Opponent’s options: Bingos in row 12, STENToR 14e, scoring plays on row 12 (if bingos are blocked), DREE j5
Candidate plays: NOmOI h10, NOOKy h10, MINKs d10 (20), BANKs e10 (10), KAMI d8 (20)
Potential plays on next turn: Limited without blank
Subgoal: Block all potential bingos while leaving enough scoring potential to outlast your opponent.
Resolution: It should be fairly apparent that KAMI only loses to the D in the bag, so because of that, we need to look for a play that wins after any tile in the bag. If we could save the blank, we’d be set: unfortunately, no play blocks all the bingos while preserving the blanks. The only play that succeeds is MINKs, as it scores just enough to survive without leaving the lucrative parallel plays on row 12.