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by Golf
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1680

Re: Monday, June 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Unfortunately we are back to the pre James school of wagering where a poor wager costs a contestant over $30k.

Perhaps it was me but the show's flow seemed to be disjointed today.
by Golf
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Quick Rules Q
Replies: 47
Views: 1403

Re: Quick Rules Q

Sounds like you are (the former, I mean). The paperwork has nothing of the ins and outs of a game of Jeopardy. If you are on a show and you choose to ignore these instructions, well that's a you problem. I find it interesting that both people you chose to lecture about supposedly not reading the ru...
by Golf
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Your Screenname: What inspired it?
Replies: 299
Views: 27944

Re: Your Screenname: What inspired it?

Ironhorse wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:31 pm
It's the name of a golf course/street in Leawood, Kansas. I used to deliver mail in that neighborhood and loved the name.
https://www.ironhorsetx.com/

Railroad theme as well, decent track.
by Golf
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Quick Rules Q
Replies: 47
Views: 1403

Re: Quick Rules Q

I would think it would be the same tie-breaker rule as used to determine who gets $1000 and who gets $2000 if they tie before and after the final. I don't know the exact wording of the rule, but I think it's something like whoever gave the most recent correct answer is considered to be ahead (or ma...
by Golf
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Quick Rules Q
Replies: 47
Views: 1403

Re: Quick Rules Q

I would think it would be the same tie-breaker rule as used to determine who gets $1000 and who gets $2000 if they tie before and after the final. I don't know the exact wording of the rule, but I think it's something like whoever gave the most recent correct answer is considered to be ahead (or ma...
by Golf
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 2689

Re: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So, did you ever have the good fortune to stumble into an after hours Fort Worth bar and find Van Cliburn tickling the ivories? Now that would be surreal (these days perhaps the most overused adjective for all things)! Sadly I did not. But in those days it certainly wasn't for lack of being in a ba...
by Golf
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 2689

Re: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Unfortunately, she didn't know Van Cliburn. (I did, but I'm a classical geek.) I've been lucky enough to attend the finals and see the winner perform. Both the music and the venue are amazing. If you ever have the chance, attend. It's only held every four years. The early rounds are worth seeing as...
by Golf
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 2689

Re: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

$3,000 is virtually never a good DD wager. I cut Emma some slack the first time she did it, as I know very well how much the excitement of the situation she was in can mess with your brain. But the second offense deserves a citation. Incidentally, my rule of thumb of "at least 5,000" is holding up ...
by Golf
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 97
Views: 3778

Re: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For those of you who missed it, here's Emma's awesome reaction to the suggestion that she's copying James's moves: Loved it. She also shunned Alex's comments on her chances going into yesterday's game against James. Liz gave a wrong answer and Alex let her get away with it. Was personally sad to se...
by Golf
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 200
Views: 8039

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

PeteMoss wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:47 pm
Strange bet by James. Through the 32 game run he leaves $49,978 on the table going into a locked FJ.
This game he decides to secure second place for the extra $1,000 more than 3rd place?

WOW! Nothing like going down without a fight!
I am speechless.

Unless I can't see the sarcasm sign.
by Golf
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 200
Views: 8039

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

gnash wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:12 pm
There's no sound theory saying that the third should not wager everything.
Huh?

His only chance to win is to hope both competitors miss and 2nd wagers poorly. It doesn't matter whether he answers correctly or not so long as he doesn't wager more than $4600. Which he did.
by Golf
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 200
Views: 8039

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

Anyways, I get that in theory, he made the right wager, and also in practice it was the right wager, but I have a question for the vikings: could a wager of $11,399 (to stay above Jay's DJ score) or even $7,799 (to stay above Jay's score if he wagers at most $4,600 which is the right move for him) ...
by Golf
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 200
Views: 8039

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

What a well played game by all three. Emma did what she should on the early DD in DJ, it was a 2nd row clue which should always be an auto wager everything almost regardless of circumstance. Of course against James it's also an automatic. But, on the 2nd DD, she went small. Now it was a bottom row c...
by Golf
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Breach of Confidentiality re James Holzhauer's Remaining Games in Season 35?
Replies: 21
Views: 1714

Re: Breach of Confidentiality re James Holzhauer's Remaining Games in Season 35?

Taping is on hiatus right now? That is earth-shattering news. :P

And technically, taping starts before September 20/21. So the fall statement is in error.

The article did not state he was still taping.
by Golf
Thu May 30, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 2757

Re: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It's funny because I don't really remember hearing that song much in the '80s. It probably has more to do with the radio stations I was listening to in the '80s more than anything. The song certainly has had staying power. Every time I got in the car during winter semester of '89 I heard it. Was ev...
by Golf
Wed May 29, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 2757

Re: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If Faizan doubles up on the last DD he has a small chance of not being locked out going into FJ, and he held his own after the DD. But, he made the typical extremely sub-optimal round number wager.
by Golf
Wed May 29, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 868
Views: 46850

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

When you bring back contestants who were crappy the first time, and then allow them to act like this, you get your show canceled.
by Golf
Wed May 29, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 85
Views: 4629

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

Do you really think there are contestants who would hold back from a true DD in that situation because they're angling for the extra $1000 from the second place prize? Not entirely sure this is an honest question, but there have been multiple contestants post on this board that they wagered the way...
by Golf
Wed May 29, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 85
Views: 4629

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

Do you really think there are contestants who would hold back from a true DD in that situation because they're angling for the extra $1000 from the second place prize? Not entirely sure this is an honest question, but there have been multiple contestants post on this board that they wagered the way...
by Golf
Wed May 29, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 3172

Re: Monday, May 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think it's time to bring back the limit on the number of games played. Sometimes long runs work (Rogers, Jennings), sometimes they don't (Jackson, this one). Other than Nate last week, these games are just plain boooooooooring. I really don't care how much he knows or how many records he sets. As...