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February 12, 2015

2015 Teachers Tournament, Finals, Day One

2015 Teachers Tournament
By the Numbers: The difficulty of predicting wild cards
Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 1 2

I’m in the mood for gambling on this Thursday night – because I’m in Vegas. Are our three finalists?The Final Wager – February 12, 2015

Wow – a great game. All three players have big scores, and are within 600 points of each other.

In the video, I explain why this Final Wager is a bit like gambling – you’re trying to maximize expected value. Like the category? Wager big! Hate the category? Wager small!

Adam

Elkana-Hale

Cathy

Farrell

Jennifer

Giles

13,000 13,600 13,400

They’ll roll the dice (or not) on this category:

WORLD GEOGRAPHY

It was so painful to see Adam nearly collapse after time ran out on his light pen.

More to follow tomorrow.

What actually happened

Final Jeopardy wagering February 12, 2015

Tomorrow’s slide will look like this

Final Jeopardy wagering February 12, 2015 Day Two

The Final Jeopardy! clue

WORLD GEOGRAPHY
NOT IN THE 10 LONGEST, THIS 1,560-MILE RIVER IN A FERTILE BASIN FLOWS BY 29 CITIES OF OVER 100,000 PEOPLE
Correct response: Show

 

2015 Teachers Tournament
By the Numbers: The difficulty of predicting wild cards
Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 1 2
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