Monday, October 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Re: Monday, October 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Robert K S wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:37 pm I would venture that the contestant coordinators have dealt with players who have tried to exit mid-game and have developed strategies to keep contestants who have lost their enthusiasm up on the stage.
I can’t imagine someone being so far behind they simply attempt to walk off the stage in frustration.
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Golf wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:45 pm All this talk suggesting a player would simply quit is beyond ludicrous.

Let’s see, I’m averaging $200k per taping day. But I feel like giving someone else a chance. Or, I’m averaging $40k per game but it’s just too stressful. It’s not worth it.

If I ever get the Jeopardy opportunity, please let me face an infinite number of contestants with this thought process.
It's in the paperwork that a champion can voluntarily retire, that's all.

Also, how could you possibly face an infinite number of contestants who have a $40k win average factoring into their thought processes?
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I'm not great at European rivers, although I can place the Danube in Europe, and in Vienna in particular. (Thanks to Mr. Strauss and his waltz.) But I'm much better at locating the Alps. That kind of narrowed things down pretty quickly. Switzerland, Italy, and Austria. Swiss - neutral, not invaded. Italy - sort of friendly with Germany - probably not invaded. Austria - invaded. Didn't know enough to rule the Danube out of two, but knew it was in one. So that was my choice.

Being familiar with The Sound of Music didn't hurt, either.

Now, to study up on European rivers.
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Re: Monday, October 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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I should've mentioned this a while ago, but better late than never. Near the end of season 37, in one of these daily game threads, I doubted the greatness of Matt and posted a stats comparison of him and Jason Zuffranieri. My argument was that he's basically Jason Z., only with better wagering strategy.

I take that back now, mostly. I still think James and Ken are much better players than Matt, but he's certainly more than good enough to place at the platinum level. I don't think every ToC has a platinum-level player (there were none in 2021, 2017, and 2013, for example), but Matt's strong wagering and bouncing skills combined with his enormous mental archive of knowledge makes him an obvious platinum.

I changed my mind about Matt maybe a week or two into season 38, but i forgot to make note of that. So I wanted to do that.
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Re: Monday, October 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Golf wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:45 pm All this talk suggesting a player would simply quit is beyond ludicrous.

Let’s see, I’m averaging $200k per taping day. But I feel like giving someone else a chance. Or, I’m averaging $40k per game but it’s just too stressful. It’s not worth it.

If I ever get the Jeopardy opportunity, please let me face an infinite number of contestants with this thought process.
There are many reasons why a contestant could find themselves unable or unwilling to continue, including job or family obligations that might prevent them from being available week after week for an extended period of time.
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VoluptuousLoser wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:46 am There are many reasons why a contestant could find themselves unable or unwilling to continue, including job or family obligations that might prevent them from being available week after week for an extended period of time.
Is there a precedent for inviting back a reigning champ who voluntarily but regretfully leaves the show? I'm thinking of a situation where the spouse is in the ICU after a serious car crash, etc. Some event that any reasonable person would make the top priority.

Wasn't there an instance of a champ being invited back some time recently (last 24 months or so)? My brain is really fuzzy on the circumstances.
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Re: Monday, October 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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heppm01 wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:40 am Is there a precedent for inviting back a reigning champ who voluntarily but regretfully leaves the show?
Claudia Corriere, for one. You may also count Zach Newkirk.

You may appreciate this champ lineage graph.
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Re: Monday, October 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Robert K S wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:34 am
heppm01 wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:40 am Is there a precedent for inviting back a reigning champ who voluntarily but regretfully leaves the show?
Claudia Corriere, for one. You may also count Zach Newkirk.

You may appreciate this champ lineage graph.
But who does The Ring magazine say is champion? :D
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