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by Bob78164
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: A Shore's Conjecture taxonomy
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: A Shore's Conjecture taxonomy

By popular (all right, one person's) request: A game satisfies the conditions of Shore's Conjecture if: (a) it is not a crush, and (b) the second-place player can make a wager that is large enough to pass the leader's pre-Final score while still small enough to keep the third-place player locked ou...
by Bob78164
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: A Shore's Conjecture taxonomy
Replies: 8
Views: 433

A Shore's Conjecture taxonomy

By popular (all right, one person's) request: A game satisfies the conditions of Shore's Conjecture if: (a) it is not a crush, and (b) the second-place player can make a wager that is large enough to pass the leader's pre-Final score while still small enough to keep the third-place player locked out...
by Bob78164
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 2021

Re: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This game is a draw for the Weak Form of Shore's Conjecture. The second-place player bet "big." --Bob
by Bob78164
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1970

Re: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This game is a draw for the Strong Form of Shore's Conjecture. The second-place player bet "small." --Bob
by Bob78164
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Messages will return to Final
Replies: 15
Views: 1294

Messages will return to Final

I know that during James's run TPTB changed the rules to prevent people from using Final to send greetings or messages. The ruling is that any such message will now be considered part of the contestant's response (which likely will make the response incorrect). There's an easy workaround. Write your...
by Bob78164
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 200
Views: 8881

Re: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

And this means his average earnings per win are just a smidgen below the previous single-game record. --Bob
by Bob78164
Thu May 23, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 85
Views: 4782

Re: Thursday, May 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This game is a draw for the Weak Form of Shore's Conjecture. The second-place player bet "small." --Bob
by Bob78164
Tue May 21, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 3035

Re: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

As good as James outplayed his opponents a route to defeat could be as simple as a miss on DD2 and an opponent in five figures finding and converting DD3 to have the lead for the FJ! round. It was all reasonably possible today. Since all of these shows were taped in February (or whenever) how aware...
by Bob78164
Tue May 21, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 3035

Re: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Does this make James 23 for 24 on Final Jeopardy!? To me that may be more impressive than his average winnings per game. --Bob
by Bob78164
Mon May 20, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 3364

Re: Monday, May 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Correct response is missing from Final Jeopardy!. And as noted above, James's average (mean) win now exceeds the previous one-day record. --Bob
by Bob78164
Fri May 03, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 3656

Re: Friday, May 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If my mental arithmetic is correct (I'm too lazy to track down a calculator), if James wins his next game with at least $80,000, he'll bring his average over the previous record of $77,000. --Bob
by Bob78164
Thu May 02, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: $75,000 rule
Replies: 36
Views: 4505

Re: $75,000 rule

I had a post earlier and had to delete it...I really bungled it trying to work on a few things at once and respond to this. You are allowed to transfer only certain types of prizes to charity without claiming them as income. First, you cannot have actively sought the prize by entering a contest or ...
by Bob78164
Thu May 02, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How long were the "broadcast runs" for Julia Collins, David Madden, et al?
Replies: 11
Views: 993

Re: How long were the "broadcast runs" for Julia Collins, David Madden, et al?

Hah! I've got you all beat. Four months and two days. I think I outlasted everyone but Ken. --Bob
by Bob78164
Wed May 01, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 76
Views: 4251

Re: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

With this win, James brings his per-game average above $76,000. --Bob
by Bob78164
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 76
Views: 4767

Re: Monday, April 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This game is a loss for the Intermediate Form of Shore's Conjecture. The second-place player bet "big." --Bob
by Bob78164
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 76
Views: 4767

Re: Monday, April 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

theFJguy wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:08 am
FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ORGANIZATIONS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This a very difficult Final Jeopardy! I literally don't have a clue. --Bob
by Bob78164
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 3941

Re: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This puts James's average over $75,000 per game. Put another way, his mean score over 14 games is higher than any score anyone in the past had ever achieved with the sole exception of Roger Craig's old one-day record. --Bob
by Bob78164
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 82
Views: 4708

Re: Thursday, April 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Damn. Went for negbait on Final! , going with the Martian Manhunter. --Bob On what planet would Martian Manhunter be in the scope for FJ! round material? Generally the correct response will have an air of familiarity to Joe & Jane America. One other factor you would not know if only playing the FJ!...
by Bob78164
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 82
Views: 4708

Re: Thursday, April 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Damn. Went for negbait on Final!, going with the Martian Manhunter. --Bob
by Bob78164
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1812

Re: Monday, April 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This game is a draw for the Weak Form of Shore’s Conjecture. The second-place player bet “small.” —Bob