seaborgium wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:15 am
Are you reading the same stats I am? He's only beating Ken by large margins in things that are wagers or directly caused by wagers.
There's nothing "only" (which is to suggest negligible or irrelevant) about outscoring Ken Jennings by a magnitude of 1.8, nearly double over the course of seven games ($415,035 to $231,000). Or setting six identifiable records.
The majority of useful stats you can analyze are directly affected by wagering.
In terms of things not directly caused by wagers (of which most of the stats are):
-- Less incorrect responses by a factor of 1.44 (9 v 13) -- indicates more assuredness
-- More daily doubles played by a factor of 1.36 (15 v 11) -- indicates better DD hunting
-- More games locked (6/7 v 5/7) (including bc not directly due to wagering, also due to how much money accrued by others)
In terms of coryats, he is $26,657 to Ken's $28,229. However, James' opponents have been significantly stronger than Ken's, as indicated by: less triple stumpers (3.43 to 4.29); opposite player coryat of $9,043 to Ken's $6,814; AND higher combined coryat for James' games. When you consider James' coryats are slightly lower than Ken's yet his combined game coryats are ~$3k higher, all of this adds up to indicate harder competitors.
Statistically, he is performing better than Ken Jennings after 7 games, indisputably.