jrbrooks wrote:So my question is.... for those of you in my situation, what motivates you to continue playing in tournaments where you know you have little (<2%) chance to win? I do play for fun, but I can do that online or at club. I don't need to pay $100+ for entry fees and God knows how much for a hotel room to do that. Please educate me because I can see myself getting discouraged at being the whipping boy for the Scrabble "pros" in the future.
Yarn Chief Sr wrote:The people who get their ass beat in D1 and then go back and cash in D2 only to get their ass beat in D1 again haven't learned anything. That's the problem. It doesn't take a lot to win D2. It takes a lot more effort to get good enough to stay out of D2, and sadly, that effort isn't rewarded.
jrbrooks wrote:So after about a year of hardcore studying I have learned all of my 3's, 4's, 5's, the top 4,000 7's and the top 2,000 8's...
jrbrooks wrote:... I would be willing to bet the rate of commitment is probably around 10%.
jrbrooks wrote:Anyone who can actually learn 100 new words a day is..... more than a genius. 100 words a day for a year is 36,500 words.
jrbrooks wrote:Anyone who can actually learn 100 new words a day is..... more than a genius. 100 words a day for a year is 36,500 words. Hell, there are only 55,000 total 7/8 letter words combined. I would dare say there is almost nobody who can actually learn that many words that quickly. Sure, you can dump them into a cardbox, but I would be willing to bet the rate of commitment is probably around 10%.
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