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September 29, 2016

Final Jeopardy! wagering analysis:
Thursday, September 29, 2016

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Seth Wilson took advantage of his new lease on life on Wednesday… will he make it nine on Thursday?

Looking good once again, but both of his opponents are still in contention.

Seth

Wilson (8x)

Damien

Shirley

Anne

Campbell

14,100 5,500 9,000

Another night off for me, basically.

Combined analysis

Seth could cap his wager at 3,099 to keep Damien out of it, but he’d risk Anne passing him, which is why I propose the 8,200 bare minimum for her. (Really, though, both she and Damien should go all in.)

Seth
Damien
Anne
14,100 5,500 9,000
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
3,900 5,100 4,700* 8,200*
3,100

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

What actually happened

Seth Damien Anne
14,100 5,500 9,000
4,000 5,499 3,499
18,100 1 12,499
min max
3,901 5,099 4,701* 8,201*
3,099

That’s $209,801, and a chance to become the sixth player to hit double-digit wins. (Not the fifth – sorry, Matt Jackson!)

The Final Jeopardy! clue

MYTHOLOGY
BANISHED FROM ATHENS, THIS INVENTOR FOUND TROUBLE ON CRETE TOO, BUT ESCAPED

Correct response: Show


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