 75 sval)
Should have been: DIAStEM M7 or DIAdEMS M7 (87pts)

Jim to play with EEGNOT?
Played: GEmSTONE 15H (131 pts, 131 sval)
Should have been: GEmSTONE 15H or EGESTiON 15H

Score: Austin Nichols (248), Jim Cassidy (336)

Turn 9

Austin to play with DEEHISV
Played: HEAVED 13I (32 pts, ~49 dval)
Should have been: VERSED 11B (46 pts, ~50 dval)

Jim to play with AANOORT
Played: RAJA 3B (22 pts, 18 sval, ~17 dval)
Should have been: AJAR 3C (22 pts, 18 sval, ~18 dval)

Score: Austin Nichols (280), Jim Cassidy (358)

Turn 10

Austin to play with EEILNSU
Played: UN M3 (14 pts, ~34 dval)
Should have been: URSINE 11C (38 pts, ~42 dval)

Jim to play with ENNOOTV
Played: VOTED (11 pts, ~7 dval) but was mis-scored 15
Should have been: LOVE 8L (22 pts, ~17 dval)

Score: Austin Nichols (294), Jim Cassidy (373*/369)

Turn 11

Austin to play with EEIILRS
Played: LI 2E (6 pts, ~(-7)dval)
Should have been: LIERS 11A (36 pts, ~21 dval)

Jim to play with ANNOORT
Played: TORN 1F (14 pts, 12.8 sval, ~(-16)dval)
Should have been: RATOON 1D (26 pts, 25.8 sval, ~6 dval) or NATRON 1D (26 pts, 24.4 sval, ~4 dval)

Score: Austin Nichols (300), Jim Cassidy (387*/383)

Turn 12

Austin to play with EEEIQRS
Played: REVOTED N7 (11 pts, ~0 dval)
Should have been: ERRS 11B (34 pts, ~17 dval)

Jim to play with ABEINOR
Played: BEN O6 (23 pts, ~0 dval)
Should have been: BEN O6

Score: Austin Nichols (311), Jim Cassidy (410*/406)

Turn 13

Austin to play with EEIIQSZ
Played: SIEZE* 10G (34 pts, ~32 dval)
Should have been: SEIZE 10G

Jim to play with AAILOOR
Played: LAD 11I (17 pts) mis-scored as 16
Should have been: challenge, followed by ORINASAL G5 (19 pts, ~4 dval, and extra "cool" points), or (assuming no challenge) RAD 11I (17 pts, ~4 dval)

Score: Austin Nichols (345), Jim Cassidy (426*/423)

This was one of three accidental transpositions of I and E that I've gotten away with in a two-week period--one was in a team game, where five people failed to notice "VEIW" until several turns later. Perhaps karma is making up for my first tournament, where I tied for first place on win/loss record, but finished out of the money thanks to spread, after playing COALEIR* upside-down and losing the challenge.


Turn 14

Austin to play with ADEIPQ
Played: QI 11F (13 pts, ~25 dval)
Should have been: QI 11F

Jim to play with AIOOR
Played: ORA A4 (9 pts, -15 dval), but mis-scored as 11 pts.
Should have been: OR 14C (11 pts, -9 dval)

Score: Austin Nichols (358), Jim Cassidy (437*/432)

Turn 15

Austin to play with ADEP
Played: APED 14A (24 pts, and out)
Should have been: APED 14A

Jim lost 10 points for going over allotted time.
Austin gained 4 points for Jim's remaining tiles IO.

Final score: Austin Nichols (386), Jim Cassidy (427*/422)

A game rife with mistakes, to be sure, but if I had played AMIDASE or DIADEMS instead of MEDIANS, the game might have been mine. I always like to open up the 3x3x lane, in the hopes that I will be able to use it... dumbass.