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October 6, 2014

Daily analysis, Monday, October 6

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I’m glad I had a nice weekend because it gives me a lot of extra goodwill to expend.The Final Wager – October 6, 2014

Terri really botched that Antepenultimate Wager. Let’s check out the analysis:The Penultimate Wager October 6, 2014

For now, we have a Final to play, and here are our scores:

Shawn Choe: 12,800
Terri Pous: 13,600
Linda Fraley: 10,800

The Final Jeopardy! category: MUSIC

Now let’s see what each player should do.

Basic strategy – first vs. second

Terri should wager 12,000 to cover Shawn.

Shawn can wager up to 11,200 to stay above Terri if they’re both wrong.

Linda can wager up to 9,200 to stay above Terri should they both miss.

Basic strategy – second vs. third

Shawn should wager 8,800 to cover Linda.

Linda should cap her wager at 6,800 to stay above Shawn should they both miss.

Basic strategy – Rule #3

Linda should wager 2,800 to cover zeroes by her opponents, and 5,600 to cover “unsafe” wagers by both.

Mind games – first vs. second

If Shawn’s right with his 11,200 wager, he’ll have 24,000. Terri could wager 10,400 to cover that.

If she’s wrong, she’ll have 13,200, so Shawn should cap his wager at 9,600.

Mind games – second vs. third

Linda would have 17,600 with a correct response and a maximum wager. Shawn could respond by wagering 4,800.

Linda might cap her wager at 2,800.

Mind games – Rule #3

Recall Linda can wager 2,800 to cover a zero by both Shawn and Terri.

What actually happened

Eeeeeesh.

The Final Jeopardy! clue

MUSIC

JOHN WILLIAMS SAID HIS MUSIC FOR THIS EVENT, NOT A FILM, TRIED TO CAPTURE THE SPIRIT OF COOPERATION, OF HEROIC ACHIEVEMENT.

Correct response: Show

 

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