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February 24, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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I have a new name for tonight’s analysis: the Quasi-Penultimate Wager.The Final Wager – February 24, 2015

Here are our scores heading into Final:

Dava-Leigh

Brush

Jeremy

Johnson

Shannon

Gillard

20,000 5,600 9,200

Very straightforward. But stick around, because…

The Quasi-Penultimate Wager

…far more interesting is the Daily Double Dava-Leigh found with three other clues remaining.

Dava-Leigh

Jeremy

Shannon

17,800 5,600 8,000

Remaining clues: $1200, $1600, $2000

There’s a full analysis in the video, but I would have wagered either $601 or $4,601 to force Shannon to get either two or three clues correct.

Dava-Leigh wagered $2,200, got it right, and properly picked the $1,200 clue so as not to give Shannon a chance to tie it up.

That’s a little too much for my blood, because if time expires before another clue is played, she’ll have slightly less than the $16,001 needed to guarantee a victory. Always force your opponents to get it right.

The Final Jeopardy! clue

1980S MOVIES
AT HIS TERM’S END, RONALD REAGAN TOOK AN OFFICE IN AN L.A. HIGH-RISE, STILL A MESS FROM THE FILMING OF THIS 1988 THRILLER
Correct response: Show

 

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2 Comments
  1. jdgalt permalink

    Why did you color Shannon red for going all-in? I would think she should, since if Jeremy gets it right, she has to get it right to stay out of last place. (I suppose she could have bet 2,001, beating him by 1 if he doubles up. But if she fails she’s in last place anyway, and I don’t think having 7,199 vs. having zero makes any difference if you’re in last place. Am I wrong?)

What do you think?