The 2011 World Scrabble Championships in Warsaw were thrown momentarily into chaos when a 25-year-old Thai player, Chollapat Itthi-Aree, accused opponent Ed Martin, a 35-year-old IT-consultant from London, of palming a missing "G" tile. Itthi-Aree demanded judges accompany Martin to the bathroom and strip-search him, but they refused. Martin won the game by a single point.
Neither man won First Prize, however. That honor went to Nigel Richards, a resplendently bearded New Zealander, who scored 96 points playing the single word "omnified," collecting the $20,000 purse with a final score of 476 to 336.