Personally, I would calculate the average winnings for non-automatic semifinalists, which I'll call A, as well as the average for the 4th highest totals for non-automatic semifinalists (i.e. the last man/woman in), which I'll call B.opusthepenguin wrote: ↑Wed May 27, 2020 10:49 pmDo you agree that "betting it all is the only option" for contestants going into FJ in second and third place in a tournament quarterfinal?Golf wrote: ↑Wed May 27, 2020 9:35 pmWell, it happens in every tournament so you shouldn’t be too surprised. It’s no different from regular season games, most contestants don’t properly prepare and learn about wagering.BrigadierSolo13 wrote: ↑Wed May 27, 2020 8:07 pmI know I'm not alone in thinking this, but these FJ wagers make absolutely no sense in the tournament format and it's driving me nuts.
How do Jenna and Lauren, as well as a few others before them this week, not realize that betting it all is the only option, ESPECIALLY when first place is a lock? Full credit to Katie on Tuesday for being the only one so far to wager properly, and as of now, it does appear she will be rewarded for it.
But no, you’re not alone in your thinking.
If my total going into FJ is less than B, I bet it all.
If my total falls between A and B, I probably play conservative. If I'm closer to B and feel confident in the FJ category, I bet it all and not risk just missing out.
If my total is above A, I just stay safely above A.
Whether I'm first, second, or third doesn't matter.
EDIT: The one exception is if I have less than B, but am in first place. Then I bet the standard $1 more than second place's double up, that way I can still win on a triple stumper, depending on third place.