Respectfully disagree. Sarah must realize that she cannot win if Laura wagers properly and answers correctly; thus her only chance is for Laura to miss (assuming a knowledgeable champ will almost always make the $1 lockout wager, which Laura did).OntarioQuizzer wrote: ↑Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:29 pmReally?
Strategy was certainly there. Execution may not have been — Sarah clearly overwatered by $1 — but to say the strategy is lacking is incredibly disingenuous.
If Laura wagers properly and misses, she drops to $6,799, exactly what happened in this game.
Thus Sarah's task is to bet small enough not to drop below $6,800, i.e. no more than $3,599. If she does that, she wins on the TS (or even the DS), AND her wager of $3,599 also covers Laura in the event that Laura wagers $0 and Sarah answers correctly.
Seems to me if Sarah wagers $3,599 she wins this game. Instead she bet $4,801 and lost. She didn't overwager by $1. She overwagered by $1,202.
Doesn't sound like an "execution" error or a math error to me. She just didn't think this through clearly. And paid the penalty.