Congratulations to JND65 for being our June Monthly Winner. Here is some info provided by our winner:
Hi, my name is Jeff, I live in the Detroit, Michigan metro area. I have a successful decorative concrete flooring business that I’ve been working at for the last fifteen years. Prior to that, I worked for the federal government in Washington, DC, as an international trade negotiator. I trained for that type of work at the University of Pennsylvania, where I went to graduate school, and received two masters degrees. I’ve always been academically oriented, and my major in international relations required a great deal of reading and writing in college and grad school. That discipline introduced me, at a relatively young age, to a lot of new, and advanced, words, although I always had an aptitude for words, winning several spelling bees in grade school. I never liked – and still don’t – Scrabble, but instantly gravitated toward Words With Friends a couple years ago, when my mom introduced me to it. I’ve been able to improve at it rapidly, with the help of some of the best players – and most fun opponents – on this site, including Danny Gluva, CCThommo, Oath Keeper, PittsburghKid, toothtamer, and BigLarge (among many others that I don’t have the time or space to name). That improvement meant losing a lot, but the losing involved some great lessons in strategy, and helped me not make the same types of mistakes for very long. The thing I like best about WWF is that it is skill-based: with carefully thought out moves, you can almost always overcome poor letter distribution, and gasp(!), app-assisted play. This is the first time I’ve won the Monthly; previously, I don’t think I ever got past the fourth round. I try my best to be a good opponent to everybody, chatting when and wherever possible, although I have to admit I often do forget to check chat. With that in mind, I sometimes also feel bad when getting out to a large lead, but at the same time realize how quickly a large lead can evaporate. In the championship round, I had some tough matches with NahumC. The screenshots are attached. All of the games went back and forth, pretty much until the end. I always look forward to competition with new opponents, and hope to meet many more of you this month.