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by akrites
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! to Tape Without Live Audience
Replies: 81
Views: 15535

Re: J! to Tape Without Live Audience

You were the dude Maggie held up as an exemplar of how to dress?
by akrites
Tue May 07, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 752
Views: 93830

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

For an opinion on the Kentucky Derby, Deadspin! https://deadspin.com/the-kentucky-derby-was-decided-by-some-video-replay-bul-1834530029 After nearly 20 minutes of deliberation, they determined that barely interfering with horses that didn’t come anywhere close to winning during a tight curve was eg...
by akrites
Thu May 02, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11
Replies: 169
Views: 21079

Re: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11

It would be interesting to have passing statistics on others who attended in-person events. I don't have the exact numbers of people present, but I have done several of the original in-person auditions and I would say the pass rate for those was in the 6-8% range. I went to one original style audit...
by akrites
Thu May 02, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 26890

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

Does anyone know if Holzhauer's poker strategy site still exists?
by akrites
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 26890

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

Other than Jeopardy and the Chase, what other shows has James been on?
by akrites
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 26890

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

CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:20 pm
apparently sportsbooks are getting into the hype

bovada had lines of

o/u 24.5 games won -120 juice for both sides

will he beat jennings' record games won streak....no at -900 and yes at +500

will he beat jennings $2,520,700 mark no -220, yes +155
So James fanboys could win pretty big.
by akrites
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 26890

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

Plus why lose the time to think about it while the question is being read? And if you’re waiting for the lights to go on, you lose the buzzer race The light, if I understand correctly, it the ultimate arbiter of when one can buzz in. So if the sole goal was to buzz in first for every question, mayb...
by akrites
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/15/19 week
Replies: 30
Views: 2989

Re: FJs for the 4/15/19 week

I have to admit, I had never even heard of David Hockney. :-/
by akrites
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 26890

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

If that's the case, why look at the question at all? Just focus on the lights and process the question after you buzz in. Assume that you're the only person playing this strategy. If you're going with "shoot first, ask questions later", your opponents are more likely to "stay clam" on clues that ar...
by akrites
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 26890

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

If that's the case, why look at the question at all? Just focus on the lights and process the question after you buzz in. Assume that you're the only person playing this strategy. If you're going with "shoot first, ask questions later", your opponents are more likely to "stay clam" on clues that ar...
by akrites
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 26890

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

I love all the breathless reporting about James bankrupting Jeopardy! I suppose if he keeps going and going they could up the difficulty of the clues to limit his earnings. But legally, I don’t think they can decide to retire him if he really maxes out the bank, can they? Suppose they could just st...
by akrites
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 26890

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

Well, they want Alex to finish the question. Jeopardy is an entertainment show for the audience first, and trivia contest second. If it is not entertaining for the viewing audience, the show ceases to exist. Eh, fair enough. I'll put another spin on this: if you could buzz in as soon as the clue is...
by akrites
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11
Replies: 169
Views: 21079

Re: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11

Is jeopardy the only major quiz show even casting right now? It seems that neither WWTBAM nor the Chase are. $100,000 pyramid was casting earlier this year I think The Chase isn’t around anymore Unclear if Millionaire will be renewed for another season, but keep your eyes open There was also a call...
by akrites
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 26890

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

Because they want a disincentive for buzzing in early. Yeah, I got that, but WHY don't they want people to buzz in early. Personally I feel if you know it, you should be able to buzz in whenever (with the exception of there being contestants like Eddie Timanus). Well, they want Alex to finish the q...
by akrites
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11
Replies: 169
Views: 21079

Re: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11

Is jeopardy the only major quiz show even casting right now?

It seems that neither WWTBAM nor the Chase are.
by akrites
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 12553

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 akrites
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 8228

Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Obviously this tournament was very lopsided, part of that is because nobody is even near the same league as Brad and Ken. But it also didn't help that both Brad and Ken got to choose from players that were actually better than the other four captains. Heck, Colby even ceded the top dog spot to a te...
by akrites
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 8228

Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was surprised how poorly Ben Ingram and esp. Roger Craig did. I thought they could challenge Brad and Ken.
by akrites
Wed May 16, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 396282

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Maybe they've invited a few people to Cleveland (or St. Louis, in my case) who are out of the country and they'll invite a few more to fill in the slots...

I guess it all depends on whether you think Pandora kept hope in the box or let it out.
by akrites
Tue May 15, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 396282

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

earendel wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 10:32 am
:( Nothing in my inbox or spam filter for Cleveland.
I'm in the same boat re: St. Louis. Maybe I've reached my lifetime quota of auditions. I haven't had one in 3 years...