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October 31, 2016

Final Jeopardy! wagering analysis:
Monday, October 31, 2016

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Happy Halloween! We’ll see how spooky our players’ wagers are tonight.

It’s a two-player game heading into Final.

Julia

Lee (1x)

Jon

Frank

Thea

Lawton

11,000 -400 13,200

Even though it’s a heads-up competition, there are still some mind games to be had.

Combined wagers

Julia

Thea
11,000 13,200
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max
4,400 6,600 8,800
2,200 2,200 4,400
2,200

What actually happened

Julia Thea
11,000 13,200
6,601 11,200
4,399 24,400
min max min max
4,401 6,599 8,801
2,200 2,201 4,401
2,199

Julia mistakenly added a dollar rather than subtracted; had Thea missed and made the minimum wager, we would have had a tiebreaker. Alas…

The Final Jeopardy! clue

TECHNOLOGY
IN 2005 STEVE JOBS USED “IT’S SORT OF LIKE TiVo FOR RADIO” TO DESCRIBE THIS NEW FORM

Correct response: Show

The Final Wager – October 31, 2016
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