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July 27, 2015

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Scott Lord is looking to break our I-swept-the-previous-week-but-lost-the-following-Monday streak, which stands at four.The Final Wager – July 27, 2015

For the third time in his six games, he’s going to need some help.

Scott

Lord

Suzanne

Vito

Luke

McQuage

8,000 12,800 4,000

Maybe this category is to his liking:

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Fairly straightforward here. (Suzanne nabbing that $1,200 at the end of Double Jeopardy! is going to keep Luke out of contention.)

First-order calculations

Second doubles up

If Scott doubles his score, he’ll have 16,000.

To cover this all-in wager, Suzanne will need to wager 3,200.

Scott
Suzanne
Luke
8,000 12,800 4,000
8,000 3,200
16,000 16,000
min max min max min max
3,200

An incorrect response with that wager will leave Suzanne with 9,600.

To get above her total, Scott must wager at least 1,600. All in, baby! (He knows what to do.)

Scott
Suzanne
Luke
8,000 12,800 4,000
1,600 3,200
9,600 9,600
min max min max min max
1,600* 3,200

A successful doubling will put Luke at 8,000. Suzanne could wager at most 4,800.

Scott
Suzanne
Luke
8,000 12,800 4,000
0 4,800 4,000
8,000 8,000 8,000
min max min max min max
1,600 3,200 4,800

 

That’s all!

What actually happened

Scott Suzanne Luke
8,000 12,800 4,000
8,000 3,300 3,900
0 9,500 7,900
min max
8,000 3,201 4,799

Poor Scott! He almost had the right response. Alas, five victories and over $100k will have to do… until the next TOC rolls around, anyway.

As for me, whenever there’s a question about this particular character, the first line of a particular song pops into my head…

The Final Jeopardy! clue

CLASSICAL MUSIC
THE FIRST MOVEMENT OF THE 1888 SUITE NAMED FOR HER IS TITLED “THE SEA AND SINDBAD’S SHIP”
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