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July 8, 2014

Daily analysis, Tuesday, July 8

Of little consolation to the Seleção: their routing at the hands of Germany wasn’t the most embarrassing thing on television today.The Final Wager - July 8, 2014

That would belong to Maire’s wager.

Justin Nigro: 6,800
Maire Kennedy: 11,000
Campbell Warner: 22,000

The Final Jeopardy! category: SCIENCE WORDS

With exactly half of Campbell’s total, Maire is in a classic wager-to-tie situation called the lock-tie. It’s one of the scenarios I suggest you shoot for on The Penultimate Wager.

Basic strategy – first vs. second

Campbell should wager ZERO and be happy with, at worst, a tie.

Maire should wager EVERYTHING.

Justin should keep at least a dollar.

That’s it! Easiest wagering situation of the year so far.

What actually happened

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That’s $20k, plus an additional game, down the drain. Campbell gets props for a proper wager.

The Final Jeopardy! clue for July 8, 2014 (SCIENCE WORDS):

APPROPRIATELY, THIS WORD FROM LATIN FOR “UNFOLD” ISN’T IN THE 1st EDITION OF “ORIGIN OF SPECIES” BUT DOES APPEAR IN LATER EDITIONS

Correct response: Show

 

2 Comments
  1. Could. Not. Believe it. How do you go on Jeopardy without googling “how to bet on Jeopardy”?

  2. Ken permalink

    Just watched this episode. Made me ill to see how she bet.

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