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Thursday, March 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Post by theFJguy » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:01 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
EUROPEAN ISLANDS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Once known as the Norman Isles, per the British Govt. this group is “not part of the U.K.” & has “never been colonies”

Laura McLean: 15000-8201=6799 (2x = $19,598)
Scott Krzywonos: 4000-3995=5
Sarah Norris: 11600-4801=6799

Correct response:
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Channel Islands (Laura – Shetland Islands) (Scott – Canary Islands) (Sarah – Faroe Islands)
TIEBREAKER CATEGORY
WAY BACK IN 2017

TIEBREAKER CLUE
Her April decision to call a snap parliamentary election proved less than brilliant on June 8

Correct response:
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Theresa May (Laura – Who is May?)
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Scott: 200-1000
Scott: 3200-3000
Scott: 5000-1000

Coryats
Laura: 15000
Scott: 9000
Sarah: 11600

Combined: 35,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Laura: 3000
Scott: 1600
Sarah: 5200

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Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:02 pm

5/5 in the music category yesterday and 3/5 today for 8/10 overall, so I’ll take it.

I’m glad I had the wrong place for the FJ! clue. Having no idea, but of course wanting to take a guess I wrote Heberdes. I looked at it and knew I needed an I somewhere. I made it Heberdies. Thorsten would take that in LL probably. For J! that is a no-go. Hebrides. He-Brides. I should be able to remember that if I need to write it in the future.

If I had thought of the correct response I would have made the switch. The other place I had under consideration was the Orkneys.

Ouch for Scott taking the collar on big clues. Another game when 2nd place could have won with a different wager in the FJ! round. Nice timing by Laura to win the tiebreaker as a game’s worth of experience probably did not hurt edging out Sarah by milliseconds with both of them going for it.

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Re: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:13 pm

For the early birds checking in on this thread, here is the moment:
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Spoilers for the FJ! round of course.

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Post by Elijah Baley » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:24 pm

And the lack of proper wagering strategy from second place saves another champ. Congrats to Laura!

FJ had me questioning the obvious choice with the bit about not being part of the UK. But Norman = French so WECIB?

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Post by OntarioQuizzer » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:29 pm

Elijah Baley wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:24 pm
And the lack of proper wagering strategy from second place saves another champ.
Really?

Strategy was certainly there. Execution may not have been — Sarah clearly overwatered by $1 — but to say the strategy is lacking is incredibly disingenuous.
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Re: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Elijah Baley » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:28 pm

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:29 pm
Elijah Baley wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:24 pm
And the lack of proper wagering strategy from second place saves another champ.
Really?

Strategy was certainly there. Execution may not have been — Sarah clearly overwatered by $1 — but to say the strategy is lacking is incredibly disingenuous.
Yes, Sarah over-wagered and by more than $1. There was nothing to be gained from her wager because she bet so much that Scott could have won on a single get. So, if she was going to wager anything, she needed to cover him - which she didn't. And she compounded it with that extra $1 that put her in a position to tie with Laura. Maybe it was a math error or just a goof but a proper wager and she should win if she and Laura both get FJ wrong.

There's nothing wrong with pointing wagering errors - and I think it was an error. (Pointing that out isn't remotely disingenuous - check out a dictionary).

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Re: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OntarioQuizzer » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:53 pm

Elijah Baley wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:28 pm
There's nothing wrong with pointing wagering errors - and I think it was an error. (Pointing that out isn't remotely disingenuous - check out a dictionary).
I agree, there's nothing wrong with pointing out errors.

However, you implied that Sarah lacked proper wagering strategy, and it's on that point that I disagree. I think that there was nothing wrong, per se, with the underlying strategy, but that the onstage execution was what did her in.

There's a difference; it's not like Sarah pulled a random number out of thin air (a case where you'd be correct to assert that strategy was lacking).
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Re: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:27 pm

Coryat: $35,800
46 R/3 W
DD: 1/3
FJ: :(
LT: Nina (DD), Barbra, sabra, Erin Burnett, mucous membrane, current

IT FINALLY HAPPENED!

It seems to me that Sarah's optimal wager is anywhere in the $3401-3599 range. Anyone see it differently?

This seemed like a TOC FJ! Not much in the way of a TOM. I chose the Faroes over the Shetlands. The Channel Islands never occurred to me. If they had, I think I would have gone with them.

The Erin Moran clue was a good example of why TPTB suggest you take categories in order.
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Re: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by boson » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:34 pm

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:27 pm
This seemed like a TOC FJ! Not much in the way of a TOM. I chose the Faroes over the Shetlands. The Channel Islands never occurred to me. If they had, I think I would have gone with them.
The TOM was 'Norman Islands', relating to Normandy - the region of France closest to the channel islands. Still - likely a tougher FJ question, like you said.

