marc roddis skrev:response to Radagast:

4. G9 (R)UE is Quackle's top choice; 75% win rate. I believe you can deduce which two of the eight pick-ups are losing and why.

Incredibly, picking up a fourth A to get the rack AAAANN is winning; if this does not lose, what does?

8. There is at least one bonus, but not through E---E.

10. Quackle's win rates are

41% for 10B J(E)T, and

0 % for 15L TYG,

which is a surprisingly big difference in my view. Can we explain this?

4. I did a quick scan of the eight different pickups and found that it was surprisingly hard to find a bonus ending with E. The board was blocked enough to make it hard to score with the strong-looking racks.

10. I´m not surprised about JET´s win rates, but it´s strange that TYG fails so completely.

Now for some new analyses:

12. My bonus kung fu doesn´t extend to seeing the bonuses in AABIMY?. 15A rIMY scores 64, so I settle for that.

13. The bag is bonus-prone. I want to play off at most two tiles, definitely the J. Hence 3L JE(U) for 29 looks reasonable.

14. 10A (O)M for 20. I don´t want to destroy a strong rack, and there are several bonus lanes (B and E).

Det är skönare lyss till en sträng, som brast, än att aldrig spänna en båge.