Friday, April 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Friday, April 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:35 pm

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Re: Friday, April 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:35 pm

DJ! Round

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Post by theFJguy » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:41 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CLASSIC LITERARY CHARACTERS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
He declares that one of the people he is trying to emulate is a medieval knight known as Amadís of Gaul

William Scott: 8800+8001=16801 + 0 = 16801 = $50,000
Hannah Sage: 4600+4600=9200 + 7600 = 16800 = $25,000
Dhruv Gaur: 18200-19=18181 + 9000 = 27181 = $100,000

Correct response:
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Don Quixote (Dhruv: That’s all folks! [smiley face])

Daily Doubles
Dhruv: 2400+2400
William: 6400-6400
Dhruv: 18400-600

Coryats
William: 15200
Hannah: 4600
Dhruv: 17400

Combined: 37,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
William: 5200
Hannah: 1000
Dhruv: 10400
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Re: Friday, April 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:43 pm

Johnny: …William Scott who did not win anything on yesterday’s show.

The players got Alex in on the action for the choreographed intro:
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The what if game. William solves DD2 and has 21600 for the FJ! round for a possible 43,200 total.

Dhruv had 9000 in the bank so would need 34200 at the end of today or 17100 for the FJ! round. He had a cushion above that thanks to a small wager and miss on DD3. The question is how he might have bet on DD3 with the alternate score scenario.

One “if” I would imagine is Dhruv solves the FJ! clue if he needed it. I got the FJ! clue right and it was not until after the show was over that I wondered if anyone on the board will go the wrong way with Roland.

For the TOC Dhruv showed plenty in four games to earn at least a Silver group and for now he’s in Gold with a limited field so far.

For the tournament only 3 clues were not played. For the next ten games of regular play I will bet the over for more than 3 not revealed.

ETA: I liked the way the scores from yesterday were combined with the scores going into the FJ! round in this shot:
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Was that done for the TOC in November and I missed noticing it?

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Post by seaborgium » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:30 pm

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William:   0  8800  8800 17600
Hannah: 7600  4600 12200 16800
Dhruv:  9000 18200 27200 45400
Dhruv: Bet less than $9,600, and enjoy your victory.
William: Bet $8,001 to cover Hannah.
Hannah: Bet anything you want, as William's wager to cover you will knock him down below your day 1 score if he is wrong.
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Re: Friday, April 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Wpwells » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:53 pm

Emulating medieval knights + literary character = Don Quixote. Not as much of a Pavlovian TOM there, but good clue nonetheless. I batted 1.000 in the tournament.

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Post by Bamaman » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:28 pm

I was stuck for a bit trying to think of someone French or in King Arthur’s gang. Then I expanded my thinking a bit for a knight with an imagination to sweep the week and go 8-2 for the tournament.

The students went 17-12 for the two weeks, not counting Dhruv’s joke answer today.
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Post by Elijah Baley » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:54 pm

An excellent group of finalists, although I'll admit that I was hoping William was going to get that DD - and thought he had it, too. It is a somewhat obscure bit of knowledge about the Land Down Under.

FJ was far superior to the Kids' Week level in Week 1. It was another one where there could have been some other respectable guesses but it also wasn't that difficult to eliminate those to come up with the correct response.

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Post by Bamaman » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:21 pm

I guess I’d be tilting at windmills to expect TPH to get this one.
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Post by floridagator » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:37 pm

I would have liked some suspense in today's game but all in all a good tournament.
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Post by sarisson » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:43 pm

This was a really well-played tournament, from start to finish. It was also the easiest college tournament I've ever seen, and this was the easiest final game of a tournament I've ever seen. 51 R is a new personal record, although I missed all the DD's.
I would already rate Dhruv a Silver for the next TOC. He didn't get distracted by all the board-hopping, and neither did the others (and they all did it).
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Post by alietr » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:02 pm

WAY TO GO, DHRUV!!! REPRESENT!

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Post by immaf » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:04 pm

For FJ my first thought was Lancelot and I was happy enough about it that didn't seriously try to think of anything else. Oops.
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Post by alietr » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:04 pm

P.S. What the heck were they supposed to be spelling?

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Post by Bamaman » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:08 pm

alietr wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:04 pm
P.S. What the heck were they supposed to be spelling?
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Re: Friday, April 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by heppm01 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:17 pm

The correct response for FJ immediately came to mind but it seemed a little too obvious so I took the extra think time to consider Zorro, D'Artagnan and various Arthurian knights, none of which seemed to fit. That puts me at 9/10 for the tournament which is by far my best showing.

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Re: Friday, April 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:29 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:08 pm
alietr wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:04 pm
P.S. What the heck were they supposed to be spelling?
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Re: Friday, April 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by bigblue999 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:51 pm

Dhruv put the tournament away real early. After the true daily double he never looked back.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:52 pm

Another game where I was just too exhausted from work to play along. "Squad goals" and "show me receipts" still struck me as particularly baffling clues.

The Gorilla DD seemed very wide open. I didn't see any way to narrow that down to gorilla at all.

That lifeguard clue was easily a coinflip on Reagan vs. GHWB.

Blah blah blah blah name I don't recognize, never gonna get this. I know literally nothing about the correct response.
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Re: Friday, April 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by DBear » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:14 pm

Surprising FJ. Got it, but I thought it a good level more difficult than Thursday's.
Thought orangutang would be far more obscure than gorilla.

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