Jeopardy Masters Tournament announced

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Is this going to follow the All-stars format?

Two games. one eliminated.

Three wildcards faceoff. Winner Take all.

Two original game winners plus wildcard winner. Winner take all.
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Robert K S wrote: Wed Jan 11, 2023 6:00 pm Triple Jeopardy!?
From the ABC press release, it sounds like each episode will contain two games—which seems to imply that each episode will have all six players playing; three in the first half, three in the second.
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Austin Powers wrote: Wed Jan 11, 2023 3:17 pm Michael Davies is private equity swooping in to extract the maximum immediate value of a product. If nothing of long term value is left behind, oh well.
Yep, he did the same thing with WWTBAM. Killed the golden goose well before it's time.

Robert K S wrote: Wed Jan 11, 2023 3:34 pm You might as well just narrow it to Amy + James, no?
Unless Amy becomes proficient in Jeopardy optimal strategy, James will make a small snack out of her and everybody else.


And speaking of James, during the GOAT tournament, Alex specifically said this is the last time we'll be seeing these three contestants playing Jeopardy. That didn't age well.
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Golf wrote: Wed Jan 11, 2023 7:05 pm And speaking of James, during the GOAT tournament, Alex specifically said this is the last time we'll be seeing these three contestants playing Jeopardy. That didn't age well.
Interesting point.
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Meh. I'll record it and maybe get around to it during the summer hiatus. Feel free to post spoilers regarding finalists and the winner in the meantime. Just don't spoil the clues. I'm not invested in the players in this scenario, just the trivia.
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It's becoming an annuity for their Favored Few.
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I will watch any Jeopardy competition that doesn’t involve celebrities.

I wish there was more variety in this tournament as it is essentially the three most recent finalists + the other two big champions + James. Sam K would have been a nice addition certainly. See if Brad wants to play again.

Essentially, you can easily turn this into a 15-person competition with ease.
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Robert K S wrote: Wed Jan 11, 2023 3:34 pm
Ditto. You might as well just narrow it to Amy + James, no?

Throw in leszekp as the third player. I heard he's decent.
Thanks :) . No shortage of "decent" players that could have been invited. From recent players, there's Sam Kavanaugh and Brad Rutter (BotD winner). From older players there's Frank Spangenberg, Jerome Vered, Chuck Forrest, Bob Blake, Bob Verini. And those are highly-abridged lists.
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If it didn't happen on TV recently, it didn't happen. Damar Hamlin's cardiac arrest generated huge media attention and donations. Peyton Hillis nearly drowned saving his kids' lives, and got out of the hospital around the same time as Hamlin. Not a total rando, by the way - he was on the cover of the Madden NFL game.

But he's been retired for a few years, and his tragedy didn't happen on live TV.

Sorry boomers! You should have been on Jeopardy in 2022, not 1998. We've forgotten about you.
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goongas wrote: Wed Jan 11, 2023 3:37 pm I am surprised Brad is not involved. This is the first major tournament he has not been invited to. I think they should have invited more people to qualify, even if it was off camera.
I'm not, only because this seems like it's more a "battle of the most recent superchamps" tournament than anything else.
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Austin Powers wrote: Thu Jan 12, 2023 2:16 pm Sorry boomers! You should have been on Jeopardy in 2022, not 1998. We've forgotten about you.
Some of us forgotten ones are not boomers.
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I'm of the opinion that Joon Pahk could skin them all. I'd give him a real shot even against James Holzhauer.
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KenJenningsFan74 wrote: Fri Jan 13, 2023 8:18 pm I'm of the opinion that Joon Pahk could skin them all. I'd give him a real shot even against James Holzhauer.
You may be right. And that of course brings Roger Craig into the discussion.
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Golf wrote: Wed Jan 11, 2023 7:05 pm And speaking of James, during the GOAT tournament, Alex specifically said this is the last time we'll be seeing these three contestants playing Jeopardy. That didn't age well.
That was believed to be true at the time the statement was made, Things changed.
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opusthepenguin wrote: Sat Jan 14, 2023 1:06 pm
KenJenningsFan74 wrote: Fri Jan 13, 2023 8:18 pm I'm of the opinion that Joon Pahk could skin them all. I'd give him a real shot even against James Holzhauer.
You may be right. And that of course brings Roger Craig into the discussion.
I was thinking along the same lines. It was Joon Pahk's showing against Roger Craig in the 2011 Tournament of Champions semifinals that made me think of him. I still consider Roger Craig the third-greatest player ever, just a squeak ahead of Mr. Holzhauer.
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KenJenningsFan74 wrote: Sat Jan 14, 2023 3:33 pm
opusthepenguin wrote: Sat Jan 14, 2023 1:06 pm
KenJenningsFan74 wrote: Fri Jan 13, 2023 8:18 pm I'm of the opinion that Joon Pahk could skin them all. I'd give him a real shot even against James Holzhauer.
You may be right. And that of course brings Roger Craig into the discussion.
I was thinking along the same lines. It was Joon Pahk's showing against Roger Craig in the 2011 Tournament of Champions semifinals that made me think of him. I still consider Roger Craig the third-greatest player ever, just a squeak ahead of Mr. Holzhauer.
Joon is certainly a very strong player, as is also Roger. As was shown in the All-Star tournament, Roger’s strengths (depth of knowledge, aggressive wagering) are mostly nullified when placed in the company of other strong players. Based on what I’ve seen, in addition to Brad, Ken and James, I’d put Alex Jacob, Matt Jackson and Larissa Kelly in that same echelon.
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Woof wrote: Sat Jan 14, 2023 4:33 pm
Joon is certainly a very strong player, as is also Roger. As was shown in the All-Star tournament, Roger’s strengths (depth of knowledge, aggressive wagering) are mostly nullified when placed in the company of other strong players. Based on what I’ve seen, in addition to Brad, Ken and James, I’d put Alex Jacob, Matt Jackson and Larissa Kelly in that same echelon.
I agree with most all of that. My only pushback would be about Roger Craig in the All-Star games. His performance in the Battle of the Decades showed that his advantages were not neutralized against the elite tier of players. I tend to write off his All-Star struggles as a result of not being able to gain momentum over the course of a full game.
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MinnesotaMyron wrote: Wed Jan 11, 2023 1:32 pm
Bamaman wrote: Wed Jan 11, 2023 1:27 pm So we have five people who were just in the last TOC plus James. Not quite grasping the reason for this.
Ratings.
However, I'm not sure 10 hour-long episodes featuring the same 6 players over and over is going to be the ratings bonanza they might think. I'm prepared to be wrong.
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