A top US Scrabble player has been kicked out of a national championship tournament for cheating.
The male, one of the top young players in the United States, was ejected from the 350-player, 28-round event in round 24.
AP reports that the unidentified player admitted the cheating after being spotted by another player concealing a pair of blank tiles by dropping them on the floor.
Blank tiles can be used as wild-card letters.
This is the first incident of cheating at a national tournament.