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

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:49 am
by Archivists
Game Recap for Show #7981, 2019-04-29

James Holzhauer game 18.

CONTESTANTS
Adam Levin, a sports information director from Ashland, Massachusetts
Jasmine Leonas, a social media specialist from Chicago, Illinois
James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (whose 17-day cash winnings total $1,275,587)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome, everyone, to The James Holzhauer Show. I would have said, "Welcome to The Alex and James Show", but he kind of blew me out of the picture last week when he went over a million dollars. Keep in mind, all good things can come to an end, and that's what Jasmine and Adam are hoping for--but not in a nasty way--today. Let's see how things work out. Here we go. Jeopardy! Round. And today, we get to deal with these categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
WAIT, SOMETHING'S "OFF" (5/5)
PUP CULTURE (5/5)
MOVIE STORES (4/5)
LODGEPODGE (5/5)
POTENT PORTABLES (5/5)
BREAKS & LIVERS (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
James: 14 R, 1 W (including 1 DD)
Adam: 9 R, 0 W
Jasmine: 5 R, 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 1
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,000



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
James found the Daily Double on the 1st clue. James had no money, Jasmine was scoreless, and Adam had nothing in the bank. James wagered $1,000.

BREAKS & LIVERS $1000: The portal vein bring venous blood to the liver, while this artery brings oxygenated arterial blood
(James: What is the pulmonary?)

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Adam: $3,200
James: $3,000
Jasmine: $2,800

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Adam Levin is from Massachusetts, and he admits to being part of the worst a capella group of all time. Really?

Adam: It's true. Part of my college sketch comedy troupe--shout-out to Boris' Kitchen--we decided to parody a popular a capella group on campus at the time. And I decided because I have zero singing talent that it would be perfect for me. And we did some elaborate choreography but only sang one note. We were the Monotones.

Alex: The Monotones. Not as good as the Temptations.

Adam: Definitely we were not.

Alex: All right.




Alex: Jasmine Leonas is from Chicago, Illinois. A social media specialist. Podcasts.

Jasmine: Yes. Yes.

Alex: Podcasts are very popular these days.

Jasmine: Yes.

Alex: You have one. Tell me about it.

Jasmine: I do. So I host a podcast with a friend of mine, and we talk about plants in movies, TV shows. Treat them kind of as their own characters, and the science behind them and what the real story is.

Alex: It's like playing a game as a child, isn't it?

Jasmine: Yeah, it's really fun. Really, really fun.

Alex: Okay. Good for you.




Alex: James Holzhauer is our champion. I have noticed that in two of the matches, you worked things out so that you would wind up with a total of $90,812 as your winning total. That was not a coincidence.

James: No. On September 8, 2012, I got married. Still living with the consequences of that decision to this day.

[Laughter]

Alex: Whoa, wait a minute. Is your wife in the audience today?

James: No, she's not. I can say whatever I want.

Alex: Okay.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
MOVIE STORES $1000: In "The Shop Around the Corner", Margaret Sullavan & this actor bicker at work but are sweethearts by letter

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
James: $6,200
Adam: $5,000
Jasmine: $3,800

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

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:49 am
by Archivists
DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
STATE OF THE STATE PARK (5/5)
ALLITERATIVE PHRASES (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
FACTS ABOUT POETS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
WHEELY GOOD (5/5)
CONTROVERSIAL TV (5/5)
THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
James: 14 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Adam: 11 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Jasmine: 4 R, 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 1
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,600



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
James snagged the next Daily Double on the 14th clue. James had $15,000, Jasmine had $7,400, and Adam was at $9,000. James wagered $10,117.

FACTS ABOUT POETS $1200: Seamus Heaney's 1999 translation of this 1,200-year-old epic poem was a surprise bestseller
(James: [Wagering] Vegas strong. $10,117.)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Adam who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 20th clue. James had $28,317, Jasmine had $7,400, and Adam was at $13,000. Adam wagered $12,000.

