Thursday, February 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by morbeedo » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:51 pm

esrever wrote:Amazing Arthur just continues to dominate. What an awesome game today!

Picked up Lach trash on "Monsanto"
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Post by Fishercat » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:58 pm

Perfect day for Comcast to completely glitch on taping Jeopardy. Sounds like I missed a good one (saw the easy FJ).

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Post by boson » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:05 pm

Way to go Arthur! Complete domination. Next week is BoD week, and I might be enjoying this "regular" week even more.

No respect (or even recognition) from Alex to Roger - again! You would think after you teased him during the ToC he might remember the one day record...

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Re: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jwatcher16 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:14 pm

Hi all -
I watched today's game and did not enjoy it at all. Most of you seem to be in Arthur's camp. Admittedly he's brilliant and plays the game brilliantly. I was rooting for him to be a 5-time champion, actually. But since then, I haven't really enjoyed watching the other players get slaughtered. That's what it's felt like the last few games, today's especially. There hasn't been much competition and - to me, anyway, it has taken away some of the enjoyment of watching.

I feel like I'd like to see someone else get a chance now.

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Post by skullturf » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:20 pm

Roger Craig had a pre-FJ total of 47,000 in his second game (in which he set the record after safely wagering 30,000).

Was Arthur's pre-FJ total today the second-highest of all time?

Very nicely done. I all but applauded while watching my TV alone at home.

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Post by UniquePerspective » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:23 pm

I want to say Ken Jennings had over 50k before final Jeopardy the day he got $75,000 the first time. I also think at least one teen contestant had over 50k going into final.

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Post by ElendilPickle » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:30 pm

That was impressive! Well done, Arthur.

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Post by StrangerCoug » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:31 pm

The bad news is that I had to watch the guy from my hometown fight an increasingly hopeless battle against Arthur (and no, I don't know Chris despite Chaparral being tiny). The good news is that I got a chance to see someone pass the $200K mark, which is my benchmark for "the next Ken Jennings".

Most of my gets were toward the top of the board, with nothing standing out in particular. Boy, I'm out of the loop...

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Post by Zhankfor » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:47 pm

The thing about watching Arthur that makes me happiest is that my Coryat in these last few games seems to have caught up (and beyond) my average, despite his Bouncing. In his first few games it got demolished. Maybe I'm getting better?
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Post by georgespelvin » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:50 pm

The last two days Arthur has begun to morph into Ken Jennings--it's really scary. I'm not particularly happy about it either--I wasn't thrilled to see Ken wipe out opponents every day. However, that's just me as a viewer, nothing against Arthur who deserves all the praise he gets here. Not sure why Arthur didn't go for a bigger payday in FJ though. He could not have gone for the record safely, but he could have beaten Ken for second place.

A friend of mine just wrote me that he met Arthur in a D.C. Shorts class a year ago (shorts as in film shorts). Said that he was unassuming.
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Post by The Talking Mime » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:24 pm

UniquePerspective wrote:Is $58,200 the #3 score of all time? It seems like it might be. Regardless, very well done Arthur.
I believe it's the fourth highest. There's Roger Craig's $77K, Ken Jenning's $75K, and Skyler Hornback's $66,600 from last year's Kids Week. Although, if we're talking regular play, then I guess he would be the third highest.

Congrats on another dominant game, Arthur! There may be a lot of controversy about your play, but you've been very impressive. Hopefully you can make it nine in a row tomorrow!
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Post by Woof » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:28 pm

Agreed, another great game from Arthur, with plenty of Lach trash to stoke the fires of my ego. Instaget FJ. I wonder if the Landmarks category scared Arthur from betting more?

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Post by alietr » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:44 pm

So, Arthur, you got klutz? You Chuish? You don't look Chuish.

And ... just wow. Well done, sir.

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Re: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by chalupabatman786 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:48 pm

I don't think it's fair to discount Skylar by saying "regular play". The structure of Kid's Week was the same as a normal game.

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Post by WilliamPorygon » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:53 pm

Don't forget Andy Richter's $68,000 blowout.

I don't care what others think, I'm impressed with Arthur's recent domination and hope he sticks around for awhile longer.

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Post by The Talking Mime » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:58 pm

chalupabatman786 wrote:I don't think it's fair to discount Skylar by saying "regular play". The structure of Kid's Week was the same as a normal game.
I guess you've got a point. Either way, $66,600 is still an impressive one-day total for anyone.
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Post by dhkendall » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:28 pm

My wife doesn't always watch J! with me (nor is she a bearded man who drinks Dos Equuis), but she did today and got to see the magic of Arthur for the first time. I filled her in a bit on the Arthur phenomenon, but we were both well and truly impressed at his performance today. (As I explained to her "not even Arthur Chu is usually *this* good!")

Something she said made me wonder, and I know there are several boardies who can answer this: we've seen Arthur compared in lists to other champions, for example, on the list of games won, on the list of total monies won (10th before today's show), on the list of biggest one-day totals (3rd, 4th, or 5th depending on what is counted), but where is he on the list on average money per game? (i.e. Ken Jenning's number would be $33,609.33 per game, which is $2,520,700 (his regular-game total) divided by 75). I'd also be interested in knowing where Arthur stood before today and after today's game, as she made this observation before we knew what kind of total he'd end today with.
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Re: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by sbraverm » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:34 pm

great game but what I'm really wondering is where Claire got her dress; I really want it!

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Re: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Austin Powers » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:40 pm

jwatcher16 wrote:Hi all -
I watched today's game and did not enjoy it at all. Most of you seem to be in Arthur's camp. Admittedly he's brilliant and plays the game brilliantly. I was rooting for him to be a 5-time champion, actually. But since then, I haven't really enjoyed watching the other players get slaughtered. That's what it's felt like the last few games, today's especially. There hasn't been much competition and - to me, anyway, it has taken away some of the enjoyment of watching.

I feel like I'd like to see someone else get a chance now.
If the show wants to do that, they can seek out competent competition. Lot of these folks aren't very good. Arthur is clearly a dominant player, but there's also plenty of Lach trash still on the board, and these yo-yos aren't picking up any of it.

I don't feel sorry for people who get slaughtered. It's an act of ego to appear on Jeopardy. Either you want to make money, or be seen on TV, or you think you're smart and you want that validation. Or maybe you want to have some side career you want to promote.

So these folks aren't getting what they expected, but it's also not unfair what has happened to them.

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Post by zakharov » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:49 pm

Come on man, there are many, many smart people who

-have never been on TV before and perform oddly under the lights

-have buzzer problems and can't ring in

-get a board from hell

I'm not saying you have to throw a pity party for the losers, but a lot of these people traveled a long way to fulfill what must be something of an ambition and ran into a buzzsaw. Spare a thought.
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