My friend has a great vocabulary but is also quote humble.
Every time we play Scrabble he wins easily. He says he tries his best, with one exception:
- If the opportunity ever arose, he would never play the highest possible scoring move in the game of Scrabble, because he thinks that would be "showing off
- If multiple Scrabble moves have the same maximum possible score, he would consider them all tied for 1st and only be willing to play the next highest
Using standard Scrabble rules and a standard dictionary what would be the highest scoring play my friend would be wiling to make in a game?
Count no only the letters values of highest scoring word but also:
- All secondary words created during the turn
- All the maximum possible bonuses based on the location of the words earning a score.
Edit: Although I believe the problem can be "solved" if some basic assumptions are made regarding the need to use certain bonus squares thereby severely restricting the number of possible (primary) scoring words to be played, I have made the question open ended in case there is room for further improvement.