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November 29, 2013

Daily analysis, November 29

In which I try to not be The Least Interesting Man in the World.

(Those of you who have seen my very first video will recall my fondness for scotch.)The Final Wager cover November 29, 2013

A tight one today. We might have some big wagers! (Let’s hope for only one.)

Steven Durham: 11,200
Bryce Johnson: 11,100
Tracy Carlson: 8,200

Nice game, Steven – but you better get this right or you’re toast! 11,000, please.

Bryce will want to wager 5,300 to cover Tracy – but no more than 5,900 (you could argue even for 5,800) in case Tracy goes for the “alternate” minimum wager of 3,000 (or 2,900)

Tracy should stick with no more than 2,400. If she’s concerned that one of her (male) opponents might wager zero on a category about sports*, she can go for between 3,000 and 8,000. At that point she might as well go for the larger number, leaving behind that 200 to stay above Steven’s total on an incorrect response.

Final Jeopardy wagering November 29, 2013

Good wagering by our gentlemen. Note that if all three had missed, because of Tracy’s large wager, Bryce would have come out on top.

*EDIT: Thanks to Stefan Goodreau for pointing out that this exact same situation has happened in the past – and the second-place player (a male and future TOCer) did, in fact, wager zero!

The Final Jeopardy! clue for November 29, 2013:

COLLEGE SPORTS MASCOTS
IN 1947 WALT DISNEY MADE A HANDSHAKE DEAL TO LET THIS UNIV. USE ONE OF HIS MAJOR CHARACTERS AS ITS MASCOT, STILL IN USE TODAY

Correct response: What is The University of Oregon?

One Comment
  1. Cerulean permalink

    I wouldn’t say it’s the exact same situation. In this case, Bryce can stay above a zero wager by Steven while staying above a rational, first order wager by Tracy. That didn’t happen in the game Stefan recommended.
    Also, I’ve been curious: What did you think about those wagers?

What do you think?