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by RKane
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 7102

Re: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm with the rest of you. Almost a $60K average for seven wins? This is like some guy hitting the major leagues and slugging 90-100 homers a season. Just not supposed to happen. What's even wilder is even if we don't consider his record-breaking game, his average over the other 6 is still over $50k...
by RKane
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 7102

Re: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

When James commented that he's running out of dates to wager, Alex quipped that he could use his birthday. That wager would be a cool $72,240. Just think, if he didn't hold back on his DD wagers today, he could have safely done so today! HOLY SHIT I'M JUST WRITING THAT DOWN BUT MY HEAD ISN'T WRAPPE...
by RKane
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 7102

Re: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Amazing player, the best I've ever seen. Just a casual $89k. It seemed almost pedestrian. Really? The best? I haven't analyzed the Coryats or anything, but just from watching my impression is his depth of knowledge isn't on the same tier as Ken's and Brad's. That may well be so. That would indicate...
by RKane
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 4246

Re: Thursday, April 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A savvy opponant should counter him by wagering a random amount ending in two odd number digits, like 37, on the first DD they hit. If it's early in the J round, wager the max minus $21. This would throw a monkey wrench into James' cute FJ wagering if the game is not a runnaway. Better yet, not a c...
by RKane
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 115
Views: 8451

Re: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I like James a lot, I like the idea of him being around for a few weeks, I like his play style, I like his wagers (except the one in Game #2), but what I would really like would be for the clue writers to give him a FJ above Teen Tournament levels. Yeah, he won more money than Ken in a game, but whe...
by RKane
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 8837

Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Well, I can finally stop imagining a world in which I have the single-day J! record (actual and imaginary scenarios reiterated in spoiler space below). In my third game, I had $20,600 to my next opponent's $6,800 with two categories left and both DDs still hidden in DJ. I hunted at the $2,000 space...
by RKane
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 8837

Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:49 pm
RKane wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:27 pm

But I would imagine also:
-highest DD bet (Roger's $18k was the largest IIRC - and would still hold the record for the largest TDD in that case)
It is a record, but the previous record was Philip Tiu's 19K (and Bob Beers' pre-doubled 10K)
Thanks.
by RKane
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 8837

Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

James did miss one clue tonight. Nevertheless, he probably got very close to the most correct responses in one game (I think Ken has James' 42 beat by a couple). Austin holds the six day record and yeah that's nuts he's close to beating that too. I believe all of your other stated records check out...
by RKane
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 8837

Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Well Frank... I'm sad to see your record go. but as a consolation, none of James's gets so far have been as mind-blowingly deep as, say, Tweedledee & Tweedledum. I don't love the idea of anyone breaking Frank's record (something about the fact it has stood for 29 years while other records come and g...
by RKane
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 8837

Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Well Frank... I'm sad to see your record go. but as a consolation, none of James's gets so far have been as mind-blowingly deep as, say, Tweedledee & Tweedledum. I don't love the idea of anyone breaking Frank's record (something about the fact it has stood for 29 years while other records come and g...
by RKane
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 5454

Re: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This should have been an easy FJ and I'm sure it will poll high given the 1939 hint, but it went right over my head. I came up with "Our Gang." Same. I don't like missing movie clues, and, yes 1939 is Pavlovian for GWTW and TWoO (and moreover I can name all the BP noms from that year) but I was thi...
by RKane
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 5454

Re: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

James's run so far has reminded me of the Vosbergh era of Jeopardy!, and I love the relative lack of Lach trash. James is not only on pace to smash Austin Rodgers's record for most money won in the first five games, but he's also on pace to break Vosbergh benefactor Frank Spangenberg's record for f...
by RKane
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 5454

Re: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

On the one hand, another impressive win from a great contestant who I like a lot.

On the other hand, how exactly does a professional sports gambler not get that softball football question???
by RKane
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement
Replies: 97
Views: 8328

Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

I think Aisha Taylor would be an excellent choice, maybe the best possible choice (I used to think it would be neat if Ken or Brad took the job, but I no longer think so). Certainly the fact that she was in DEATH SENTENCE, which is an outstanding film if you haven't seen it, is another plus. I don'...
by RKane
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement
Replies: 97
Views: 8328

Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

I think Aisha Tyler would be an excellent choice, maybe the best possible choice (I used to think it would be neat if Ken or Brad took the job, but I no longer think so). Certainly the fact that she was in DEATH SENTENCE, which is an outstanding film if you haven't seen it, is another plus. I don't ...
by RKane
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 4678

Re: Friday, April 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My biggest concern with the fansite is that James will wind up in a similar position to Skyler Hornback in that their momentous accomppishments are overshadowed/caveated by silly things out of their control.
by RKane
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 4678

Re: Friday, April 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Man I like this guy a lot... I also liked the other two today as it happens (and how often are all three contestants of the same gender? I guess it doesn't matter) but there can only be one. I would note that while his two-day score isn't breaking any records, it does have him averaging over $40k......
by RKane
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 114
Views: 8496

Re: Thursday, April 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

But what exactly is Ulm's claim to fame? I mean, even adjusting for the pre-doubled dollar values, he won "only" $17,200 (=$34,400), far below the league of Myron, Larissa and now James (not to mention below Jerome Vered's pre-doubled day one score of $24,000 (=$48,000)). Not to say he doesn't have...
by RKane
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 114
Views: 8496

Re: Thursday, April 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Myron's record is still intact, as are Wes Ulm's and Larissa Kelly's... Indeed, Myron is a beast. And Larissa is one of my favourite players ever, also probably in the top 5 most skilled players ever. And their first games are clearly notable. But what exactly is Ulm's claim to fame? I mean, even a...
by RKane
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 5083

Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not bad. Although I precalled Team Brad steamrolling from the get-go. That's a mindboggling stacked team, amazing how that worked out. (Not to mention the man is supernaturally lucky and talented anyways, even if he had Cliff Clavin and myself on his team, I'd still bet on him.) So this was the firs...