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September 16, 2016

Final Jeopardy! wagering analysis:
Friday, September 16, 2016

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Let’s see how we end our first week of the new season.

Tight one between Christine and Brandon, but Siddharth could play spoiler.

Siddharth

Hariharan (1x)

Brandon

Barnes

Christine

Schreck

6,600 15,400 16,800

Combined wagers

As I explain in the video, Brandon is in a Shoretegic situation: he can keep Siddharth locked out while covering a zero wager out of Christine…

Siddharth
Brandon
Christine
6,600 15,400 16,800
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
3,800 1,400 2,200 14,000
2,800 8,800 800 1,400

What actually happened

Siddharth Brandon Christine
6,600 15,400 16,800
66 15,400 14,001
6,534 0 2,799
min max min max min max
3,799 1,401 2,199 14,001
2,801 8,799 801 1,399

…except Brandon made the typical second-place error, costing him the match (and a possible big pay-day).

Siddharth is our first repeat champion of Season 33, with a total of $28,135.

The Final Jeopardy! clue

FILM ADAPTATIONS
IN A 2011 slate.com SURVEY OF MOVIE CREDITS, OF THE TOP 25 MOST ADAPTED WRITERS, THIS NOVELIST IS THE ONLY ONE LIVING

Correct response: Show

The Final Wager – September 16, 2016
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One Comment
  1. It is always a distractor for me when I have a personal connection to a clue, so I feel for Christine who shares a name with a Steven King novel adapted into a 1983 film

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