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October 20, 2014

The Final Wager – Monday, October 20, 2014

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It’s cold here in New York – and I’m hoping tonight’s wagers won’t leave me wanting to burn things.The Final Wager – October 20, 2014

Barring a monumental error out of our champ, I won’t be too disappointed tonight.

Alexander Persaud: 17,400
Frederick Foster: 4,000
Emma King: 3,200

The Final Jeopardy! category: LITERATURE

Our fight for second could be interesting, though.

Basic strategy – first vs. second

Alexander has it locked up, and can wager up to 9,400.

Basic strategy – second vs. third

Frederick should wager 2,400 to cover Emma.

Emma should wager at most 1,600 – but make that 1,599 because she doesn’t hold the tiebreaker.

Basic strategy – Rule #3

Emma should wager 801 to cover a zero wager by Frederick, and 1,601 to cover an “unsafe” wager by Frederick.

The problem with this is she can’t wager both at least 1,601 and no more than 1,599, so she has to make a choice.

Mind games – second vs. third

If Emma wagers that 1,600 amount, Frederick could cover her with a wager of 800. This would also keep him from falling below Emma’s pre-Final total.

What actually happened

Too much out of Frederick – he risked losing to a rational but incorrect wager by Emma.

The Final Jeopardy! clue

LITERATURE

A CHAPTER HEADING IN THIS 19th CENTURY WORK CALLS THE TITLE CHARACTER “ONE-EYED, LAME,” ANOTHER CALLS HIM “DEAF”

Correct response: Show

 

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