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Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Archivists » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:38 am

Game Recap for Show #7967, 2019-04-09

CONTESTANTS
Sameer Rai, a freelancer from Los Altos, California
Ariana Mikulski, an associate teaching professor from State College, Pennsylvania
James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (whose 3-day cash winnings total $133,451)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Yeah, he's earned a lot of money in just three days. But he's a professional gambler, a sports bettor who's used to betting large amounts. If he hits those Daily Doubles, watch out. Sameer and Ariana, I direct those comments to you. Here we go. The Jeopardy! Round and these categories now in play...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
BEER (5/5)
STOUT (5/5)
LOGGER (5/5)
PALE AIL (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
LIGHT (5/5)
"PORTER" (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
James: 22 R (including 2 rebounds and 1 DD), 0 W
Sameer: 5 R, 1 W
Ariana: 4 R, 2 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 0
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $0



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
James found the Daily Double on the 2nd clue. James had $1,000, Ariana was scoreless, and Sameer had nothing in the bank. James made it a True Daily Double, wagering $1,000.

PALE AIL $1000: Malarial & iron deficiency are 2 types of this condition that can lead to paleness

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
James: $9,200
Sameer: $2,800
Ariana: -$800

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Sameer Rai from Los Altos, California, comes by his love of Jeopardy! naturally, because I understand that two of your college letters of recommendation were written by...

Sameer: Jeopardy! champions. That's right. David Madden was one of the writers of my letters of recommendation because I'm involved with the National History Bowl, which he runs. And the other was from my college counselor, Chris Flietas. Don't know if you remember him, but he won two games himself and got over $80,000 from those two games.

Alex: Wow.

Sameer: Yep.

Alex: Impressive.




Alex: Ariana Mikulski is from State College, Pennsylvania. I love it when Jeopardy! has an influence on family life. In your case, it affects your child. Tell me about it.

Ariana: Yes. My youngest daughter, Sabina, goes to preschool, and she watches the shows with us. And they were at school, and the teacher asked what season it was, and she raised her hand and answered, "What is winter?"

[Laughter]

Alex: Great. I love it.




Alex: James Holzhauer from Las Vegas, Nevada. He has wagered big amounts and strange amounts. Is there some significance to your wagering?

James: These are all significant dates to me. I wagered $3,268. On March 26, 2008, my first nephew was born. I wagered $9,812. On September 8, 2012, I got married. 11/9/14 is when my daughter was born. And 7/30 is my dad's birthday. And now I think all my relatives are gonna be wanting their own shout-outs now, so.

Alex: Okay.

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
James: $13,000
Sameer: $3,400
Ariana: $800
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Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Archivists » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:38 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
ASIAN CITIES (5/5)
A SHORT STORY CATEGORY (5/5)
CAT IDIOMS (4/5)
INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
MUSIC FESTIVALS (5/5)
AMERICAN HISTORY (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
James: 20 R (including 1 rebound and 2 DDs), 1 W
Ariana: 6 R, 1 W
Sameer: 3 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 1
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $2,000



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
James snagged the next Daily Double on the 3rd clue. James had $14,600, Ariana had $800, and Sameer was at $3,400. James made it a True Daily Double, wagering $14,600.

AMERICAN HISTORY $1600: In 1904 Oklahoma City policeman Joe Burnett killed Ed O'Kelley, who had killed Robert Ford, who had killed this outlaw

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was James who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 27th clue. James had $46,800, Ariana had $5,600, and Sameer was at $7,000. James wagered $25,000.

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN $800: In Andalusia Arabic calligraphy represents this style named for medieval visitors from Africa

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
CAT IDIOMS $2000: Act assertively! "A cat in gloves" has this inability

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
James: $72,600 (lock game)
Sameer: $7,000
Ariana: $6,400

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
PHYSICS TERMS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; three-quarters for second place.
James: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $58,599 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Sameer: Wager $5,801 to cover Ariana.
Ariana: Risk between $601 and $5,200, covering Sameer's $0 bet.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Ironically, it's a metaphor meaning a huge step forward, but this 2-word process only occurs on a subatomic scale

FINAL SCORES
Ariana: $6,400 + $700 = $7,100 (What is a quantum leap?) (3rd place: $1,000)
Sameer: $7,000 + $5,801 = $12,801 (What is a quantum leap?) (2nd place: $2,000)
James: $72,600 + $38,314 = $110,914 (What is quantum leap ♥ happy birthday Booger) (4-day champion: $244,365)
(Alex: [After James' wager has been revealed] A new one-day record--$110,914. And now a 4-day record of $244,365. Is it too soon to start thinking about Ken Jennings comparisons?)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $2,000

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
James: $35,400, 42 R (including 3 DDs), 1 W
Sameer: $7,000, 8 R, 1 W
Ariana: $6,400, 10 R, 3 W
Combined Coryat: $48,800

BATTING AVERAGES
James: 43/61 = .705
Ariana: 11/58 = .190
Sameer: 9/58 = .155
Team: 63/63 = 1.000

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
STOUT $1000: Here's Herbert Beerbohm Tree as this Shakespeare character

PALE AIL $800: Fairer folk rejoice! REI offers UPF clothing, UPF short for this "protection factor"
(Ariana: What is universal?)
(James: What is UV? [*]?)
(Alex: [*], yes.)

