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Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Archivists » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:25 am

Game Recap for Show #7977, 2019-04-23

James Holzhauer game 14. James breaks the $1 million mark.

CONTESTANTS
Kevin Donohue, a principal from Los Angeles, California
Claudia Walters, a grant writer from Mesa, Arizona
James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (whose 13-day cash winnings total $942,738)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. When you were watching yesterday's program, and many, many people were, you saw our champion, James, set a new record. He moved into fourth place on the top five list of single-day winning totals. Actually, the record is that he bumped himself out of fourth place. No, no, no. The record is that he holds all five of the top winning scores.

[Applause]

Claudia and Kevin, good luck. Here we go. Jeopardy! Round. Let's find out what the categories are. Starting off with...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
ARCHITECTURE (5/5)
RHYMING PHRASES (4/5)
POTPOURRI (5/5)
MERCURY (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
QUEEN (5/5)
WE WILL ROCK YOU (3/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
James: 22 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Claudia: 3 R, 0 W
Kevin: 2 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 3
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $2,400



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
James: $7,800
Claudia: $800
Kevin: $600

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Kevin Donohue is a principal from right here in Los Angeles. And you like to collect stones from memorable places you visit. What are we talking about? Gold and silver? Things like that?

Kevin: I wish. I wish.

Alex: Yeah.

Kevin: Whenever we're at a special place or a significant event happens in life, I like to pick up a little rock to remember it by.

Alex: What's the most memorable place you have visited that you have a stone to remind you of?

Kevin: Probably the Forum in ancient Rome.

Alex: Ah. Okay.

Kevin: It's an old stone.

Alex: You're not supposed to pick up stones at the Forum and take them home. The Italians frown on that.




Alex: Claudia Walters is a grant writer from Arizona who is celebrating with her husband how many years, your anniversary?

Claudia: 44 years of marriage. And before you ask, yes, I must've been a child bride.

[Laughter]

Alex: What's the secret to having a marriage that endures for 44 years?

Claudia: We laugh a lot at ourselves. If you laugh at the other person, that's not as good.

[Laughter]

Alex: And what's really bad is when you point and laugh. That's really bad.




Alex: James Holzhauer. We keep introducing him as a gambler from Las Vegas. But when he was a kid, his dad wanted to teach him that gambling is a rip-off. So what did he do?

James: Yeah, so we happened to be walking through a casino. I think it was in the Bahamas. And he said, "Watch how easy it is to lose this money." Put a dollar in a slot machine, won $7. And he--he kept betting the dollars back until he finally lost it all and was like, "See?"

Alex: Obviously it didn't work with you.

James: No, not quite.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
James found the Daily Double on the 17th clue. James had $8,200, Claudia had $800, and Kevin was at $600. James made it a True Daily Double, wagering $8,200.

MERCURY $600: While the planet Mercury doesn't have rings or moons, it's full of these with names like Bach, Beethoven & Tolstoy
(Alex: [Before James wagers, referencing James' "all in" gesture"] Are you gonna do the push?)
(James: Uh, okay. [Gestures as if pushing in a pile of poker chips] $8,200.)
(Alex: I didn't try to talk you into it. But okay.)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
WE WILL ROCK YOU $1000: In November 2018 this band flew high with 12 of 50 songs on the Hot Rock Songs chart, including "Bandito", "Morph" & "My Blood"

RHYMING PHRASES $1000: The plane seen here is called one of these due to its ability to collect water efficiently
(Kevin: What is a bucket plane?)

WE WILL ROCK YOU $400: In 2018 this band "didn't have a dime but I always had a vision, always had high, high hopes"
(James: Who is Fall Out Boy?)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
James: $20,000
Claudia: $1,200
Kevin: $600
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Post by Archivists » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:26 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
THE MAGIC OF TELEVISION (5/5)
PREGNANCY (5/5)
WORLD NEWSPAPERS (5/5) (Alex: You name the country where that newspaper is published.)
DO "OVER" (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
TALKING DEAD (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
SOLID BLACK (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
James: 19 R (including 2 DDs), 0 W
Kevin: 6 R, 0 W
Claudia: 5 R, 0 W

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



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
James snagged the next Daily Double on the 19th clue. James had $33,200, Claudia had $7,200, and Kevin was at $6,600. James wagered $10,016.

TALKING DEAD $1200: "Cast a cold eye on life, on death. Horseman, pass by!" says this poet's tombstone in Ireland's County Sligo

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was James who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 23rd clue. James had $46,816, Claudia had $7,200, and Kevin was at $6,600. James wagered $20,000.

