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December 9, 2015

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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It’s been a while since we’ve discussed Alex’s retirement – and on tonight’s video, I have some thoughts on his successor.

I also have some thoughts on Bianca’s late Daily Double wager – I didn’t like it. I would have preferred a True Daily Double, but would have begrudgingly accepted something between 201 and 799.

Play for the win, not for second!

Alex

Maggio

Bianca

Howard

Jon

Lubbers

19,600 12,600 8,400

Tonight’s Final Jeopardy! category is:

DOG BREEDS

Bianca’s small wager could be Jon’s gain, as he is in contention without being pushed out by a Shoretegic situation. It’s a long shot, but you never know!

First-order calculations

Both Bianca and Jon should go all-in. That’s about it!

Alex
Bianca
Jon
19,600 12,600 8,400
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
5,600 4,200* 5,600*
2,800

What actually happened

Alex Bianca Jon
19,600 12,600 8,400
5,601 7,001 8,399
25,201 5,599 16,799
min max
5,601 6,999 12,600 8,400
2,799

In hindsight, I bet Alex is also sad that Bianca didn’t go for broke on her Daily Double – he would probably be the champ with $38,401!

In any event, he has now won 2 games and $40,301, and can reach the leaderboard tomorrow..

The Final Jeopardy! clue

DOG BREEDS
THIS SMALL BREED IS NAMED FOR A MEMBER OF THE 17th CENTURY HOUSE OF STUART

Correct response: Show

The Final Wager – December 9, 2015
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2 Comments
  1. Will we get one more fact primer before the new year? Maybe something geographic. Mountain ranges or lakes of Europe and Asia? Just a thought. Keep up the excellent work Keith. I have a lot of people in Auburn, AL following your analysis.

  2. Although I too responded with “Cavalier King Charles Spaniel,” I learned last night that the Cavalier King Charles is actually a separate breed (as recognized by the AKC) from the King Charles.

    When you were at the Explorers Club, I hope you got to see the trophy room.

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