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NSC 2008: Laurie Cohen [#12]

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On this page, you will find information about Laurie 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 15-13, -74, and is ranked #40 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 Laurie Cohen]

Given name(s): Laurie
Surname(s): Cohen
Home: Tempe, AZ, United States
Awards: 2003-12 Tucson, AZ
Hobbies: movies, travel
Occupation: Institutional Research Director
NSC 2002 Division: 1
NSC 2002 Rank: 114/132, 13-18 -1057
NSC 2004 Division: 1
NSC 2004 Rank: 49/172, 17-13 -204
NSC 2005 Division: 2
NSC 2005 Rank: 6/108, 18-10 +1214
USSO 2006 Division: 1
USSO 2006 Rank: 74/76, 9-19 -572
Round by Round

High score: 543
Average for: 391
Average against: 394

Round 1

[photo of Sam Kantimathi]

Cohen played #44 Sam Kantimathi (El Dorado Hills, CA) and lost 402 to 439 (a spread of -37).

Current ranking: #65.

Current record: 0-1, -37.

Round 2

[photo of Mark Milan]

Cohen played #62 Mark Milan (Laguna Niguel, CA) and won 464 to 368 (a spread of 96).

Current ranking: #40.

Current record: 1-1, +59.

Round 3

[photo of Brian Cappelletto]

Cohen played #10 Brian Cappelletto (Chicago, IL) and won 414 to 411 (a spread of 3).

Current ranking: #39.

Current record: 2-1, +62.

Round 4

[photo of Dean Saldanha]

Cohen played #88 Dean Saldanha (Richmond BC) and lost 239 to 527 (a spread of -288).

Current ranking: #73.

Current record: 2-2, -226.

Round 5

[photo of Randy Greenspan]

Cohen played #33 Randy Greenspan (Buffalo, NY) and lost 330 to 513 (a spread of -183).

Current ranking: #84.

Current record: 2-3, -409.

Round 6

[photo of Steve Pellinen]

Cohen played #72 Steve Pellinen (St Louis Park, MN) and lost 362 to 385 (a spread of -23).

Current ranking: #92.

Current record: 2-4, -432.

Round 7

[photo of Rose Kreiswirth]

Cohen played #49 Rose Kreiswirth (East Northport, NY) and won 461 to 299 (a spread of 162).

Current ranking: #83.

Current record: 3-4, -270.

Round 8

[photo of Manop Phiphatboonserm]

Cohen played #75 Manop Phiphatboonserm (Thailand) and won 426 to 338 (a spread of 88).

Current ranking: #63.

Current record: 4-4, -182.

Round 9

[photo of Evan Berofsky]

Cohen played #8 Evan Berofsky (Thornhill ON) and won 379 to 353 (a spread of 26).

Current ranking: #49.

Current record: 5-4, -156.

Round 10

[photo of Steve Polatnick]

Cohen played #78 Steve Polatnick (Miami, FL) and lost 372 to 397 (a spread of -25).

Current ranking: #58.

Current record: 5-5, -181.

Round 11

[photo of Rahn McKeown]

Cohen played #60 Rahn McKeown (Pittsboro, NC) and lost 284 to 387 (a spread of -103).

Current ranking: #67.

Current record: 5-6, -284.

Round 12

[photo of Steve Grob]

Cohen played #34 Steve Grob (Fenton, MI) and lost 356 to 422 (a spread of -66).

Current ranking: #78.

Current record: 5-7, -350.

Round 13

[photo of Nick Meyer]

Cohen played #61 Nick Meyer (Berkeley, CA) and lost 325 to 432 (a spread of -107).

Current ranking: #87.

Current record: 5-8, -457.

Round 14

[photo of Greg A. Heidler]

Cohen played #35 Greg Heidler (Waialua, HI) and won 402 to 387 (a spread of 15).

Current ranking: #78.

Current record: 6-8, -442.

Round 15

[photo of John O'Laughlin]

Cohen played #65 John OLaughlin (Cambridge, MA) and lost 328 to 450 (a spread of -122).

Current ranking: #88.

Current record: 6-9, -564.

Round 16

[photo of Louie Muller]

Cohen played #63 Louie Muller (Newcastle, CA) and won 450 to 419 (a spread of 31).

Current ranking: #76.

Current record: 7-9, -533.

Round 17

[photo of Ted Rosen]

Cohen played #85 Ted Rosen (Rochester, NY) and won 431 to 413 (a spread of 18).

Current ranking: #67.

Current record: 8-9, -515.

Round 18

[photo of Edward De Guzman]

Cohen played #17 Edward De Guzman (Urbana, IL) and won 543 to 249 (a spread of 294).

Current ranking: #53.

Current record: 9-9, -221.

Round 19

[photo of Jan Dixon]

Cohen played #19 Jan Dixon (Newark, DE) and won 495 to 324 (a spread of 171).

Current ranking: #45.

Current record: 10-9, -50.

Round 20

[photo of Patricia Barrett]

Cohen played #6 Patricia Barrett (Houston, TX) and lost 308 to 366 (a spread of -58).

Current ranking: #54.

Current record: 10-10, -108.

Round 21

[photo of Rafi Stern]

Cohen played #96 Rafi Stern (Seattle, WA) and lost 362 to 385 (a spread of -23).

Current ranking: #60.

Current record: 10-11, -131.

Round 22

[photo of Jesse Day]

Cohen played #16 Jesse Day (New Haven, CT) and won 386 to 331 (a spread of 55).

Current ranking: #53.

Current record: 11-11, -76.

Round 23

[photo of David Weisberg]

Cohen played #104 David Weisberg (Hollywood, FL) and lost 345 to 504 (a spread of -159).

Current ranking: #62.

Current record: 11-12, -235.

Round 24

[photo of Daniel Fogel]

Cohen played #25 Daniel Fogel (Newton, MA) and won 427 to 358 (a spread of 69).

Current ranking: #56.

Current record: 12-12, -166.

Round 25

[photo of Jeremy Hildebrand]

Cohen played #37 Jeremy Hildebrand (Ottawa ON) and won 406 to 363 (a spread of 43).

Current ranking: #47.

Current record: 13-12, -123.

Round 26

[photo of Lisa Odom]

Cohen played #66 Lisa Odom (St Louis Park, MN) and won 474 to 390 (a spread of 84).

Current ranking: #38.

Current record: 14-12, -39.

Round 27

[photo of Mike Baron]

Cohen played #5 Mike Baron (Corrales, NM) and lost 405 to 477 (a spread of -72).

Current ranking: #47.

Current record: 14-13, -111.

Round 28

[photo of David Weisberg]

Cohen played #104 David Weisberg (Hollywood, FL) again and won 381 to 344 (a spread of 37).

Current ranking: #40.

Current record: 15-13, -74.


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