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December 14, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

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From time to time, I’m grateful my shows aired before the advent of social media.

Slow game to start the week, but everyone’s in contention.

Katie

Price

Sam

McLinn

Michelle

Chan

5,000 9,000 6,200

I’ll discuss what I mean about social media on tonight’s video. I also use the Final clue in the category

HISTORIC PLACES

to show you how to dissect the information provided to get the right answer.

First-order calculations

Katie should definitely go all-in; Michelle should strongly consider it.

Katie
Sam
Michelle
5,000 9,000 6,200
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
600* 3,400 3,800*
600
1,000

If Sam wants to go small, he should cap his wager at 2,199. (On the video, I ignored this step, putting his maximum “small” wager at 2,799 – I thought it wouldn’t matter since I didn’t think there was a chance he’d go for it.)

What actually happened

Katie Sam Michelle
5,000 9,000 6,200
5,000 3,500 3,801
0 12,500 10,001
min max min max
5,000 3,401 6,200
599
1,001 2,199

Sam’s wager rendered the point moot, but Michelle left herself open to potential shenanigans with that 3,801.

The Final Jeopardy! clue

HISTORIC PLACES
IN 1761 HE STARTED RUNNING A FERRY WHERE THE POTOMAC MEETS THE SHENANDOAH

Correct response: Show

The Final Wager – December 14, 2015
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