Former Jeopardy Champ (Mehrun Etebari) Becomes Pub Quizmaster

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Former Jeopardy Champ (Mehrun Etebari) Becomes Pub Quizmaster

Post by alietr » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:53 pm

I don't know how this escaped us DC types, but it seems like we have a destination:

Former Jeopardy Champ Becomes Pub Quizmaster

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Post by ahirbhairav » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:28 pm

Wasn't he the same guy who played against Watson and beat him big time?

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Post by Roadgeek Adam » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:50 pm

ahirbhairav wrote:Wasn't he the same guy who played against Watson and beat him big time?
I may be wrong (Stefan clarify), but Celeste DiNucci managed to lock Watson I believe.
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Post by seaborgium » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:58 am

There's a clip of Mehrun and Maria Wenglinsky finishing at $42,400 and $19,200 respectively to Watson's $3,200. This wasn't in the fall 2010 sparring sessions (consisting only of people that made ToC semifinals, which Mehrun didn't do), but sometime in the spring. I've surmised from the glimpses of the monitors in the clip that the FJ came from QF1 in the 2010 ToC. And since the practice was to use game material from shows that had taped but not aired yet, I presume this Watson smackdown was sometime in April 2010. (QF1 taped 3/23 and aired 5/10.) From details In this youtube clip, I believe Maria got FJ right and Watson got it wrong, but Mehrun's monitor is out of frame. I think I've seen a clip (perhaps on NOVA?) where Mehrun's monitor was visible with an incorrect response, but I'm not sure about this.

Celeste was in the final sparring session in November 2010, and got a lock against Watson in the very last game. The other victories I know any details about from these sessions were all from second place, with Watson getting FJ wrong.

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Post by teapot37 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:17 pm

I want to say one of David Madden's wins was with a lock, but my memory is a bit hazy on that count.
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Post by cheezguyty » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:49 pm

teapot37 wrote:I want to say one of David Madden's wins was with a lock, but my memory is a bit hazy on that count.
From Rex Kramer's account of the Watson warm-ups:
Rex Kramer wrote:Celeste DiNucci – in the very last game played in the Sparring Matches – was the only person to achieve a lock over Watson going into Final Jeopardy.

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Post by teapot37 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:23 pm

cheezguyty wrote:
teapot37 wrote:I want to say one of David Madden's wins was with a lock, but my memory is a bit hazy on that count.
From Rex Kramer's account of the Watson warm-ups:
Rex Kramer wrote:Celeste DiNucci – in the very last game played in the Sparring Matches – was the only person to achieve a lock over Watson going into Final Jeopardy.
Thanks. I knew Dave won twice but wasn't sure about the rest.
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Post by ahirbhairav » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:06 pm

I went and got the DVD with the NOVA episode on it, really funny sparring game clips. Yes, Mehrun beat Watson big time. Go humans!

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