Opponent’s options: Plays using the B at j10, a few TWS plays (not many)
Candidate plays: WHORE/WHERE h11 (45), COHERE h10 (45), HEX 12c (35)
Potential plays on next turn: Same options
Subgoal: Maximize your odds of scoring enough points to outscore your opponent over the next two turns
Resolution: In Diagram 33, many players would reflexively play WHORE, allowing you to play the H next turn for a big score. However, in this situation you are better off reversing this sequence and first playing HEX 12c 35. This allows you to play HERO, WHORE, or plays from the C at a10 next turn. In this case, the HEOR combination has a lot more potential to improve than the X, which has limited scoring potential on this board.