Do mathematics and psychology have anything to do with winning at SCRABBLE8482;? Indeed they do, says 1999 world champion Joel Wapnick. In his powerful guide to SCRABBLE strategy and tactics, he explains such important aspects of the game as how to play the odds, and offers tips for keeping opponents mentally off balance. But the biggest secret of his system is an unbeatable technique for memorizing lists of high-scoring words. Whether the reader's ambition is to play in high-level tournaments (where Wapnick has won some 70,000 in prize money), or just to win the family championship at the kitchen table, this book provides the winning edge.