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Thursday, February 16, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Archivists » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:30 am

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Double Jeopardy! Round

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Postby theFJguy » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:31 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
SOUTH AMERICA

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This capital's name is a Latinized form of the name of its country

Allison Holley: 9000+4000=13000
Mohan Malhotra: 14800+800=15600 (semifinalist)
Corey Schmalzle: 6000+5000=11000

Correct response:
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Brasilia


Daily Doubles
Allison: 1600+1000
Mohan: 5800+200
Corey: 3600-2000

Coryats
Allison: 8800
Mohan: 15800
Corey: 8000

Combined: 32,600
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Re: Thursday, February 16, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby MarkBarrett » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:41 pm

Corey guessing Zobrist must had people yelling in the Chicago area and by the end of the game that turned out to be an even more painful miss.

This city slicker thought any of Lippizzaners, Morgans, Percherons were giveaways for horses, yet even with all three it was still a TS.

I wrote the correct response for the FJ! clue, but never stopped roaming the SA map during think time to make sure there was not a place that fit better.

Often in a tournament a triple hit clue will produce a wildcard or two. Depending on how QF 5 goes it's possible that this game will only have Mohan moving on to next week.
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Re: Thursday, February 16, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby MinnesotaMyron » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:40 pm

From the February 7, 2017 game thread:

dinghammer wrote:I would have liked to see the rest of the Man Booker Prize category. I knew the two we saw.


I suspect that ENGLISH LIT for $1600 may have been repurposed from those leftovers.

“Bring Up the Bodies” is Hilary Mantel’s sequel to this historical novel about the rise to power of Thomas Cromwell


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What is (2009 Man Booker Prize winner) Wolf Hall?


Jeopardy sure asks about it a lot. I didn't have a clue.
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Re: Thursday, February 16, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby floridagator » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:20 pm

Corey started out strong but lost the Big Mo somewhere along the way. I said Moroccan for the kind of binding and think I would have been mulcted because it doesn't have three o's like the country does. FJ was instaget, then I thought, could it really be that easy?
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Re: Thursday, February 16, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby jpr281 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:27 pm

Surprised "What is Eliot?" was accepted without being asked to be more specific.
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Re: Thursday, February 16, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TenPoundHammer » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:28 pm

Seriously, why the blatant applause machine in the intro?

"Shareware" is not free. That was a bad clue.

I was designing a centaur character earlier, and still blanked on the word.

How the world did I know Oracle at Delphi?

Ran Websites.

Clemson is a town?!?! Talk about undervalued. Couldn't pull Tempe in time either.

"Well, Sparkletts is something that I've never heard of, so no way could they possibly be going for 'water' here."

News for $400 seemed like negbait for Cracked. And $1,200 seemed like a Telemundo/Univision coinflip.

WLT "south" in Statues at $400? That seemed like a very opaque clue.

Lach Trash: On the house, horses.

"Well, let's see. Sao Paulo, Quito, Montevideo, La Paz, Sucre, Lima, Santiago, Buenos Aires, that's all the ones I can think of, and none of them fit." I keep forgetting about Brasilia, because it just feels like Sao Paulo should be the capital. Just like how Burlington feels to me like it should be Vermont's capital.
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Re: Thursday, February 16, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Elijah Baley » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:31 pm

I wonder what the thought process was in those FJ wagers by Corey and Allison. You bet just enough to leave yourself pretty vulnerable to going home?
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Re: Thursday, February 16, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby econgator » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:32 pm

Elijah Baley wrote:I wonder what the thought process was in those FJ wagers by Corey and Allison.


Simple -- there was none.
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Re: Thursday, February 16, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby BigDaddyMatty » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:59 pm

Coryat: $36,200
49 R/6 W
DD: 2/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: on the house, Kris Bryant, Tempe, horses, Stalingrad

I was a negging machine in this game. Constellation for star, Yemen for UAE, polyunsaturated for monounsaturated, EPA for Interior (even though I know that the former is an agency rather than a Cabinet department)...

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
“Bring Up the Bodies” is Hilary Mantel’s sequel to this historical novel about the rise to power of Thomas Cromwell


Spoiler: show
What is (2009 Man Booker Prize winner) Wolf Hall?


Jeopardy sure asks about it a lot. I didn't have a clue.

