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April 22, 2016

Final Jeopardy! wagering analysis:
Friday, April 22, 2016

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Andrew Pau broke our 5xer drought last night… will he break our super-champ drought Friday?

Michael had a costly miss on that “Rio de la Plat” clue toward the end, even though it was worth just $800.

Andrew

Pau (5x)

Amy

Hart

Michael

Koh

17,200 9,400 17,000

Perhaps even more critical to his current position, however, was what I’d consider an under-bet on that Daily Double in “Q” NOT FOLLOWED BY U. With such a limited set of possible answers, and the benefit of a priming clue, I’d be hitting that up for everything I had every time.

Tonight’s Final Jeopardy! category is:

19th CENTURY BRITS

First-order calculations

Here’s where things stand after the first order:

Andrew
Amy
Michael
17,200 9,400 17,000
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
16,800 5,800 9,000 1,800 16,600
1,600

The scores are such that there’s no real need for mind games.

Zero wagers

Score differences:
Andrew and Michael: 200
Andrew and Amy: 7,800
Michael and Amy: 7,600

Andrew
Amy
Michael
17,200 9,400 17,000
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
16,800 7,600 9,000 1,800 7,600
1,600
200

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

What actually happened

Andrew Amy Michael
17,200 9,400 17,000
16,801 9,150 3,000
34,001 250 20,000
min max min max min max
16,801 7,601 8,999 1,801 7,599
1,601
199

And the $200 lead heading into Final turns out to be the difference for Andrew, whose 6-game total is up to $170,202. Congratulations!

A good game from our challengers, and a good week in general. Have a great weekend!

The Final Jeopardy! clue

19th CENTURY BRITS
IN MAY 1810 DURING ONE OF HIS MORE FAMOUS EXPLOITS, HE EMPLOYED THE BREASTSTROKE

Correct response: Show

The Final Wager – April 22, 2016
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    CHris Foster has posted on his Youtube page a quite rare, albeit in black and white, 1974-75 syndicated nighttime Art Fleming hosted episode of J!

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