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March 30, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

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On Friday, we saw one hell of a barnburner. Will the same aggressive play reign supreme tonight?The Final Wager – March 30, 2015

Indeed it will. Michael picked up $13,400 on two Daily Doubles, and Cynthia went all-in, too.

Michael

Bilow

David

Zimand

Cynthia

Davis

29,200 10,600 13,200

Michael has his second win in the bag – nearly the same score as Friday, but with the rest split between Cynthia and David.

He can risk some cash on his confidence in this category:

WOMEN AUTHORS

Hey, did you guys catch that “papal” clue tonight? I guess that means I can plug Papal Pandemonium – our contest to determine the best pontifical name of all time.

The semifinals begin tomorrow; you can vote in the last quarterfinal until noon Tuesday.

Playing against the house

Michael has it locked up; he can wager up to 2,800.

Michael
David
Cynthia
29,200 10,600 13,200
2,800 13,200
26,400 26,400
min max min max min max
2,800

The fight for second

And now, a quick overview of the wagers between Cynthia and David.

First-order calculations

Michael
David
Cynthia
29,200 10,600 13,200
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
2,800 5,400 8,000

Second-order calculations

Michael
David
Cynthia
29,200 10,600 13,200
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
2,800 5,400 8,000
200 2,800

Zero wagers

Michael
David
Cynthia
29,200 10,600 13,200
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
2,800 5,200 5,400 8,000
200 2,800
2,600 2,600

What actually happened

Michael David Cynthia
29,200 10,600 13,200
2,799 3,600 13,000
26,401 14,200 200
min max min max min max
2,799 5,201 5,399 8,000
199 2,800
2,600

Michael shows why it’s important to wager big on Daily Doubles – just $5,400 less heading into Final and he’s toast.

The Final Jeopardy! clue

WOMEN AUTHORS
IN ADDITION TO HER NOVELS, SHE ALSO WROTE A CHILDREN’S BOOK ABOUT SUN YAT-SEN & AN “ORIENTAL COOKBOOK”
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