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by polaris
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 11580

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Interesting FJ... I have said before there is no Oscar-related question that Jeopardy! would ask that I wouldn't get (I don't know, something about facts about Oscars just sticks in my head like glue, I wish all information, especially more important information, was that easily assimilated), and th...
by polaris
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 121
Views: 13850

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Come on James... find those Daily Doubles. I like how everyone is bouncing around a bit now (still a little bit of staying in a category after a DD has been found there, but can't win 'em all)... don't know why it took 35 years to figure this out, Forrest had it down pat, but it seems only with Jame...
by polaris
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James
Replies: 117
Views: 13162

Re: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James

Too bad it's for not for $2million*. Would have been nice to give all three the chance at the records for highest Jeopardy! earnings and highest game show earnings.

* Or, even cooler, $1 million per "match" won (although that would potentially be too much money for the show to afford!)
by polaris
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James
Replies: 117
Views: 13162

Re: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James

Same here but I'd add a final line: Who do I know will somehow win despite or even because of poor wagers combined with bizarre luck and a few inexplicable decisions by James and Ken? Brad I'm not sure I can watch this. Haha I feel sick at the thought. https://media0.giphy.com/media/iy3bmxCu5xl4I/g...
by polaris
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 6028

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

Instaget, but I am a Pentecostal.

Over 250 million of us and outnumber Adventists 10 to 1, so while that is a good guess I wouldn't call it negbait or the right answer inside baseball.
by polaris
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TPH's FJ! analysis
Replies: 41
Views: 4048

Re: TPH's FJ! analysis

Tinfoil hat time: CasketRomance is an alt of TPH or one of his white knights designed to make him seem less annoying. I'd give it a 50/50 chance.
by polaris
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 ToC Predictions & Comments
Replies: 19
Views: 3678

Re: 2019 ToC Predictions & Comments

Comments: No argument if someone wants a stronger metal for James as like Roger Craig’s year this could be the time for solo Platinum to be in play. If I may be so bold, I'd suggest Platinum is appropriate level for Holzhauer. I will add the caveat I am a bigtime James stan but even so. I am not we...
by polaris
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 4493

Re: Friday, September 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Hugo Z wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:42 pm
polaris wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:18 am


That being said, I am disappointed. If you have a chance to get the hest non-Holzhauer single-day score, you go for it no matter what the category.
Pretty easy to say when you have no skin in the game.
True but I'll stand by it.
by polaris
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 4493

Re: Friday, September 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Fuck, I love this guy now. I have uet to see such drastic improvement from someomes first week to their second. Thats the James inflience I think, I imagine many more 10+ day chanps who previously would have won 5 or 6 but with James' strategy do amazing. That being said, I am disappointed. If you h...
by polaris
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 3662

Re: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I hope his mother (?) is happy that he referenced her birthday (?) (was he going with June 1, 1943? I assume so, maybe it was random) because he cost himself over $19,000 with the shout-out. This would be less unfortunate if he hadn't literally wagered almost exactly $6,143 a few clues earlier, whe...
by polaris
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 3662

Re: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I hope his mother (?) is happy that he referenced her birthday (?) (was he going with June 1, 1943? I assume so, maybe it was random) because he cost himself over $19,000 with the shout-out. This would be less unfortunate if he hadn't literally wagered almost exactly $6,143 a few clues earlier, wher...
by polaris
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 36 Changes & Predictions
Replies: 113
Views: 16094

Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

I'd prefer 364 players, 5 single-elimination rounds, no byes, four-player first round, standard second round, standard quarterfinal, two-day total-point affair semifinals and a three-day totl-point affair final.
by polaris
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Holzhauer betting for 2nd in the TOC to make more money?
Replies: 16
Views: 2892

Re: Holzhauer betting for 2nd in the TOC to make more money?

I always assumed that for any tournament (or, more broadly, any special event) the first-place prize was a minimum guarantee, they only made this explicit in cases where it is reasonable to imagine someone exceeding it. Seeing as how, prior to James, there was a general disappointment in the air tha...
by polaris
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Trivia about Trivia: Obscure Record Holders
Replies: 211
Views: 42208

Re: Trivia about Trivia: Obscure Record Holders

But if you double pre-doubled amounts, it looks like Frank Spangenberg's comeback from $600 against Tom Nosek's $13,600 (aided by Tom's blindly wagering everything from second*) wins. *Tom Nosek was in two two-game finals, and bet everything on FJ in all four games. That has to be some kind of reco...
by polaris
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 201
Views: 22358

Re: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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by polaris
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 12941

Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Well, I can finally stop imagining a world in which I have the single-day J! record (actual and imaginary scenarios reiterated in spoiler space below). In my third game, I had $20,600 to my next opponent's $6,800 with two categories left and both DDs still hidden in DJ. I hunted at the $2,000 space...
by polaris
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 7266

Re: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'll say this for Emma's FJ strategy; it is marginally better than James'. Betting any more than enough to get to one dollar more than twice second place is unwise, no matter how important certain dates are to you. Venusian or Martian. I think it's okay to bet more in a crush as long as you protect...
by polaris
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 7266

Re: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'll say this for Emma's FJ strategy; it is marginally better than James'. Betting any more than enough to get to one dollar more than twice second place is unwise, no matter how important certain dates are to you.
by polaris
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 201
Views: 22358

Re: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Anyways, I get that in theory, he made the right wager, and also in practice it was the right wager, but I have a question for the vikings: could a wager of $11,399 (to stay above Jay's DJ score) or even $7,799 (to stay above Jay's score if he wagers at most $4,600 which is the right move for him) ...