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Re: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by acthomas » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:36 pm

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:27 pm
This seemed like a TOC FJ! Not much in the way of a TOM. I chose the Faroes over the Shetlands. The Channel Islands never occurred to me. If they had, I think I would have gone with them.
"Norman Isles" immediately suggested to me that they were near, or formerly the property of, Normandy. From there I figured they had to be in the south English Channel and so Channel Islands was my only guess.

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Re: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Elijah Baley » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:40 pm

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:53 pm
Elijah Baley wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:28 pm
There's nothing wrong with pointing wagering errors - and I think it was an error. (Pointing that out isn't remotely disingenuous - check out a dictionary).
I agree, there's nothing wrong with pointing out errors.

However, you implied that Sarah lacked proper wagering strategy, and it's on that point that I disagree. I think that there was nothing wrong, per se, with the underlying strategy, but that the onstage execution was what did her in.

There's a difference; it's not like Sarah pulled a random number out of thin air (a case where you'd be correct to assert that strategy was lacking).
I'm trying to figure out how you distinguish someone pulling a number of out thin air and coming up with a number that had no strategic value. Did Sarah put more thought into her wager than coming up with a nice round number? Maybe, but a bad wager is a bad wager, no matter how you come to it.

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Re: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OntarioQuizzer » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:44 pm

Elijah Baley wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:40 pm
I'm trying to figure out how you distinguish someone pulling a number of out thin air and coming up with a number that had no strategic value. Did Sarah put more thought into her wager than coming up with a nice round number? Maybe, but a bad wager is a bad wager, no matter how you come to it.
Simple.

$10,000 is a number out of thin air.

$4,801 is a wager that, while it had some strategic thought behind it, was lacking in execution.

In my opinion, comments like yours will lead to more contestants thinking "what's the point of studying at all if even the slightest mistake will make people think I've done no work?", and where's the fun in that?
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Re: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by tiwonge » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:44 pm

I guessed Channel Islands because they're the islands between Britain and Normandy, but I wasn't confident of it, especially because the clue said they weren't part of the UK, and I thought that some of them were.

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Re: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:32 pm

I guess one boardie will be changing his signature.

I agree it was a poor wager by Sarah. I see why she did it, but it left her in a tie along with the possibility of getting beat by a locked out third place.

Instaget FJ for me, along with the TB.

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Re: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Elijah Baley » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:56 pm

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:44 pm
Elijah Baley wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:40 pm
I'm trying to figure out how you distinguish someone pulling a number of out thin air and coming up with a number that had no strategic value. Did Sarah put more thought into her wager than coming up with a nice round number? Maybe, but a bad wager is a bad wager, no matter how you come to it.
Simple.

$10,000 is a number out of thin air.

$4,801 is a wager that, while it had some strategic thought behind it, was lacking in execution.

In my opinion, comments like yours will lead to more contestants thinking "what's the point of studying at all if even the slightest mistake will make people think I've done no work?", and where's the fun in that?
As the horse being beaten has pretty much given up the ghost, I'm going to leave it right here: I never said there wasn't any thought behind the wager - just that there was a lack of proper wagering strategy, i.e., Sarah's wager was not a good one as amply demonstrated by the fact that she could (and should) have won today. It's not the end of the world and I have a hard time believing that any contestant is going to forego wagering strategy because they might mess it up and someone may comment on that.

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Re: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by squarekara » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:23 pm

My husband is out walking the family dog right now, and he's gonna be bugged he missed this long-awaited FJ scenario! I do believe in fairies!

I got FJ, but I have a friend who's originally from there. Besides "Norman," that's probably what led me to the correct response.

In yesterday's discussion, folks were saying Laura reminded them of someone. I'm seeing Jennifer Lawrence with a soupcon of Rebecca DeMornay.

And, yes, as someone pointed out--the wording of the Erin Moran question did indeed throw people off when played "out of sequence." Still gettable, but an irksome trap.

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Re: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OntarioQuizzer » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:51 pm

squarekara wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:23 pm
And, yes, as someone pointed out--the wording of the Erin Moran question did indeed throw people off when played "out of sequence." Still gettable, but an irksome trap.
I think it was a message from the writers to play the categories in sequence. :)
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Re: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by astrohip » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:23 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:02 pm
I made it Heberdies. Thorsten would take that in LL probably. For J! that is a no-go. Hebrides. He-Brides. I should be able to remember that if I need to write it in the future.
Don't think that would fly in LL either. It has to be close enough to be the same. Heberdies and Hebrides aren't the same.

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