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February 23, 2016

Final Jeopardy! wagering analysis:
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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We haven’t had a five-time Jeopardy! champ in more than four months. Will Tim Kutz pull it off tonight?

He’s in good shape – but for the second night in a row, he lost a buzzer race on the penultimate clue that would have sealed the win for him before Final.

Tim

Kutz (4x)

Ben

Yuhas

Robin

Heck

22,600 13,600 3,700

Like last night, this is an easy one.

Calculations

Tim’s got a considerable range once again, but smaller than last night. On the video, I discuss what Robin should do.

Tim
Ben
Robin
22,600 13,600 3,700
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
4,600 9,000 4,400

Then we add a dollar to the minimum wagers, and subtract a dollar from the maximum wagers.

What actually happened

Tim Ben Robin
22,600 13,600 3,700
5,000 9,600 500
17,600 23,200 3,200
min max
4,601 8,999 13,600

Aw, man. I liked Tim a lot, and I hope he’ll return to play in the next ToC. (I have little doubt he will.)

Congrats to Ben – we’ll see if he can start a streak of his own!

The Final Jeopardy! clue

SHAKESPEARE
AFTER A ROYAL PASSING IN JANUARY 1820, THIS TRAGEDY THAT HAD BEEN LITTLE PERFORMED GOT 2 NEW LONDON PRODUCTIONS IN APRIL

Correct response: Show

The Final Wager – February 23, 2016
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3 Comments
  1. this was a hard one for me…looking back 1820 should have been a dead giveaway…but I was thinking Kings…King John…that doesn’t make any sense…Henry 4 or 5…1820…Willy Shake was writing in the early 17th century…times up…

  2. you had the perfect rationing champ…….good work!

  3. rationalization i meant…

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