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Player Cheats at Scrabble National Championship

There is cheating in every sport (just ask the Miami Heat), but cheating during a Scrabble tournament? Is nothing sacred?

According to, an unidentified scrabble player, under the age of 18, was caught hiding blank tiles (which can be any letter the player chooses).

John D. Williams, Jr., Executive Director of the National Scrabble Association, told ABC News: "One of the better young Scrabble players in the country was observed taking two blank tiles, which are the most valuable in Scrabble, and tried to hide them so he could play them at some point in the game."

"They were on the floor and my guess is he was going to just hide them under his sneaker and, at some point, bend over and pick them up."

Williams, Jr. told the Associated Press: "It does happen no matter what. People will try to do this. It’s the first time it’s happened in a venue this big though. It’s unfortunate. The Scrabble world is abuzz. The Internet is abuzz."


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