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January 7, 2015

The Final Wager – Wed 07 Jan 2015

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Why seven? It’s the favorite number of a popular Jeopardy! champion, because his birthday is January 7. Find out who!The Final Wager – January 7, 2015

It’s Cerulean! Happy birthday, champ – I hope your day was as good as Elliot’s.

Elliot Yates Rebecca Speas Nathan Tsoi
13,000 5,400 3,800

Elliot can risk up to $2,199 on his knowledge of:

HISTORICAL NICKNAMES

The fun (er, “fun”) is between Rebecca and Nathan.

Nathan has between 2/3 and 3/4 of Rebecca’s score, so both players can go either big or small. I prefer both go big. (If you’re unfamiliar with the math, check out my primer on break points.)

What actually happened

The Final Jeopardy! clue

HISTORICAL NICKNAMES

IN THE RED STAR IN 1976, CAPT. YURI GAVRILOV COINED THIS NICKNAME FOR A U.K. POLITICIAN WHO HAD MADE A SPEECH AGAINST THE U.S.S.R.

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2 Comments
  1. Pat Russell permalink

    I’m back after a one day rest. Yesterday had only two people in Final Jeopardy.

    In the last 10 games (counting tonight) in which we had three players in Final Jeopardy we have the following result: In 3 cases all three got it right = easy. 4 cases of 1 right + 3 cases of 2 right = 7 ok and 0 cases of 0 right = hard. So that’s a “final jeopardy degree of difficulty = just right” score of 70%.

  2. Blake permalink

    I think Rebecca wagered too much

What do you think?