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NSC 2008: Ira Cohen [#11]

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On this page, you will find information about Ira Cohen, who is competing at the 2008 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 11-17, -354, and is ranked #92 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 Ira Cohen]

Given name(s): Ira
Surname(s): Cohen
Home: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Awards: 2001-07 Denver, CO; 2001-09 Northridge, CA; 2001-10 Western Canadian Championship (E.B. and M.E.); 2002-06 Bozeman, MT; 2003-10, 2004-10 Western Canadian Championship (E.B. and M.E.); 2004-06 Bozeman, MT
Hobbies: chess,crossword puzzles,traveling,tennis,basketball
Occupation: Scrabble Player
NSC 1987 Division: 1
NSC 1987 Rank: 40, 13.5-7.5 +851
NSC 1996 Division: 1
NSC 1996 Rank: 20/108, 16-11 +468
NSC 1998 Division: 1
NSC 1998 Rank: 10/126, 19-12 +1061
NSC 2000 Division: 1
NSC 2000 Rank: 23/98, 18-13 +428
NSC 2002 Division: 1
NSC 2002 Rank: 15/132, 19-12 +525
NSC 2004 Division: 1
NSC 2004 Rank: 38/172, 17-13 +840
NSC 2005 Division: 1
NSC 2005 Rank: 34/87, 15-13 +144
USSO 2006 Division: 1
USSO 2006 Rank: 66/76, 11-17 -449
Round by Round

High score: 462
Average for: 391
Average against: 406

Round 1

[photo of Nigel Richards]

Cohen played #83 Nigel Richards (Malaysia) and won 432 to 350 (a spread of 82).

Current ranking: #29.

Current record: 1-0, +82.

Round 2

[photo of Steve Polatnick]

Cohen played #78 Steve Polatnick (Miami, FL) and lost 324 to 366 (a spread of -42).

Current ranking: #42.

Current record: 1-1, +40.

Round 3

[photo of Seth Lipkin]

Cohen played #55 Seth Lipkin (Hopkinton, MA) and lost 326 to 465 (a spread of -139).

Current ranking: #75.

Current record: 1-2, -99.

Round 4

[photo of Mark Przybyszewski]

Cohen played #79 Mark Przybyszewski (Depew, NY) and won 414 to 384 (a spread of 30).

Current ranking: #64.

Current record: 2-2, -69.

Round 5

[photo of Mark Kenas]

Cohen played #46 Mark Kenas (Madison, WI) and lost 360 to 510 (a spread of -150).

Current ranking: #77.

Current record: 2-3, -219.

Round 6

[photo of Louie Muller]

Cohen played #63 Louie Muller (Newcastle, CA) and won 419 to 370 (a spread of 49).

Current ranking: #68.

Current record: 3-3, -170.

Round 7

[photo of David Koenig]

Cohen played #47 David Koenig (Tenafly, NJ) and lost 341 to 434 (a spread of -93).

Current ranking: #81.

Current record: 3-4, -263.

Round 8

[photo of Alyssa Faria]

Cohen played #24 Alyssa Faria (Cambridge, MA) and lost 349 to 356 (a spread of -7).

Current ranking: #84.

Current record: 3-5, -270.

Round 9

[photo of John O'Laughlin]

Cohen played #65 John OLaughlin (Cambridge, MA) and lost 370 to 436 (a spread of -66).

Current ranking: #90.

Current record: 3-6, -336.

Round 10

[photo of Winter Zxqkj]

Cohen played #106 Winter Zxqkj (Houston, TX) and lost 358 to 406 (a spread of -48).

Current ranking: #93.

Current record: 3-7, -384.

Round 11

[photo of Dave Leifer]

Cohen played #51 Dave Leifer (Alpharetta, GA) and won 440 to 359 (a spread of 81).

Current ranking: #84.

Current record: 4-7, -303.

Round 12

[photo of Vernon Jones]

Cohen played #41 Vernon Jones (Winter Haven, FL) and lost 416 to 430 (a spread of -14).

Current ranking: #89.

Current record: 4-8, -317.

Round 13

[photo of Jan Dixon]

Cohen played #19 Jan Dixon (Newark, DE) and lost 391 to 446 (a spread of -55).

Current ranking: #94.

Current record: 4-9, -372.

Round 14

[photo of Jeremy Cahnmann]

Cohen played #9 Jeremy Cahnmann (Chicago, IL) and won 418 to 371 (a spread of 47).

Current ranking: #93.

Current record: 5-9, -325.

Round 15

[photo of Randy Hersom]

Cohen played #36 Randy Hersom (Morganton, NC) and lost 419 to 421 (a spread of -2).

Current ranking: #94.

Current record: 5-10, -327.

Round 16

[photo of Mike Paxson]

Cohen played #69 Mike Paxson (Bloomington, IN) and won 421 to 344 (a spread of 77).

Current ranking: #86.

Current record: 6-10, -250.

Round 17

[photo of Robert Ellickson]

Cohen played #22 Robert Ellickson (New Haven, CT) and lost 424 to 503 (a spread of -79).

Current ranking: #93.

Current record: 6-11, -329.

Round 18

[photo of Greg A. Heidler]

Cohen played #35 Greg Heidler (Waialua, HI) and lost 462 to 485 (a spread of -23).

Current ranking: #97.

Current record: 6-12, -352.

Round 19  

Cohen recorded a bye with a spread of 50 points.

Current ranking: #90.

Current record: 7-12, -302.

Round 20

[photo of Michael Baker]

Cohen played #4 Michael Baker (Portland, OR) and lost 375 to 412 (a spread of -37).

Current ranking: #93.

Current record: 7-13, -339.

Round 21

[photo of Jeremy Hildebrand]

Cohen played #37 Jeremy Hildebrand (Ottawa ON) and lost 383 to 454 (a spread of -71).

Current ranking: #98.

Current record: 7-14, -410.

Round 22

[photo of Frank Tangredi]

Cohen played #99 Frank Tangredi (West Babylon, NY) and won 423 to 336 (a spread of 87).

Current ranking: #94.

Current record: 8-14, -323.

Round 23

[photo of Steve Oliger]

Cohen played #68 Steve Oliger (Holtwood, PA) and won 429 to 371 (a spread of 58).

Current ranking: #89.

Current record: 9-14, -265.

Round 24

[photo of Nawapadol Sayavesa]

Cohen played #90 Nawapadol Sayavesa (Thailand) and lost 346 to 377 (a spread of -31).

Current ranking: #94.

Current record: 9-15, -296.

Round 25

[photo of Craig Rowland]

Cohen played #87 Craig Rowland (Mississauga ON) and lost 351 to 393 (a spread of -42).

Current ranking: #98.

Current record: 9-16, -338.

Round 26

[photo of David Pearl]

Cohen played #71 David Pearl (Long Beach, CA) and lost 305 to 440 (a spread of -135).

Current ranking: #100.

Current record: 9-17, -473.

Round 27

[photo of Rose Kreiswirth]

Cohen played #49 Rose Kreiswirth (East Northport, NY) and won 414 to 316 (a spread of 98).

Current ranking: #97.

Current record: 10-17, -375.

Round 28

[photo of Jon Shreve]

Cohen played #93 Jon Shreve (Denver, CO) and won 444 to 423 (a spread of 21).

Current ranking: #92.

Current record: 11-17, -354.


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