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October 8, 2014

Daily analysis, Wednesday, October 8

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We’ve had opposing ends of the wagering spectrum so far this week. How will we do on Wednesday?The Final Wager – October 8, 2014

For those of you interested in Terri’s Penultimate Wager, here’s an analysis:The Penultimate Wager October 8, 2014

This pre-Final total (11,400) is the lowest in regular play since January 16, 2012 (11,300). The next-most-recent was on December 26, 2005 (10,000).

Terri Pous: 7,000
Emily Herndon: 4,200
Jason Washington: 200

The Final Jeopardy! category: NOVEL TITLE CHARACTERS

Let’s make this quick.

Basic strategy – first vs. second

Terri should wager 1,400 to cover Emily.

Emily needs to get it right, so he might as well wager everything.

Jason is out of contention for the victory.

That is basically it. Given Terri added the dollar on Monday’s game, Emily would be justified in wagering 3,800 to guarantee second place.

What actually happened


Not sure why Emily would risk the extra $1,000 for second just to snag another $100 should she win. Of course, Jason rendered that point moot.

The Final Jeopardy! clue

NOVEL TITLE CHARACTERS

“HIS MADNESS BEING STRONGER THAN ANY OTHER FACULTY”, HE “RESOLVED TO HAVE HIMSELF DUBBED A KNIGHT BY THE FIRST PERSON HE MET”

Correct response: Show

 

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  1. thejeopardyfan permalink

    Looking good, Keith!

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