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by yclept
Thu May 22, 2014 4:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 147
Views: 12583

Re: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was going to type this morning that his wasn't Julia's best showing....then I realized she locked out her two opponents with ease. I guess the problem with this game was the awkward silence at times in DJ, but in the end, another demolition. If one doesn't like a contestant on a show like Jeopardy...
by yclept
Wed May 21, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 133
Views: 10727

Re: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Julia is one of those players where if they didn't show us the scores on camera, you may not even realize she amassed $20,000 during the game. So consistently good, and so seemingly methodical in how she crushes you. The type of player where you may think you have a chance, but you really don't. The...
by yclept
Tue May 20, 2014 3:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 19, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 139
Views: 14830

Re: Monday, May 19, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Although it is a fun exercise, we may never even see Julia vs. Arthur unless they both make the finals. There have been so many strong champions since the last TOC that it is going to be quite the bloodbath. 7 super champs and 3 5-game winners who averaged $20,000+ per win. It is going to be tough j...
by yclept
Mon May 19, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Off Topic Wheel of Fortune Bonus Puzzle Strategy
Replies: 23
Views: 2919

Re: Off Topic Wheel of Fortune Bonus Puzzle Strategy

I would personally call letters that would confirm my initial guess.

The reasoning for me is simple: Even if my initial guess is wrong, the letters I call may still actually appear in the puzzle and could lead me to the right answer.
by yclept
Sun May 18, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: JBoard Moderation Discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 7996

Re: JBoard Moderation Discussion

I mostly love how the board runs now, which is why I started posting after years of lurking. I can do without comments like "Now back to the girls on Monday" made by one poster in the Friday game discussion, however. It is fine, in my opinion, if one wants to critique the current champ's style of pl...
by yclept
Sat May 17, 2014 4:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 16, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 308
Views: 26576

Re: Friday, May 16, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I sure hope they do another big tournament before Alex retires. For one, you will have a few more fresh faces to throw into he mix, including Arthur and Julia...But there will be more. Heck, maybe by then, there will be no conflict of interest for Maddon and he can play as well. For another, all of ...
by yclept
Fri May 16, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 236
Views: 21044

Re: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Count me as another who loved his DD bet. It was the right thing to do at the time. But if he does double up, does Brad bet bigger on the last DD, which he got right? Dunno how much of this is 20/20 hindsight, but I think I'd have been more cautious. It's a lot harder to climb back into a game if t...
by yclept
Thu May 15, 2014 3:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 189
Views: 16902

Re: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

This was a very good game all around. Pam, you played very well. Not sure why you would think you let anyone down. Bottom line is that any big tournament in the future that doesn't include you isn't complete. 2 semifinal appearances in the 2 biggest tournaments Jeopardy has ever put together is quit...
by yclept
Tue May 13, 2014 3:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 12, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 145
Views: 15533

Re: Monday, May 12, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I told my wife after the Jeopardy round to not be surprised if Chuck made a run at it. Not that I expected him to ever take the lead (which he did), but Chuck is just too darn good to not make it interesting at some point. Of course, a nicely timed DD doesn't hurt. Russ just ran into Jeopardy royalt...
by yclept
Sat May 10, 2014 4:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 9, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 140
Views: 13816

Re: Friday, May 9, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Great game, as expected. Chuck is an impressive player, and I was glad to see he didn't use his typical FJ strategy of betting the farm. I haven't seen any spoilers, but I am going to assume they will keep Brad, Ken, and Roger apart. I am also going to assume that they will keep Pam away from Brad a...
by yclept
Sun May 04, 2014 4:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 2, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 123
Views: 12092

Re: Friday, May 2, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Julia is such a consistent, unflappable player. One of those players that as you are watching, you don't get the feeling she is running away with the game...only to have her at $20,000+ heading into Final Jeopardy. As for strategy, one thing is apparent based on success: Che's style worked for him. ...
by yclept
Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 186
Views: 14439

Re: Friday, April 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

When I saw how long this thread was, I thought it would be about how great the champ is, how big of a fight Aimee gave her, and of course, the typical stuff about wagering. Not about the Final Jeopardy clue, which I (even as a computer programmer myself) saw no problem with. Obviously, if Aimee thou...
by yclept
Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 3, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 142
Views: 14891

Re: Thursday, April 3, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I think it was Vinita who started to do a DD hunt during the Jeopardy round, and I commend her for that, as the only chance she had in this game was likely to take the DDs out of the equation. I think both challengers played as strong of a game as they could reasonably play under the circumstances. ...
by yclept
Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 185
Views: 15690

Re: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Of all of the people in the tournament, the one person I didn't want to see lose in the preliminaries was Larissa. After the KJ run to glory, I stopped watching the show for a while except for the UTOC. Decided to tune in one night, and it was Larissa's first game. I was so impressed that my wife & ...
by yclept
Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 173
Views: 19223

Re: Friday, March 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Brad is very good, shocker. Michael gave it a helluva run though. I do believe Brad didn't put much thought into his FJ answer with the lock and that it would have been different had Michael gotten to Pritzker first. I don't remember watching Jill in the past so I looked up her stats and I'm curiou...
by yclept
Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 3, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 110
Views: 12199

Re: Monday, March 3, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Rachael has an interesting Jeopardy career. The game that stands out the most is her semifinal match from her TOC....she had a $9200 -$8600 lead heading into final. The person in second wagered $500 and got it right. Rachael got it wrong...but wagered nothing to win by $100. (The $500 wager actually...
by yclept
Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 145
Views: 16825

Re: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Very tough to not feel at least somewhat bad for the players who get slaughtered by a player like Arthur. However, I don't equate it to a 19-0 baseball game. Even when Arthur cracks the $20,000 barrier, there is a chance for the other players to catch up - hit a strong category that Arthur isn't str...