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Who watches Jeopardy?
06-03-2019, 10:35 PM
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(06-03-2019 03:48 PM)RJNorton Wrote:  
(06-03-2019 03:07 PM)Thomas Kearney Wrote:  There's a very good chance it will happen tonight.

Best for you not to bet on this, Thomas.

The New York Times posted this story early today.

James Holzhauer’s ‘Jeopardy!’ Streak Ends . . .



At the end of the show tonight (which I watched), I posted the following comment to the story:

I hope that everyone noticed how the deck was stacked against James Holzhauer by the show's selection of TWO top opponents at the same time.

James Holzhauer's advantage in all of the previous contests was to get on a roll of correct answers and then build up an insurmountable lead that could not be overcome by an "all in" bet by his nearest opponent if only he correctly answered the Final Jeopardy question.

The disruption in this strategy was two very high-quality opponents who split winning answers with him. In the entire show, there was only one incorrect answer: sales tax instead of cigarette tax. And, in the Final Jeopardy Round, all three contestants correctly answered the question and it was the eventual winner that had an insurmountable lead.

At this point, James Holzhauer recognized this to be true situation and made only a small bet, knowing that the young woman in the lead would bet enough to win if both James Holzhauer and she submitted the correct answer to the Final Jeopardy question.

James Holzhauer had to hope that the Final Jeopardy question was so difficult that all three would answer incorrectly. And, I believe, being the professional gambler that he is, he bet only enough so that if the third place finisher bet everything he had and answered the question correctly and the leader at the time and he were wrong in the answer to the Final Jeopardy question, then he (James Holzhauer) would be the winner.

This was the only possible winning scenario.

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Who watches Jeopardy? - David Lockmiller - 04-23-2019, 09:41 PM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - RJNorton - 04-24-2019, 03:56 AM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - Gene C - 04-24-2019, 09:57 AM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - RJNorton - 04-25-2019, 03:53 AM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - RJNorton - 04-30-2019, 03:52 AM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - RJNorton - 04-30-2019, 08:15 AM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - Joe Di Cola - 04-30-2019, 02:31 PM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - RJNorton - 04-30-2019, 02:43 PM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - Anita - 05-07-2019, 03:03 PM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - Anita - 05-07-2019, 05:26 PM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - L Verge - 05-07-2019, 06:45 PM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - Steve - 05-21-2019, 12:10 AM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - Gene C - 05-21-2019, 11:28 AM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - Thomas Kearney - 05-21-2019, 03:16 PM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - Anita - 05-21-2019, 04:01 PM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - Thomas Kearney - 05-22-2019, 05:09 PM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - Steve - 05-22-2019, 05:25 PM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - Steve - 05-21-2019, 04:50 PM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - Gene C - 05-23-2019, 06:35 AM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - Anita - 05-23-2019, 10:03 AM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - Thomas Kearney - 05-23-2019, 11:10 AM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - Anita - 05-23-2019, 12:39 PM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - Steve - 06-03-2019, 12:19 AM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - Thomas Kearney - 06-03-2019, 03:07 PM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - RJNorton - 06-03-2019, 03:48 PM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - David Lockmiller - 06-03-2019 10:35 PM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - Steve - 06-04-2019, 01:30 AM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - L Verge - 06-03-2019, 07:37 PM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - Gene C - 06-04-2019, 05:42 AM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - RJNorton - 06-04-2019, 08:03 AM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - L Verge - 06-04-2019, 10:20 AM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - L Verge - 06-04-2019, 02:22 PM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - RJNorton - 06-05-2019, 04:09 AM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - davg2000 - 06-05-2019, 08:31 AM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - RJNorton - 06-05-2019, 07:01 AM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - Thomas Kearney - 06-05-2019, 02:26 PM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - L Verge - 06-05-2019, 04:09 PM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - Gene C - 06-06-2019, 08:30 AM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - Steve - 06-07-2019, 09:57 PM

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