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Here are the match-ups:

Monday: India Cooper vs. Chuck Forrest vs. Jim Scott
Tuesday: Leslie Frates vs. Leszek Pawlowicz vs. Andy Westney
Wednesday: Richard Cordray vs. Tom Nosek vs. Leslie Shannon
Thursday: Phoebe Juel vs. Mark Lowenthal vs. Frank Spangenberg
Friday: Tom Cubbage vs. Jerome Vered vs. Bob Verini

And here are my predictions:

Monday: Chuck Forrest
Tuesday: Leszek Pawlowicz
Wednesday: Richard Cordray
Thursday: Frank Spangenberg
Friday: Jerome Vered

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Chuck Forrest plays today, huh?

Looks like we won't even notice Arthur isn't there.
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Guessing you won't be advocating betting for the tie, Vermonter? Are there circumstances in this tournament, like, let's say, a lock-tie, where it's conceivable that someone might feel they have a better shot in a buzzer war on a random clue than in getting a Final right in their most glaring weak point category (i.e. Sports for Arthur Chu), and betting for the tie might actually make sense?

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lieph82 wrote:Guessing you won't be advocating betting for the tie, Vermonter? Are there circumstances in this tournament, like, let's say, a lock-tie, where it's conceivable that someone might feel they have a better shot in a buzzer war on a random clue than in getting a Final right in their most glaring weak point category (i.e. Sports for Arthur Chu), and betting for the tie might actually make sense?
The only situation where you have to bet for the tie is when you're tied heading into Final - still an all-or-nothing situation. In other circumstances it might make sense to wager for the tie as a fallback if you're wrong (say, 2/3 exactly where 3rd is out of the running).

Could be a tough decision if it actually happens for our players...
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India, Leszek, Tom, Frank, Jerome

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Vermonter wrote:
lieph82 wrote:Guessing you won't be advocating betting for the tie, Vermonter? Are there circumstances in this tournament, like, let's say, a lock-tie, where it's conceivable that someone might feel they have a better shot in a buzzer war on a random clue than in getting a Final right in their most glaring weak point category (i.e. Sports for Arthur Chu), and betting for the tie might actually make sense?
The only situation where you have to bet for the tie is when you're tied heading into Final - still an all-or-nothing situation. In other circumstances it might make sense to wager for the tie as a fallback if you're wrong (say, 2/3 exactly where 3rd is out of the running).

Could be a tough decision if it actually happens for our players...
I think you'd also bet for a tie in a leader-has-exactly-double situation.
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seaborgium wrote:India, Leszek, Tom, Frank, Jerome
Chuck Forrest hasn't had his "A" game in the last few tournaments he's played, so I agree that he's going down tonight.
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Monday: India Cooper
Tuesday: Leszek Pawlowicz
Wednesday: Tom Nosek
Thursday: Frank Spangenberg
Friday: Jerome Vered

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Chuck, Leszek, Richard, Frank, Jerome

Vermonter and I agree!

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India
Leszek
Richard
Frank
Jerome

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I really wish folks wouldn't spoil the show's careful plans by discussing matchups before they happen.

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Austin Powers wrote:I really wish folks wouldn't spoil the show's careful plans by discussing matchups before they happen.
The difference is the show's made it public now.

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Chuck, Leslie, Tom, Mark, Tom.

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My pick for yesterday's game was Jim Scott (and he almost actually won, in the end), but here are my remaining four:

Tuesday: Leszek Pawlowicz

Wednesday: Leslie Shannon

Thursday: Frank Spangenberg

Friday: Jerome Vered

The following Gold, Silver and Bronze ratings are for what I'm expecting from them now, not necessarily a reflection of their past greatness.

Gold: Jerome Vered, Frank Spangenberg, Leszek Pawlowicz, Tom Cubbage, Jim Scott

Silver: Andy Westney, Chuck Forrest, Leslie Frates, India Cooper, Leslie Shannon

Bronze: Bob Verini, Phoebe Juel, Richard Cordray, Tom Nosek, Mark Lowenthal

At the height of their powers, my rankings would be:

Gold: Bob Verini, Frank Spangenberg, Jerome Vered, Chuck Forrest, Leszek Pawlowicz,

Silver: Tom Nosek, Tom Cubbage, Leslie Frates, Jim Scott, India Cooper

Bronze: Mark Lowenthal, Richard Cordray, Leslie Shannon, Phoebe Juel, Andy Westney

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