Final Jeopardy: 20th Century Brits

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11 Responses

  1. Eric S says:

    I find it amusing that no one has commented on John’s “all-in” bet. Clearly other reviewers strenuously exercise their right to favor a winner (my guess: he goes down the columns in a 20th Century way?). More so, I can image the change in analyses if John had lost.
    Naturally,(remedial game) theory justified the wager by Lauren.

  2. yeahyman says:

    Neville Chamberlain? Seriously?!! rofl

    SMH

  3. aaaa says:

    Wagering the way John did, not the expected minimum wager of $7601, means Lauren could have on a TS with a zero wager. SO he prevents a Lauren win on a TS with optimal wagering.

    • john blahuta says:

      HE did not prevent anything. it was lauren who did herself in. last week we had a second place player who wagered only a few bucks and since s/he and the leader did not know it, the second place player won, because the leader went with the expected wager:2 x amount of second place, minus his own total plus $1. so it was in this case inoptimal wagering by lauren. john wagered even more than the expected $7.601, i.e. $8K!! had lauren wagered $199 or (since john wagered 8K) only up to
      $ 399 she would have won. so how did JOHN prevent her from winning?????

      • john blahuta says:

        or did i get this wrong?

        • Marilyn Ahrenhoerster says:

          John had 16400 even though he was wrong. Since Lauren had 16000 before FJ, she would not win on a triple stumper.

        • john blahuta says:

          @Marilyn Ahrenhoerster

          exactly!! lauren was not defeated by john’s bet, she defeated herself.since she was wrong, john right and in the lead, her bet did her in, even though john was wrong as well. had he bet 201 more (or even higher), like pulling a “cliff clavin”…different story. but he stayed within the safety limits.

  4. jacob ska says:

    Very good match between John and Lauren. Fantastic the way John pulled out that DD response with a nanosecond left. Breathtaking to watch. Also good that all 3 contestants got their DD’s correct. Haven’t seen that lately. The final scores really don’t tell how good the game was to watch imo.

    • jacob ska says:

      Btw, the movie Lawrence of Arabia opening scene was the motorcycle accident. But, that was over 50 years ago so I doubt if any of these contestants are old enough to have seen it unless they watch classic movie channels. Not surprised no one got the fj response.

      • VJ says:

        One of the things in the “you may not know” that I linked to was that Peter O’Toole was 6’3″ and the real T.E. Lawrence was only 5’5″.

      • john blahuta says:

        well, told ya…. try 75 years since the accident. time flies, my friend!!!