DO "OVER" $1600: This organization says its only requirement for membership is a desire to stop consuming food compulsively

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
James: $68,816 (lock game)
Claudia: $8,400
Kevin: $7,800

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AMERICAN HISTORY

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; three-quarters for second place.
James: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $52,015 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Claudia: Wager $7,201 to cover Kevin.
Kevin: Risk between $601 and $6,600, covering Claudia's $0 bet.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
On May 1, 1869 these 2 men met at the White House, 4 years & 3 weeks after a more historic meeting between them

FINAL SCORES
Kevin: $7,800 + $7,793 = $15,593 (Who are Lee and Grant) (3rd place: $1,000)
Claudia: $8,400 + $7,201 = $15,601 (Who are Grant + Lee? Love you guys!) (2nd place: $2,000)
James: $68,816 + $50,000 = $118,816 (Who are U.S. Grant & R.E. Lee Hi Autumn ♥) (14-day champion: $1,061,554)
(Alex: [To Kevin] Who had met earlier at Appomattox.)
...
(Alex: [Reading Claudia's response] "Love you guys"?)
(Claudia: 18 grandkids. Love 'em.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $2,400

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
James: $34,000, 41 R (including 3 DDs), 1 W
Claudia: $8,400, 8 R, 0 W
Kevin: $7,800, 8 R, 1 W
Combined Coryat: $50,200

BATTING AVERAGES
James: 42/61 = .689
Claudia: 9/58 = .155
Kevin: 9/58 = .155
Team: 60/63 = .952

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
QUEEN $1000: The widow of Jordan's King Hussein, today she's an advocate for peace & cross-cultural understanding

ARCHITECTURE $800: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a Hong Kong building on the monitor.) With feng shui in mind, some buildings in Hong Kong are designed with holes in the structures that are considered gates for these mythical serpents as they travel down from the mountains & out towards the sea

POTPOURRI $800: On June 30, 1987 80 million of these dollar coins took flight across Canada for the first time

DO "OVER" $2000: The King James version of the 23rd Psalm says "Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup" doeth this
(Kevin: [*]. What is [*]?)

SOLID BLACK $1200: In 1915 Kazimir Malevich unveiled the artwork seen here, yet wrote that this & texture are the essence of painting

CORRECT RESPONSES
craters
Twenty One Pilots
a super scooper
Panic! at the Disco
(William Butler) Yeats
Overeaters Anonymous
Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee
(Queen) Noor
dragons
loonies
runneth over
color
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Re: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by theFJguy » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:32 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AMERICAN HISTORY

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
On May 1, 1869 these 2 men met at the White House, 4 years & 3 weeks after a more historic meeting between them

James Holzhauer: 68816+50000=118,816 (14x = $1,061,554)
Claudia Walters: 8400+7201=15601
Kevin Donohue: 7800+7793=15593

Correct response:
Spoiler
Show
Grant & Lee (James added Hi Autumn <3) (Claudia added Love you guys)

Daily Doubles
James: 8200+8200
James: 33200+10016
James: 46816+20000

Coryats
James: 34000
Claudia: 8400
Kevin: 7800

Combined: 50,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
James: 20000
Claudia: 1200
Kevin: 600

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Re: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:32 am

James with 22R in the J! round is owning the buzzer. Claudia & Kevin kept James to 19R in the DJ! round helped by Claudia getting 3/5 in PREGNANCY.

James could have easily gone for more on DD2 & DD3 with his huge leads. This was a day he could have set a new 1-day record with the 4/4 on big clues and huge advantage on the buzzer.

I learned today that Cary Grant was in the Beatles as Alex's impression while reading that clue was nowhere near that member of the Fab Four.

The FJ! clue was a head-scratching immediate no-doubter as I almost could not believe J! was asking something that would be better placed in the June tournament. Any misses that get posted here will be fascinating exercises in over-thinking. (Yes, I know that I am now setting myself up to miss tomorrow with a clue that will poll at 75% as I'll never learn.)

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Post by Bob78164 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:05 pm

This puts James's average over $75,000 per game. Put another way, his mean score over 14 games is higher than any score anyone in the past had ever achieved with the sole exception of Roger Craig's old one-day record. --Bob

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Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:15 pm

Bob78164 wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:05 pm
This puts James's average over $75,000 per game. Put another way, his mean score over 14 games is higher than any score anyone in the past had ever achieved with the sole exception of Roger Craig's old one-day record. --Bob
$1,155,000 for 15 games is $77,000 average. With $1,061,554 banked that has James needing $93,446 (and a win) tomorrow to hit the magical average. To even mention such hypotheticals would have seemed insane prior to James hitting the stage.

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Post by Austin Powers » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:37 pm

(Insert gif of Duke from Rocky IV saying, “throw the damn towel!”)

