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Strategy Shines at Scrabble Championship

David Wiegand, a 31-year-old mortgage underwriter from Portland, Ore., is the new national Scrabble champion.

He was crowned in Reno, Nev., after winning three out of the five games in the final match against Panupol Sujjayakorn, 21, an economics student from Thailand.

Robert Siegel talks to Stefan Fatsis of The Wall Street Journal, who also competed in the tournament.

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Stefan Fatsis began talking about "sports and the business of sports" with the hosts of All Things Considered in 1998. Since then he has been a familiar weekly voice on the games themselves and their financial, legal and social implications.