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by jpahk
Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 106
Views: 20490

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

While I loved Tom's FJ wager, he really should have gone with $4, rather than $3. If Jay had anticipated that Tom would anticipate his $4,401 bet, then Jay might figure that Tom might bet $2, so then Jay would up his bet to $4,403. Tom should therefore bet at least $4, just in case, because he woul...
by jpahk
Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 106
Views: 20490

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

i didn't know the kevin marshall game you all were referring to, but i looked it up and, by a remarkable numerical coincidence, kevin's pre-FJ total was exactly the same as tom's tonight, $16,400. poor charles. he had a number of good gets, but he just took too many negs. i think jay and tom were a ...
by jpahk
Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 11007

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

i, too, won the door prize at my audition, for knowing the only female superchamp. the odd thing is that at the time, i was far from a jeopardy fan—i had not watched an episode in over a decade. only reason i knew it was because i know
Spoiler
larissa
from quizbowl.
by jpahk
Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2011 Tournament of Champions Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 16014

Re: 2011 Tournament of Champions Thread

here's what he wrote the day before attending the ToC tapings (from the other ToC thread): If pressed, I would call this Roger's ToC to lose. I feel like last year didn't have any one player like that (though that may have been a matter of pointing my attitude in that direction to avoid self-fulfill...
by jpahk
Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 106
Views: 20490

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

i am super pumped-up to watch this game! i didn't get to see today's and thursday's because i was in the green room playing uno and watching the dark knight with corina and the other sequesterees.
by jpahk
Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 11007

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

Ah, the eve of the ToC. It's like the night before the Oscars when we rank and file anticipate watching the superstars on the red carpet. Joon, who are you wearing? uh, good question. i think the shirt is tommy hilfiger. no idea about the tie, although it's definitely my favorite. and there's no ph...
by jpahk
Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy wagering theory
Replies: 53
Views: 13117

Re: Final Jeopardy wagering theory

In the (A) 14,000 vs (B) 11,000 vs (C) 6,200 situation C has a dilemma: Whether or not B will make a rational wager. If so, his/her only realistic hope of a win is a sole get (which calls for the big bet you described). The wagering calculator in this case assumes that B won't wager as recommended,...
by jpahk
Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy wagering theory
Replies: 53
Views: 13117

Re: Final Jeopardy wagering theory

here's how i view the situation (from scratch). true 3-player scenarios are complicated. A should wager at least $8k to shut out B. B and C should both probably work off the premise that A will wager $8k+, and hopefully miss. then A goes down to at most $6k. so B should not wager more than $5k, stay...
by jpahk
Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 28, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 11506

Re: Friday, October 28, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILE

i switched from qwerty to dvorak 14 years ago. indeed, it's about the same speed-wise (somewhere around 90 wpm either way), but my carpal tunnel/RSI seems to be much happier with dvorak. i can still touch-type in qwerty, but not as fast or as accurately as i once used to. thought of "laminate" right...
by jpahk
Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/24/11 week
Replies: 33
Views: 6982

Re: FJs for the 10/24/11 week

not trying to crib anybody's style... i've been all-lowercase for years . in fact, some of the crossword people who watched me on jeopardy were suspicious that i was an impostor because i capitalized normally in my name and my FJ responses. (i use lowercase when typing because it saves time and effo...
by jpahk
Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 28, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 11506

Re: Friday, October 28, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILE

It must have been a particularly painful game for Gabor to watch, though. yeah, i was thinking that too. at least i had the pleasure of watching katie absolutely shred the boards in the game after she beat me. (in fact, she had a much higher coryat in that game than i did in any of my eight games.)...
by jpahk
Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Rankest Thread Imaginable
Replies: 667
Views: 171202

Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

aggiebud wrote:Since it is now official, can I get the ToC'er label?
buddy! i didn't know you were here. well lurked, my friend.
by jpahk
Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 27, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 12275

Re: Thursday, October 27, 2011 Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS)

Three? Tomorrow's Friday, and ToCs usually start on a Monday, or did I not pay close attention to the date that was announced of the ToC? (And I think someone (Joon?) already mentioned when Maggie said when the ToC cutoff was to the players in the greenroom.) you weren't paying attention. ToC start...
by jpahk
Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 27, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 12275

Re: Thursday, October 27, 2011 Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS)

gabor, sorry to see you go, but you had a great run and i expect you're proud of your performance. at any rate, you certainly should be. mythbusters contributed to leaving some clues on the board, but i was getting a little annoyed at alex (johnson), who not only forgot he was in control of the boar...
by jpahk
Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 59
Views: 12882

Re: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS)

I am not so surprised that I had a colossal brain fart at some point in the game. I can't explain the collective duh moment, but I was lucky Gabor didn't buzz in. (The next clue was my Daily Double.) yup, i averaged at least one or two per game. it's a fast game, and as maggie says, there's a reaso...
by jpahk
Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 59
Views: 12882

Re: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS)

yeah, great game by both gabor and ryan. congrats to you both. FJ was a good one for me, but i'm a big fitzgerald fan. i don't think he's from the mid-atlantic, though—minnesota is shouting at me from the back of my brain. That it was a blonde, I guess? Honestly, I thought they were looking for a Bo...
by jpahk
Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 59
Views: 12882

Re: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS)

two boardies on the show today. go bigbor and ryan!
by jpahk
Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 39
Views: 9994

Re: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion(Spoile

Thanks to everyone for the congratulations. I will say that my journey to finally appear on the show took many twists and turns. Originally I was in the studio as an alternate in March. I was 50/50 to play the last game of the day. The other challenger that show: Mark Runsvold. So basically it was ...
by jpahk
Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 39
Views: 9994

Re: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion(Spoile

congrats bigbor! very strong performance today, and a big payday. isn't it a relief to be nursing a small lead and then have a gimme FJ land in your lap? :) i'm curious about the late DD, with the scores $21,200 to $17,200 to $6000. did you consider going big there? a $15,000ish wager gives you a ch...