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by yclept
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 3759

Re: Friday, December 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Jennifer is a strong player and I hope she wins at least five games. She is TOC quality and I hate it when TOC quality contestants don’t earn the TOC lock by winning five games (Jennifer is destined to have a strong 4-day total if she wins on Monday though). That said, it just drives me a little cra...
by yclept
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 3410

Re: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Sitting with $800 in the Jeopardy round and wager $400 on a DD. I don’t care if you have 5% knowledge of a category, it just makes zero sense to not bet $1K there. As my wife could attest to, that made me so mad that I wasn’t happy when he grabbed the lead in DJ. Alex likely needed two more wins to ...
by yclept
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Long-standing Jeopardy Traditions That We haven't seen in a long time
Replies: 57
Views: 4703

Re: Long-standing Jeopardy Traditions That We haven't seen in a long time

I used to like it when Johnny would announce the winnings for the TOC contestants during introductions. “Chuck Forrest, who won $72,800”.
by yclept
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James
Replies: 117
Views: 9618

Re: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James

I like this format and it should be fun to watch. It will be interesting to see how Ken and Brad adjust to James’ style. Jeopardy always loves to find a way to throw a big tournament into the mix. That will happen again within a few seasons, even if Alex isn’t the host at that point. This was a chan...
by yclept
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 6640

Re: Friday, November 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Great game. Great tournament. Correct winner, I am still in awe over the combined total of James and Emma for the two days. Emma shouldn’t have bounced from one $800 clue (DD) to another $800 clue. That was her big mistake of the tournament and I would love to know if she knew the answer to the fina...
by yclept
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 5138

Re: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Other than a missed DD which obviously didn’t fluster him, this was James at his very best. That said, Emma and Francois didn’t give up. Francois missing the final takes him out of the race for the title but Emma is still within a range to beat James. But she will need to hit the DDs at the right ti...
by yclept
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 5165

Re: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This was a great game and at least Lindsey can rest comfortably knowing that the DD miss did not cost her the game. Francois with the clutch Uruguay solve was awesome to watch - you can tell he was reallllly making sure he had the right country in his head. There seems to always be at least one SF l...
by yclept
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 96
Views: 5915

Re: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The contestants demolished the Jeopardy round board but the DJ round was a little more rough. James didn’t go too crazy with ringing in after nailing that DD so I wonder if he just put it in cruise control and was only ringing in on clues he thought were obvious. No need to take risks at that point....
by yclept
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 86
Views: 6027

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Emma started slow (they all did) but once she got going, it was going to be difficult for her opponents. Kyle made the obvious move on that DD to put himself in position to steal the game but Emma brushed it off and didn’t lose her mojo. Great gesture with that FJ answer. Alex had trouble keeping it...
by yclept
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 4693

Re: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If Emma didn’t start her quick run with a win over James, they don’t go out of their way to get her in this field. As it turns out, we should be thankful for the fact that she did beat James because she was awesome tonight against two strong competitors. I pegged Josh as “the favorite if James wasn’...
by yclept
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 4226

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Good to see both opponents go all-in on their DDs. You have to know in this situation how James sometimes grabs the board and never lets go of it - so you need to maximize every chance you get. I was hoping Lindsay, who played well, wouldn’t bet $0 in FJ. Glad she added on to her total and is in goo...
by yclept
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 4959

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

This was a good first game. The players were evenly matched up. Gilbert had trouble getting going in DJ after a rock solid Jeopardy round but did enough to win it. I now agree with those who say he should have maxed out his wager but his wager wasn’t terrible - if facing a potential WC, wagering to ...
by yclept
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Article about quiz show scandals - mentions Holzhauer
Replies: 9
Views: 1518

Re: Article about quiz show scandals - mentions Holzhauer

Kind of a long piece, for those who already know the story of this scandal. The author alleges that Holzhauer broke the game. https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-last-wasp-in-primetime/ Thanks for the resource - I've not seen the movie and wasn't aware of some of the narrative. I'm...
by yclept
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 5438

Re: Friday, October 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Lindsey looked unstoppable in the Jeopardy round. Susan got her buzzer mojo going in DJ and despite her glaring mistake of not immediately hunting for DD3, it ended not necessarily being a bad thing that Lindsey got it instead. Lindsey looked like she wanted to be anywhere other than the stage after...
by yclept
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 131
Views: 25549

Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

This doesn't sound good at all ... Alex Trebek says his pancreatic cancer may mean the end of his time at 'Jeopardy!' I would be surprised if he finished the season - there is simply only so much our bodies can take. It is very sad but he is at peace with it. I hope he can get a very proper send of...
by yclept
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 4214

Re: Thursday, October 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

1. I wish Jeopardy would release the unread clues. We rarely get baseball categories on this show and most of the contestants stay away from them. I knew I was in trouble the moment they avoided the category while standing at their podiums and staring at most of the clues in the other categories. Ve...
by yclept
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 5374

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

Just goes to show you that skill is very important in Jeopardy, but you also need luck to be on your side. Jason seemed a little bit off (fatigue?) in DJ, but still managed to dominate the Coryat and put himself in a strong position to win. Good job by Gabe to give himself a fighting chance entering...
by yclept
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 3642

Re: Monday, September 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The only negative about Jason’s streak is that we still don’t have an answer to the “Will future players adapt James’ strategy?” question. This was one of those overwhelming “they have no chance in heck to beat him” games. I was surprised by his relatively modest first DD wager. He must have recogni...
by yclept
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 5295

Re: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not that I expected anything different, but great situational awareness by Jason with that big DD bet in DJ. I wonder if that completely demoralized his opponents because they were matching (and even bettering) him on the buzzer prior to that. He obviously wasn’t paying much attention to his grand t...
by yclept
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 23
Views: 2175

Re: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

“If I bet big and get it right, I will have a legit shot at adding $40K to my bank account. If I bet big and get it wrong, oh well - it isn’t like a smaller wager puts me in great position to win anyway” It just seems so obvious to shoot for the lead rather than worry about how much you will lose if...