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May 13, 2016

Final Jeopardy! wagering analysis:
Friday, May 13, 2016 (Teachers Final #2)

2016 Teachers Tournament
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We’ve reached the end of this year’s Teachers Tournament. Who will take home the $100,000 top prize – and return for the next Tournament of Champions?

Jason was dominant today; even if he wagers everything and misses, he still can’t be caught. Some people call this a super-lock.

Kaberi also has second place locked up – just barely, but it will suffice.

Kaberi

Chakrabarty

Jill

Gilbert

Jason

Sterlacci

Day 2
pre-FJ
8,800 1,600 20,800
Day 1
Total
4,600 10,000 22,601
Current Total 13,400 11,600 43,401
Maximum Total 22,200 13,200 64,201

I guess we’ll play along with tonight’s Final Jeopardy! clue nonetheless:

20th CENTURY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

What happened

Kaberi Jill Jason
8,800 1,600 20,800
0 1,600 0
8,800 0 20,800
4,600 10,000 22,601
13,400 10,000 43,401
Second place:
$50,000
Third place:
$25,000
Champion:
$100,000 + ToC berth
min max
199

Congrats to Jason, and to Kaberi and Jill as well – in fact, to all three of our competitors these past two weeks. This tournament was a lot of fun to watch and had some great games!

This was a ToC-level Final clue – quite a range of difficulty this week.

The Final Jeopardy! clue

20th CENTURY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES
HE WAS AWARDED A DFC IN WWII FOR A COMBAT MISSION AS PILOT OF THE B-24 BOMBER HE NAMED THE “DAKOTA QUEEN”

Correct response: Show

The Final Wager – May 13, 2016
2016 Teachers Tournament
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3 Comments
  1. jdgalt permalink

    You wrote: “Jason was dominant today; even if he wagers everything and misses, he still can’t be caught. Some people call this a super-lock.”

    Not quite. If Jason wagers everything and misses he’ll have 20,800. Kaberi can reach 22,200.

    • Kelly permalink

      No, Keith was right – you had Jason’s two totals switched (his first-day total of 22,601 is the one set in stone, which Kaberi can’t catch). It’s the second day’s score that is wagerable.

  2. Matt permalink

    McGovern was from South Dakota, and Jennifer Giles did not have the last Teachers Tournament locked up. Maybe thinking of the most recent ToC? As soon as I looked at the numbers, I realized that the scenario was strategically the same, even if the numbers were different.

    Congrats to Jason; he should be a force to contend with in the next ToC. Speaking of which, is it time for another simulation?

    The outcome of the poll for last year’s Celebrity games goes doubly so for next week’s Power Players – not only are they playing for charity, but they are influencing policy in our society and the debate over it – well, most of them are, anyway.

What do you think?