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by Golf
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 92
Views: 2115

Re: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Barring endgame scenarios, if a contestant is 50%+ sure of their answer, shouldn't they ring in? If you get it right, you win the clue value. Get it wrong and you lose the value. So a 50/50 guess has an expected value of zero. Half the time you win, half you lose. Averaged out, that's zero. But you...
by Golf
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 92
Views: 2115

Re: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

One thing I've noticed about Buzzy (and this is from only seeing his ToC matches, not his regular ones) is that he seems unafraid to neg. Which is a great strategy in quiz bowl, and less good in J! It's probably why I did much better at J! than I ever did at QB. Barring endgame scenarios, if a cont...
by Golf
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 92
Views: 2115

Re: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

So Buzzy made it plural, Austin did not. He said "a brown clown's down", or "a brown clown is down". Per the rules of Jeopardy, does this make a difference? When Austin found his first DD, he deviated from the strategy that got him there. It was a 2nd row clue with ~80 clues left, this was the perfe...
by Golf
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 1796

Re: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I await watching you in a ToC semifinal. Cool. I'll be the one playing optimally leading to a lock game. 8-) :lol: nah you wont even win a game if you ever make it on the show. You see those little emoticons at the end of my post? It was meant as humor. Laugh. But we should really get back to discu...
by Golf
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 1796

Re: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Golf wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:31 pm
Just one of those quick calculations that nobody takes the time to work out.
OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:57 pm
I await watching you in a ToC semifinal.
Cool. I'll be the one playing optimally leading to a lock game. 8-) :lol:
by Golf
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 1796

Re: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

On the final DD the scores were Alan 21200 Pranjal 12600 Tim 2000 With 3200 left afterwards Pranjal can max out at 15800. Therefore Alan should either wager 5 or 5399 dependent on category comfort. His 4000 wager wasn't too far off, but that 1399 can easily turn a possible loss into a lock game. Jus...
by Golf
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 113
Views: 2774

Re: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I would just refrain from faulting a contestant if your own personal favorite strategy is not employed. The gameplay we observe may not reflect a planned strategy at all, and, unless we know different, any commentary is just speculation. (Someone on this board commented that my DD wagers in the 11/...
by Golf
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 113
Views: 2774

Re: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm predicting the wagers in FJ! will be a discussion point for a while. So here's my take. Starting with the base case, Buzzy needs to protect from a double up by Jason. So his initial wager thought would be 15,401. Jason should know that if both he and Buzzy get it right, he shouldn't win. Buzzy ...
by Golf
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 1890
Views: 102561

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:49 pm
I'd say 30 for "magnet school". That'd still put it higher than Ziggy Marley.
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:54 pm
I'll take the over and not only that I'll raise you 25 and take over 55%.
Very aggressive. You. Won't. Be. Pushed. Around. But, I re-raise. Over 74%.
by Golf
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 13, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 2505

Re: Monday, November 13, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Lily should have been in the lead going into FJ had she taken her time and found the correct words for her DD. Not that it would have mattered. Wasn't thrilled about Andrew's DJ DD wager in the bottom box. He started in row 3 and knew it, then didn't know row 4 before the DD. That should have been ...
by Golf
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 13, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 2505

Re: Monday, November 13, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Lily should have been in the lead going into FJ had she taken her time and found the correct words for her DD. Not that it would have mattered. Wasn't thrilled about Andrew's DJ DD wager in the bottom box. He started in row 3 and knew it, then didn't know row 4 before the DD. That should have been a...
by Golf
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2017 TOC Wild Card Standings thread (SPOILERS-Game 5 posted)
Replies: 26
Views: 1730

Re: 2017 TOC Wild Card Standings thread (SPOILERS-Game 3 posted)

Clearly I (and apparently Golf) read that differently. Oops. Well, read the sequential posting. After going over it repeatedly, how could we not jump to that conclusion especially focusing on the bolded immediately before the apparently misunderstood statement. I know contestants are sequestered pr...
by Golf
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2017 TOC Wild Card Standings thread (SPOILERS-Game 5 posted)
Replies: 26
Views: 1730

Re: 2017 TOC Wild Card Standings thread (SPOILERS-Game 3 posted)

jeff6286 wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:26 pm
Everyone who has played does watch from the audience. I would imagine in at least some cases, there could be whispered communication and they could find out from the previous players who has posted what scores and where everyone stands.
No no no no no no no.

No.
by Golf
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Buzzer!
Replies: 47
Views: 1786

Re: The Buzzer!

PhilKohn wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:38 pm
middle fingers -- whatever works to help you.
Wholeheartedly agree.

Are we still talking about the buzzer? :lol:
by Golf
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1338

Re: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

FJ was a complete YKIOYD. And I didn’t. Disagree. It's highly doubtful TPTB are going to ask about an actor who was nominated twice but didn't win, that would be a bit too tricky IMO. So simply go with who won Best Actor in 1992. I had no idea that he was nominated twice, but was very confident in ...
by Golf
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Buzzer!
Replies: 47
Views: 1786

Re: The Buzzer!

Outside the box thought, with the device in your hand hold your arm straight down with the button just off your hip. To ring in, simply move your hand slightly towards your body ramming the button into your hip.
by Golf
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 139
Views: 6779

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Not having a good grasp on the values, I would have just immediately guessed one and called Final Answer (this is the freebie, right)? I would have been wrong. So you would not have even tried for $100K? That's odd. And the fact that it's a freebie means nothing when attempting to ration out an ans...
by Golf
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2017 ToC Quarter-Final Matches Revealed - Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 3271

Re: 2017 ToC Quarter-Final Matches Revealed - Discussion

mfc248 wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:45 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:42 pm
Anyone know what the blue ribbons represent?
Dark blue is the color of colon cancer awareness, in honor of the 16th player who didn't make it to Culver City for this event. They're Jason's idea.
Very nice.
by Golf
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 139
Views: 6779

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

"Second-highest" is rude as heck. Who cares? If you play a decent amount of Scrabble it's free money no matter how you ask it. I would be OK with getting paid $100k to count Scrabble points for 2 minutes. Then perhaps another 2 minutes to double-check. I care. First, playing from home it was clear ...
by Golf
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 139
Views: 6779

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:03 pm
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"Second-highest" is rude as heck.
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Who cares? If you play a decent amount of Scrabble it's free money no matter how you ask it. I would be OK with getting paid $100k to count Scrabble points for 2 minutes. Then perhaps another 2 minutes to double-check.