THE TACTICAL VALUE OF AN “E” TILE. This article by Giri Nathan on Deadspin (which is based on the Wall Street Journal article) gives an example from the final World Chamapionship game in which the eventual World Champion made a play which gave up 56 offensive points so as to keep an “E”, which left him with a more flexible rack of letters.

“In a pivotal moment in the championship final, Jighere tactically chose to play REPAIRS over the spicier PEREIRAS, settling for 30 instead of 86—he believed it was worth the sacrifice to hang on to a valuable “E.”

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