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by mechamind
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 131
Views: 25606

Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

TPH, I'd say just think about the chance to meet in person right now. Even if not a contestant, getting close to Alex should be a great experience for anyone.
by mechamind
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 4592

Re: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That still only gives her an excuse to bet up to $6,499 so she can win on a triple stumper. Anything more than $6,500 would allow the 2nd place contestant to win with a $0 wager.
by mechamind
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Mike Richards to Replace Harry Friedman
Replies: 15
Views: 2117

Re: Mike Richards to Replace Harry Friedman

I'd expect more impossible FJ! clues if budget is going to be an issue like it was in Drew Carey's early seasons of The Price is Right. If it does happen, I hope things would improve after a season or so. Price appears to have improved. Additionally, if budget does turn out to be an issue, why edit ...
by mechamind
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Holzhauer betting for 2nd in the TOC to make more money?
Replies: 16
Views: 2467

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

Since I think both games would have to have someone enter Final! in second place with almost $63,000, what would be the odds of this?
by mechamind
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 4923

Re: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This game is a draw for the Strong Form of Shore's Conjecture. The second-place player bet "small." --Bob Has anyone ever figured out what percentage of players who are ahead going into FJ bet zero? In a 3/4 (non-exact) or 4/5+, the leader can't bet zero without the increased risk of 2nd place jump...
by mechamind
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 3903

Re: Monday, June 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

After looking back at some games in 2019 alone, I stand corrected.

Maybe it's just my hopes that any crushed player will at least leave $1 on the table (except if it's 1/2 or 2/3 exact, or the 2nd place prisoner's dilemma).
by mechamind
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 3903

Re: Monday, June 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It feels rare for a 2nd place contestant to double his/her score while the leader wins by exactly $1.
by mechamind
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Messages will return to Final
Replies: 15
Views: 2319

Re: Messages will return to Final

Or edit it out in the booth then and there to not risk Alex commenting on it so that no one but the contestant and the production booth sees it. While the show needs to keep on moving, I could see that happening. The lights remain dim a while after the 30 seconds expires, and after everything has b...
by mechamind
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 6101

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

Keep in mind, I did say a crush. Even if you wager more and get it wrong, the 2nd place contestant still has to be right.

Nate wasn't crushed. He had the 3/4 or more advantage.
by mechamind
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 6101

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...