Monday, April 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Re: Monday, April 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by opusthepenguin » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:40 am

gnash wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:06 am
Adam's Coryat was higher than first-game Coryats of David Madden, Julia Collins, Austin Rogers, Seth Wilson and Arthur Chu, and just $200 less than Matt Jackson's. Very impressive, considering how hard it is to buzz in against James.
Adam would be an ideal candidate for the Tournament of Losers that I keep pitching. I would like to see him play again.

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Re: Monday, April 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by John Boy » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:33 am

floridagator wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:59 pm
That was a decent game. I would be much more in favor of James run if more of his games were like this and fewer of them were blowouts that were over dozens of Clues before FJ.
Amen. After the initial shock and awe of James's first 5-6 games, my reaction to more of the same has been eyes glazed over. This was the first game in the last 2 weeks that has really fully held my attention. I thought Adam would make this a game after James negged the first clue, Adam beat him to the buzzer on the second to go into a $1,000 to -$1,000 lead. And I really became his fan when he went for the huge DD wager near the end, unlike the woman the night before who was too timid to wager in a similar situation. I hope other people waiting in the Green Room had the chance to see that this is the way to go after this dreadnaught.

Congrats to James for showing he can win when he's pushed as well as when he's cruising.

Aaaaand, we're back to what has become normal in James's games: zero Lach Trash, making 3 TOTAL TS's that I've picked up in the last five games.

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Re: Monday, April 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Ish » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:43 am

gnash wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:49 am
But against James, the proper wager is zero. There's no way James would not wager to cover, and he's been so good in FJs that the best hope Adam had was that it would be a really hard FJ that nobody would get.
I think in Adam's case, the best hope would have been the type of FJ that is the only one James did miss (the Jane Fonda workout clue)- that is, some kind of milieu clue that contestants who were near adult at the time would almost certainly get, but those that weren't wouldn't be able to solve. From his appearance, Adam had a 1970s 1980s advantage.
Such clues are rare.

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Re: Monday, April 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by RKane » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:23 pm

A lot is being made of the fact that Adam is the highest-scoring finalist in history.

I don't see a lot being made of the fact that Adam now has the highest first-day score of anyone in history. This didn't click even to myself until last night when I woke up, and that fact occurred to me, and I fell back asleep. MinnesotaMyron: you had a good run, and you still retain the record for highest first-day earnings of anyone in history so there's that.
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Re: Monday, April 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by gnash » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:43 pm

Ish wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:43 am
gnash wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:49 am
But against James, the proper wager is zero. There's no way James would not wager to cover, and he's been so good in FJs that the best hope Adam had was that it would be a really hard FJ that nobody would get.
I think in Adam's case, the best hope would have been the type of FJ that is the only one James did miss (the Jane Fonda workout clue)- that is, some kind of milieu clue that contestants who were near adult at the time would almost certainly get, but those that weren't wouldn't be able to solve. From his appearance, Adam had a 1970s 1980s advantage.
Such clues are rare.
That's one type of FJ clue that would help a trailing player. But the value of having more than 2/3 of the leader's score is that, with a proper wager, you don't need to get the FJ, you just need the leader to miss it. Therefore, you are happy with a clue like in this game: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=3109

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Re: Monday, April 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by hbomb1947 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:55 pm

Here's something I'm curious about: Adam's Coryat was $17,000, which was quite good, especially for a runner-up. What is the record for highest Coryat by a contestant who finished second?
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Re: Monday, April 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:56 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:38 am
CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:00 am
never saw the gremlins?
Actually, that was the only one I came close to getting. Afterward I was like "Oh duh, Mogwai, I knew that." (On one of the episodes of Wheel of Fortune that taped in the same session as mine, the answer to the Speed-Up puzzle was "Gizmo the Gremlin". Watching from the audience, I admit I was stumped even after the Z was put up.) NHO Mister Magorium or the Shop Around the Corner movie, and didn't know the plots of Bridesmaids or 40-year-old Virgin.
i missed all of the others except for brisdemaids...was in the top box...with that clue, wtf else could it have been?

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Re: Monday, April 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:56 pm

heppm01 wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:19 am
CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:34 pm

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You're doing it wrong.
i meant in terms of trivia...not in regards to getting me some

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Re: Monday, April 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Robert K S » Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:19 pm

You... felt the need to clarify?

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Re: Monday, April 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:25 pm

Robert K S wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:19 pm
You... felt the need to clarify?
sure...why not?

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Re: Monday, April 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by jeff6286 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:26 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:25 pm
Robert K S wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:19 pm
You... felt the need to clarify?
sure...why not?
Dude has 300 posts in the last month, I think we’re way past “need” at this point.

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Re: Monday, April 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:27 pm

jeff6286 wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:26 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:25 pm
Robert K S wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:19 pm
You... felt the need to clarify?
sure...why not?
Dude has 300 posts in the last month, I think we’re way past “need” at this point.
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Re: Monday, April 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by econgator » Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:44 pm

jeff6286 wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:26 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:25 pm
Robert K S wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:19 pm
You... felt the need to clarify?
sure...why not?
Dude has 300 posts in the last month, I think we’re way past “need” at this point.
Granted, most of those posts are simply reposts of the same posts ...

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Re: Monday, April 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:34 pm

econgator wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:44 pm
jeff6286 wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:26 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:25 pm
Robert K S wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:19 pm
You... felt the need to clarify?
sure...why not?
Dude has 300 posts in the last month, I think we’re way past “need” at this point.
Granted, most of those posts are simply reposts of the same posts ...
with added text

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Re: Monday, April 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:19 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:56 pm
i missed all of the others except for brisdemaids...was in the top box...with that clue, wtf else could it have been?
Let's just say a store's dress fitting for a wedding does not go well for Kristen Wiig & friends in this 2011 film
I know that there is a movie called Bridesmaids. I don't know when it was released, who was in it (Kristen Wiig seems like a Hawley-Smoot name, but it rings no bells for me). That left me with just "2010s romcom" and nothing to whittle down the billions of possibilities.
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Re: Monday, April 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:58 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:19 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:56 pm
i missed all of the others except for brisdemaids...was in the top box...with that clue, wtf else could it have been?
Let's just say a store's dress fitting for a wedding does not go well for Kristen Wiig & friends in this 2011 film
I know that there is a movie called Bridesmaids. I don't know when it was released, who was in it (Kristen Wiig seems like a Hawley-Smoot name, but it rings no bells for me). That left me with just "2010s romcom" and nothing to whittle down the billions of possibilities.
couldn't have told you anything about the movie other than wilson phillips made a cameo appearance in it....but again...what else really sticks out that it could be? you got to take chances sometimes, dude....let the days of your mother frowning on failure and just take a chance sometimes, dude

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Re: Monday, April 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by cheezguyty » Wed May 01, 2019 5:16 pm

hbomb1947 wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:55 pm
Here's something I'm curious about: Adam's Coryat was $17,000, which was quite good, especially for a runner-up. What is the record for highest Coryat by a contestant who finished second?
$25,600, set by Reid Setzer just one month ago. The known record for pre-doubled values is $14,000, by Bob Waterfall. Nearly 10% of the games since Season 18 have seen a losing Coryat of $17,000 or higher.

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