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June 5, 2015

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We’ve had a different champion every night this week – although I gotta admit I’d love to see my fellow Brooklynite repeat tonight. Will he do it?The Final Wager – June 5, 2015

Addison barely pulled into contention on that last clue; Jean’s quiet Double Jeopardy! knocked her out of contention.

Addison

Godel

Jean

Koff

Chris

Wonderly

8,400 5,900 16,400

More interesting is the late Daily Double Chris faced with three clues still on the board. I discuss that in the video.

First-order calculations

Chris should wager at least 400…

Addison
Jean
Chris
8,400 5,900 16,400
8,400 400
16,800 16,800
min max min max min max
7,600 400

…and no more than 4,600.

Addison
Jean
Chris
8,400 5,900 16,400
5,900 4,600
11,800 11,800
min max min max min max
7,600 400 4,600

For Jean, I’d wager at most 5,099, since Addison should have no more than 800 if he’s wrong with a proper wager.

What actually happened

Addison Jean Chris
8,400 5,900 16,400
8,001 2,501 500
399 3,399 15,900
min max min max
8,400 5,099 401 4,599

A tough clue, and good wagering all around.

The sorta-Penultimate Wager

Chris found the last Daily Double under an $800 clue. Remaining were $1200, $1600, and $2000 in the same category.

Addison

Jean

Chris

8,000 5,900 13,400

Chris made a good wager, $3,000 – it forces Addison to get one right to have a shot.

He could lock it up with a wager of $11,801, at possible expense of the game if he’s wrong. (Granted, it is an $800 clue.)

Keep in mind that Chris gets the next pick – so if he’s right, he can go for the $1200 clue. A $5,001 wager would force Addison to get a higher-level clue, which we might not even see with the right amount of… uh… hmm… thinking.

The Final Jeopardy! clue

MOTTOES
THOUGH THE 2 MEN WERE VERY DIFFERENT, THIS 4-WORD MOTTO CAME TO REPRESENT BOTH OSCAR WILDE & LOUIS B. MAYER
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