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Post by Le Master » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:03 pm

13/14 Games as runaways = 93%
13/14 correct in FJ = 93%
Season 35 correct FJ average for all contestants is: 53.28%
So his chance of losing is 7% * 7% * 53.28% = 2.7182% which makes his chance of winning 99.728%.
The streak of games probability becomes lower than 50% after 254 games.
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Post by hbomb1947 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:00 pm

I'm old enough to remember when Roger Craig held the record for highest single-game winnings, and didn't only rank 8th on that list.
MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:32 am
James could have easily gone for more on DD2 & DD3 with his huge leads. This was a day he could have set a new 1-day record with the 4/4 on big clues and huge advantage on the buzzer.
Perhaps this encapsulates James's greatness as much as anything else: he could have set a new 1-day record if he had wanted to.
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Post by BRD-98 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:48 pm

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:30 pm

I didn't know that dragons were considered "mythical serpents". I don't think of dragons as serpentine. Then I remembered too late the "noodle dragon" style, which I was introduced to by Mushu from Mulan.

What was the TOM for Queen Elizabeth II? Any queen could have had 30 corgis and I saw literally no way to narrow it down.

Didn't recognize anything in that TV category.

However, I ran "Over".

I misread "after" as before and racked my brains trying to think of something important that had occurred in 1873. I knew 1873 was too late for the Civil War, so I just had nothing. Even just focusing on "two men" + "19th century" turned up nothing. Facepalm-worthy miss on my part, but it just wasn't there.
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Post by Golf » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:43 pm

Was Claudia taking a nap during the first game of the taping day? She knew what she was up against and kept going to the top of the board. There was a very small window in DJ she could have put some pressure on James had she found one. But then again, she was never going to make it a TDD. Just frustrating to watch a player not even try to win.

James knowledge base continues to impress even though he did have a neg today. But much of the time, if you don't have a neg or two, you aren't ringing in often enough on clues you are sure enough on.

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Post by jev15 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:46 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:15 pm

$1,155,000 for 15 games is $77,000 average. With $1,061,554 banked that has James needing $93,446 (and a win) tomorrow to hit the magical average. To even mention such hypotheticals would have seemed insane prior to James hitting the stage.
I appreciate that you allowed for the possibility that James could accumulate $93,446 and lose.

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Post by ACW » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:51 pm

jev15 wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:46 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:15 pm

$1,155,000 for 15 games is $77,000 average. With $1,061,554 banked that has James needing $93,446 (and a win) tomorrow to hit the magical average. To even mention such hypotheticals would have seemed insane prior to James hitting the stage.
I appreciate that you allowed for the possibility that James could accumulate $93,446 and lose.
:lol:

BTW, I assume this is the quickest to a million?

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Post by Roadgeek Adam » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:01 pm

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Post by ChexMix » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:04 pm

ACW wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:51 pm
jev15 wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:46 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:15 pm

$1,155,000 for 15 games is $77,000 average. With $1,061,554 banked that has James needing $93,446 (and a win) tomorrow to hit the magical average. To even mention such hypotheticals would have seemed insane prior to James hitting the stage.
I appreciate that you allowed for the possibility that James could accumulate $93,446 and lose.
:lol:

BTW, I assume this is the quickest to a million?
Only Ken and James have gotten 1 million in regular games, and it took Ken 30 games to get there, so yes.(I guess Brad, technically, got there in less games if you count tournament play, as he won 1 million for the M$M's in his 11th game played. Not really an apples to apples comparison though. Certainly the quickest in time elapsed from first appearance.)

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Post by CasketRomance » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:05 pm

why do women contestants love going to the top of the board?

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Post by CasketRomance » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:07 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:30 pm
I didn't know that dragons were considered "mythical serpents". I don't think of dragons as serpentine. Then I remembered too late the "noodle dragon" style, which I was introduced to by Mushu from Mulan.

What was the TOM for Queen Elizabeth II? Any queen could have had 30 corgis and I saw literally no way to narrow it down.

Didn't recognize anything in that TV category.

However, I ran "Over".

I misread "after" as before and racked my brains trying to think of something important that had occurred in 1873. I knew 1873 was too late for the Civil War, so I just had nothing. Even just focusing on "two men" + "19th century" turned up nothing. Facepalm-worthy miss on my part, but it just wasn't there.
top box, dude....what other queen is the most widely known to the masses in this country in the history of the world?

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Post by CasketRomance » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:08 pm

Golf wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:43 pm
Was Claudia taking a nap during the first game of the taping day? She knew what she was up against and kept going to the top of the board. There was a very small window in DJ she could have put some pressure on James had she found one. But then again, she was never going to make it a TDD. Just frustrating to watch a player not even try to win.

James knowledge base continues to impress even though he did have a neg today. But much of the time, if you don't have a neg or two, you aren't ringing in often enough on clues you are sure enough on.
hope her plethora of grand kids give her a reaming for that horrid strat

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:11 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:07 pm
top box, dude....what other queen is the most widely known to the masses in this country in the history of the world?
But there was no big neon sign hint specifically pointing TO her. It could very easily be some other prominent, or not so prominent, queen.
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