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May 12, 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 – Celebrity Jeopardy! #2

Celebrity Jeopardy!

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Yesterday, Neil Flynn became our first Celebrity champion. Who will join him: Aaron Rodgers, Kevin O’Leary, or Mark Kelly?The Final Wager – May 12, 2015

I predicted that Aaron would take this one down, and that Kevin would be lying belly up. Looks pretty good so far.

Aaron

Rodgers

Kevin

O’Leary

Mark

Kelly

Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer Martin P. Solomon Medical Education Scholars Program Memorial Hermann Hospital Foundation
12,800 -2,800 8,600

Kevin becomes our first player to get the Final Jeopardy! pity prize for this category:

BUSINESS

Once again, I’m going to offer this poll:

How should Keith handle this week's shows?

    Skip the entire week! (12%, 15 Votes)

    Be ruthless! They could lose money for their charity! (61%, 75 Votes)

    Be nice! They're playing for charity! (26%, 32 Votes)

Total Voters: 122

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Some mind games between Aaron and Mark.

First-order calculations

Second doubles up

If Mark doubles his score, he’ll have 17,200.

To cover this all-in wager, Aaron will need to wager 4,400.

Aaron
Kevin
Mark
12,800 -2,800 8,600
4,400 8,600
17,200 17,200
min max min max min max
4,400

An incorrect response with that wager will leave Aaron with 8,400.

To stay above his total, Mark can wager up to 200.

Aaron
Kevin
Mark
12,800 -2,800 8,600
4,400 200
8,400 8,400
min max min max min max
4,400 200

Second-order calculations

If Mark makes the rational maximum wager of 200, Aaron will need to wager no more than 4,000 to stay above him.

Aaron
Kevin
Mark
12,800 -2,800 8,600
4,000 200
8,800 8,800
min max min max min max
4,400 200
4,000

In that case, Mark would have to wager 8,200 and respond correctly. All in for charity!

Aaron
Kevin
Mark
12,800 -2,800 8,600
4,000 8,200
16,800 16,800
min max min max min max
4,400 200
4,000 8,200*

 

What actually happened

$50,000 $10,000 $10,000
Aaron Kevin Mark
12,800 1,000 8,600
4,401 1,000 4,300
8,399 0 4,300
min max min max
4,401 199
3,999 8,600

Had both Mark and Aaron gotten it right, Mark would have left $4,300 on the table for charity. No point in doing that, particularly when second and third get the same amount!

The Final Jeopardy! clue

BUSINESS
THESE 2 AMERICAN BUSINESSMEN ARE SEEN HERE IN EARLY 20th CENTURY PHOTOS

thanks to JBoard user jeff6286

Correct response: Show
Celebrity Jeopardy!

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