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by Golf
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 1606

Re: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There's -some- rationale for a leader betting more than "cover second place by $1" . Not much, but some. Maybe the scores entering FJ! are really low - say, $3000 vs $1600, with third place dropping out. If you have a category where you're very proficient (or where your opponent is proficient), why...
by Golf
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1352

Re: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Watching Scottie struggle for correct answers on the DJ DD's, how many were thinking of that catchy Eurotrip song? :lol:
by Golf
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 1606

Re: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There was zero rationale for Emily's FJ wager other than covering. She probably knew she needed to cover a double up from 2nd and then wagered some random round number that accomplished that. In the leader's position, you wager to win by $1 to a 2nd place double up. Each dollar extra wagered reduces...
by Golf
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1597

Re: Monday, September 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

While it's impossible to know if Laurel would have wagered differently on the last DD, one could argue that Jason cost himself the game by leaving that $1600 on the table on his DD.

And good for Jennifer for not making the typical suicide wager from third in her position.
by Golf
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Gameplay Strategies
Replies: 13
Views: 620

Re: Gameplay Strategies

Some important clarifications. Be careful guessing on clues that you don't know. Avoid ringing in and answering incorrectly. If you never give a wrong answer you aren't ringing in enough. I think people on this forum are pretty mixed about whether or not to hunt for daily doubles. Some people are di...
by Golf
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2748

Re: Thursday, September 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Like Christine, I, too, said the other major world building that opened in 1973. World Landmarks means (in Jeopardy speak) outside the U.S., so that answer doesn't fit the category. It was frustrating watching both challengers not truly understanding how to win this game. Christine's had a chance t...
by Golf
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1986

Re: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Frustrating to watch. None of the three had any idea how to win this game.
by Golf
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2706

Re: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

morbeedo wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:42 pm
BIBLICAL ANYTHING is a FJ category where my wager is ZERO no matter what the scores tell me to do
You are 2nd place with $15,000, leader $30,000, third $1,000.
by Golf
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 2768

Re: Thursday, July 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Well, I guess we had to see it one more time before season's end: a dumbass all-in wager from third place loses a game she could have won. And surely you know an all-in bet from the leader is never, ever gonna happen. If you are in 2nd place in this game, what would you wager? Then perhaps re-think...
by Golf
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 398
Views: 34765

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

I felt like in the mock game that I either didn’t have my timing down or the other two players were that good (probably a little of both) as there were plenty of times I could have sworn I was in first but wasn’t. I mean, I know it was practice and all, but still, I wanted to ring in first. :D In t...
by Golf
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Holzhauer betting for 2nd in the TOC to make more money?
Replies: 16
Views: 1789

Re: Holzhauer betting for 2nd in the TOC to make more money?

CharlieD wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:01 pm
Of course, I may be wrong in assuming that the first two rounds are included in determining potential winnings.
I wonder if anybody has seen these rules in a TOC rulebook?
Only the two game finals count towards potential winnings.
by Golf
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 2768

Re: Thursday, July 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Well, I guess we had to see it one more time before season's end: a dumbass all-in wager from third place loses a game she could have won. And surely you know an all-in bet from the leader is never, ever gonna happen. If you are in 2nd place in this game, what would you wager? Then perhaps re-think...
by Golf
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Holzhauer betting for 2nd in the TOC to make more money?
Replies: 16
Views: 1789

Re: Holzhauer betting for 2nd in the TOC to make more money?

And everything on the internet is true.

Bonjour.


But just for fun, please explain in detail how a contestant would not win with a two game total of over 250k.
by Golf
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 398
Views: 34765

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

I am truly of the belief that the audition selection is not actually random, as they allege. I actually think it's just the opposite. If you look at the numbers reported over the last 10 years or so of reports from auditioners, it's probably 2 to 1 males. But then the ratio is 50/50 on the show its...
by Golf
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2880

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

Assume Player 1 has twice the score of Player 2 and both contestants independently have a 50% chance to answer FJ correctly and Player 2 wagers everything. If Player 1 bets $1 they win in RR/RW/WW (75% to win) and lose on WR (25% to lose) - they have a 75% chance to win. If Player 1 bets $0 they wi...
by Golf
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 112
Views: 8116

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

Volante wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:32 pm
*By the standard metrics we, the viewing public, have used.
Volante wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:34 am
It's more a guideline than a rule.
OK, prior to this, how many times over the last 35 years have TPTB gone against the standard metrics the viewing public have used for the ToC?
by Golf
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2880

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

do you play poker? just wondering because i have seen you use poker terminology on several occasions in here I did full time for a few years. People were giving money away online, figured I may as well scoop it up. While profitable, it was never overly fulfilling nor healthy for me however. And the...
by Golf
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2880

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

Because results oriented people will undoubtedly say Roey should have wagered $1, let's just get ahead of it. No, he shouldn't have. Not necessarily. We've run the numbers and there's really no wrong decision between wagering $0 and $1. So it can turn into category dependent. Have a link to this? M...
by Golf
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2880

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

Because results oriented people will undoubtedly say Roey should have wagered $1, let's just get ahead of it. No, he shouldn't have. Not necessarily. We've run the numbers and there's really no wrong decision between wagering $0 and $1. So it can turn into category dependent. If memory serves, the l...
by Golf
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1891

Re: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Oh no worries man, I totally understand why you did that, I just found it to be pretty funny. I'd much rather people bet $4,000 consistently on DD's then make wimpy bets like $1,000 or less on them anyway. After James's amazing run I've been spoiled by all the gutsy wagers, but I still understand w...