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June 15, 2016

Final Jeopardy! wagering analysis:
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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Hunter aims to join superchamp territory tonight. Will fatigue begin to set in?

Sort of, but he was able to power into the lead on what turned out to be the Penultimate Clue.

Hunter

Appler (5x)

Beth

Masterson

Sarah

von Riedemann

10,000 2,000 8,300

Beth is still alive with this Final Jeopardy! category:

CLASSIC MOVIE SCENES

There was a clue tonight covered in one of my TDIH posts, but I can’t remember what it was right now.

First-order calculations

Here’s where things stand after the first order:

Hunter
Beth
Sarah
10,000 2,000 8,300
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
6,600 1,400* 4,300
6,000

Second-order calculations

Some Shoretegic possibilities between Hunter and Sarah:

Hunter
Beth
Sarah
10,000 2,000 8,300
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
6,600 1,400* 4,300
2,600 6,000 900

Zero wagers

Score differences:
Hunter and Sarah: 1,700
Hunter and Beth: 8,000
Sarah and Beth: 6,300

Hunter
Beth
Sarah
10,000 2,000 8,300
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
6,600 1,400* 3,400 4,300
2,600 3,400 900
1,700

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

What actually happened

Hunter Beth Sarah
10,000 2,000 8,300
6,601 1,300 8,300
16,601 3,300 16,600
min max min max
6,601 1,401* 3,401 4,299
2,601 3,399 899
1,699

C’mon, writers – these slam dunk clues are embarrassing.

Note that had Hunter missed, he would have had 3,399, which is still more than Beth’s total. Thus, she gets the gray.

Hunter has now won 6 games and $145,603 – and he’s back tomorrow! (After the lunch break… dun dun dun)

The Final Jeopardy! clue

CLASSIC MOVIE SCENES
THE DIRECTOR SAID IT TOOK 70 CAMERA SETUPS & 7 DAYS TO SHOOT THE CLASSIC MURDER SCENE IN THIS FILM THAT CELEBRATED ITS 55th ANNIV. IN 2015

Correct response: Show

The Final Wager – June 15, 2016
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