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June 23, 2016

Final Jeopardy! wagering analysis:
Thursday, June 23, 2016

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All right, I’m all caught up! Let’s see if our two-time champ can stretch her reign to a third victory.

As I mention in the video, Laurie could have done a better job of taking advantage of those Daily Doubles (and, in the case of the last one, of hunting for it). She allowed Will to take the lead heading into Final.

Laurie

MacDougall (2x)

Will

Gilbert

Marjika

Howarth

13,500 13,800 6,400

Tonight’s Final Jeopardy! category is:

ACTRESSES

This is an intriguing situation.

Combined calculations

Laurie
Will
Marjika
13,500 13,800 6,400
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
600 700 13,200 5,800
7,100 400 1,000
12,900 200

Laurie has a really tight Shoretegic range, but could go bigger.

What actually happened

Laurie Will Marjika
13,500 13,800 6,400
12,800 13,201 3,600
26,300 599 2,800
min max min max min max
601 699 13,201 5,799
7,099 401 999
12,899 199

The big wager worked out for her pocketbook, but would have cost her the win had she missed. Always force your opponents to get it right to have a shot at beating you!

That’s $78,000 after 3 games.

The Final Jeopardy! clue

ACTRESSES
SHE WON A 2006 OSCAR & A 2015 TONY FOR PLAYING THE SAME MONARCH, THOUGH IN DIFFERENT PRODUCTIONS

Correct response: Show

The Final Wager – June 23, 2016
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