Final Jeopardy: Famous Buildings

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20 Responses

  1. Dalton Higbee says:

    It doesn’t matter what you wager, but it shouldn’t really matter what your wager would be depends on your money. Connor should not have won this game and he should have bet it all. Emily’s wager could’ve still been more than $10,000 and Alec was even lucky enough to win this game.

  2. jacob ska says:

    Gutsy guy Connor. A freshman making it to the semi-finals with a junior & a senior is fantastic. He reminded me of Cooper from a few years ago. Cooper was gutsy too and it paid off for him.

    @VJ, congrats on your call that the contestants would look outside the U. S. on fj.

    @Marilyn, I agree with your strategy.

    Overall, this was a good game. Very few incorrect responses.

    Alec is from my hometown of New York (I was born & raised there) so I’m rooting for him in the Finals next week even though I no longer live there. Like vj I left my roots years ago.

  3. lou says:

    This wasn’t a tough final but I would have seen Connor stay at the 5000 dollar bet he made and hopefully he would have been able to be a finalist. Still a great match. I am rooting for the final three participants including Michael since he is from my home state of Connecticut wish him good luck tomorrow.

  4. Richard Corliss says:

    I think this would be an all boys game next week.

  5. William Weyser says:

    I enjoyed Alec’s reaction to winning his semi-final game, it was hilarious. So, Alec made the only good wager tonight, while the other 2 are kicking themselves badly, and both my parents were like ”Connor should have bet $0, and hope that the other 2 miss in Final, and wager to guard against each other”, but of course, there is a chance that Connor must have had confidence in the category, and so did the other 2, and if that’s the case, then it just didn’t work out for him. Oh, well. We’ll see who joins Sharath Narayan & Alec Fischthal in the finals. Michael Borecki, Antonio Karides, or Apurva Kanneganti?

    • VJ says:

      It was hilarious. They couldn’t even show the Finalist banner in front of him because his face literally disappeared from view a couple of times.

      • William Weyser says:

        Yes, it was hilarious, and you do know that normally they don’t show the Semi-Finalist banner in front of the winner of the last quarter-final match, and the Finalist banner in front of the winner of the last Semi-Final match, because Alex calls the winning contestant to come over and shake hands with him.

        • VJ says:

          @William, idk, they did show the semi-finalist banner in front of Michael Borecki before Alex called him over on Wednesday.

      • William Weyser says:

        You mean on Tuesday.

  6. VJ says:

    What a wild finish to that game. I was thinking Connor would stand pat, esp after Alex Trebek told him: “Emily and Alec are going to have guard against each other in their wagers, so it could work to your advantage.” Well, all the same, Alec was really killing it there, with a big lead and he clearly thought he was going to have the runaway of the century until Emily caught up with that. Bravo on that move to Emily. Sorry to see her bet the farm in FJ.

    @Jacob, that reminded me of how my grandfather used to say. “Lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place.” Sometimes it does on Jeopardy! but it didn’t in this match.

    8 more clues from the game are up now: LINK

    • jacob ska says:

      @VJ, wonder if our grandkids will remember years from now things we say? LOL

      • VJ says:

        @Jacob, LOL. Hopefully we will pass something on. Perhaps my teenage granddaughter will think of me when she teaches her kids to play Slapjack. She loves that game :)

        Ironically, I don’t remember who taught it to me but I do remember my grandfather teaching me to play checkers and how to float on water in Lake Champlain.

    • EricS says:

      It’s incredible that anyone ever listens to Alex about game theory. Conner should have been locked out.

      • Cece says:

        You’re right, as usual. I just want to add that I also find it incredible that, after all these years, Alex still doesn’t seem to understand how theory in his own game works.
        And if the adult players listen to him, I imagine these kids are just helpless.

        • EricS says:

          Cece: Thank you Yellow Blossom! Your comment reminded me of a different comment a while back. In a bizarre coincidence, it is available tonight. Please look under tonight’s recap: 2 years ago , click on “this FJ” (Shakespearen geography ). A previous game will pop up. I think you will find one of the comments most amusing!

        • Cece says:

          A bizarre coincidence is an under statement—Freaky Friday!

        • EricS says:

          I’m glad that you saw it. I laughed very hard.

  7. Marilyn Ahrenhoerster says:

    Emily should have bet $2001.

    • Gary says:

      That’s exactly what I was thinking before FJ was shown. Emily would have eliminated Connor with a $2001 bet and forced Alec to get it right. Even if she had missed it, she still would have likely caught Alec because you knew his bet had to be enough to shut her out if correct. When Connor had more than double the difference between the other 2 but still pretty far behind, a bet of $0 seemed like a no-brainer. I never cease to be amazed how these smart players (even the adults) don’t know how to bet FJ.

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