ALLITERATIVE PHRASES $2000: Ships of yore masked their nationality with these, now a term for any covert act designed to make another entity look guilty
(Alex: [After Adam's correct response] We've got a game.)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR $1600: Some 800 American volunteers died fighting for the Loyalists, many as part of a battalion named for this 19th c. president

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
James: $33,517
Adam: $27,000
Jasmine: $7,800

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ORGANIZATIONS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Four-fifths for first place. Shore's Conjecture.
James: Wager $20,484 to cover Adam. Or, you could try out a Shoretegic bet of $4,884.
Adam: Try wagering $11,399, which is as much as you can put up against James without being usurped by a doubled score on the part of Jasmine.
Jasmine: You just can't cover a rational wager by Adam, nor can you win on a Triple Stumper. Improve your situation by wagering everything but a few bucks--and then getting Final right!

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The oldest of these business booster groups, formed in Marseille in 1599, uses "de" instead of "of" in the name

FINAL SCORES
Jasmine: $7,800 - $0 = $7,800 (What is the Legion of Honor?) (3rd place: $1,000)
Adam: $27,000 + $26,999 = $53,999 (What is a Chamber of Commerce?) (2nd place: $2,000)
James: $33,517 + $20,500 = $54,017 (What is chamber of commerce) (18-day champion: $1,329,604)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $2,600

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
James: $25,600, 28 R (including 1 DD), 1 W (including 1 DD)
Adam: $17,000, 20 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Jasmine: $7,800, 9 R, 0 W
Combined Coryat: $50,400

BATTING AVERAGES
James: 29/60 = .483
Adam: 21/59 = .356
Jasmine: 9/58 = .155
Team: 59/63 = .937

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
LODGEPODGE $1000: In Lakota culture, Inipi is this structure seen here, where steam is used for purification

PUP CULTURE $800: There it is--it being this breed, the emblem of the Westminster Kennel Club & seen here in its classic pose

WAIT, SOMETHING'S "OFF" $400: A fashion copy not made by its originator can be a cheap this 8-letter word
(Alex: Less than a minute now.)

PUP CULTURE $400: Sometimes before coming home, you gotta lay down for just a sec, like this agile herding breed here

BREAKS & LIVERS $200: One of the most commonly broken bones is this one that serves as a strut to support the shoulder

FACTS ABOUT POETS $800: This poet went to Columbia University & became friends with Jack Kerouac & William S. Burroughs

CORRECT RESPONSES
the hepatic
Jimmy Stewart
Beowulf
a false flag
the Abraham Lincoln battalion
a chamber of commerce
a sweat lodge
a pointer
a knockoff
a collie
a clavicle (or collarbone)
(Allen) Ginsberg

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

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:08 am
by theFJguy
FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ORGANIZATIONS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The oldest of these business booster groups, formed in Marseille in 1599, uses “de” instead of “of” in the name

James Holzhauer: 33517+20500=54017 (18x = $1,329,604)
Jasmine Leonas: 7800-0=7800
Adam Levin: 27000+26999=53,999

Correct response:
Spoiler
Show
chamber of commerce (Jasmine – legion of honor)

Daily Doubles
James: 0-1000
James: 15000+10117
Adam: 13000+12000

Coryats
James: 25600
Jasmine: 7800
Adam: 17000

Combined: 50,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
James: 6200
Jasmine: 3800
Adam: 5000

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

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:15 am
by MarkBarrett
What? Alex does not watch Honey Boo Boo and her shows? It's "Alonna" and not "Alaana."

Alex was at his best after DD3 with, "We've got a game!"

And we sure did. James was vulnerable on a miss to lose to Adam and even to Jasmine depending on how the wagering went.

A miss for me on the FJ! clue as I could not figure it out in 30 seconds from home. On stage I would have only been worse on that type of clue. I did not need Alex to tell me Adam was correct when the response was revealed. Bien sur!

Three FJ! responses with no extra writing to begin the rule in place. At least James had a chance to acknowledge many of his family and friends.

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

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:22 am
by MinnesotaMyron
FJGuy needs to change his name to "guy", LOL.
Show
You forgot to post the clue!

