How many points for "unforgettable"? Pink-wigged transsexual Mikki Nicholson woke up the stodgy image of Scabble yesterday when she grabbed Britain's top game award with the word "obeisant" (look it up) finally putting her over the top. "I'm thrilled to have won and I can't wait to celebrate," said Nicholson, a long-time player who credited her win to her intuition and her skill with ... numbers. "People think Scrabble is just about words, but it's the numbers that win the game so a sound mathematical brain is an advantage," she told the BBC.
Other words that boosted her to victory included "inficete" (which means unfunny) and "oceanaut." Nicholson, who's currently unemployed, plans to spend her $2,000 prize money on a trip to Malaysia to compete in another Scrabble tournament. Tournament organizers were apparently thrilled about her win: "Scrabble is a game for anyone to enjoy, loved by generations of families, men and women and anyone," said a spokesman.
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