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NSC 2010: Nathan Benedict [#6]

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On this page, you will find information about Nathan Benedict, who is competing at the 2010 National SCRABBLE Championship. This page was updated at least hourly between 09:00 A.M. and midnight local time. This player currently has a record of 18.5-12.5, +917, and is ranked #17 in Division 1.

Lower on this page, you can find brief self-reported biographical details of the player, statistics on the player’s past several years of rated tournament play in North America, a graphic showing the player’s ups and downs at this tournament, and a round-by-round report on the player’s opponents and games.

Background Information

[photo of Nathan Benedict]

Given name(s): Nathan
Surname(s): Benedict
Home: Tucson, AZ, United States
Awards: Phoenix 08; Arden Cup 07; 2 time WSC and Can-Am member
Hobbies: Poker, crosswords, armchair economics
Occupation: Professional Poker Player
Round by Round

High score: 575
Average for: 428
Average against: 399

Round 1

[photo of Cheryl Tyler]

Benedict played #108 Cheryl Tyler (Lubbock, TX) and tied at 448.

Current ranking: #58.

Current record: 0.5-0.5, +0.

Benedict is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 2

[photo of Robert Ellickson]

Benedict played #66 Robert Ellickson (New Haven, CT) and won 505 to 302 (a spread of 203).

Current ranking: #33.

Current record: 1.5-0.5, +203.

Benedict is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 3

[photo of Chris Williams]

Benedict played #37 Chris Williams (Vancouver BC) and lost 369 to 417 (a spread of -48).

Current ranking: #61.

Current record: 1.5-1.5, +155.

Round 4

[photo of Dave Leifer]

Benedict played #96 Dave Leifer (Alpharetta, GA) and lost 340 to 440 (a spread of -100).

Current ranking: #76.

Current record: 1.5-2.5, +55.

Round 5

[photo of Leesa Berahovich]

Benedict played #93 Leesa Berahovich (Berkeley, CA) and won 511 to 350 (a spread of 161).

Current ranking: #57.

Current record: 2.5-2.5, +216.

Round 6

[photo of Rod MacNeil]

Benedict played #50 Rod MacNeil (Cambridge, MA) and won 525 to 386 (a spread of 139).

Current ranking: #41.

Current record: 3.5-2.5, +355.

Round 7

[photo of Tony Leah]

Benedict played #23 Tony Leah (Ajax ON) and won 502 to 328 (a spread of 174).

Current ranking: #25.

Current record: 4.5-2.5, +529.

Round 8

[photo of Jon Shreve]

Benedict played #58 Jon Shreve (Denver, CO) and won 460 to 453 (a spread of 7).

Current ranking: #17.

Current record: 5.5-2.5, +536.

Round 9

[photo of Jim Kramer]

Benedict played #29 Jim Kramer (Roseville, MN) and lost 401 to 440 (a spread of -39).

Current ranking: #29.

Current record: 5.5-3.5, +497.

Round 10

[photo of Conrad Bassett-Bouchard]

Benedict played #22 Conrad Bassett-Bouchard (Moraga, CA) and won 411 to 376 (a spread of 35).

Current ranking: #21.

Current record: 6.5-3.5, +532.

Round 11

[photo of Kate Fukawa-Connelly]

Benedict played #47 Kate Fukawa-Connelly (Kittery, ME) and lost 405 to 461 (a spread of -56).

Current ranking: #31.

Current record: 6.5-4.5, +476.

Round 12

[photo of Chris Cree]

Benedict played #12 Chris Cree (Dallas, TX) and won 525 to 393 (a spread of 132).

Current ranking: #23.

Current record: 7.5-4.5, +608.

Benedict is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 13

[photo of Evans Clinchy]

Benedict played #45 Evans Clinchy (Boston, MA) and lost 382 to 426 (a spread of -44).

Current ranking: #33.

Current record: 7.5-5.5, +564.

Round 14

[photo of Keith Smith]

Benedict played #85 Keith Smith (Austin, TX) and lost 383 to 487 (a spread of -104).