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

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:23 am
by Bob78164
theFJguy wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:08 am
FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ORGANIZATIONS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This a very difficult Final Jeopardy! I literally don't have a clue. --Bob

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

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:24 am
by Bob78164
This game is a loss for the Intermediate Form of Shore's Conjecture. The second-place player bet "big." --Bob

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

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:27 am
by theFJguy
Clue is added. My apologies. Mondays.

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

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:05 pm
by hbomb1947
It's nice to have a James game that was actually suspenseful going into FJ - his first game that wasn't at least a crush after DJ, meaning there were multiple scenarios where he could have gone on to lose the game. Adam played well and it was great to see him do what he had to do with his DD3 wager. With that said, there would have been a real "what could have been" situation if James and Adam had both missed FJ (not that that was likely with James now having what I believe is a record-tying 12 straight correct FJ solves; but with a tougher FJ he could have missed). Adam's massive FJ wager, while it enabled the exciting TV of his record second-place score, forced him to get FJ right to even have a chance of winning. Meanwhile, Jasmine's zero-dollar wager gave her no chance of winning, whereas if she had risked at least $5,234 (enough to pass James if he made the cover wager and responded incorrectly), she would have won on a sole solve, assuming Adam made the same wager that he did.

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

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:18 pm
by The Answer Is
WHOA! Suspense to the very end for a change. Looking forward to seeing this play out in my city.

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

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:30 pm
by mdude04
$53,999 has got to be the highest losing score of all time, no?

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

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:33 pm
by The Answer Is
mdude04 wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:30 pm
$53,999 has got to be the highest losing score of all time, no?
Indeed it is.

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

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:31 pm
by jpr281
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:15 am

Alex was at his best after DD3 with, "We've got a game!"
You can tell Alex has enjoyed James's run and even so much today that it was a close game.

Tough luck for Adam, he seemed like a really excellent player who just happened to run into unarguably a top 5 all times player.

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

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:47 pm
by gnash

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

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:55 pm
by gnash
hbomb1947 wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:05 pm
It's nice to have a James game that was actually suspenseful going into FJ - his first game that wasn't at least a crush after DJ, meaning there were multiple scenarios where he could have gone on to lose the game. Adam played well and it was great to see him do what he had to do with his DD3 wager. With that said, there would have been a real "what could have been" situation if James and Adam had both missed FJ (not that that was likely with James now having what I believe is a record-tying 12 straight correct FJ solves; but with a tougher FJ he could have missed). Adam's massive FJ wager, while it enabled the exciting TV of his record second-place score, forced him to get FJ right to even have a chance of winning. Meanwhile, Jasmine's zero-dollar wager gave her no chance of winning, whereas if she had risked at least $5,234 (enough to pass James if he made the cover wager and responded incorrectly), she would have won on a sole solve, assuming Adam made the same wager that he did.
This. Good thing gets and misses happened as they did, otherwise there would be serious PTSD risk.

Nevertheless, great fighting game. Adam showed how James could be beaten.

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

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:59 pm
by skullturf
I got the Malamute question right

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

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:59 pm
by floridagator
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.

I don't think I'm wrong stating that James would have lost if he hadn't found that Double Jeopardy round Daily Double.

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

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:05 pm
by Vowela
Would "bed and breakfast" have been accepted for the "room and board" clue? I can't remember the exact wording that clue had.

I felt a little bad for Adam. He seems like someone who would've normally had a nice run as champion. Just wasn't happening against the King.

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

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:05 pm
by mdude04
floridagator wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:59 pm
I don't think I'm wrong stating that James would have lost if he hadn't found that Jeopardy round Daily Double.
Explain?

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

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:14 pm
by RKane
Fun game... shame Adam had to lose as he seemed like an excellent contestant, but I was rooting for James. Adam probably would have been a 7-game champ or so, but I expect James to be around three or four times that long still.

Anyways, it was cool to see James grind out a win on Friday with no DDs, and here grind out a win without crushing it, but now I think we are due for a few days of $100k+ victories this week!