Gialmere
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September 24th, 2021 at 10:45:22 PM permalink
Matt Amodio has become only the third player to pass the $1,000,000 mark in regular season play. He has won 28 straight games and is closing in on James Holzhauer's 32 straight wins (although Holzhauer won over $2.4 million and averaged $75,362 per game).

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Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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September 25th, 2021 at 12:04:42 AM permalink
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September 25th, 2021 at 12:07:03 AM permalink
As a comparison, here's what Holzhauer's streak looked like:

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September 25th, 2021 at 6:57:22 AM permalink
Mr Ed:

Once again your data / facts / tables amaze and impress me. I enjoy seeing JAMES on "The Chase" game-show program. I don't watch too much live TV, but I like that show.

Thanks !

https://abc.com/shows/the-chase

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September 25th, 2021 at 7:52:52 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I watch Jeopardy every day, Matt or not. Matt is an extremely strong player. I can't fault him one bit for his gameplay. His wagering on Daily Doubles is spot on, where most players are much too conservative.

He is also good about being as general as possible in his answers and only elaborating if it looks like the host is going to rule him wrong.

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    Ballsy move on the DD on the 23rd, when he was in danger and it looked like he was struggling. He nailed it, then settled down and pulled away. He's an answer machine who knows when to take a risk.
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    September 25th, 2021 at 11:45:59 AM permalink
    Quote: Wizard

    He is also good about being as general as possible in his answers and only elaborating if it looks like the host is going to rule him wrong.

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    Arent they given the list of answers ahead of time?
    and only the answers on that list will be accepted?

    or has that changed?
    (I haven't watched Jeopardy in 15+ years)
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    EdCollins
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    September 25th, 2021 at 11:52:59 AM permalink
    Quote: 100xOdds

    Arent they given the list of answers ahead of time? and only the answers on that list will be accepted? or has that changed?

    Neither.

    The contestants on Jeopardy! do not know the categories, the clues, or the answers ahead of time. This has been the case since the show's inception, back in 1964.
    100xOdds
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    September 25th, 2021 at 12:35:01 PM permalink
    Quote: EdCollins

    Neither.

    The contestants on Jeopardy! do not know the categories, the clues, or the answers ahead of time. This has been the case since the show's inception, back in 1964.

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    interesting...

    i knew they dont know the categories.
    i thought they were given a list of answers. (and it was way more answers than # of questions on the board)
    that way, there's no confusion on the correct answer.

    thx for the correction
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    September 25th, 2021 at 1:55:52 PM permalink
    Quote: 100xOdds

    interesting...

    i knew they dont know the categories.
    i thought they were given a list of answers. (and it was way more answers than # of questions on the board)
    that way, there's no confusion on the correct answer.

    thx for the correction


    That would be incredibly illegal. That's pretty much what Twenty One and The $64,000 Question were doing back in the 50s.
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    September 26th, 2021 at 7:42:02 AM permalink
    Quote: Deucekies

    That would be incredibly illegal. That's pretty much what Twenty One and The $64,000 Question were doing back in the 50s.

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    why would that be illegal if all the contestants had the list of answers?
    Craps is paradise (Pair of dice). Lets hear it for the SpeedCount Mathletes :)

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