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by mjhunt
Tue May 19, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Ties on Jeopardy! RIP
Replies: 282
Views: 52751

Re: Ties on Jeopardy! RIP

Simple fix is share the dollars and cue it up the next game. TPTB are you listening? This isn't the only space on the Internet where so many Americans are being so wilfully ignorant towards the possibility of collusion. It was plainly apparent to TPTB that it was becoming easier to possibly collude...
by mjhunt
Thu May 14, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5701
Views: 1104506

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

I added 9/29/95: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6641 Player pics of Linda Roberts challengers Sam Hartwell & Gordon Wean: https://i.ibb.co/3rs6Zw9/samhartwell.jpg https://i.ibb.co/w4mCcFH/gordonwean.jpg Helluva game with 59R and 1W watching two TOCers go at it. Credit to anyone for p...
by mjhunt
Tue May 12, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5701
Views: 1104506

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

I added 3/16/94: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6639 Player pics of Amy Fine challengers Damon Darlin & Jim Drumm: https://i.ibb.co/7r7t4qp/damondarlin.jpg https://i.ibb.co/YdGJZ16/jimdrumm.jpg This game now has the earliest appearance for Dana Owens and her famous name. I like that ...
by mjhunt
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 4601

Re: Monday, April 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Wow. Momma said there'd be games like this. Ben cost himself at least one win by not realizing his situation and wagering everything. Two judges rulings in differs by a letter please. Spark and spank? Somewhat doubtful but not an instant no in my opinion. Widget and Gidget? I think that would have ...
by mjhunt
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 4601

Re: Monday, April 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Wow. Momma said there'd be games like this. Ben cost himself at least one win by not realizing his situation and wagering everything. Two judges rulings in differs by a letter please. Spark and spank? Somewhat doubtful but not an instant no in my opinion. Widget and Gidget? I think that would have ...
by mjhunt
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5701
Views: 1104506

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

culxnthusst03 has posted the October 5, 1995 (Gordon Wean game 5) episode on archive.org: http://archive.org/details/@culxnthusst03 With scores 9300 (Gordon)-6000 (Patrick)-4800 (Brenda), Gordon's $1000 DD wager at the end was terrible. If he wanted to protect a crush, he should have bet $299 or le...
by mjhunt
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5701
Views: 1104506

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

culxnthusst03 has posted the October 5, 1995 (Gordon Wean game 5) episode on archive.org: http://archive.org/details/@culxnthusst03 With scores 9300 (Gordon)-6000 (Patrick)-4800 (Brenda), Gordon's $1000 DD wager at the end was terrible. If he wanted to protect a crush, he should have bet $299 or le...
by mjhunt
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 5549

Re: Thursday, April 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I would say Joe's wager was not bad at all. In the 1991 TOC, Sara Cox had $9,200, which would equal $18,400 today, and did not make the semi-finals. http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=1997 She got the final right, but wagered too little. She is well known for betting it all from second an...
by mjhunt
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5701
Views: 1104506

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

I think I would have bet $500 on that DD. They allowed co-champs at the time so that way I don’t get eliminated on a miss and being tied means I get to return as long as I get FJ. In this particular case, it would have worked out better to bet $500. But, it is important to note that whether co-cham...
by mjhunt
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 15137

Re: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

As I and others have said, it is Mackenzie's money and her choice.

However, I do find it slightly odd that she wagers $0 and then goes through the mental energy to solve and try to spell the clue.

If I were going to do that, I would at least bet a little.
by mjhunt
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 24236

Re: Monday, February 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Re wagering Great that she goes big on DD3 but holding back the 1,000 should have cost her today. And yes it’s her money and she can bet it anyway she likes. We can objectively review her FJ wager as to optimal strategy. IMO choosing 19% of ~31K (6k) vs 47% of 15+k (7.5k) is the obvious way to look...
by mjhunt
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 24236

Re: the champion's wager

Maybe she figured she had already won five games and was not worried about absolutely maximizing her chances of winning another? Perhaps you meant absolutley maximizing her winnings ($) in the event she gets it correct and Steve is wrong? In that case, I would argue that in both of her lock games s...
by mjhunt
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 24236

Re: Monday, February 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Strategically, MacKenzie did everything she could to lose. She won. It happens. Jeopardy is not chess. Going into FJ, I had a hunch she was going to 'blow' her wager. I was right. Maybe she figured she had already won five games and was not worried about absolutely maximizing her chances of winning...
by mjhunt
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 24236

Re: Monday, February 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Strategically, MacKenzie did everything she could to lose. She won. It happens. Jeopardy is not chess. Going into FJ, I had a hunch she was going to 'blow' her wager. I was right. Maybe she figured she had already won five games and was not worried about absolutely maximizing her chances of winning...
by mjhunt
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 17713

Re: Monday, February 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Episode recap. Basic sports knowledge - fail Basic FJ wagering knowledge - fail Typical episode if you ask me. :D :D :D Boxing rules just come up for trivia purposes a lot. Definitely more than they should. But it’s without a doubt beginner level sports trivia knowledge. BWW regulars will have not ...
by mjhunt
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 17713

Re: Monday, February 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Episode recap. Basic sports knowledge - fail Basic FJ wagering knowledge - fail Typical episode if you ask me. :D :D :D Boxing rules just come up for trivia purposes a lot. Definitely more than they should. But it’s without a doubt beginner level sports trivia knowledge. BWW regulars will have not ...
by mjhunt
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 4790

Re: Thursday, January 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Joshua lost a LOT of money on FJ!. 13400 * 2 = 26800. 26800 + 1 = 26801. 26801 - 21000 = 5801. 21000 - 5801 = 15199. 15199 > 13400. 15199 = $15199. $15199 + $1000 = $16199. At minimum. Please, for the sake of my own sanity - all you jboardies who have the wonderful opportunity to get on Jeopardy, l...
by mjhunt
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 8253

Re: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

BobF wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:50 pm
Serious FJ! overwager!
Are you joking? I fail to see how it can be called a serious overwager, since it did not allow to Sarah with a $0 wager or wrong answer and it did not resurrect third place.
by mjhunt
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 12976

Re: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I feel very sorry for all the contestants being stuck in this situation with the tiebreaker rule (that said, betting differently on daily doubles could have prevented it). Two of my favorite ties, 10/18/11 http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=3740 and 1/10/13 http://www.j-archive.com/showga...
by mjhunt
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: To tie or not to tie (that is the question....)
Replies: 13
Views: 3488

Re: To tie or not to tie (that is the question....)

Hello, everyone. I'm trying to get info on TOC qualifiers' fifth games to see whether or not they actually thought to tie second place when they could have (if someone either had a lock game or was in second or third position pre-FJ on day 5, I'll note that as well). If you don't see a TOC qualifie...