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by Xu Donym
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 3348

Re: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Nick won, so it's a non-issue in the progress of the games, but let's note: The Elgin Marbles were in fact wrapped for shipment to England in the 19th century. Had he lost by $3,200 or less, or had he been able to claim that an incorrect negging left him wounded for the rest of the game, I wonder wh...
by Xu Donym
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 14192

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

Once again we get a lazily phrased FJ that taken at its literal word should be a stumper but that as a Pavlov or WECIB will probably see a pretty high solve rate. Galileo throughout his career made many discoveries in the realms of physics and engineering as well as pure astronomy. He was a polymath...
by Xu Donym
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 4587

Re: Monday, November 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Are contestants no longer required to phrase their Double Jeopardy responses in the form of a question? Kevin tonight answered an $800 clue and a $1200 clue without a "What is...?" framing, but wasn't penalized at all. Peculiar.
by Xu Donym
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 5675

Re: Friday, November 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There's going to be some controversy over today's FJ. The producers' desired answer is NOT a denomination; it's a movement. That movement (the producers' desired answer) is present within a number of denominations, and there are a handful of distinct denominations that identify themselves as being w...
by Xu Donym
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 3658

Re: Monday, July 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I don't understand James' FJ bet. Wouldn't $9,601 have been optimal? That's enough to take first place if Jason gets FJ wrong or bets $0, yet it is also enough to keep second place if Cristina gets FJ wrong.
by Xu Donym
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 3224

Re: Friday, June 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What an interesting FJ situation. In retrospect, Shriya, the leader going into FJ, could have bet $0 and still earned a wildcard slot. The other two, to move forward, had to bet wisely and respond correctly to the clue. By betting as she did, Shriya risked losing the wildcard slot, yet she didn't wa...
by Xu Donym
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 5525

Re: Friday, June 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Final generally isn't about knowing the arcane pinning fact; it's about being able to suss out the correct response. Increasingly often, FJ seems to penalize players who happen to know more of the arcane facts than the writers know. Knowing more than the writers opens the door to unproductive liter...
by Xu Donym
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 6124

Re: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

How can a product introduce a device? I don't think this was a well-written FJ clue, if EJ's answer is to be deemed correct. The 2015 device was released by Mattel -- not by EJ's answer -- in collaboration with Google. It required you to insert your smartphone to have a VR experience. This followed...
by Xu Donym
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 6124

Re: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

How can a product introduce a device? I don't think this was a well-written FJ clue, if EJ's answer is to be deemed correct. The 2015 device was released by Mattel -- not by EJ's answer -- in collaboration with Google. It required you to insert your smartphone to have a VR experience. This followed ...
by Xu Donym
Tue May 21, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 6201

Re: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

going forward in next season anyone with a similar level of knowledge will try to go for the daily winnings high to top it and play in this style with huge DD and FJ bets. I'm sure we'll even see some huge bets and losses This. From now on, we will start seeing occasional one-day champions who pile...
by Xu Donym
Sat May 18, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 4541

Re: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Francois got FJ right, so she would have lost anyway Am I missing something? Had Sara made it a true Daily Double, she would have gone into FJ with $20,400. Bet it all, add Thursday's $4,800, and she finishes at $45,600. With Francois betting $0 and finishing with $41,600, this would have given Sar...
by Xu Donym
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 8230

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...