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October 12, 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015

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Matt Jackson is looking to pass Arthur Chu and take sole possession of fourth-highest number of wins. How will he kick off our week?

Incredibly well, as luck* would have it. Just one game after racking up $50,000, he’s in position to top Friday’s total.

*or skill and ballsy wagers

Matt

Jackson

Julia

Novakovic

Victor

Quillen

39,600 7,000 12,000

Victor and Julia both played really well; I get the sense that either could have gone on a tear of their own. Darn those Daily Doubles!

How much house money will Matt put on the line with this category?

HISTORICAL ARTIFACTS

Speaking of Arthur Chu, he wrote a really nice open letter to Matt Jackson. In particular, I agree with Arthur’s assessment of Matt’s maturity.

Yes, I was on the show when I was 18 and 19, and I did fairly well for myself, but I had nowhere near the calm demeanor – and the ability to refrain from bad jokes – of our current 12-game champion. In particular, I’ve been impressed with his interview segments; he was very well-spoken in last Thursday’s discussion of his Jewish faith.

Tonight’s Final Jeopardy! clue has me reaching for my bookshelf once again, as with the very first clue of this season. More in the video:

First-order calculations

We do have some calculating to do; Julia has just over 50% of Victor’s total, meaning she can take second place with proper wagering if she’s right and Victor’s wrong.

What actually happened

Matt Julia Victor
39,600 7,000 12,000
11,400 3,002 2,001
51,000 10,002 14,001
min max min max
15,599 5,001 2,000
3,001

This latest victory brings Matt’s total up to $390,411. Even with 7 fewer games played, he is within $40,000 of second place all time in regular winnings.

ETA: Matt Carberry posted this neat graph on Twitter:

The Final Jeopardy! clue

HISTORICAL ARTIFACTS
ITS RESTITCHINGS OVER THE CENTURIES HELPED PERPETUATE THE STORY OF KING HAROLD II BEING STRUCK IN THE EYE WITH AN ARROW
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3 Comments
  1. Leena permalink

    WOW! At this rate, Elliott could be in the ToC, maybe even Dark Lord if Matt doesn’t stop winning by Nov. 9.

    • Richard Corliss permalink

      Did you say yesterday Matt is gonna lose on Thursday?

      • Leena permalink

        No. I’m not sure I did say anything at all but if i said yes i take it back.

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