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Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by waynomo, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. Oct 9, 2013 #181 of 866
    bryhamm

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    I get that scenario and agree.

    But it seems like some folks here are saying that 3rd place should ALWAYS bet nothing, even if they are close to the other 2.
     
  2. Oct 9, 2013 #182 of 866
    waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    Problem is that so often what appears to be a tough category has an easy question and what seems easy has a hard question.

    Of course if it was me I'd be betting $0 as my FJ batting average is pretty low.
     
  3. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Someone else just got nailed for spelling.

    The returning champion who was in the lead spelled Kazakhstan as "Kazkhistan" and Alex (well,the judges) ruled that because it changed the pronunciation too much, it was wrong.
     
  4. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Just coming here to post this. The second I saw his answer... er, question, I knew they would ding him. Just too far off the correct pronunciation to fly.

    Did anyone else see your first sentence as "Someone else just got nailed for speeding"? :D
     
  5. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    And I'm guessing he would have pronounced it correctly. I wish I hadn't seen it spelled correctly so that I could have tested myself to see if I would have gotten close enough.

    The other crazy thing is that there are multiple ways to spell many of these countries. (Right? Correct me if I'm wrong about that.) The English spellings are often approximations and they can often vary a bit.
     
  6. Wil

    Wil Senile Member

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    Same here. But in my case I thought, "they're going to zing him BECAUSE of the recent dustup with the kid." Circling the wagons. Prior to that incident, I think this spelling would have been accepted. I've seen worse accepted, far worse.

    In the other direction, I've seen phonetically equivalent spelling rejected. Starting a name with C instead of K is one I think I remember; the principle seemed to be how drastic the misspelling was, rather than pronunciation. But after the kid thing, they're focusing on pronunciation.
     
  7. Worf

    Worf Active Member

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    Well, there's not country that sounds like Kaz-khis-tan (Khaki-tan?), while the real country Ka-zakh-stan. There's definitely no "is" sound in the country like say, Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc.

    Then again, I suppose Khaki-Tan is a great way to remember the color :).
     
  8. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Would "Kazikstan" be a correct answer?
     
  9. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    That's my thinking. It's not the misspelling or the dustup with the kid (which I'm sure Jeopardy has long forgotten). It changed the way Kazakhstan is pronounced, and that's all it took.

    It's always hard to second guess the judges, but I would say no. IK instead of AK is wrong.
     
  10. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    Huh? LOL. I mean they are usually right, but it seems to be pretty easy to second guess. Seems to happen pretty often.
     
  11. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Not again.:eek: Teacher's Tourney, we're in the Semi-Finals. Winner goes on to the Finals! Scores entering Final Jeopardy:


    John Pearson: $8,700
    Timothy Shuker-Haines: $8,400
    Katie Moriarty: $4,800

    Timothy needs to bet $301 to overtake John, or $1201 to beat John and/or Katie. If it's a triple-stumper, he is guaranteed the win.

    So he bets it all, $8400, and it's a TS. He ends up with -0-. John, who needed to bet $8100 to cover any combo, actually bet $8200, and was left with $500. And that was enough to win.

    Timothy had this game, and poor betting gave it away.

    Here's a link to the JBoard discussion:
    http://jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1668


    BTW, here is FJ:

    Category: Buildings

    Charles Evans Hughes laid the cornerstone for this building on October 13, 1932 & got to work in it for about 6 years.
    What is the Supreme Court Building? Katie said the Flatiron Building; Timothy and John both said the Empire State Building.
     
  12. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    I am much more aware of the betting strategies thanks (to I think you for raising this upthread.)

    Do the totals from this round carry over to the final round to give you a head start?

    Do these totals equate to real dollars earned?

    (I'm a bit behind so haven't watched any of the tourney yet.)
     
  13. MacThor

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    No, winners advance to the finals and start w/$0.

    I don't recall if semifinalist - 2nd place gets any different $$ than semifinalist - 3rd place.
     
  14. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    I believe that in the tournaments, the only variable amount money to win is in the finals, and there's a fixed minimum.

    Also you don't carry-over anything from one round to the next. The only exception is the finals, which are a two-day event. Your final score is the sum of both days. But everyone starts the finals at $0.
     
  15. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    All that makes the bet even worse. I was looking for some silver lining.
     
  16. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    On the two day finals, betting becomes a true art. And all my whining gets thrown out the window, as it's no longer black & white. It's fun to watch the different strategies on the first day of a two day game.
     
  17. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    This is getting painful. These teachers are incredible people (listen to their stories and try to stay dry-eyed), but they have got to learn to bet.

    Second place bets all-in, and luckily, she was the only one who got it. Had she missed FJ, and it was a toughie, she would end up in third. But had she bet according to strategy, she would have won, even with a wrong answer. ONLY because she was the only one to get FJ did she advance.


    FJ: The 2012 Olympics
    NBC reported that in the first days of Olympic coverage, this sport seen in recent books & on film was the most watched on cable.
    What is Archery?
     
  18. mattack

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    I'm not reading the spoilers about this until I catch up.. But we did learn something a few weeks ago that I hadn't known before..

    Unfortunately I don't remember the details, but one guy said something like "I wanted to bet $X but you wouldn't let me". Like they wouldn't let him bet too small of an amount for a Daily Double. Does anybody remember that?

    They CAN bet $0 for Final Jeopardy.. so why couldn't they bet $0 for Daily Double?
     
  19. Bananfish

    Bananfish Preowned Member

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    Because with a $0 bet on a Daily Double, the clue and answer would be superfluous -- there's not really any reason even to give the clue. It takes the drama out of that clue, and I would guess the producers think that such an event makes the game less "fun" for the audience and therefore bad for ratings, and therefore bans it.

    In Final Jeopardy, on the other hand, the clue and answer are not superfluous with a $0 bet because the other players are probably not also betting $0, and even if they were, from the audience standpoint, it's not superfluous because they do not reveal the bet until after each contestant's answer, so there's still drama to the reveal.
     
  20. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Decent bets yesterday, no whining needed.:D Today starts the two-day Finals of the Teacher's Tourney.

    Here is the FJ from yesterday's last semi game:

    Novel Titles

    These are not found in the Koran, & the angel Gabriel told Muhammad that they were not revealed by God.
    What are The Satanic Verses?

    It was a triple get. I didn't have a clue.:eek:
     

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