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February 13, 2015

2015 Teachers Tournament, Finals, Day Two

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

As I pointed out earlier today, the player in first place often has a huge edge heading into Day Two. Will Jennifer Giles take down the $100,000 prize?The Final Wager – February 13, 2015

She’s got it alllllllllmost locked up.

Adam

Elkana-Hale

Cathy

Farrell

Jennifer

Giles

Today, pre-Final 10,400 9,600 14,400
Yesterday’s total 3,000 18,600 22,400
Maximum 23,800 37,800 51,200

Tonight’s Final Jeopardy! category is:

 HISTORIC NAMES ON THE MAP

In keeping with our theme of this Teachers Tournament, the wagering is simple.

Jennifer needs to wager 1,001 to cover Cathy.

Cathy needs to get it right to have a shot, so she might as well wager everything.

Adam needs to get it right to have a shot at second, so he might as well wager everything.

What actually happened

Congrats to Jennifer, who will return for the next Tournament of Champions!

The Final Jeopardy! clue

HISTORIC NAMES ON THE MAP
NOTHING IS KNOWN OF HIS EARLY LIFE IN ENGLAND BEFORE 1600 OR OF THE END OF HIS LIFE IN NORTH AMERICA AFTER JUNE 22, 1611
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
2 Comments
  1. Kelly permalink

    Jennifer’s wager probably deserves a lower grade, because if Cathy were to wager small enough to guarantee second place (which since winning is the goal she shouldn’t do, but it is a possibility) it unnecessarily gives Cathy a chance to win with the keep-Adam-locked-out bet.

  2. RainMan5678 permalink

    Hard clue, took me some thinking and I got the clue.

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