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November 18, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 – ToC2015 SF #3

2015 Tournament of Champions
Pre-tourney stats: Pre-Final position Forrest Bouncing
Coryat scores
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Who will be our third finalist: Matt Jackson, Andrew Haringer, or Catherine Hardee?

This one was looking close through the beginning of the Double Jeopardy! round. Then Matt Jackson found his groove – and converted a big wager on a Daily Double.

If there’s one thing you should take away from this game, it’s that you should go big on Daily Doubles when you feel confident.

Matt

Jackson

Andrew

Haringer

Catherine

Hardee

28,400 10,400 6,400

You might recall that I predicted Matt would lose after missing Final Jeopardy!. Well, Matt certainly did remember:

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I wish I had seen this before recording tonight’s video! Matt’s gonna hate me for my off-the-cuff prediction for the finals. Another chance to prove me wrong.

Congrats to Matt as well for jumping from ninth to six in all-time winnings, now that he’s guaranteed $50,000. (He’ll move to fourth if he finishes second, and to third – over Roger Craig – with the tournament title.)

No matter what happens, the next two days are going to be a lot of fun – fasten your seat belts!

Matt Andrew Catherine
28,400 10,400 6,400
0 2,401 0
28,400 7,999 6,400
min max
7,599

The Final Jeopardy! clue

SPACE EXPLORATION
THE FIRST MAN TO TRAVEL INTO SPACE BEGAN HIS JOURNEY ON THAT FATEFUL DAY IN WHAT IS TODAY THIS COUNTRY

Correct response: Show

The Final Wager – November 18, 2015
2015 Tournament of Champions
Pre-tourney stats: Pre-Final position Forrest Bouncing
Coryat scores
QF preview SF preview
QF1 QF2 QF3 QF4 QF5 SF1 SF2 SF3 F1 F2

3 Comments
  1. jdgalt permalink

    Andrew bet perfectly to control his destiny vs. Catherine. But she blew it (black banner?) — if she’d wagered anywhere from 1,600 to everything, she’d be #2.

    Or do semifinal losers in a tournament get paid as if it were a regular game?

    • Nothing but pride – all semifinalists receive $10,000. I should note, however, that the highest-scoring non-winner in the semifinals becomes the alternate for the finals. Yes, that’s Andrew, and it would have been Catherine had she doubled up.

  2. Jeff permalink

    Yes, it was that funny. I was laughing like a mad man.

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