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October 10, 2014

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Lots of things to discuss tonight.The Final Wager – October 10, 2014

Irony: today I received an envelope from Bloomsbury, the publishing house, containing a hardcover copy of the 50th anniversary edition of Gay Talese’s The Bridge, about the building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. That was a $2,000 triple-stumper on tonight’s show.

Rena Morse: 9,200
Elizabeth Crofton: 3,800
Shane Curtis: 15,200

The Final Jeopardy! category: COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD

More chatter in the video. This one’s straightforward.

Basic strategy – first vs. second

Shane should wager 3,200 to cover Rena.

Rena needs to get it right and wager at least 2,800, so she might as well wager everything.

Elizabeth is out of contention for the victory.

Basic strategy – second vs. third

Assuming Rena makes the bare minimum wager of 2,800, Elizabeth would need to get it right and wager at least 2,601 to pass her.

I suppose she could also wager 599 in case Rena goes for the 6,000 wager to cover a zero by Shane.

What actually happened


A couple of sub-optimal wagers, but as Alex often (incorrectly) says, “No harm, no foul.”

The Final Jeopardy! clue

COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD

IT BECAME A COLONY OF THE U.S. IN 1898, A COMMONWEALTH IN 1935 & AN INDEPENDENT COUNTRY IN 1946

Correct response: Show

 

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