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by Le Master
Sun May 05, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 26796

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

I don't think he's actually mad. https://twitter.com/KenJennings/status/1124884553355513857 It's public that Ken was there the last day of filming for the season, so he would either know James's run didn't reach the length of his own or I think he would have accepted by now that James will probably...
by Le Master
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Rule Change Effective 4/29/19 - No More FJ! Shout-Outs
Replies: 49
Views: 7022

Re: Rule Change Effective 4/29/19 - No More FJ! Shout-Outs

Bamaman wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:59 am
They don’t bother me, but it also doesn’t bother me they are being banned.
Same here. They only "bother" me in that I think it's kind of cringy. But I don't care how they handle it officially whatsoever.
by Le Master
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 67
Views: 9568

Re: Friday, April 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Thanks for the info Mark. Yeah, if I was ever going to be on the show I would definitely hit the archive, and I suspect I would come across Cooper and make some of the connections, but I was utterly lost today as it was. I have heard of (and seen the film of) The Last of the Mohicans and knew the f...
by Le Master
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 67
Views: 9568

Re: Friday, April 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

davey wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:08 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:48 pm
isn't roe a pavlov for caviar?
Yes.
Has the audience ever before gasped when a player didn't choose to maximize her Daily Double? I may have been hearing things there, but no mistaking the disappointment in Alex's voice...
by Le Master
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 851
Views: 210229

Re: J! in the Media

What it’s like to lose to unstoppable ‘Jeopardy!’ champion James Holzhauer (Washington Post, Apr 26th) I wonder what % of viewers truly believe the game is "rigged". I'm guessing it's not insignificant. Read the comments of that recent Variety article. It's brutal. Probably just the vocal minority,...
by Le Master
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 67
Views: 9568

Re: Friday, April 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I would be interested to know what the highest final score record is for someone who didn't uncover any Daily Doubles.
by Le Master
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 9589

Re: Thursday, April 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Case in point, today's third daily double was something I knew and I have to be the absolute worst at trivia and James appeared to guess at the answer. Unleaded That was because it seemed almost too straightforward for a DD clue. *Are they asking for a more specific type of unleaded gas? What other...
by Le Master
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 9589

Re: Thursday, April 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There have been some assertions in the game thread on reddit that good trivia players memorize the atomic number of every element on the periodic table. So, poll request for how many boardies would have been able to solve today's FJ solely based on being spotted atomic number 63. For me, the atomic...
by Le Master
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 90
Views: 13102

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

Cumulative Coryat after 10 games: Ken 292,000, James 290,000. (I believe #3 is Matt Jackson with 250,200.) If you counted correct answers and first buzzes today, you can update the following: Cumulative total correct answers after 9 games: Ken 301, James 292. (Ken had 40 in his game 10, so I'm pret...
by Le Master
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 8378

Re: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

13/14 Games as runaways = 93% 13/14 correct in FJ = 93% Season 35 correct FJ average for all contestants is: 53.28% So his chance of losing is 7% * 7% * 53.28% = 2.7182% which makes his chance of winning 99.728%. The streak of games probability becomes lower than 50% after 254 games. Get comfortabl...
by Le Master
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 8378

Re: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

kprather895 wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:10 pm
Incidentally, James' average is $79,566 if you consider Day 6 (his only sub-$30,000 game) and outlier and don't count it.
His $131,127 game was further away from the mean than the $27,190 game was.
by Le Master
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 8378

Re: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

13/14 Games as runaways = 93% 13/14 correct in FJ = 93% Season 35 correct FJ average for all contestants is: 53.28% So his chance of losing is 7% * 7% * 53.28% = 2.7182% which makes his chance of winning 99.728%. The streak of games probability becomes lower than 50% after 254 games. Get comfortable...
by Le Master
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 5924

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

It wouldn't surprise me if his daily average eventually becomes Roger's previous record.
by Le Master
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wired article: Ken discusses James
Replies: 4
Views: 1242

Re: Wired article: Ken discusses James

I thought James seemed older. And I don’t think 45 is old whatsoever when it comes to this. So maybe I’m just way off.
by Le Master
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 82
Views: 10696

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

CasketRomance wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:57 pm

nancy zerg can attest to that...the sybille bammer (barely a .500 record for her career but 1 of 2 people to have a winning record against one of the greatest tennis players of all time (serena williams) of jeopardy
Ken = Federer
Brad = Nadal
by Le Master
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 90
Views: 13102

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

Austin Powers wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:20 pm
It's just silly. It's like going to the arcade and seeing that MADMAX has all the top scores of your favorite video game.
I think they're sticking it to ya.

by Le Master
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 90
Views: 13102

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 Le Master
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 90
Views: 13102

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

And that's without finding the DD in the Jeopardy round.
by Le Master
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 8369

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

morbeedo wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:47 pm

When Alex announced she was out of the hole but not on the plus side, someone's mic picked up a very audible snicker. What was that about?
Yeah, that was James's laugh. He's snickered like that before. I assume it wasn't regarding Katie, but the timing was unfortunate.
by Le Master
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 26796

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

An interview with James Holzhauer- Not sure if we can make anything of the fact that it's written in the past tense... https://www.vulture.com/2019/04/jeopardy-james-holzhauer-winning-strategy.html#_ga=2.114365633.75105172.1555449984-2141391358.1527612724 Unfortunately we probably can make somethin...