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April 29, 2016

Final Jeopardy! wagering analysis:
Friday, April 29, 2016

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If you’d told me last week that we’d have back-to-back 5x champs, I’d have laughed in your face. But it could happen tonight!

Buzzy takes the lead into Final despite missing all three Daily Doubles:

Buzzy

Cohen (4x)

Sanjiv

Sarwate

Tal

Nadan

12,800 5,800 11,400

All three players are alive.

LITERARY CHARACTERS

I have a laundry list of items on tonight’s game, which you can see in the video. Happy Friday!

Combined analysis

Buzzy
Sanjiv
Tal
12,800 5,800 11,400
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
10,000 5,600* 2,800 5,600
1,200 1,400 2,600
3,000

If I’m Sanjiv, I’m going for broke – the chances that Tal wager 201 are just too high.

What actually happened

Buzzy Sanjiv Tal
12,800 5,800 11,400
10,001 5,601 5,000
22,801 11,401 6,400
min max min max min max
10,001 5,800 2,801 5,599
1,199 1,401 2,599
2,999

Well, there we go – Buzzy punches his ticket to the ToC with his 5 win, for a total of $101,402.

Now he gets three weeks off for the Teachers Tournament and Power Players Week… but I’ll be back here on Monday. See you then!

The Final Jeopardy! clue

LITERARY CHARACTERS
IN 1929 LONDON’S GREAT ORMOND STREET CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL WAS GIVEN ALL RIGHTS TO THIS CHARACTER CREATED 27 YEARS EARLIER

Correct response: Show

The Final Wager – April 29, 2016
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2 Comments
  1. jdgalt permalink

    That copyright is also perpetual (in the UK and commonwealth) — one of the few so extended that doesn’t belong to the crown.

  2. wjmorris3 permalink

    Only reason I had thought of Peter Pan was thanks to the 2012 Olympics – they had a children’s lit segment in the opening ceremony where they formed the GOSH logo out of hospital beds. Following that, they read from Peter Pan (if only the beginning.) Lucky thought, mind you…

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