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January 6, 2016

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

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Glad to see someone actually got recognition for running a category tonight! Now how about those wagers?

Steve is looking good again tonight, but Sheila’s unfortunate miss on that Daily Double and Matt’s get on that penultimate clue each cost us a wager-to-tie scenario.

Steve

Belding

Sheila

Churchill

Matt

Orlovick

16,200 6,200 12,000

Tonight’s Final Jeopardy! category is:

SITCOMS

Not quite as simple as last night, but still simple enough.

First-order calculations

Sheila has to get it right to have a shot, so she might as well go all-in. Matt has a comfortable range…

Steve
Sheila
Matt
16,200 6,200 12,000
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
7,800 2,200* 400 3,600

Second-order calculations

…but he can’t quite cover a zero out of Steve, so there is the potential for some mind games.

Steve
Sheila
Matt
16,200 6,200 12,000
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
7,800 2,200* 400 3,600
600 4,800*

What actually happened

Steve Sheila Matt
16,200 6,200 12,000
7,801 6,200 5,000
24,001 0 17,000
min max min max
7,801 8,399 6,200 401 3,599
599 12,000

I was hoping we’d get three greens after Sheila’s wager, but it appears Matt had second place on his mind with the 5,000. He does cover the “small” range out of Steve but leaves a lot of potential cash on the table. (Yes, I know it was moot.)

In any event, Steve has now won 2 games and $48,402 – and we’ll see if he can run a third category – and game – tomorrow!

The Final Jeopardy! clue

SITCOMS
WHEN IT PREMIERED IN 1974, THIS TV SHOW USED A 1955 NO. 1 HIT AS ITS OPENING SONG

Correct response: Show

The Final Wager – January 6, 2016
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