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April 1, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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So much bizarre stuff today… both in the game and in this analysis.

Unfortunately, our three-time champ ran into some trouble with his Daily Doubles today.

Michael

Bilow

Kerry

Greene

Max

Henkel

-1,600 12,200 9,600

It’s just Kerry and Max with this category:

ETYMOLOGY

Pretty straightforward here, particularly with two players.

First-order calculations

Kerry, in the lead, should wager 4,000.

Max has a lot of options, but to maximize his chances of winning, he is safest wagering 4,000.

Michael Kerry Max
12,200 9,600
min max min max
4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000

Told you it was simple!

What actually happened

Michael Kerry Max
12,200 9,600
7,001 3,000
19,201 12,600
4,000 4,000

C’mon, guys – you’re killing me here! (Well, maybe not me, but these fine people.)

And here’s a gif, just because:

Cory WHAAAAAT

The Final Jeopardy! clue

ETYMOLOGY
FROM THE LATIN FOR “TO WALK BEFORE”, A FAMOUS EXAMPLE OF THIS 8-LETTER WORD WAS WRITTEN IN 1787
Correct response: Show
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Ok, ok. Here’s the real analysis:

Michael Kerry Max
12,200 9,600
7,001 3,000
19,201 12,600
min max min max
7,001 2,601 4,399
1,801 2,599 9,600
6 Comments
  1. Alabama Man permalink

    Ha Ha…..good one. I just spent 10 minutes trying to figure out why the $4k wager for both made the most sense.

  2. Blake permalink

    Keith, you need to add Michael for the ToC standings on the very right of your screen.

  3. Cerulean permalink

    I mention again: It’s not the biggest one-day change in score: That’s Ken Jennings’s record, going from 75000 down to 10001–a difference of 64999.

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