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November 28, 2014

The Final Wager – Fri 28 Nov 2014

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A bit of a surprise this morning: next week is Kids Week. Will we see a repeat champion tonight, or will we have to wait?The Final Wager – November 28, 2014

David, our champion, went for the minimum on a late Daily Double – and knew the response. He’s in third heading into Final.

David Greisman: 8,605
Sam Sukaton: 9,000
Ann Conger: 12,000

The Final Jeopardy! category: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

Now let’s see what each player should do. Remember, we save the dollar changes until the end.

First-order calculations

What should Ann do if Sam doubles up? How should Sam respond?

We do the same idea with David’s score.

Final Jeopardy wagering November 28, 2014 first-order

Second-order calculations

A little riskier for the leader in each combination: what should I do if I assume the trailer is going to be rational?

You’ll see Ann and Sam are in a wager-to-tie situation, since Sam has exactly 3/4 of Ann’s score.

Final Jeopardy wagering November 28, 2014 second-order

Zero covers

If anyone can restrict his wager to take possible zero wagers into account, she should do so. Only David can take advantage of this.

What actually happened

Final Jeopardy wagering November 28, 2014

I hope David isn’t kicking himself for wagering properly! On the Final, anyway…

Not sure why Sam gave David any leeway.

Ten straight new champs. The carousel is on pause for a week, though.

The Final Jeopardy! clue

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

THE REMAINS FOR ARLINGTON’S FIRST MONUMENT TO UNKNOWN SOLDIERS MOSTLY CAME FROM THIS BATTLEFIELD 30 MILES AWAY

Correct response: Show

 

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