*TL;DR: After the analysis in this post, I started using SLANT PRICE DOUGH BALMY, but it may not be the best sequence for you.*

There are lots of great videos and articles on the optimal Wordle strategy. I particularly enjoyed this YouTube video by 3Blue1Brown on using the information theory to come up with the best guesses.

But I can’t play like that. First, I’m lazy, and second, my slow human brain can’t do information theory calculations or depth-first searches.

Instead, every time I play Wordle, I enter the same sequence of words until it feels like there aren’t many solutions left, at which point I try to make more tailored guesses.

Here are a couple examples of my recent games:

Until today, my go-to words were `STALE`

, `CHIRP`

, `MOUND`

, and `GAWKY`

, picked mostly by gut feel while trying to check as many frequently used letters as possible. So far I’ve been doing alright with them.

## But can we do better?

Yes! Let’s use math and programming to do better.