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April 21, 2016

Final Jeopardy! wagering analysis:
Thursday, April 21, 2016

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Andrew Pau is going for his fifth victory – and the end of our Streak of Futility.

As a bonus, in the video I get to use an accent that has given me problems in the past.

He’s in good shape heading into Final, although both challengers can catch him:

Andrew

Pau (4x)

Beth

Dunn

JonPaul

Guinn

20,400 14,200 12,200

Once again, we had a bad Daily Double wager toward the end of Double Jeopardy!; Beth could be in much better position here. Instead, she’s going to have to defend against JonPaul with this category:

CITY NAME ORIGINS

First-order calculations

Not too much to see here; JonPaul has to go all in (but just barely).

Andrew
Beth
JonPaul
20,400 14,200 12,200
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
8,000 10,200* 200*
4,000 1,800

What actually happened

Andrew Beth JonPaul
20,400 14,200 12,200
8,001 14,100 5,000
12,399 100 7,200
min max min max
8,001 8,199 14,200 12,200
4,001 1,799

Beth could have won it had she brought a larger total into Final. In any case, Andrew has broken the curse and has a five-day total of $136,201. Congrats!

The Final Jeopardy! clue

CITY NAME ORIGINS
THIS CITY THAT’S HOME TO AN NFL TEAM IS NAMED FOR AN 18th CENTURY BRITISH PRIME MINISTER

Correct response: Show

The Final Wager – April 21, 2016
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