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by KenJenningsFan74
Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 29, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 11438

Re: Thursday, December 29, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

After watching all of the games in his run, I think it's fair to say that Jason Keller is at least the greatest Jeopardy! champion since Joon Pahk. I would still take Joon Pahk as a greater player for now, but Jason Keller has been marvelous. I figure that he will in all likelihood be the number one...
by KenJenningsFan74
Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 31
Views: 6356

Re: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Also the seventh anniversary of Nancy Zerg game one. I had the same thought heading into today. Yesterday, of course, marked the anniversary of the seventy-fourth win for Ken Jennings during his original Jeopardy! run. Some daring wagers on today's Daily Double clues gave Jan Zasowski an edge that ...
by KenJenningsFan74
Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 28, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 30
Views: 7327

Re: Monday, November 28, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Kendra Anspaugh performed impressively again today. She was able to get out to such a quick start at the beginning of the game that catching up to half of her score before Final Jeopardy! was going to be a challenge, and she just didn't allow the other players any real foothold by which to leverage ...
by KenJenningsFan74
Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 38
Views: 6812

Re: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

This was a good game to watch. All three players were willing to make fairly large Daily Double wagers when they felt it necessary, and success on those proactive wagers made for some very high finishing scores. It's not often that $25,595, Katherine Philbin's final total, is good for only third pla...
by KenJenningsFan74
Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 21, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 12523

Re: Monday, November 21, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

The winning players since the Tournament of Champions have so far had some trouble duplicating their impressive debut efforts. I figured Morgan Polikoff to have a good chance of winning at least three games, but he was unable to get over the hump today. Francis Lansangan was very good, though, and I...
by KenJenningsFan74
Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 17, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 48
Views: 12019

Re: Thursday, November 17, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Matt Andelman did very well today, and based on his quality of play I thought that he might have a legitimate shot at stringing together a few wins. Four of the last five regular games have been Crushes, but the last two of them have resulted in a loss for the player with the lead (Evan Sandman and ...
by KenJenningsFan74
Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 59
Views: 9966

Re: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

The speed of the regular games certainly is different from that of the Tournament of Champions, and it takes a while to get used to the shift in pace. The biggest change in speed that I've ever witnessed was the switch from Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter and Jerome Vered in the Ultimate Tournament of Cha...
by KenJenningsFan74
Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 81
Views: 12568

Re: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Congratulations to our new champion of champions! After a dominating performance like this against two superb challengers who were both playing very well and on impressive hot streaks of their own, I'm inclined to say that Roger Craig is arguably the greatest Jeopardy! champion since David Madden i...
by KenJenningsFan74
Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 81
Views: 12568

Re: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Congratulations to our new champion of champions! After a dominating performance like this against two superb challengers who were both playing very well and on impressive hot streaks of their own, I'm inclined to say that Roger Craig is arguably the greatest Jeopardy! champion since David Madden in...
by KenJenningsFan74
Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 14, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 111
Views: 18153

Re: Monday, November 14, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

That was incredible. When Roger Craig announced that he was going for a second consecutive Daily Double, I was floored; my guess before he stated his wager was that he would make a $10,000 bet, but putting the entire $18,000 at risk was beyond even the extraordinary boldness that I've come to expect...
by KenJenningsFan74
Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 11, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 106
Views: 17213

Re: Friday, November 11, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Wow. I can't say that I'm very surprised by Roger Craig's win, but the way he did it was positively Pawsonian. Having the boldness to go for that True Daily Double, and then to put another $10,000 at risk so late in the game, made for what have to be the two most memorable moments of the tournament ...
by KenJenningsFan74
Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 11738

Re: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

This was quite a game. Under most circumstances Justin Sausville would have come away with the win, but Mark Runsvold's bold move in Final Jeopardy! was hard to overcome. Justin Sausville's performance today proves to me that he has what it takes to steadily build his score against the higher calibe...
by KenJenningsFan74
Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 90
Views: 13421

Re: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

It's always hard for me to see an excellent champion struggle in regaining his or her edge on the Signaling Device, and I'm afraid that's what happened to Paul Kursky today. I expected him to win this game, but unfortunately for him he seemed unable to get any kind of a rhythm going. Nevertheless, w...
by KenJenningsFan74
Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 4, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 13272

Re: Friday, November 4, 2011 TOC Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS

I was surprised by the relatively lopsided result of this game. I fully expected Joon Pahk to be a force, but I thought that Tom Kunzen would be right there with him the whole time, and that John Krizel wouldn't be far behind. On paper, I considered this to be the strongest quarterfinal; I really wo...
by KenJenningsFan74
Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 3, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 16313

Re: Thursday, November 3, 2011 TOC Game Recap & Disc(SPOILER

Wow. That was one of the finest performances I've ever seen in Tournament of Champions play. I had a feeling ahead of time that this matchup worked in Roger Craig's favor, but I didn't expect to see this level of total domination. It was exactly like what Roger Craig did time and again during his or...
by KenJenningsFan74
Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 106
Views: 15999

Re: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 TOC Game Recap & Disc(SPOILE

That "seeing-eye" wager on Tom Nissley's part immediately brought to mind for me the Final Jeopardy! bet placed by Kevin Marshall in his own Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game, from 2006. As Jay Rhee did in relation to Tom Nissley this time around, Aaron Thompson wagered to cover a Zero Bet o...
by KenJenningsFan74
Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2011 Tournament of Champions Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 13256

Re: 2011 Tournament of Champions Thread

I have Tom Nissley, Roger Craig, Joon Pahk, Paul Kursky and Mark Runsvold winning their respective quarterfinal matches. Jay Rhee, Tom Kunzen, Buddy Wright and Justin Sausville are my wildcard predictions. If that's right, then I take Mark Runsvold over Tom Nissley and Buddy Wright in the first semi...
by KenJenningsFan74
Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 9028

Re: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 Game Recap & Discuss (SPOILERS

Evan Sandman seemed to be a very solid player, and I was hoping to see him carry over as champion after the ToC. I wondered if he might considering making the lockout wager on that final Daily Double, but that would have been a very bold move. Unfortunately for him, it ended up being the difference ...
by KenJenningsFan74
Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 31, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 71
Views: 10677

Re: Monday, October 31, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILE

Evan Sandman successfully used his two correct Daily Double responses to catapult himself ahead of Sunny Stalter for the lead, and was able to stretch that lead far enough to earn a Crush. He seems to be a capable player, and I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up as a two-day winner heading into the...
by KenJenningsFan74
Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2010-11 Tournament of Champions Standings (spoilers)
Replies: 99
Views: 19632

Re: 2010-11 Tournament of Champions Standings (spoilers)

My pre-ToC rankings are as follows: Gold: Roger Craig, Tom Kunzen, Mark Runsvold, Tom Nissley, Joon Pahk Silver: Jay Rhee, Justin Sausville, Paul Kursky, John Krizel, Buddy Wright Bronze: Kara Spak, Christopher Short, Charles Temple, Brian Meacham, Erin McLean Congratulations to everyone who made it...