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April 29, 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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Greg Seroka is on the verge of becoming the third five-time champ in the month of April. Will he do it?The Final Wager – April 29, 2015

Indeed, he will – which means that the games of April 21 and 22 were the only two this month without a 5xer (either eventual or established).

Greg

Seroka

Brian

Fodera

Sarah

Negugogor

28,400 8,000 5,000

Another lock for Greg, and win #5. Congrats, sir!

That gives me some more space to discuss Brian’s Penultimate Wager.

The Penultimate Wager

Greg

Brian

Sarah

28,400 12,000 5,000

One clue remaining: $2,000

In the end, we won’t see that last clue due to time constraints, but you’ll notice that if Brian misses this Daily Double – even just $5 – he can’t catch Greg, even with the extra two grand. Therefore, there’s no reason for him to hold back any cash.

If Brian hits that actual $4,000 wager, the only way he can win is if he gets Final and Greg misses.

With an all-in wager, on the other hand, he has many more ins, outs, and what-have-yous:

Greg Brian Sarah
28,400 24,000 5,000
min max min max
19,601 8,801 13,999 5,000
10,801 18,399 4,401 5,199

I know from personal experience that Brian is a really good trivia player and a strategic guy, so I’m not sure what happened up there. The lights, the lights…

The outcome shows why it’s a good idea to be within spitting distance of the leader.

What actually happened

Greg Brian Sarah
28,400 8,000 5,000
3,400 3,000 5,000
25,000 5,000 0
min max min max min max
12,399 2,000 3,001
3,000

Greg’s total is now $133,200, good for third on our leaderboard.

The Final Jeopardy! clue

CHAIN STORE NAMES IN THE NEWS
THE 1917 FIRST USE OF WHAT BECAME ITS NAME SAID THIS 2-WORD SMALL ROOM “CALLED UP THE TUBE THAT THE STEAMER…WAS TORPEDOED”
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