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January 14, 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016

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We’ve been waiting 14 months to see this wagering scenario. How will it all play out?

Not the best game we’ve seen, but the numbers are nice and round, making it easy to see the situation we have here: a lock-tie.

Amelia

Hershberger

Ellen

Huber

Ben

Almoite

6,000 2,000 3,000

At least that’s what it used to be called, but the ‘lock’ part of that name is now inaccurate, since ties are no longer allowed.

Will Amelia wager a dollar? Or will she stand pat and hope Ben misses, at the risk of a tiebreaker?

Tonight’s Final Jeopardy! category is:

ADVENTURE LITERATURE

This category should lead you in one direction… unfortunately, the clue turned out to be a doozy.

What actually happened

Amelia Ellen Ben
6,000 2,000 3,000
0 2,000 3,000
6,000 0 0
min max
1 1,999 3,000
0 !

Amelia played for the tie, which, given she responded to Final incorrectly, turned out to be the right way to go. She’s now at $43,000 in her three victories.

What would you have done in her position?

The Final Jeopardy! clue

ADVENTURE LITERATURE
IN VERNE’S “JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH”, EXPLORERS ENTER AN ICELANDIC VOLCANO & EMERGE ON THIS ISLAND OFF SICILY

Correct response: Show

The Final Wager – January 14, 2016
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5 Comments
  1. danspartan permalink

    Ellen should still get a pink here, needlessly threw away $1,000. Ben is betting is all100% of the time. Ellen would be fine with the range 0 to “everything but a dollar” in this situation.

  2. wendell permalink

    Agreed that players doing poorly already know it and don’t need to hear it from Alex.

  3. danspartan permalink

    Guess I paid more attention in this case since 2nd’s wager could be exactly predicted.

    • Yeah. Players who are out of contention should focus on getting second, not wagering everything in the hopes the leader does something egregious (which almost never happens).

What do you think?