billryan
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June 6th, 2019 at 7:27:12 AM permalink
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I did not know this, thank you.



To further complicate things, if you keep a year round residence in NY, even though your main residence is in California, both states want to a tax all of your earnings.
Derek Jeter got raked over the coals on this. A former Michigan resident who built and lived off-season in the largest private house in Florida was considered a full time NY resident who owed millions in back taxes on money earned any and everywhere. Jeter made more off the field than on it, but NY successfully argued that it all stemmed from his NY based job.
In the above example, not only does he pay NY State taxes, but NY City taxes as well.
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June 6th, 2019 at 8:22:29 AM permalink
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Your graph is correct. But only tells a minute part of the story. If I'm on the show and Final Jeopardy is "Kings of England" I'm betting zero or nearly zero no matter what the scores are. If it is "Craps odds" I'm betting it all no matter what the scores are. Let's say, Mr Wiz, that you have $50k, second place $24k...... You aren't taking a bet for $50k that you will be able to get the question on "Craps odds"? For the English Lit librarian Shakespeare might be analogous to craps odds.

Since most contestants wont go on a run like James, maximizing your possible ONE win likely is +EV.


Yes this is what I mentioned too.
Quote: MDawg

Addressing just this one bit of probability data:

Does it matter that James was a bit weak in history questions, had missed a fair amount of history related questions (when considered among the questions that he did miss, I mean) during his reign as Jeopardy champion, and specifically had blown a prior Final Jeopardy question on Shakespeare?

Final Jeopardy:
Don't be afraid of the dark: Shakespeare's Portia says, "How far that little" this "throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world"
Holzhauer's incorrect guess: Sun

Correct Answer: Candle

This is a quote from "The Merchant of Venice," and is meant to be a metaphor for hope in a world of darkness.


i.e. that he knew or should have known that Shakespeare was not his strength, and that his opponent, being a college librarian, would likely have a better shot at getting this answer right.

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June 25th, 2019 at 6:28:29 AM permalink
WSOP Jeopardy James update. http://bit.ly/2ZJelEj
25 June 2019
James Holzhauer was off to a great start in his first event at the World Series of Poker but was eliminated just short of cashing in the $1,500 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em one-day tournament.
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November 6th, 2019 at 12:36:52 PM permalink
James appears tonight on TOC
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November 14th, 2019 at 3:51:14 PM permalink
James plays against Emma again tonight
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November 15th, 2019 at 12:40:07 AM permalink
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James plays against Emma again tonight



I missed game 1, but not surprised by the current score. I need to set to record game 2 now.
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November 15th, 2019 at 3:57:23 AM permalink
You can see it via the search https://www.dailymotion.com/search/jeopardy%202019-11-14 or
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7o0l02 .
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November 15th, 2019 at 5:05:01 AM permalink
Those were some tough questions. Good show, but I felt like quite the doofus with how few I knew. I liked the Final Jeopardy clue. My answer of Lamentations was clearly wrong.

Is it just me or does anyone else find Emma extremely attractive?
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November 15th, 2019 at 5:10:31 AM permalink
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Those were some tough questions. Good show, but I felt like quite the doofus with how few I knew. I liked the Final Jeopardy clue. My answer of Lamentations was clearly wrong.

Is it just me or does anyone else find Emma extremely attractive?



No. No one else.
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November 15th, 2019 at 8:37:03 AM permalink
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Those were some tough questions. Good show, but I felt like quite the doofus with how few I knew. I liked the Final Jeopardy clue. My answer of Lamentations was clearly wrong.

Is it just me or does anyone else find Emma extremely attractive?



If you enjoy quiet, smart women, absolutely. You're not alone in this, I'm sure.

She's a very nice person, in person. Not smug or arrogant. But quite confident in her own intellect. I think she does a good job of demonstrating that she belongs there, and has earned her way into the final. (She's in a couple groups with me, and several friends in common who I have met, but I haven't met her. Not wanting to overstate our friendship.)

You also have to consider that, in the first half, James found all 3 of the Daily Doubles. Without getting any of those opportunities, she still earned over $26000 so far. Me, in a similar situation with a superchamp, I made only 16k. (Yes, less $1...yeesh!) So, without the luck factor of finding the 3 DD, and knowing she tried to answer many questions but got outbuzzed, she has to be one of the best ever on there.

$20,412 of James' first day total was DD in the 2nd round. After he missed the first one in round 1, all 3 had $0, so i think it's fair to look at the game from there and discount the first one (though no idea whether Emma could have answered it, but she didn't find it or any, so a moot point). Those 3 clues, I think, were worth $5400 if not DD. So net gain of $15012 advantage from the DD's.

This is what they each actually earned, without regard to the values of the DD, before Final Jeopardy. (As if clues were all face value):

Francois: 7800
James: 22400
Emma: 13200

The total of that is 43,400, out of 45,000 possible, with all 60 clues exposed. So James is, if nothing else, best on the buzzer. But that's a 96% get rate, which imo is phenomenal, considering the difficulty of the material.

Credit to all 3. What an excellent game, when it comes down simply to buzzer skill and luck (which it has).
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