Bamaman wrote:A bad bet by Davia but she lucked out.
I wouldn't say that it was a straight-up bad bet, just an interesting one. If she really didn't feel confident in a bible category, then it's a pretty shrewd wager, although betting a dollar or two less would have been better. In that spot, second place is much better off wagering small and locking out third, since they likely need a miss by 1st to win anyway. So if the leader knows this and feels confident that second will bet small, then it makes sense not to make the shutout bet, but to try to make a wager that will drop you to a score higher than 2nd's on a triple stumper. In this case, they would have tied at $4,801 if they both missed. It is an intriguing scenario, and I don't seem to recall a similar one coming up any time recently. (1st and 2nd very close together, and 3rd has a bit less than 1/2 of both scores) Actually, it probably comes up fairly often, I probably just haven't really thought about it because it would be pretty rare for both 1st and 2nd to make a wager that on a miss, would drop them to a dollar more than 3rd's maximum score. Normally either 1st place will make the MSB, or 2nd will go all-in or nearly so. Often probably both.
Is it just me, or was that FJ in The New Testament ridiculously easy? It seems like that would poll at around 90% if it came up today. Anyone else agree?