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September 15, 2016

Final Jeopardy! wagering analysis:
Thursday, September 15, 2016

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Thursday was the first all-around good match of the young season.

Scott looks poised to be our first repeat champ of the season.

Scott

Bateman (1x)

Siddharth

Hariharan

Amy

Ramsay

19,000 14,200 10,800

Tonight’s Final Jeopardy! category is:

DANTE’S INFERNO

First-order calculations

Not too much to think about here; Siddharth is in Stratton’s Dilemma.

Scott
Siddharth
Amy
19,000 14,200 10,800
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
9,400 7,400* 1,200
4,600
2,600 5,600*

Second-order calculations

Some slight mind-game possibilities from Siddharth.

Scott
Siddharth
Amy
19,000 14,200 10,800
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
9,400 7,400* 1,200
2,200
2,600 5,600*

What actually happened

Scott Siddharth Amy
19,000 14,200 10,800
9,401 7,401 10,750
9,599 21,601 50
min max min max
9,401 7,401* 1,199
2,199
2,601 5,601*

Poor Siddharth left some money on the table!

The Final Jeopardy! clue

DANTE’S INFERNO
DURING THE JOURNEY, DANTE ENCOUNTERS HOMER, SOCRATES & CICERO, WHO BIDE THEIR TIME IN THE FIRST CIRCLE, AKA THIS

Correct response: Show

The Final Wager – September 15, 2016
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