Seattle SCRABBLE® Club
[North American SCRABBLE® Players Association Club #253, Seattle]

Jim Kramer v. Real Networks Scrabble Machine

17 Nov 2006
SCRABBLE® Publicity Event in Seattle, Nov 17th

Seattle-based Real Networks purchased the on-line rights to SCRABBLE® earlier this year. RN and NSA are coordinating a publicity event in Seattle to highlight their new SCRABBLE® product. There will be a "Man-versus-Machine" match where Jim Kramer (2006 USSO Champion) will play the RN Scrabble® program for money.
RealNetworks: MAN vs. Machine Press Release

The event took place on Friday, November 17th at Westlake Center from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM.

Press Release: MAN beats Machine--wins $10,000. [17 Nov 2006]

Link to Seattle Times Article: Scrabble: It's man vs. machine [18 Nov 2006]
Jim K's picture on the front page: Seattle Times [pdf]

A big THANK YOU! goes to our own Mike Frentz who wrote down all the racks, plays, and board positions for these games!

Quackle Files:
(download Quackle program from www.quackle.org and use it to open the .gcg files]

*Note: 3 corrections were made to racks in games 1 and 3. The .gcg files have been updated and game reports have been regenerated with the corrections.

Word document showing screenshots of Quackle--images of the all games and the plays: JimKvRNALL.doc [right-click on the link and choose to save the file]

Game 1:
   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O      Jim Kramer               GL        419 
   ------------------------------  -> RealNetworks                       466 
 1|E R   ' E N D I V E S '     =| 
 2|L A       O       F I E R Y  |  Game over.
 3|  J A D E D '   '       -    | 
 4|'     I   E   '       -     '| --Tracking-----------------------------------
 5|      E -           -        | GL  2
 6|  L U T I N G S   V       "  |
 7|    '       ' T E A Z l E S  |
 8|C H E M O   X U   W O ' F O H|
 9|    C   W A I N '   O   '    |
10|  " h     "       K I     "  |
11|  T O Q U E       I D        |
12|'   G I N     B O N S A I   '|
13|    R       ' O '       -    |
14|  - A   P A L T R Y       -  |
15|R U M B A     T   A R P E N T|
   ------------------------------
Game 2:
   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O      Jim Kramer               CNTT      417 
   ------------------------------  -> RealNetworks                       406 
 1|=     '       =       '     M| 
 2|  V       "       "       - U|  Game over.
 3|  I -       '   '       -   T| 
 4|J O I N E R   '   W A D     E| --Tracking-----------------------------------
 5|  L     V           B A P   l| CNTT  4
 6|  A     O H I A   G A L A X Y|
 7|  T '   K   '   Q I     '    |
 8|O E   B E G   W I N C H E R S|
 9|U   ' L   E Y E '     O F    |
10|T E q U I L A     "   O F "  |
11|R     M - D         A D O    |
12|U     E   S   '     N O R   '|
13|N   -       '   '   N O T    |
14|G R I P E R       " A     -  |
15|=     '       D I S S E I Z E|
   ------------------------------
Game 3:
   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O   -> Jim Kramer                         442 
   ------------------------------     RealNetworks             F         441 
 1|=     '       =     M O V E R| 
 2|  -       "       P E     -  |  Game over.
 3|  R I G I D ' P U L E   -   S| 
 4|'     -   A N I M A T E R   O| --Tracking-----------------------------------
 5|        F L U X   N E   E   R| F  1
 6|  "       "       E R   A " D|
 7|    '       O   ' R     S   I|
 8|=     '     B O W S   K O A N|
 9|    '     O I   '       N   E|
10|  "       H A D   Q U I E T S|
11|        J     A G I N   D    |
12|'     C O W   C       V     '|
13|    B o T A n I Z E   U T    |
14|  -   N A Y   T   L I G H T  |
15|A L O E       E       ' Y   =|
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