Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

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  1. Jul 29, 2015 #601 of 3353
    Turtleboy

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    OMG.

    Going into FJ the scores were:

    1. 18,100
    2. 10,800
    3. 15,200

    A good game by everyone.
    FJ was a triple stumper, everyone got it wrong.

    The bets were as follows:

    1. 18,100 = 0
    2. 10786 = 14
    3. 15,000 = 200

    I've never seen first place bet EVERYTHING in FJ before. Why???

    Also, I don't remember a winner with only $200.
     
  2. Jul 29, 2015 #602 of 3353
    waynomo

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    Yeah, just watched that. Only thing I can think of is he felt really confident about the category. Seems like it should be easy for someone who reads alot. I'm not sure if the question was all that tough. Seems like a question about The Thornebirds should be a gimmee. Now, I didn't know what they were referring to, and have no real way to judge. I'm surprised no one got it.
     
  3. Jul 29, 2015 #603 of 3353
    Turtleboy

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    He only needed to bet 12,301. He would have gotten it wrong and won the game with 5,799.

    Third place should have bet nothing. If either 1st or 2nd got it correct, she would have lost anyway. So she bets nothing, have them bet against each other, and hope they get it wrong.
     
  4. Jul 30, 2015 #604 of 3353
    astrohip

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    I was going to post about this, but was too busy beating my head against the wall.

    I think he just has NO understanding about how to wager in FJ. None of them today did. None. Of. Them.

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  5. Jul 30, 2015 #605 of 3353
    waynomo

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    I guess I'm trying to apply logic where there there was none. Kind of like trying to apply logic to mass murderers and terrorists. It doesn't work. I do get why the bets are horrendous.
     
  6. Jul 30, 2015 #606 of 3353
    waynomo

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    They used to have people help the contestants with Final Jeopardy wagering. Do they no longer do that?
     
  7. Jul 30, 2015 #607 of 3353
    busyba

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    I can't imagine the help is more than anything very basic. Certainly not any Game Theory, even if brain-dead obvious Game Theory.
     
  8. Jul 30, 2015 #608 of 3353
    Turtleboy

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    thebigmo

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    waynomo

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    That is not what I recall their description from when I saw a taping about 15 years ago.
     
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    pdhenry

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    aaronwt

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    My dad and I were scratching our heads over this last night.
     
  13. Jul 30, 2015 #613 of 3353
    hbtaylor

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    No. A piece of paper, a pen, and your own math ability. They write down your wager as soon as you are ready to commit it on the screen.

    It is the hardest mental/pen-and-paper math you'll ever do!
     
  14. Jul 30, 2015 #614 of 3353
    trainman

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    They never did.
     
  15. Jul 30, 2015 #615 of 3353
    waynomo

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    Then what did I witness in (I think) 1998 during the taping?

    They paused the taping before Final Jeopardy. They explained that because this was important and they didn't want contestants to make a mistake because of time they pause the show and have people confer with the contestants.
     
  16. Jul 30, 2015 #616 of 3353
    pdhenry

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    I've heard that one of the things they do is tell the contestants that the response starts with "Who is" or "What is" or whatever.
     
  17. Jul 31, 2015 #617 of 3353
    jamesl

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    and probably tell them things like "spelling counts" and other stuff

    for example: the question astrohip referenced on the previous page would have been the perfect time to use an abbreviation if you weren't sure of the spelling

    but I guess they must have reminded them during the break that not only does spelling count but abbreviations aren't allowed
     
  18. Jul 31, 2015 #618 of 3353
    Boot

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    But they did accept an abbreviation of a university name as a correct answer on a recent show.
     
  19. Jul 31, 2015 #619 of 3353
    thebigmo

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    Yep, they accepted BYU when another contestant misspelled it as Bringham Young.
    Yesterday they accepted AZ Diamondbacks for Arizona Diamondbacks.
     
  20. Jul 31, 2015 #620 of 3353
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    They told us the "who" or "what" and had us write that down. Other than that, no help at all. They DO give you essentially unlimited time to get the wager correct, but they did say that they might come and ask, "how are you doing?", which would be code for "please hurry up!"


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