This thread delivers from the get go to the let go
About 100 pages back someone mentioned professional scrabble players. I had an aunt (sadly passed away now
) who was a high up competition scrabble player. Won a few big national and international championships. I thought I was good until I played against her. She could find unreal scores with any 7 tiles, time after time. Great to watch, and a lot more tactical than I ever would have thought. There's a good degree of bluffing too. Making the opp think you are planing to use one part of the board so that they will cover it on your round, leaving where you were really planning to go open, that sort of thing.
When I start making serious money (rather than my current grinding pitance) I am planning to tell people I am independently wealthy. Bought and sold some net companies and retired on the profits.
Also, "No, I don't know much about this 'poker' of which you speak, but sure, i'll be happy to bring some of my wealth to your next home game, sounds like a laugh. Just don't take to much off me"