"PORTER" $200: It's how Mr. Spock & Captain Kirk get from the ship to a planet's surface
(Ariana: What is a teleporter?)
(Alex: Teleporter? Be more specific.)
(Ariana: Uh...)
(Sameer: What is a beam teleporter?)

BEER $400: These bitter buds added for flavor belong to the Cannabaceae family, making them a cousin of marijuana
(Sameer: What is hemp?)
[Originally ruled incorrect; ruled correct before Double Jeopardy!]

PALE AIL $400: Geographic name of this item that can protect the pale from too much sun

LIGHT $400: For a boxer, to get light enough to compete in a given class is to "make" this
(Alex: Less than a minute.)

A SHORT STORY CATEGORY $1600: Competes the title of Susan Glaspell's 1917 tale with a feminist angle, "A Jury of..."
(Sameer: What is peers? [*]?)

MUSIC FESTIVALS $1200: At the Montreux Jazz Festival, you might see smoke on the water of this Swiss lake's shoreline
(James: What is Lucerne?)

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN $1600: Isfahan in this country is renowned for its religious architecture, like the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN $1200: Former Yankee catcher Jorge could tell you this Spanish word means "inn"
(Ariana: What is hostal?)

MUSIC FESTIVALS $400: For a 2018 festival Paul McCartney & Metallica were in the "City Limits" of this Texas "Live Music Capital of the World"
(James: What is [*]?)
(Alex: You are right, and that takes you to $72,600. $4,400 off the one-day record, James.)
(James: Okay, I'll try.)

CORRECT RESPONSES
anemia
Jesse James
Moorish
a cat in gloves catches no mice
a quantum leap
Falstaff
ultraviolet
a transporter
hops (or hemp)
a Panama hat
the weight
of her peers
Lake Geneva
Iran
posada
Austin
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Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by theFJguy » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:14 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
PHYSICS TERMS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Ironically, it’s a metaphor meaning a huge step forward, but this 2-word process only occurs on a subatomic scale

James Holzhauer: 72600+38314=110,914 (4x = $244,365)
Ariana Mikulski: 6400+700=7100
Sameer Rai: 7000+5801=12801

Correct response:
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quantum leap (James added Happy Birthday Booger <3)

Daily Doubles
James: 1000+1000
James: 14600+14600
James: 46800+25000

Coryats
James: 35400
Ariana: 6400
Sameer: 7000

Combined: 48,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
James: 13000
Ariana: 800
Sameer: 3400
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Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:15 am

hbomb: That'll do it. Absolute greatness. I cannot argue with today's results as that is what the April hyped hinted was possible.

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James in the opening did the money hand gesture of "make it rain." Alex provided the other bit of foreshadowing with opening remarks including, "If he hits those Daily Doubles, watch out."

Sameer's chat time name-dropped David Madden & Chris Fleitas. It would have been funny if one of the names had been Roger Craig on the day his $77,000 one-day record fell.

That was a lot of clue calling before DD3 was found at clue 27. James was trying to find it while his opponents were more interested in $400 picks and completing AMERICAN HISTORY where DD2 was located.

Roger Craig, Alex Jacob and Brad Rutter watching perhaps could have given James a better search pattern. No argument where DD2 was found early. For DD3 my ranking would have been ASIAN CITIES, A SHORT STORY CATEGORY & INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN. CAT IDIOMS & MUSIC FESTIVALS were the two in my mind that would not have a DD.

With DD3 hiding and the scoreboard rout on it was obvious that if James could find DD3 he could take a run at Roger's record. Each clue selection was a hold-the -breath moment with the search ongoing. I exhaled each time a pick by the challengers did not have the DD sound effect go off. Finally James found the last DD hiding in an 800 box.

$25,000 was a monster wager. The scoreboard was 46800 to 7000 to 5600. 71800 afterwards and then 72600 for the FJ! round left James needing a solve on the FJ! clue to break the record. As it turned out, shatter the record since James could bet big. If James had sat at something slightly over $77,000 then he may have needed to bet very low to preserve one of J! hallowed records.

