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May 14, 2014

Daily analysis, Wednesday, May 14 – Battle of the Decades, SF #3

Battle of the Decades – knockout rounds
Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 1 2
preliminary round

We’re wrapping up our semifinals with what I hope will be the most exciting game of the three.The Final Wager - May 14, 2014

Roger, put the buzzer down! Nevertheless, he still almost sealed the victory before Final – a testament to his range of knowledge and strength as a player.

Also, all three players went for True Daily Doubles. Maybe one of our historians can tell us if that has happened before.

Roger Craig: 18,000
Pam Mueller: 7,200
Colby Burnett: 11,600

The Final Jeopardy! category: NAMES ON THE MAP

The numbers lead to a straightforward situation.

Basic strategy

Roger should wager 5,201 to play for the win.

Colby and Pam need to get it right, so they should each wager everything.

For you math folks, the key is Colby doesn’t have 2/3 of Roger’s score, so he (and Pam) might as well wager everything.

Nobody got Final, so Roger heads into the two-day, million-dollar championship. Brooklyn go hard!

The Final Jeopardy! clue for May 14, 2014 (NAMES ON THE MAP):

VISITED BY JACQUES CARTIER IN 1534, IT WAS LATER RENAMED FOR QUEEN VICTORIA’S FATHER, THE DUKE OF KENT

Correct response: What is Prince Edward Island?

One Comment
  1. Cerulean permalink

    Hi Keith! Yes, it’s happened at least once before: the game on April 4th, 2012. I’m sure there are others, just none that I know of.

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