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April 16th, 2019 at 8:33:20 PM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

My friend talks to him regularly.

James is enjoying the attention.



Does your friend know how he finished
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FinsRule
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April 17th, 2019 at 3:23:48 AM permalink
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Does your friend know how he finished



No, but he tried to bet me before it started that James would make it longer than a week.

I didnít fall for that.
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April 17th, 2019 at 4:37:32 PM permalink
wholly crap, 60k final jeopardy answer
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April 17th, 2019 at 5:12:57 PM permalink
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wholly crap, 60k final jeopardy answer



For his Gramma.
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April 17th, 2019 at 6:18:30 PM permalink
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wholly crap, 60k final jeopardy answer



James won 131K today. That is amazing. I don't even watch jeopardy but have been watching the last couple of days because of the comments I've seen on here.

Does his strategy of picking the high dollar questions from each category first even help him strategically? Or is he just so knowledgeable that he would win no matter the dollar amount of the questions chosen? Probably a little bit of both??

Does anyone know if the contestants get study guides or if they get told what the categories are beforehand?
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April 17th, 2019 at 7:06:18 PM permalink
Quote: Mow21

James won 131K today. That is amazing. I don't even watch jeopardy but have been watching the last couple of days because of the comments I've seen on here.

Does his strategy of picking the high dollar questions from each category first even help him strategically?



Apart from the daily doubles, every 1000 question he answers forces the other contestants to answer TWO questions to match him (an 800 and a 200). Same for Double Jeopardy and 2000:1600+400. If he answers all the 1000/2000 and 800/1600, the other contestants can clear the rest of the board and not catch him, even if only one of them answers.
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Joeman
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April 18th, 2019 at 5:58:24 AM permalink
The greatest Jeopardy champion, Ken Jennings, won 74 games for a total winnings of ~$2.5M. That's about $34K an episode. James is averaging more than double that amount at $69.7K!


Quote: Mow21

Does his strategy of picking the high dollar questions from each category first even help him strategically? Or is he just so knowledgeable that he would win no matter the dollar amount of the questions chosen?

I think I saw upthread (or perhaps it was another source) that his strategy is to jump from category to category so that his opponents can't get into a 'groove.' As for starting with the higher amounts, it allows him to build his total before he finds the Daily Double. Also, the daily Double is almost always found in the bottom three rows. So, starting at the bottom and working his way up helps him find the DD's more quickly.


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Probably a little bit of both??

Yes. This strategy only works if you are confident you will know the majority of the correct responses.


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Does anyone know if the contestants get study guides or if they get told what the categories are beforehand?

I'm pretty sure the contestants do not receive any such help.
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April 18th, 2019 at 6:05:46 AM permalink
Iím not sure if this has been mentioned, but the reason he is making so much per episode is because heís a professional gambler.

The money doesnít affect him like it affects other contestants.

If he thinks based on the category that he has more than a 50% chance to know final jeopardy, heís going to wager as much as he can without fear of losing 1st.

This is because he knows he is making a good bet. He is built perfectly for this.
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April 18th, 2019 at 7:32:39 AM permalink
Quote: Mosca

Apart from the daily doubles, every 1000 question he answers forces the other contestants to answer TWO questions to match him (an 800 and a 200). Same for Double Jeopardy and 2000:1600+400. If he answers all the 1000/2000 and 800/1600, the other contestants can clear the rest of the board and not catch him, even if only one of them answers.



Are you aware the other contestants can buzz in?
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April 18th, 2019 at 9:26:38 AM permalink
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My biggest question about him is, what took him so long to get on Jeopardy?



Took that long to get an insider on the questions?

I'm sorry, anyone "too good" reminds me of the phrase "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is."

But to explain, I'm always suspicious of long term gamblers more than anyone else, because as some people already know, many are looking for an edge every day. They're looking for a faulty promotion, catching flaws like hole carding, etc.,

I'm not saying he's doing anything illegal.
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