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by RKane
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 19037

Re: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?

What have we learned? We have learned that he has taken all the fun out of Jeopardy!: https://buffalonews.com/2019/04/27/jeff-simon-james-holzhauer-the-contestant-who-took-the-fun-out-of-jeopardy/ Of all the pearl-clutching and hang-wringing about King James Holzhauer, this is by far the funniest an...
by RKane
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 67
Views: 6241

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

Thanks for the info Mark. Yeah, if I was ever going to be on the show I would definitely hit the archive, and I suspect I would come across Cooper and make some of the connections, but I was utterly lost today as it was. I have heard of (and seen the film of) The Last of the Mohicans and knew the fi...
by RKane
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 67
Views: 6241

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

another thing, was Alex out of line with his "you better not miss this one, James" for the Las Vegas clue?

I'm not saying that James wouldn't have got the correct response otherwise, but it still feels below board.
by RKane
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 67
Views: 6241

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

I'm tipping my hat to James, I never heard of The Deerslayer, the Leatherstocking Tales, or James Fenimore Cooper, and I thought that 19th Century Novels would be a good category for me. I thought that this was some kind of mind-blowingly deep get, and a good demonstration of the fact that even thou...
by RKane
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 5279

Re: Monday, April 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The real question:

What 12 cities will James visit?

What 12 cities would you visit?
by RKane
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 6347

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

I think my taste in movies is a little different than the clue writers... instagot Pulp Fiction . I ran the category as it happens, but found that to be far the easiest clue, surprised James missed it...btw was that the first time someone rebounded on him? Pulp Fiction is the bane of professional g...
by RKane
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 6347

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

I think my taste in movies is a little different than the clue writers... instagot Pulp Fiction . I ran the category as it happens, but found that to be far the easiest clue, surprised James missed it...btw was that the first time someone rebounded on him? I thought americium at first (with some tre...
by RKane
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 5552

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

I hate to criticize someone's opinion, but I can't see how this isn't enjoyable to watch. Watching a master at work is always a pleasure.
by RKane
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 5552

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

About the only thing wrong with this game is that King James Holzhauer missed the King James clue.

Then again Kareem Abdul-Jabbar missed the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar clue so maybe that's a trend.
by RKane
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 6099

Re: Friday, April 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

twelvefootboy wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:21 pm
golf is sinking slowly.
:cry:
by RKane
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 6099

Re: Friday, April 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

English monarchs are something you need to know if you get the call. Something one of my favourite players Larissa knows all too well :cry: Plus he occasionally had some competition. IIRC Ken could have lost his fifth game if his opponent had answered FJ correctly, in which case he would be conside...
by RKane
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 82
Views: 6692

Re: Thursday, April 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

alietr wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:29 pm
Can we keep the discussion civil, please?
Sorry, redacted.
by RKane
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 90
Views: 8251

Re: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Just out of curiosity - why? Personally, I LOVE watching greatness. Well, I am kind of on your page, I like the big tournaments and would love if they were every three years (every year might be a bit much), but I can see being annoyed by a lot of the newer champions. In the old days, even the best...
by RKane
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 19037

Re: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?

It's quite possible that June 13 has some significance to him and that $60,013 represents it close enough that it was worth the value of the extra $300 wager (less than $100 after taxes assuming a 75% get probability) to him. But harder to explain Tuesday's exact $40,000 wager ($3,780 short of the ...
by RKane
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 90
Views: 8251

Re: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Just out of curiosity - why? Personally, I LOVE watching greatness. Well, I am kind of on your page, I like the big tournaments and would love if they were every three years (every year might be a bit much), but I can see being annoyed by a lot of the newer champions. In the old days, even the best...
by RKane
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 90
Views: 8251

Re: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm not talking about anything as long and crazy as the UTOC I am. thinking about doing the same thing...kind of like not watching sec football games when they play the scrub teams from out of conference...but i value trivia questions too much, so i will try and stomach viewing this crap so i can g...
by RKane
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 5383

Re: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Where are you getting the source of this? That seems incredibly low, unless we have differing definitions of "leaving money on the table"? FWIW I am defining money left on the table as, in a lock-game situation: {[Ken's DJ score] - 2*[runner-ups DJ score] - 1} - [Ken's wager] Literally the stats I ...
by RKane
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 5383

Re: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

However, he left a lot of money on the table over the years, I suspect probably over a million dollars. Ken left $119,978 on the table over 74 games. (An average of $1,621 a show.) Where are you getting the source of this? That seems incredibly low, unless we have differing definitions of "leaving ...
by RKane
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 5383

Re: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

James now has the Top 3 highest one-day scores all for himself. Nice. Interesting point. Ken once had the Top 5* so I guess that's another record James could topple. *But not "all for himself." He had the top two all for himself, and shared the third (= fourth = fifth = sixth) place spot with Brian...