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July 28, 2014

Daily analysis, Monday, July 28 – Teen Tournament SF #1

2014 Teen Tournament
Overview Teens in the TOC Joe Taglic interview
Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
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Forty-five down, one to go. At the end of this final week of the season, one teenager will have at least $75,000.The Final Wager – July 28, 2014

It could be William Golden, the first Jeopardy! contestant born in the year 2000. He’s in second, trailing the game’s lone wild card, Jeff Xie.

Sydney Mokel: 6,400
Jeff Xie: 12,200
William Golden: 10,000

The Final Jeopardy! category: HISTORIC TRANSPORTS

One rule: WIN OR GO HOME.

Basic strategy – first vs. second

Jeff should wager 7,801.

If he’s wrong, he’ll have 4,399, so William can wager up to 5,600, and Sydney can wager up to 2,000.

Basic strategy – second vs. third

William should wager 2,801 to cover Sydney.

If he’s wrong, he’ll have 7,199, which means Sydney should wager at least 800.

Basic strategy – Rule #3

If Sydney wants to cover a zero wager by either other player, she should just go for everything.

William should wager at least 2,200 to cover a zero by Jeff, and 4,400 to cover an “unsafe” wager by him.

He should also consider capping his wager at 3,599, so as not to fall below a zero wager by Sydney.

Mind games – first vs. second

Jeff could wager 3,401 to cover a smaller wager by William, but he’d still fall below an all-in by Sydney if he’s wrong and she’s right.

If he’s scared of this for some reason, William could wager everything.

What actually happened

Some déjà vu with that last wager. Regardless, Jeff Xie will likely be the favorite in the finals, no matter his competition.

The Final Jeopardy! clue for July 28, 2014 (HISTORIC TRANSPORTS):

ITS PRINCIPAL MAST IS AT ARLINGTON, ITS FOREMAST IS AT THE NAVAL ACADEMY & A MONUMENT TO IT, RESTORED IN 2013, IS LOCATED IN HAVANA

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