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by hanzz
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What a weird final. Nearly every word is irrelevant except for the last one.
by hanzz
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 83
Views: 6795

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Roger Craig had -$800 after Battle of the Decades final game 1 . Hans von Walter had -$6,000 after 2010-B College Championship final game 1 . Courtney Bennis had -$600 after 2004 Teen Tournament final game 1 . Irene Grzywacz had -$200 after 1987 Senior Tournament final game 1 . The Archive knows ho...
by hanzz
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 3707

Re: Monday, December 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got Luther's 95 Theses right away and then skipped forward wondering if it would be a triple stumper. It would have been awful if Alex had been the only one to get that right and then blew it because of her lousy wager. I don't get it. Both her opponents finished below her pre-FJ total, so there ...
by hanzz
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: On Both Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune?
Replies: 88
Views: 18457

Re: On Both Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune?

Add me, add me! (J!: November 9/16/18/19 2010, Wof: January 20, 2016)
by hanzz
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 5016

Re: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That FJ seemed . . . easy for a TOC match. I did wonder if Marathon was too obvious. I don't think Anneke should have been BMS'd for her response of Guyana in the $2,000 "To the Stars" clue asking for a South American territory. French Guiana isn't a more specific version of saying "Guyana"; Guyana...
by hanzz
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 5403

Re: Thursday, September 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Like Christine, I, too, said the other major world building that opened in 1973.
by hanzz
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 4768

Re: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

After a quick run-through of the archive, it appears Jason is the only 10+ winner who's won on multiple occasions thanks to the same classic second place miswager. I've seen this wagering mistake so often that it's baffling to me. It should be the second most basic wagering strategy you learn after ...
by hanzz
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 2912

Re: Thursday, September 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was sure Air & Space was the most popular museum in D.C. but could not for the life of me think of which two words could be eliminated to give it its former name. ("If you take out 'air' and 'space', you're just left with "National Museum", which can't be right!") Tricky clue, I think. I figured ...
by hanzz
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Trivia Nationals Jeopardy Panel - August 9 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1223

Re: Trivia Nationals Jeopardy Panel - August 9 2019

Jeopardy! posted a few fun pics from throughout the weekend at Trivia Nationals on their webpage. General debauchery and familiar faces abound.
by hanzz
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 778
Views: 161098

Re: J! in the Media

I would have gone with Garfield. It's supposed to be "100 people surveyed", right? The board totals only 66. Is there a threshold of 3 or something like that before a response is included? This happens often in round 3 after one family takes the first two rounds. The producers limit the available p...
by hanzz
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 13617

Re: Friday, July 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

To see the alumni in attendance this video does the trick: https://youtu.be/LsmoStU2N4k At 0:02, it looks like James was in the audience; and if so it's a good thing they didn't show this until now because James' first two episodes aired at the time the last episodes of Season 35 taped. It seems li...
by hanzz
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 5452

Re: Thursday, July 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Watching this from the audience, I had the tingly sense that Eric would go all in without thinking about basic wagering for a second and I was right. Shari’s wager made sense, but I can’t help but wonder if she’d had even a dollar less whether she would have opted to stay pat.
by hanzz
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 3132

Re: Monday, July 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This is, by the way, the first game that contestants could have seen James Holzhauer play beforehand. Started his run on 4/4, and this was taped on 4/6.
by hanzz
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 112
Views: 11378

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

Note, when I say deserve, I mean solely by the standard metrics used for ToC inclusion. *By the standard metrics we, the viewing public, have used. Their game, their rules. have they deviated from this "standard" in the past, other than for death of a contestant, running for public office, or invol...
by hanzz
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 112
Views: 11378

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

The seven 4-time winners who didn't make the cut this time are going to be in the next TOC, right? I assume they were notified of this. So I don't understand why Emma would be taking a spot away from a deserving person if that person (and six others) will get the opportunity to play again next year...
by hanzz
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Best Ever Trivia Show" [Spoilers]
Replies: 163
Views: 25592

Re: Fun with GSN's "Best Ever Trivia Show" [Spoilers]

... I added a line on Saran's page: http://www.j-archive.com/showplayer.php?player_id=4150 ... I met and played pub trivia with her a few years back. She was introduced to me as "Saran". At one point, she, I, and the venerable Rex Kramer played on the same team. I remember Rex showing her her games...
by hanzz
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 778
Views: 161098

Re: J! in the Media

An article about James in the NY Post by our very own Vermonter. https://tinyurl.com/y395yr8s (contains spoilers for those who aren't caught up through today's show in their viewing) An interesting note by the author: In my last match, I briefly thought about risking all of my $12,800 on a Daily Do...