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February 22, 2016

Final Jeopardy! wagering analysis:
Monday, February 22, 2016

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It’s a new week, and we’ve got a returning three-time champ – will he make it four?

With a more aggressive Daily Double wager, Tim could have put this away early – but Joshua is hanging on.

Tim

Kutz (3x)

Maria

Santonato

Joshua

Parr

23,400 6,400 12,200

Not too much math to do tonight.

First-order calculations

Joshua needs to go really big, while Tim has a range. If I’m Maria I probably just sit tight with zero.

Tim
Maria
Joshua
23,400 6,400 12,200
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
1,000 10,600 10,200*

What actually happened

Tim Maria Joshua
23,400 6,400 12,200
1,001 5,801 12,200
24,401 12,201 24,400
min max
1,001 10,599 12,200

Tim takes advantage of this Kids Week clue, giving him a 4-game total of $107,000. Will another Streak of Futility fall tomorrow?

The Final Jeopardy! clue

PHRASE ORIGINS
WIDELY PARODIED TODAY, THIS 5-WORD PHRASE ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON MOTIVATIONAL POSTERS IN ENGLAND DURING WWII

Correct response: Show

The Final Wager – February 22, 2016
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3 Comments
  1. Jon C. permalink

    Actually, “walensa” is the correct English pronunciation. The “e” has a little doo-dad under it.

  2. I just want to say again how much everyone loves seeing you answer the FJ in real time. Thanks for all you do. It’s super entertaining!!!

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