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December 13, 2013

Daily analysis, December 13

All of this excitement is killing me! But why am I so amped?

The Final Wager cover December 13, 2013

We’ve got another “wager-to-tie” situation: the second in the row. This one’s a little harder to catch, although Bill Tolany managed to do so earlier in this season. (He’s my hero.)

Woody Bell: 8,000
Tiffany Gholar: 11,200
Evan Struble: 4,800

Here’s the deal: we have evenly-spaced scores. 3,200 separates our leader and second-place player, with the same amount between second and third.

Tiffany should wager 4,800 exactly. We’ll see why in a second.

Woody needs to wager 1,600 exactly. If he’s right, he’ll guarantee he won’t lose to a double-up by Evan. If he and Tiffany are both wrong, and she wagers 4,800, they’ll fall into a tie. This is why Tiffany can’t wager that extra dollar.

Evan needs to get it right to have a shot, so he might as well go for broke. He’ll have a chance to tie Woody if they both get it right and both wager properly.

Note that if Woody thinks Tiffany will go for the tie, he can wager everything – AND NOT A DOLLAR LESS like he ended up doing!

ARGH!! YOU GUYS.

Final Jeopardy wagers December 13, 2013

I’m really glad I’m not at home right now or my TV would be on the floor and the whiteboard would be in pieces in the courtyard behind my building.

Had Woody wagered properly, he’d be back on Monday with two victories in his pocket:

Final Jeopardy alternate wagers December 13, 2013

The Final Jeopardy! clue for December 13, 2013:

HEALTH & MEDICINE 2013
THERE’S NEWS OF THE FIRST LAB TEST FOR THIS 10-LETTER CONDITION THE NIH CALLS THE LEADING CAUSE OF DISABILITY FOR AMERICANS 15 TO 44

Correct response: What is depression?

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The Final Wager's Daily Analysis - December 13, 2013
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Analysis of the Final Jeopardy! wagers for the match that first aired December 13, 2013 between Woody Bell, Tiffany Gholar, and Evan Struble.
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