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TDVegas
January 8th, 2020 at 10:34:30 AM permalink
Quote: standbymyman

A true determination of champion should be played WITHOUT daily doubles. Otherwise, too much depends on luck.



I disagree. If you take out the daily doubles, it isn't JEOPARDY!

As for the GOAT tournament, rather than making the total of two games a single match, I would have structured it as the first to win five individual games regardless of dollar amount. In the regular game, not wagering is sometimes a wise tactic, but in this format, in the first game, you must always bet it all if you are behind (and sometimes even if you are ahead).
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January 8th, 2020 at 12:15:25 PM permalink
Episode 1, and subsequent episodes, are here. No idea if you can access this from overseas, but it should also be on Hulu soon.

https://www3.abc.go.com/shows/jeopardy-the-greatest-of-all-time
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charliepatrick
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January 8th, 2020 at 1:02:42 PM permalink
^ Thanks for the link but it shows with a padlock so I guess isn't meant to work directly in the UK.
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January 8th, 2020 at 5:39:08 PM permalink
On tonight's episode at end of 1st game James only bet 11,914 I would have thought he would have bet
his whole 22k any thoughts on this?
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ams288
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January 8th, 2020 at 6:52:09 PM permalink
Quote: Hunterhill

On tonight's episode at end of 1st game James only bet 11,914 I would have thought he would have bet
his whole 22k any thoughts on this?



The way he wrote the ď11 9 14Ē wager you could tell it was clearly an important date to him.
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January 8th, 2020 at 9:37:34 PM permalink
I watched tonight's episode. IMO, James was quite unlikable.

And, IMO, they are using unusually difficult questions for this competition. I felt like a dummy.
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January 8th, 2020 at 9:42:51 PM permalink
Babs, hope you dont have too much on rutter. He is completely out matched. Doubt he wins a game.
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January 8th, 2020 at 10:24:56 PM permalink
Quote: GWAE

Babs, hope you dont have too much on rutter. He is completely out matched. Doubt he wins a game.



Yeah, it's not going well for him so far. I'm pulling for Ken at the moment. That would make our bet a draw.
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TDVegas
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January 8th, 2020 at 10:56:48 PM permalink
Rutter looks outmatched. Great champion but Ken and James are just too tough.

Maybe itís just me but thereís something with James that has always struck me as a bit strange. I canít tell if itís social awkwardness or what....but he just doesnít give you that comfortable social interaction. Seems forced.

In any event....as strong as Ken has been, I donít see him winning. Iíd like to see Ken win....but if I was a betting man, it goes on James.
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January 9th, 2020 at 4:30:43 AM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

And, IMO, they are using unusually difficult questions for this competition. I felt like a dummy.



Yeah the questions definitely seem harder than usual.
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