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by jpahk
Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 31
Views: 7867

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

well, i'm disappointed that kiran lost, but jan looks like very good value for his win. he started slowly but looks like a very impressive player all around. he was good enough that kiran missing what i thought was a very gettable history TDD didn't really matter. tim, too, had a strong showing. all...
by jpahk
Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 56
Views: 12490

Re: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Joon probably knows better than I do, since I haven't been to the ACPT in 5 years, but I think the only J! contestant to have placed higher than Kiran in the ACPT is Ellen Ripstein -- Kiran came in 2nd in 2006 and has placed in the top 10 9 of the last 10 years. i think you're right, although i don...
by jpahk
Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 56
Views: 12490

Re: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

it's a shame to see kendra go, since i thought she was great, but i'm very happy for kiran. i had to stifle a laugh when alex mentioned me (indirectly) during kiran's interview, since i knew full well that kiran was watching in the studio for my first 5 wins as an undrawn contestant. well, i'm glad ...
by jpahk
Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 28, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 30
Views: 8842

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

Luck, buzzer skill, knowledge. That's about how it goes, I think, no? i disagree. first of all, there is a hugely important 4th factor, which you might call strategy. this is where i feel roger outclassed the rest of the ToC field: finding the DDs, wagering on both DDs and FJ, understanding your op...
by jpahk
Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Million Dollar Mind Game 11/27 (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 8824

Re: Million Dollar Mind Game 11/27 (SPOILERS)

an alternative explanation to the pre-arranged agreement to just quit at $600k is some kind of agreed-upon signal (verbal or visual, probably verbal) that one of the players can give to say "i want to stop". that would effectively change the game's rules from "must be unanimous to quit" to "must be ...
by jpahk
Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 28, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 30
Views: 8842

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

wow, kendra is awesome. also, not that the boards i played on were bad for me, but wow, what i wouldn't give to have been able to play on her two boards! i especially liked "new math" (duh), and i was not expecting there to be a DD in that category (well, until they played the other 5 and there was ...
by jpahk
Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Million Dollar Mind Game 11/27 (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 8824

Re: Million DOllar Mind Game 11/27

yeah, MDMG is borderline unwatchable unless you have a DVR and can FF through all the production values crap. but i love the question-writing. with very few exceptions, you KNOW when you have the right answer, even though it's rarely the first thing to come to mind. well, no matter; the show is dead...
by jpahk
Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Board is Moving!
Replies: 37
Views: 6112

Re: The Board is Moving!

yup, seems much faster for me now. huzzah!
by jpahk
Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 25, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 12948

Re: Friday, November 25, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

i think everybody else has covered james's FJ wager, but i'm interested in kendra's. i only played one FJ from a crush, my first (against chris fleitas). i remember thinking that i could rationally wager anywhere from the minimum cover bet ($1901) up to the difference between my score and chris's ($...
by jpahk
Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 24, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 26
Views: 7212

Re: Thursday, November 24, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

oh, pity. i don't know if it was just 4th-game fatigue (this certainly happened to me in my run, but i lucked out with a harder FJ), but i'm sorry to see francis's run come to an end. i loved the harvard museum category—that's across the street from my office, and i've been there many times with my ...
by jpahk
Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 38
Views: 8450

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

david, "The Leatherstocking Tales" are all Natty Bumpo, aka Hawkeye, La Longue Carabine, the deerslayer, the Pathfinder, the leatherstocking, and probably others I've forgotten. indeed, that's why the category was "character in james fenimore cooper", rather than "characters in james fenimore coope...
by jpahk
Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/14/11 week
Replies: 42
Views: 7330

Re: FJs for the 11/14/11 week

long story, and it's now so tangential (i think this was the trebek chat topic in my 2nd episode) as to be totally off-topic, but here is the link to the simulated baseball league. "league information" probably has the basics.
by jpahk
Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Superchampions/Nemeses
Replies: 3
Views: 1937

Re: Superchampions/Nemeses

yeah, i was thinking about mark's unenviable ToC draw. there was some consternation here (and on twitter, facebook, etc) about roger & me being matched up in the SFs, but mark's draw was ridiculously tough in both rounds. all he did was finish in the top 10 in all-time earnings, and for his trouble ...
by jpahk
Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 21, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 15606

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

And an off-topic question for you, Joon. I've seen Will Shortz answer this but I'm curious about it from the constructor's perspective. How much does Will change up the puzzles and/or clues? I can't recall if he put a percentage on it, but it sounded like he tried to change as little as possible, a...
by jpahk
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/14/11 week
Replies: 42
Views: 7330

Re: FJs for the 11/14/11 week

i don't normally post in these threads (though i do vote)—but just thought i should pop in to brag about knowing oscar wilde. i don't normally think of him as a poet either (indeed, he was the #1 starting pitcher on my playwrights baseball team for 8 seasons), but i do know "the ballad of reading ga...
by jpahk
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 21, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 15606

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

Hi, this is Francis from last night's Jeopardy! game. This is my first post ever on any message board. It was truly an amazing experience. I know I made a few mistakes, the biggest one being the Daily Double. I thought at the the time the Marshall Plan would be an acceptable answer since it precipi...
by jpahk
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Boardies on the Show - Season 28
Replies: 228
Views: 48728

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 28

The Archivists had been putting in the "official" Sony-run Jeopardy! Message Board screennames, if known, of the contestants whom they entered into the Archive, assuming, I guess, that that resource would mostly remain intact. When that resource disappeared, and there was no telling if or when it m...
by jpahk
Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Board is Moving!
Replies: 37
Views: 6112

Re: The Board is Moving!

i'm glad we're moving. the current host is awfully slow to load pages. thanks to andy and the gang for maintaining the site!
by jpahk
Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Contestants for Season 29 TOC
Replies: 15
Views: 3558

Re: Contestants for Season 29 TOC

Just thought of this: what's the cutoff for getting into the ToC? Because Balaji Narain, Gabor Vari and Sunny Stalter all won two games and were in a contestant pool that potentially included a before-and-after ToC split. my understanding is that the cutoff was the 10/21 episode (balaji's first gam...
by jpahk
Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 14, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 119
Views: 23342

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

Come to think of it, how often has the player in the lead, with a big lead as a matter of fact, gone TDD even on the last DD? This can almost only happen in 2-game final, right? Otherwise it would be kinda nuts/Clavinish. Seaborg? Any other J! historian able to weigh in on this? Joon did it just la...