This endgame was terribly played. I spent way too long looking for bingoes and there were none, which put me on the verge of going OT after this play. EPIGEAn doesn't play, and I failed to spot Row 10 plays, namely 10K GAPE(D). #visionterrible
Looks like I should definitely play 9D IF here. I bingo about the same amount, but it looks like I drastically overestimated the dangerousness of the -IF hook. Apparently he averages 11 (!) more after FIVE than IF, which is far more than I would've guessed. I suppose I just give him a cheap 30 or 40 with stuff like OH so often. I'm just gonna call this a #strategysmall though since it only sims like 1% worse.
I liked this for defense, but XI bingos so much it looks like it's worth it. Especially for spread purposes it's probably the correct play, which would matter a lot later in the tournament. #strategymedium
#visionsolid on this one with another 5 letter underlap. I also saw 14A sYNDETS, L6 aNDESYT(E), and DENSiTY in the same spot. I did not, however, see 2B eN(C)YSTED, but I would have passed it up anyway.
This isn't bad for scoring, but 7C CORIUM is probably a better defensive option at this score because AWED takes too many hooks. #findingmedium
Also, if CORIA and CORIUM are both good, and SCORIA is good, why can't SCORIUM* be good?