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October 27, 2014

The Final Wager – Monday, October 27, 2014

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Tonight, I’ve got crosswords on the brain.The Final Wager – October 27, 2014

Returning two-time champ Matthew couldn’t keep up his streak; Bill’s got this one locked up heading into Final.

Matthew LaMagna: 3,900
Dori Phillips: 5,000
Bill Albertini: 14,800

The Final Jeopardy! category: ROCK & ROLL

Some mind-games brewing for second place.

Basic strategy – first vs. second

Bill can risk up to 4,800.

Basic strategy – second vs. third

Dori should wager 2,800 to cover Matthew.

Matthew should wager at most 1,700. (We’ll make that 1,699 later.)

Basic strategy – Rule #3

Matthew should wager 1,101 to cover a zero wager by Dori.

Mind games – second vs. third

If Matthew gets it right with his 1,700 wager, he will have 5,600, so Dori might consider wagering 600 to cover that possibility.

In response, Matthew could wager more – say, everything.

What actually happened

I don’t like that wager out of Dori, obviously!

The Final Jeopardy! clue

ROCK & ROLL

A RESTAURANT CHAIN TOOK ITS NAME FROM A BRITISH BAND’S FOURTH CHART-TOPPER, THIS 1967 SONG

Correct response: Show

 

I thought the juxtaposition of the NYT “Clue of the Day” with a mention in an article about James Brown was amusing.

Jeopardy! Clue of the Day 27Oct14

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