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October 14, 2014

The Final Wager – Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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Our second round of co-champs this season. Will one take the rematch – or will the lone challenger spoil the party?The Final Wager – October 14, 2014

It’s Shane by a mile heading into Final. Dan, similarly, has second place locked up.

Shane Curtis: 15,000
Dan Tran: 3,800
Candice Torres: 1,800

The Final Jeopardy! category: BUSINESS

Playing the double lock

Shane can risk up to $7,400 of his winnings.

Dan, if he really wants to, can wager up to 200, but there’s no real need to do so since second prize is fixed at $2,000.

What actually happened

I’m sure you want to know all about Dan’s Antepenultimate Wager. His wager was sufficient to put him into contention in Final, but an all-in and a correct response would have put him in favorable “mind games” territory against Shane in Final.

In the video, I mention a couple of past Heinz clues. The one about 5,700 varieties came from last December, and the Final Jeopardy! clue, much to my horror after looking it up, was in a Celebrity Invitational episode. (I had the wrong parade in mind, but that’s irrelevant. SWEAR!)

The Final Jeopardy! clue

BUSINESS

TODAY THIS COMPANY MARKETS MORE THAN 100 TIMES THE NUMBER OF PRODUCTS FOUND IN A SLOGAN IT USED IN 1896

Correct response: Show

 

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2 Comments
  1. shawn permalink

    Better to double-up and get into mind games territory or to wager to go for exactly half of Shane’s total and get into a lock-tie scenario?

    • Kelly permalink

      Good idea – if you think they won’t get to that last clue (which they didn’t). The downside is if that $400 clue is revealed and either Shane or Dan rings in the lock-tie could get spoiled.

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