charliepatrick
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April 29th, 2019 at 11:57:58 PM permalink
It was an amazing battle, especially as the first daily double went on the first question and that all three were picking the medium/hard questions early and were so close in the first half. Also Adam was brave and went for it with his daily double.

Tactically I thought the 3rd player played the final round wrongly. If we assume the top 2 bet what they have to, then if they both get it wrong James will fall back to 13017. So she can win by betting something (and still finish 2nd if one gets it wrong). The same logic applies to 2nd, he cannot win if James gets the answer right, so perhaps should bet less and ensure 2nd. Any game theory people out there!!
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April 30th, 2019 at 5:24:00 AM permalink
Quote: EdCollins

Wow! Exciting! This game was not a runaway victory for him, for only the second time! That Adam Levin contestant gave him a run for his money!

I think Adam's total of $53,999 is the highest-ever one-day total that did NOT win.

One more win and Holzhauer ties David Madden with 19 wins. (Madden is 3rd on the Consecutive Games Won list.)

Two more wins and he ties Julia Collins who is 2nd on the Consecutive Games Won list.

Sucks for Adam. He probably would have been a multi-day champ if he was called a month prior!
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ams288
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April 30th, 2019 at 9:24:15 AM permalink
Anyone have a link to today’s episode yet?
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teliot
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April 30th, 2019 at 9:56:39 AM permalink
Quote: ams288

Anyone have a link to today’s episode yet?

https://thejeopardyfan.com/2019/04/final-jeopardy-4-30-2019.html
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April 30th, 2019 at 10:34:42 AM permalink
I mean it just makes me actually LOL when I look at the results.
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charliepatrick
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April 30th, 2019 at 1:43:01 PM permalink
No spoilers here as the figures seem a few days old, and presumably posted before tonight's show, but his recent run made the BBC website earlier today ( https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-48032235 )
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May 1st, 2019 at 6:23:32 PM permalink
On today’s episode Alex said the Teacher’s Tournament is next week.

And the ratings will plummet... (assuming James is still playing).
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odiousgambit
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May 2nd, 2019 at 2:50:56 AM permalink
Quote: ams288

On today’s episode Alex said the Teacher’s Tournament is next week.

And the ratings will plummet... (assuming James is still playing).

I'm pretty sure in the past the winner of the show before a tournament comes back when it is over - he won't participate in the tournament, surely.

We record the shows and are way behind [tho jumping ahead now to be more current] . If the teachers get a math category, that might be interesting. I won't know for weeks and weeks.
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May 2nd, 2019 at 8:00:19 AM permalink
It turns out his success is due to something much simpler.

https://entertainment.theonion.com/unbeatable-jeopardy-champ-says-key-to-success-is-thr-1834422288
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charliepatrick
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May 2nd, 2019 at 8:06:43 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

...tournament...he won't participate in the tournament, surely....

They mentioned before today's show that were James still playing after Friday's game then he would have a week's break.

I read somewhere that they record 5 a day and do that two days a week. Thus it is likely they recorded the teacher's tournament on two days in a week towards the end of March. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Jeopardy!_tournaments_and_events#Teachers_Tournament https://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/tv/article229884089.html )

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