GWAE
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April 24th, 2019 at 2:38:36 PM permalink
Quote: JimRockford

Has his newfound fame burned his sports betting career?



I dont think he really needs to worry about that after this run.
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reno
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April 24th, 2019 at 3:03:44 PM permalink
Ken Jennings' net gain on Daily Doubles during first 14 games: $48,600
James Holzhauer's net gain on Daily Doubles during first 14 games: $319,366

His secret weapon is being comfortable betting enormous sums of money.
zippyboy
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April 24th, 2019 at 9:06:49 PM permalink
James could conceivably win until Alex dies of cancer. Could be soon. Never know.

Jeopardy producers might change the rules after James loses, maybe making a 10- or 20-game win maximum. It used to be five games.
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EdCollins
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April 24th, 2019 at 9:13:46 PM permalink
Quote: zippyboy

Jeopardy producers might change the rules after James loses, maybe making a 10- or 20-game win maximum. It used to be five games.

Why should they? Their ratings are through the roof. They didn't change the rules back in 2004 when Jennings won a whopping 74 games in a row. They didn't change the rules when Collins won 20 games in a row.

I can't see why they would change the rules now. Streaks like this don't happen often. When it does it's good for the show.
rxwine
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April 24th, 2019 at 10:32:45 PM permalink
When does he play Watson?
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
michael99000
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April 24th, 2019 at 10:53:51 PM permalink
Quote: zippyboy

James could conceivably win until Alex dies of cancer. Could be soon. Never know.

Jeopardy producers might change the rules after James loses, maybe making a 10- or 20-game win maximum. It used to be five games.



Why ?
rdw4potus
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April 25th, 2019 at 5:55:58 AM permalink
Quote: michael99000

Why ?



Among other things, they can't stage a 1-man tournament of champions?
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EdCollins
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April 25th, 2019 at 7:20:15 AM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

Among other things, they can't stage a 1-man tournament of champions?

Ah. But if there are no other champions, for an entire year, couldn't they designate that this year, the other "champions" will simply be the x number of contestants that finished with the highest totals.

Couldn't they also say there will be no Tournament of Champions that year, since not enough people qualified, because of someone's amazing run. Who says there HAS to be a Tournament of Champions each year?

Couldn't they also bring back prior champions for this year's Tournament of Champions, again, because no one qualified this year?
Joeman
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April 25th, 2019 at 8:19:33 AM permalink
The Jeopardy ToC Wikipedia entry has a lot of good info. It states that the ToC is not necessarily held every year. The 2017 ToC had champions from the previous 3 seasons. I could see them delaying the next ToC until they get a suitable field of qualifiers.

Another interesting tidbit:
Quote: Wikipedia

Notably, 2004 74-day champion Ken Jennings gave up his bid in the 2006 Tournament of Champions in favor of an automatic finals bye in 2005's Ultimate Tournament of Champions, and therefore never competed in the regular tournament.

Perhaps James won't even choose compete in the next ToC.

ETA: Btw, as the ToC champion, competing in 4 episodes to win the top prize of $250,000, James would be taking a 5-figure per-episode pay cut compared to his regular game average!
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JimRockford
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April 25th, 2019 at 8:32:09 AM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

No.

From your monosyllabic answer, I assume that there are nuances you'd rather not elaborate on. Can I assume that sports APs don't worry about being exposed because there are ways to get their bets down by proxy?
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