Current ranking: #44.

Current record: 7.5-6.5, +460.

Round 15

[photo of Ian Weinstein]

Benedict played #13 Ian Weinstein (Coral Springs, FL) and won 318 to 310 (a spread of 8).

Current ranking: #34.

Current record: 8.5-6.5, +468.

Round 16

[photo of Will Anderson]

Benedict played #30 Will Anderson (Croton, NY) and won 424 to 356 (a spread of 68).

Current ranking: #24.

Current record: 9.5-6.5, +536.

Round 17

[photo of Kenji Matsumoto]

Benedict played #4 Kenji Matsumoto (Amherst, MA) and won 466 to 339 (a spread of 127).

Current ranking: #19.

Current record: 10.5-6.5, +663.

Benedict is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 18

[photo of Mike Baron]

Benedict played #74 Mike Baron (Corrales, NM) and lost 356 to 390 (a spread of -34).

Current ranking: #26.

Current record: 10.5-7.5, +629.

Round 19

[photo of Lou Cornelis]

Benedict played #51 Lou Cornelis (Stoney Creek ON) and lost 397 to 464 (a spread of -67).

Current ranking: #37.

Current record: 10.5-8.5, +562.

Round 20

[photo of Scott Jackson]

Benedict played #82 Scott Jackson (Minneapolis, MN) and lost 330 to 450 (a spread of -120).

Current ranking: #51.

Current record: 10.5-9.5, +442.

Round 21

[photo of John OLaughlin]

Benedict played #17 John OLaughlin (Boston, MA) and lost 291 to 416 (a spread of -125).

Current ranking: #57.

Current record: 10.5-10.5, +317.

Round 22

[photo of Ben Schoenbrun]

Benedict played #79 Ben Schoenbrun (Ardsley, NY) and lost 338 to 485 (a spread of -147).

Current ranking: #67.

Current record: 10.5-11.5, +170.

Round 23

[photo of Zev Kaufman]

Benedict played #78 Zev Kaufman (Toronto ON) and won 441 to 369 (a spread of 72).

Current ranking: #57.

Current record: 11.5-11.5, +242.

Round 24

[photo of David Whitley]

Benedict played #62 David Whitley (Monrovia, CA) and won 453 to 403 (a spread of 50).

Current ranking: #48.

Current record: 12.5-11.5, +292.

Round 25

[photo of Joel Wapnick]

Benedict played #15 Joel Wapnick (Montreal QC) and won 499 to 275 (a spread of 224).

Current ranking: #41.

Current record: 13.5-11.5, +516.

Round 26

[photo of Charles Reinke]

Benedict played #73 Charles Reinke (Middleton, WI) and won 452 to 398 (a spread of 54).

Current ranking: #33.

Current record: 14.5-11.5, +570.

Round 27

[photo of Andrew Solomon]

Benedict played #20 Andrew Solomon (Barrington, IL) and lost 406 to 412 (a spread of -6).

Current ranking: #39.

Current record: 14.5-12.5, +564.

Benedict is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).

Round 28

[photo of Dielle Saldanha]

Benedict played #64 Dielle Saldanha (Richmond BC) and won 445 to 425 (a spread of 20).

Current ranking: #33.

Current record: 15.5-12.5, +584.

Round 29

[photo of Nawapadol Sayavesa]

Benedict played #39 Nawapadol Sayavesa (Thailand) and won 575 to 319 (a spread of 256).

Current ranking: #28.

Current record: 16.5-12.5, +840.

Round 30

[photo of Peter Armstrong]

Benedict played #7 Peter Armstrong (Milwaukee, WI) and won 483 to 444 (a spread of 39).

Current ranking: #22.

Current record: 17.5-12.5, +879.

Round 31

[photo of Cecilia Le]

Benedict played #63 Cecilia Le (Boston, MA) and won 440 to 402 (a spread of 38).

Current ranking: #17.

Current record: 18.5-12.5, +917.


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