Me neither, but it's interesting that it's nearly identical to this clue from 2013:
In "Bring Up the Bodies", Hilary Mantel continues the 16th c. saga of Thomas Cromwell, begun in this book


TenPoundHammer wrote:Clemson is a town?!?! Talk about undervalued. Couldn't pull Tempe in time either.

The college football national championship mentioned in the clue happened less than six weeks ago. Just stop.
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Re: Thursday, February 16, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TenPoundHammer » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:17 pm

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:Clemson is a town?!?! Talk about undervalued. Couldn't pull Tempe in time either.

The college football national championship mentioned in the clue happened less than six weeks ago. Just stop.


I've heard of the university, but it never crossed my mind that it's in a town of the same name. Remind me of that the next time I pass by University of Michigan, which is obviously located in the town of Universityofmichigan. Or Harvard, which is clearly located in the town of Harvard. Or Texas A&M, which is located in the town of Texasaandm.
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Re: Thursday, February 16, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Bamaman » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:11 pm

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
The college football national championship mentioned in the clue happened less than six weeks ago. Just stop.


I've been trying to forget that game.

No, not great FJ wagers, but at least Allison bet to shut out Corey.

I almost made the classic mistake of not RTFQ and put down Brazil before fixing it just in time.

All I know about The Importance of Being Earnest is that it exists and was written by Wilde. I suspect Mohan was in the same boat but we had the same guess.
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Re: Thursday, February 16, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Lefty » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:11 pm

I'd feel pretty annoyed if I had sat though five minutes of commercial break just to see that FJ.
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Re: Thursday, February 16, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby IronNeck » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:42 pm

Horrible betting throughout by both Allison and Corey. In the latter's case, he wouldn't have gotten a wild card slot anyways, although holding back a grand on FJ and not going for it all on his DD reduced his chances severely, without knowing the results of the other games.

But Allison, in addition to costing herself $600 with the DD bet, probably cost herself a semifinal spot with that outrageous FJ wager. Obviously, with $9,000, she NEEDS to get FJ correct. There is no reasonable scenario in a College Jeopardy tournament setting where she gets it wrong and still wins or advance. Mohan has the crush and will bet conservative. A sub $9,000 result is not going to snag a wild-card.

So in that scenario, the only correct play was to bet everything. Had she done so, she would have guaranteed a semifinal spot. With $13,000 and 2 non-winners tomorrow with a chance to surpass it, there is about a 80% chance that she will NOT make the semifinals.

On a positive note, Mohan's betting was good. $200 on a DD he wasn't confident in (despite the decent performance in the category) and the conservative $800 FJ wager, to hit a wild card in either scenario, were both fine plays.

LT: Wolf Hall, south, Stalingrad

FJ: Instaget
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Re: Thursday, February 16, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Maven » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:43 pm

IMO, by far the easiest FJ of the tourney thus far...and they've all been easy. I too ran through the South American map, and there was nothing at all to make me go "Waitaminute!" and consider replacing Brasilia. FJ clues like this exactly and ultimately exemplify why people like me would like to see the College Tournament be slightly amped up in its difficulty than it's been the last several years/decade or two. Or at the very least be on par with the regular J! episodes for pity's sake. I honestly can understand the Teen Tournament being easy-peasy...but the College Tournament too?! :shock:
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Re: Thursday, February 16, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby opusthepenguin » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:47 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:"Shareware" is not free. That was a bad clue.

I would say it's not necessarily free, but I had the same thought.
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Re: Thursday, February 16, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Volante » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:53 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:Corey guessing Zobrist must had people yelling in the Chicago area and by the end of the game that turned out to be an even more painful miss.

On the one hand, Zobrist got WS MVP so it's a surprisingly good wrong answer. On the other hand...COME ON!!!
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Re: Thursday, February 16, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby bpmod » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:57 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:"Shareware" is not free. That was a bad clue.

I would say it's not necessarily free, but I had the same thought.

By definition it is not free. The fact that seldom is it paid for notwithstanding.

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Re: Thursday, February 16, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby dinghammer » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:00 pm

Will I be the only person who immediately thought of Brasilia, then thought that would be way too easy, so "Latinized" must mean something else, then just picked another random South American capital? Yes? Okay.
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