The FJ! clue was 3/3 on the show and I'll send it to 75% as I had nothing better than atomic split after trying to work in the word "micro" somehow. As soon as Ariana's correct response was shown I knew that was right.

Here are some pictures of the big numbers:
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Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Austin Powers » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:09 am

The true humbled are we who get to witness this wizardry.

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Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:10 am

Wait, that's a 1-day score???

Holy crap.

I mean, that beats Frank Spangenberg's total in one day.

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Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by OntarioQuizzer » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:16 am

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
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Frank Spangenberg is the only player to break $200,000 in his first five games.
Well, this aged terribly.
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Post by RobW » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:18 am

we all uttered the same ascending whistle upon seeing that, right? :shock:
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Post by Austin Powers » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:38 am

Back when I was younger, when I still had tiger blood in my veins, I thought I could be the one to break this threshold.

Very doubtful these days. But I’m glad I’ve lived to see it.

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Post by PlayerWM86 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:51 am

That looks like a score finished with on J! for my PS3 in 2016 (R.I.P. THQ) (made the game a runaway and when it was FJ! time, I wagered everything on the correct response, probably in an act of revenge for what happened 21 years earlier on my Genesis, my 9-year-old self at the time watching in horror as the words "WE DO NOT HAVE A JEOPARDY! CHAMPION THIS TIME!" appeared on a blue background at the bottom of the screen)! Way to go, James! I have a feeling we may have our first superchamp of 2019, while we're at it.
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Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by BRD-98 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:12 pm

"King James" seems a fairly accurate description at this point.

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Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Caboom » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:57 pm

Well I saw there were more posts than usual at this time, so I couldn't resist and had to check the scores...
:shock: :shock: :shock:
...and then stared at them for a few minutes before my brain rebooted.

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Post by ChexMix » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:45 pm

I remember during the all star games when Team Ken was discussing the possibility of going for a 2 day total of 6 figures just because they could safely do so. I remember thinking at the time that might be kind of fun and a little bummed that we now would probably never get a chance to see that. How wrong was I. Way to go James.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:53 pm

If the J! episode was not enough of seeing James for you then you can see him in the guest seat when his wife Melissa was on Millionaire in 2014:


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Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by pdano » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:57 pm

Holy hell.

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Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Caboom » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:28 pm

It's amazing that despite his total, James left nearly 30k on the table. There was 1600 left on the board when he hit DD3, so even if Sameer gets them and doubles up on FJ, he can only get to 17200. James, therefore, could have bet up to 29599, getting him to 77199 before FJ. That would have enabled him to bet up to 63198 in FJ, ending up with $140,397 - without any risk of losing the game.

So perhaps we haven't seen his best one day score just yet.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:02 pm

Caboom wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:28 pm
It's amazing that despite his total, James left nearly 30k on the table. There was 1600 left on the board when he hit DD3, so even if Sameer gets them and doubles up on FJ, he can only get to 17200. James, therefore, could have bet up to 29599, getting him to 77199 before FJ. That would have enabled him to bet up to 63198 in FJ, ending up with $140,397 - without any risk of losing the game.

So perhaps we haven't seen his best one day score just yet.
If James had gone into the FJ! round over 77K would he have risked having the one-day record? Don't know. For the math portion my calculator has:

Sameer at 7000 on DD3. Getting the remaining clues worth $1600 = $8600 or $17,200 total.

James can't go below $17201. 46800-17201=29599. We agree. 46800+29599=76,399 where James did +$25K instead. Sameer ending up having 7000 for the FJ! round or possible 14K total. James can drop to 14001 with 76,399-62,398=14001. To the good would be 76,399 + 62,398 = $138,797.

As amazing as the 4x total is James has to know he needs a 5th win to be playing in S36. A win tomorrow and then anything is possible including breaking his own 1-day record. If he does it, my wish would be to do it at a pretty number like the previous 34, 50, 75 and & 77K benchmarks.

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Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by ACW » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:41 pm

PlayerWM86 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:51 am
I have a feeling we may have our first superchamp of 2019, while we're at it.
What makes a superchamp?

Is he the first to get over $100k in 1 game? :shock:

Also, 110,914 seems somewhat random.

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Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by BRD-98 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:48 pm

ACW wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:41 pm
PlayerWM86 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:51 am
I have a feeling we may have our first superchamp of 2019, while we're at it.
What makes a superchamp?

Is he the first to get over $100k in 1 game? :shock:

Also, 110,914 seems somewhat random.
Yes. First to score anything over 77k. Before him, only on two occasions had anyone ever scored above 70k. So it is, how to put it... a quantum leap.

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Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Plactus » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:04 pm

ACW wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:41 pm
What makes a superchamp?
Six or more wins.

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