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November 3, 2014

The Final Wager – Monday, November 3, 2014

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Daylight Saving Time ended yesterday… and it seems the sun set on this game quite early, too.The Final Wager – November 3, 2014

Yikes. Misses galore and a three-day champ in the red heading into Final… and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Ryan Alley: -2,400
Conor Sullivan: 6,600
Casey LaPlante: 6,500

The Final Jeopardy! category: SCIENTISTS

Here’s the deal: as the leader, the strength of mind games depends on having a reasonable idea of what your opponent might do. The problem for Conor, our leader: Casey can do pretty much anything and, unless he’s really lucky, he’ll have only a 50% chance (or thereabouts) in winning.

For him, I’d recommend one of two wagers:

  • if he thinks he’ll get it right: 6,400
  • if he thinks he’ll get it wrong: 0

… or just hope he guesses right.

What actually happened

He pegged Casey for the 2,300–2,500 range, I suppose. No such luck.

The Final Jeopardy! clue

SCIENTISTS

ACCEPTING HIS 1922 NOBEL PRIZE IN STOCKHOLM, HE SPOKE OF “THE INTELLECTUAL SOLIDARITY” IN THE SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES

Correct response: Show

 

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One Comment
  1. I got it right. During that period there were more winners from Germany and Austria than Scandinavia.

    But if Conor didn’t know, he should have known to bet zero.

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