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by hbomb1947
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wired article: Ken discusses James
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Wired article: Ken discusses James

https://www.wired.com/story/ken-jennings-james-holzhauer-jeopardy/?__twitter_impression=true&mbid=social_twitter&utm_brand=wired&utm_campaign=wired&utm_medium=social&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=twitter (the article may contain spoilers for those who haven't watched all of James's game through y...
by hbomb1947
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 15
Views: 703

Re: Friday, April 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

He has a real chance to pass $1 million in his 14th game (assuming he doesn't lose in his 13th). He has an outside chance of doing it in game 13. Yeah I know that's $140,000, but no one thought $131k was possible just a week ago... Actually a little over $148,000 is required, but yeah, I would say ...
by hbomb1947
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 15
Views: 703

Re: Friday, April 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Holding the top 5 1-day scores on a show that's had well over 10,000 contestants? Who does that? James has had a few games where his performance in the SJ round has been relatively pedestrian (at least in the context of his overall standard of play); but one constant throughout his run is that he's ...
by hbomb1947
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 2510

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

I'm also tired of James' mastery. He peaked after his fourth game, once he ripped the one-day record to shreds. Now I want other players to have their moments of victory, their own streaks. Did you feel the same way during ken's streak, or for that matter Julia's? Is there any good reason why Jeopa...
by hbomb1947
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 2510

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

Rinse, repeat.

That banter about the reset button was really funny.
by hbomb1947
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 74
Views: 3234

Re: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Just out of curiosity - why? Personally, I LOVE watching greatness. Well, I am kind of on your page, I like the big tournaments and would love if they were every three years (every year might be a bit much), but I can see being annoyed by a lot of the newer champions. In the old days, even the best...
by hbomb1947
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 74
Views: 3234

Re: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I hope they do another UToC-type tournament again. It would be great to watch James go against the likes of Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter, and Roger Craig. Whenever his run ends, that is. Probably in 2025 or so. Fortunately for us Sony is probably wellll ahead of us in contriving an opportunity to brin...
by hbomb1947
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 74
Views: 3234

Re: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I know we just had a supertourney; but I wonder at what point TPTB might decide that as was the case with Ken, it would be a letdown to place James in a "mere" TOC, as the viewing public would like to see how he would fare against the other immortals. I'm not talking about anything as long and crazy...
by hbomb1947
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 74
Views: 3234

Re: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:57 pm
ACW wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:56 pm
Is it a new record for most money before FJ, and a new record for most bet on FJ?
He had more on April 9 before Final, but it is a bet record.
And he tied his own record for largest DD wager ($25,000).
by hbomb1947
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 57
Views: 3162

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

Wheatley wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:30 am
Buzzing speed matters. In every game so far, there’s one player who barely buzzes in, and I doubt it’s because they don’t know the answers.
Of course buzzing speed matters greatly, but I think James also knows a bit more of the material than the average contestant.
by hbomb1947
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2626

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

Even Alex has been rendered speechless by the magnitude of James's accomplishments, as evidenced by his saying something like "What can I say?" at the end of this episode. James reminds me of those kids in the 1980s who figured out the patterns programmed into arcade games like "Pac-Man," enabling t...
by hbomb1947
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2626

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

Le Master wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:35 am

And just like that, James knocks down Roger's one-day record down another notch.

Second highest single-day winnings: $106,181

Second highest Jeopardy round score: $19,400
James also eclipses his own record for the largest FJ wager (and, concomitantly, greatest amount gained on FJ).
by hbomb1947
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2764

Re: Monday, April 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This could be called another "game of wow" authored by James. He showed why those who have opined that his all-in DD wagers are "reckless" are in error, particularly as applied to the early-in-the-game juncture where the $8,400 loss occurred here. When your average Coryat is over $27K, and your oppo...
by hbomb1947
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2764

Re: Monday, April 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm happy with how I did considering I hadn't seen James play. It's possible facing a record-breaking champion affected my psyche, but I didn't feel nervous. I also don't think that I let the feeling of the inevitable negatively affect my tenacity. Oh to have more time with that buzzer... James gra...
by hbomb1947
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 3623

Re: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

An interesting note about James unrelated to his game play: periodically there's been discussion here about how the stated 18-month duration for how long applicants are in the pool post-audition isn't completely rigid. On his FB fan page, James reported that he got The Call 22 months after his audit...
by hbomb1947
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 3623

Re: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

When James commented that he's running out of dates to wager, Alex quipped that he could use his birthday. That wager would be a cool $72,240. Just think, if he didn't hold back on his DD wagers today, he could have safely done so today! HOLY SHIT I'M JUST WRITING THAT DOWN BUT MY HEAD ISN'T WRAPPE...
by hbomb1947
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 3623

Re: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

morbeedo wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:39 pm
For those tempted to go big - a cautionary tale
Some people will draw all the wrong lessons from that video.
by hbomb1947
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 3623

Re: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

We can add obliterating the mark for most $ after the single-J! round to the long and growing list of records James has set. And substantially exceeding the highest previous 1-day winnings record twice in 4 games - just wow. With every jaw-dropping victory, James furthers his case for consideration ...
by hbomb1947
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 113
Views: 3910

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

Is James the first contestant to have runaways in 4 of his or her first 5 games? Even Ken "only" had 3. Chuck Forrest (his fifth win was a lock-tie scenario entering FJ), Robin Carroll, and Rick Knutsen had runaways in all five of their regular-season games. And the 4 of 5s include Matt Jackson, An...
by hbomb1947
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 113
Views: 3910

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

If it is determined that Holzhauer did indeed create the site his status for the TOC will come into serious doubt. I think this is very doubtful. James is going to be a popular champ who may be one of the greatest players ever. It's going to take something a whole lot more egregious than that to ke...