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April 4th, 2019 at 4:09:51 PM permalink
On Jeopardy tonight, James, a professional sports gambler, from Las Vegas Nevada.

James...are you on here?!?!

He has to be. Correct??
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April 4th, 2019 at 4:32:14 PM permalink
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On Jeopardy tonight, James, a professional sports gambler, from Las Vegas Nevada.

James...are you on here?!?!

He has to be. Correct??



I was just going to mention the same thing. Last name Holtzhauer. Probably about 33, 6', medium build, dark hair with kind of a high flip/side part.

Fwiw, if you ever watch Jeopardy, this is one worth seeing/taping for later.

Edited to correct the last name.
Last edited by: beachbumbabs on Apr 5, 2019
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
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April 5th, 2019 at 4:16:31 AM permalink
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I was just going to mention the same thing. Last name Holtzmann or something close. Probably about 33, 6', medium build, dark hair with kind of a high flip/side part.

Fwiw, if you ever watch Jeopardy, this is one worth seeing/taping for later.



Now that it has aired....I haven't done any research, but I'm thinking he played the correct strategy. He went after the high dollar clues first, and answered them. It's nearly impossible for his opponents to catch up that way. With so much discussion on strategy for anything here, I assume he has to be a member or a lurker. :-)
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April 5th, 2019 at 7:27:17 AM permalink
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Now that it has aired....I haven't done any research, but I'm thinking he played the correct strategy. He went after the high dollar clues first, and answered them. It's nearly impossible for his opponents to catch up that way. With so much discussion on strategy for anything here, I assume he has to be a member or a lurker. :-)



I think that's considered the Arthur Chu, to attack random catagories at top dollar, and bet it all when you find a DD. Several recent champions have mentioned him in discussing their strategy.

Quote: wiki

Chu first became known for the unusual style of play he adopted during his eleven-game winning streak on Jeopardy! When the shows aired, Chu attracted criticism from many for jumping from category to category rather than selecting clues in sequential order, a strategy known as the "Forrest Bounce", after former champion Chuck Forrest.

Chu prepared extensively before his Jeopardy! appearance by reviewing tapes, study guides, game theory and Jeopardy! strategy. He made his debut on January 28, 2014, winning $37,000 in his first game. After winning 11 games, he lost his 12th game (which aired on March 12, 2014) to Diana Peloquin. Chu is the sixth highest-earning Jeopardy! champion in non-tournament gameplay, with a grand total of $298,200. Chu also won an additional $100,000 for taking second place in the 2014 Tournament of Champions.

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April 9th, 2019 at 4:34:50 PM permalink
Well, tonight's episode. Just amazing.

Anywhoo....Good luck Wizard.
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April 10th, 2019 at 4:04:27 AM permalink
Not sure if this deserves its own thread, but did anyone see this last night?

‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Shatters Single-Game Record With $110,000 Win

The guy is a “professional sports gambler” from Las Vegas according to the article...
Lock him up!
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April 10th, 2019 at 4:08:14 AM permalink
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Not sure if this deserves its own thread, but did anyone see this last night?

‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Shatters Single-Game Record With $110,000 Win

The guy is a “professional sports gambler” from Las Vegas according to the article...

Link to the show yet?
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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April 10th, 2019 at 4:17:05 AM permalink
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Not sure if this deserves its own thread, but did anyone see this last night?

‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Shatters Single-Game Record With $110,000 Win

The guy is a “professional sports gambler” from Las Vegas according to the article...



He is a friend of a friend. I’m pretty sure I played poker with him in college, but that was 15 years ago, so who knows.

We were going to get together in June when I was in Vegas with the friend of mine that is his friend, but he was busy.

He is a sharp sports bettor. I remember one of his big scores from a while ago was a future bet on the Rays the year they made it to the World Series.

My friend told me to do it because Jamie had it. Of course I thought it was crazy so I passed.
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April 10th, 2019 at 6:32:27 AM permalink
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The guy is a “professional sports gambler” from Las Vegas according to the article...



He is also a rock climber, as evidenced by the story he told yesterday in the "meet the contestants" portion. He is moving up on my list of idols quickly.
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April 10th, 2019 at 6:49:26 AM permalink
Quote: ams288

Not sure if this deserves its own thread, but did anyone see this last night?

‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Shatters Single-Game Record With $110,000 Win

The guy is a “professional sports gambler” from Las Vegas according to the article...

He is averaging $61K per episode! Love his wagers on Daily Doubles. Most of the time it is all of his money, unless he has a huge lead at the time, then it is 50%-60% of his total.

I think it was his second show where he hit the Daily in Single Jeopardy and doubled up. Then his opponent (with about $9,000 to the champ's roughly $20,000) gets the 1st Daily of Double Jeopardy and wagers... $3,000! I said out loud right then, "You just lost the game, dude!"

And yes, if he continues winning, this needs its own thread.
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