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by jeff6286
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 71
Views: 4126

Re: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?

I'm catching up on episodes from early in the season. Guy found a DD late in the first round, bottom box, category AT LEAST 20 MILLION TWITTER FOLLOWERS. He bet just $2000 and got it right. Rest of the game was close, he went into FJ in 2nd place, the champ missed so he won the game. I get the stra...
by jeff6286
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 2998

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

At the beginning after James's total was announced look at the young man in the audience and his reaction. https://i.ibb.co/zSZ486v/crowd.jpg That's James' wife sitting behind that young man, looking toward the camera. Are you sure about that? I've seen her on WWTBAM and to my eye this doesn't seem...
by jeff6286
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 71
Views: 4126

Re: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?

I wonder if the show could disrupt its long-standing summer rerun tradition and have a week or two of memorable moments from this run, say a week showing his top 5 single game scores and another week with his five closest calls, possibly including the game he loses… If there is one. Of course he cou...
by jeff6286
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 71
Views: 4126

Re: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?

James is one of the most dominant players on the buzzer, and it's key to his success, but there (in fact, here , for the most part) are people who have been (slightly) more dominant on the buzzer: Ken Jennings, Joon Pahk, Jerome Vered, Brian Weikle, Michael Dupee. (The last three were limited to fi...
by jeff6286
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 67
Views: 2322

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

Columbus, 45
by jeff6286
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2756

Re: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I noticed tonight that James got beaten to the buzzer on 3 of the 5 clue crew clues at the Franklin Institute, making me wonder if the "champion's advantage" is lessened on video clues where the lights aren't being triggered off Alex's voice. Of course this is a small sample and there's no way to kn...
by jeff6286
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! and other notable contestants on The Chase (possible J! spoilers)
Replies: 28
Views: 1354

Re: J! and other notable contestants on The Chase (possible J! spoilers)

Jamie / Jeff / James Holzhauer (Yes, it is he.) -- All three made it to the end and split $175,000. The Beast only reached 9 out of an impressive 26 in the Final Chase, apparently The Jeff in this episode was not me, but I know his name was Jeff King. I don't know of him being on any other game sho...
by jeff6286
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 2623

Re: Thursday, April 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A savvy opponant should counter him by wagering a random amount ending in two odd number digits, like 37, on the first DD they hit. If it's early in the J round, wager the max minus $21. This would throw a monkey wrench into James' cute FJ wagering if the game is not a runnaway. Better yet, not a c...
by jeff6286
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2075

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

1 Scarlet Letter 2 Echolocation 3 Force 4 Waterloo 5 Quilting 6 Sacramento 7 Gemini 8 Document 9 The Ancient Mariner 10 Rye 11 Halfpipe 12 James Buchanan 13 Landing 14 Jack Kerouac 15 Michigan 16 Saturated 17 Marriage of Figaro 18 Kiwi 19 Lemonade 20 India 21 Nile 22 Pound 23 Jonathan Franzen 24 Au...
by jeff6286
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2075

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

1 Scarlet Letter 2 Echolocation 3 Force 4 Waterloo 5 Quilting 6 Sacramento 7 Gemini 8 Document 9 The Ancient Mariner 10 Barley 11 Halfpipe 12 James Buchanan 13 Landing 14 Jack Kerouac 15 Michigan 16 Saturated 17 Marriage of Figaro 18 Kiwi 19 Lemonade 20 India 21 Nile 22 Pound 23 Jonathan Franzen 24...
by jeff6286
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 2623

Re: Thursday, April 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Does anyone know where I can find a list of people in the Video Hall of Fame online? as of 2013 she was the only non engineer to be inducted into the video hall of fame...so the list won't have any notables other than her i imagine This seems very hard to find, my google-fu has yet to find an offic...
by jeff6286
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 113
Views: 4051

Re: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

bengland wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:00 am
Austin Powers wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:09 am
In fairness I knew more about the situation.
Don't be coy. Tell us more!
The total tonnage of what he know that we don't could stun a team of oxen in its tracks.
by jeff6286
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 652
Views: 33854

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Got the Samuel Pepys "and so to bed" before the choices came up. For Lauren, Neptune was discovered in 1846. An easy $100,000 today which I got before the choices came up despite not being a big fan of governmental stuff. Cabinet Departments and functions are the basics in my opinion. Yeah, that $1...
by jeff6286
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 2836

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

Puerto Rico is not south of Cuba, but Jamaica is. OH, interesting, they said 90 miles south of Cuba, right? I actually said Jamaica but Google was telling me it is more like 238 miles south of CUba so I assumed it was wrong, found close to 90 for Puerto Rico and assumed that was right, forgot to ve...
by jeff6286
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 2836

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

Puerto Rico is not south of Cuba, but Jamaica is. OH, interesting, they said 90 miles south of Cuba, right? I actually said Jamaica but Google was telling me it is more like 238 miles south of CUba so I assumed it was wrong, found close to 90 for Puerto Rico and assumed that was right, forgot to ve...
by jeff6286
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 2836

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

What I have for answers, let me know if anything seems wrong: (tweaked/fixed answers for 10, 18, 44) 1 Jane Austen 2 preposition 3 chlorophyll 4 Battle of Hastings 5 Amazon 6 Lisbon 7 Swan Lake 8 October 9 Sonnets 10 (New England) Clam Chowder 11 Kendrick Lamar 12 Thomas Jefferson 13 buccaneer 14 Un...
by jeff6286
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The connection between a quiz bowl background and J! success
Replies: 11
Views: 746

Re: The connection between a quiz bowl background and J! success

The article says besides Julia, just two of the other 17 All-Stars didn’t play quiz bowl in high school or college. Does anyone know definitively which ones? My guesses would be maybe Alex and Austin?
by jeff6286
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 652
Views: 33854

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Question #1: Some versions of the Nativity story identify the Three Wise Men who visit the baby Jesus as kings of all but which of the following places?

Sheba
Egypt
Arabia
Queens
by jeff6286
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement
Replies: 94
Views: 4591

Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

I think Aisha Taylor would be an excellent choice, maybe the best possible choice (I used to think it would be neat if Ken or Brad took the job, but I no longer think so). Certainly the fact that she was in DEATH SENTENCE, which is an outstanding film if you haven't seen it, is another plus. I don'...
by jeff6286
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 317
Views: 9721

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

Not sure how you get to Kahlo/Rivera from a photo of 2 small, adjacent houses with a bunch of cactus plants. Sure, I considered them based on the husband/wife clue, but went with O’Keefe/ Stieglitz For me it was essentially a coin flip, Mexico and New Mexico could both have cacti, so I didn't have ...