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NSC 2008: Dan Unger [#131]

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On this page, you will find information about Dan Unger, 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 10.5-17.5, -1000, and is ranked #122 in Division 2.

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 Dan Unger]

Given name(s): Dan
Surname(s): Unger
Home: Alameda, CA, United States
Hobbies: Hiking, Folk dancing
Occupation: Psychologist
NSC 1985 Division: 1
NSC 1985 Rank: 71/302, 13-9 +259
NSC 1987 Division: 1
NSC 1987 Rank: 62, 13-8 +406
NSC 1989 Division: 1
NSC 1989 Rank: 119/149, 12-15 -519
NSC 1989 Division: 1
NSC 1989 Rank: 119/149, 12-15 -519
NSC 1990 Division: 1
NSC 1990 Rank: 77/176, 14-13 +103
NSC 2002 Division: 3
NSC 2002 Rank: 28/136, 18-13 +499
NSC 2005 Division: 3
NSC 2005 Rank: 48/134, 15-13 +182
USSO 2006 Division: 3
USSO 2006 Rank: 38/129, 15.5-12.5 +384
Round by Round

High score: 472
Average for: 377
Average against: 412

Round 1

[photo of Ruth Hamilton]

Unger played #53 Ruth Hamilton (Lake Oswego, OR) and lost 400 to 425 (a spread of -25).

Current ranking: #84.

Current record: 0-1, -25.

Round 2

[photo of Jason Ubeika]

Unger played #130 Jason Ubeika (Mississauga ON) and lost 293 to 477 (a spread of -184).

Current ranking: #127.

Current record: 0-2, -209.

Round 3

[photo of Joan Kelly]

Unger played #71 Joan Kelly (Middletown, NY) and won 363 to 359 (a spread of 4).

Current ranking: #106.

Current record: 1-2, -205.

Round 4

[photo of Terry Kang Rau]

Unger played #104 Terry Kang Rau (New Britain, CT) and lost 365 to 445 (a spread of -80).

Current ranking: #118.

Current record: 1-3, -285.

Round 5

[photo of Carole Denton]

Unger played #30 Carole Denton (New Carrollton, MD) and lost 316 to 454 (a spread of -138).

Current ranking: #128.

Current record: 1-4, -423.

Round 6

[photo of Robert Felman]

Unger played #39 Robert Felman (Nokomis, FL) and won 448 to 368 (a spread of 80).

Current ranking: #117.

Current record: 2-4, -343.

Round 7

[photo of Lila Crotty]

Unger played #25 Lila Crotty (Metairie, LA) and tied at 357.

Current ranking: #106.

Current record: 2.5-4.5, -343.

Round 8

[photo of Francis Anum]

Unger played #6 Francis Anum (Raleigh, NC) and lost 339 to 359 (a spread of -20).

Current ranking: #116.

Current record: 2.5-5.5, -363.

Round 9

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Unger played #65 Amnon Igra (Sacramento, CA) and won 472 to 407 (a spread of 65).

Current ranking: #99.

Current record: 3.5-5.5, -298.

Round 10

[photo of Carolyn Easter]

Unger played #34 Carolyn Easter (Birmingham, MI) and lost 352 to 358 (a spread of -6).

Current ranking: #110.

Current record: 3.5-6.5, -304.

Round 11

[photo of Thavachai Thivavarnvongs]

Unger played #126 Thavachai Thivavarnvongs (Thailand) and lost 361 to 493 (a spread of -132).

Current ranking: #118.

Current record: 3.5-7.5, -436.

Round 12

[photo of Anne Hay]

Unger played #57 Anne Hay (Raleigh, NC) and lost 295 to 384 (a spread of -89).

Current ranking: #124.

Current record: 3.5-8.5, -525.

Round 13

[photo of Matt De Waelsche]

Unger played #29 Matt DeWaelsche (San Antonio, TX) and lost 285 to 424 (a spread of -139).

Current ranking: #127.

Current record: 3.5-9.5, -664.

Round 14

[photo of Shah N. Ali]

Unger played #3 Shah Ali (Herndon, VA) and lost 363 to 453 (a spread of -90).

Current ranking: #130.

Current record: 3.5-10.5, -754.

Round 15

[photo of Joe Petree]

Unger played #100 Joe Petree (Secane, PA) and won 433 to 402 (a spread of 31).

Current ranking: #127.

Current record: 4.5-10.5, -723.

Round 16

[photo of Larry P. Gradus]

Unger played #51 Larry Gradus (Fort Lauderdale, FL) and lost 419 to 496 (a spread of -77).

Current ranking: #129.

Current record: 4.5-11.5, -800.

Round 17

[photo of David Zimmerman]

Unger played #139 Dave Zimmerman (Baton Rouge, LA) and won 401 to 333 (a spread of 68).

Current ranking: #123.

Current record: 5.5-11.5, -732.

Round 18

[photo of Ann Mirabito]

Unger played #91 Ann Mirabito (Lakeside Village, TX) and won 409 to 347 (a spread of 62).

Current ranking: #117.

Current record: 6.5-11.5, -670.

Round 19

[photo of John Karris]

Unger played #70 John Karris (San Jose, CA) and lost 300 to 423 (a spread of -123).

Current ranking: #122.

Current record: 6.5-12.5, -793.

Round 20

[photo of Judy Newhouse]

Unger played #94 Judy Newhouse (Houston, TX) and lost 322 to 512 (a spread of -190).

Current ranking: #126.

Current record: 6.5-13.5, -983.

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

Round 21

[photo of Erica Norris]

Unger played #95 Erica Norris (Phoenixville, PA) and lost 341 to 444 (a spread of -103).

Current ranking: #130.

Current record: 6.5-14.5, -1086.

Round 22

[photo of Tim Wilkinson]

Unger played #137 Tim Wilkinson (Marlborough, MA) and lost 340 to 470 (a spread of -130).

Current ranking: #131.

Current record: 6.5-15.5, -1216.

Round 23

[photo of Connie Creed]

Unger played #24 Connie Creed (Philadelphia, PA) and lost 395 to 402 (a spread of -7).

Current ranking: #131.

Current record: 6.5-16.5, -1223.

Round 24

[photo of Mary Capalbi]

Unger played #16 Mary Capalbi (Deerfield Beach, FL) and won 433 to 411 (a spread of 22).

Current ranking: #130.

Current record: 7.5-16.5, -1201.

Round 25

[photo of Roger Cullman]

Unger played #26 Roger Cullman (Toronto ON) and won 449 to 412 (a spread of 37).

Current ranking: #127.

Current record: 8.5-16.5, -1164.

Round 26

[photo of Paula Catanese]

Unger played #17 Paula Catanese (Mountain View, CA) and won 400 to 339 (a spread of 61).

Current ranking: #124.

Current record: 9.5-16.5, -1103.

Round 27

[photo of Marc Levesque]

Unger played #79 Marc Levesque (Victoria BC) and lost 472 to 474 (a spread of -2).

Current ranking: #127.

Current record: 9.5-17.5, -1105.

Round 28

[photo of Carolyn Easter]

Unger played #34 Carolyn Easter (Birmingham, MI) again and won 419 to 314 (a spread of 105).

Current ranking: #122.

Current record: 10.5-17.5, -1000.


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