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Who watches Jeopardy?
06-04-2019, 06:59 AM
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RE: Who watches Jeopardy?
(06-04-2019 01:30 AM)Steve Wrote:  
(06-03-2019 10:35 PM)David Lockmiller Wrote:  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.

Oh come on... really?

The show tapes an entire week's episodes in one day. The two contestants who face off against the returning champion are, supposedly, chosen at random.

https://www.dukechronicle.com/article/20...ecord-game

If what your positing is really true and the producers salted the pool of 10 new contestants with all "top contestants" this week to beat Holzhauer, than there should be an extremely few number of missed questions this entire week.

I do agree with you about Holzhauer's Final Jeopardy strategy to get the extra $1000 by making sure he came in 2nd and not 3rd, though.

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ERT
New York7h ago
You’re correct: if both he and his opponent were wrong and the third contestant was right (and the third contestant bet his entire $11,000 winnings), Mr. Holzhauer would have had $22,001, one dollar more than the third contestant.

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I was in the live audience for this episode several months ago - this was the first episode filmed after Alex Trebek revealed his cancer diagnosis (which I suspect may have thrown James off his game). So glad I no longer have to keep this secret to myself!

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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
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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? - Steve - 06-04-2019, 01:30 AM
RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - David Lockmiller - 06-04-2019 06:59 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
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RE: Who watches Jeopardy? - Gene C - 06-06-2019, 08:30 AM
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