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GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:07 am
by Archivists
Game 1 J! Round

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:07 am
by Archivists
Game 1 DJ! Round

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:07 am
by Archivists
Game 2 J! Round

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:07 am
by Archivists
Game 2 DJ! Round

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:54 am
by theFJguy
Game 1:

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
U.S. POLITICAL HISTORY

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
These 2 now-defunct parties each gave the U.S. 4 presidents in the 19th century

James Holzhauer 13600+13600=27200
Ken Jennings 25600+25600=51200
Brad Rutter 8800+8800=17600

Correct response:
Spoiler
Democratic-Republican & Whig

Daily Doubles
James 1400+1400
Brad 3400-3400
Ken 9200+9200

Coryats
James 13,200
Ken 18,000
Brad 12,200

Combined: 43,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
James 7,600
Ken 6,000
Brad 3,400

Game 2:

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
21st CENTURY OSCAR WINNERS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
These 2 foreign-born directors have each won 2 Best Director Oscars, but none of their films has won Best Picture

James Holzhauer 7400-908=6492+27200=33692
Ken Jennings 17600-1200=16400+51200=67600 (Winner)
Brad Rutter 10000-4133=5867+17600=23467

Correct response:
Spoiler
Alfonso Cuarón and Ang Lee (James - the GHOST? (Greatest Host of Syndicated TV) Pat Saj Alex Trebek) (Brad - Ken es el Hombre Eagles Super Bowl LII Champs) (Ken - Lee and Gonzalez-Inarritu)

Daily Doubles
James 5000-5000
Brad 1000+2000
Brad 3000+3000

Coryats
James 12,400
Ken 17,600
Brad 8,600

Combined: 38,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
James 4,200
Ken 6,000
Brad 600

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:12 pm
by Robert K S
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Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:14 pm
by seaborgium

Code: Select all

James: 27200  7400 34600 42000
Ken:   51200 17600 68800 86400
Brad:  17600 10000 27600 37600
Ken: You have a superlock over James and Brad. Bet what you want.
James: Bet 3,001 to cover Brad.
Brad: You can overtake James if you're right and he's wrong. Bet it all (or at least 4,000).

*Because there is no functional difference between second and third place in these games, I only include wagering suggestions for James and Brad as a formality.

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:28 pm
by mas3cf
Game 1: I only had 7 right in DJ, which is probably my worst round in 20+ years. FJ was a slam dunk.

And DAYUM, Ken! Nicely done!

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:38 pm
by jeopardyfan939
mas3cf wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:28 pm
And DAYUM, Ken! Nicely done!
Not looking good for James...sigh. I don't think he's going to win the tournament; I see his legacy getting tarnished.

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:03 pm
by MitchO
I got the DD that James missed. That's all I remember and I'm taking that with me to my dying day. :lol:

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:05 pm
by hscer
MitchO wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:03 pm
I got the DD that James missed. That's all I remember and I'm taking that with me to my dying day. :lol:
Yeah well I got the second FJ and they all missed that! Although James and Brad may have just gone straight to the gags given their position in the game.

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:05 pm
by ClosingTime
Ken and Brad make an excellent team! Ken piles up the points and Brad keeps the daily doubles away from James.

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:14 pm
by MarkBarrett
ClosingTime wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:05 pm
Ken and Brad make an excellent team! Ken piles up the points and Brad keeps the daily doubles away from James.
That kind of sums up what happened today.

Even if James solves DD1 in game 2 of today it does not matter if Brad keeps the more important DD2 and DD3 away from James.

Brad is now 4/9 on DDs so trending up.

Ken was the man today playing only 1/6 DDs while making it count huge.

3/4 for me on the FJ! clues getting the parties both right as well as one director. I matched Ken with (my spelling was Inaritu) with missing the other director. With a little more time I could have worked my way to a switch as near the end of music it hit me that I needed to go with that "Gravity" guy.

Where is that guy who hated the 1998 ToC finals with Dan Melia conducting business against Bob Harris and Kim Worth? There was probably a little too much levity for his taste tonight.

The moment of the hour was Brad finding DD3 in the second game and telling Ken, "You're welcome." James took it well with a hearty laugh and Ken went along with a playful pat on Brad's shoulder.

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:26 pm
by MarkBarrett
jeopardyfan939 wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:38 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:28 pm
And DAYUM, Ken! Nicely done!
Not looking good for James...sigh. I don't think he's going to win the tournament; I see his legacy getting tarnished.
James won 32 games, won over 2 million dollars and won the ToC while smashing a bunch of records along the way. His legacy is fine no matter what has happened so far and what happens next week.

James getting a little bit outpunched on the buzzer by the Ken Jennings and James needing a bit of fine tuning on his DD search-ometer is no shame.

Ken has taken various hits over the years in the special events and his legacy still stands fine win or lose in the GOAT.

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:31 pm
by boson
I think that may have been one of my favourite hours of Jeopardy. Lots of great games over the years, but I enjoyed these ones tonight.

The writers stepped up their game for prime time! Fun categories. I just wish one of them would have finished Lizzo's lyric the other day for the category "I took a DNA test".

(Missed some questions first match, no personal Coryat. 24,300 2nd match)

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:32 pm
by FS7
jeopardyfan939 wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:38 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:28 pm
And DAYUM, Ken! Nicely done!
Not looking good for James...sigh. I don't think he's going to win the tournament; I see his legacy getting tarnished.
He may not win, but James has had a run of bad luck. The only one whose legacy might be getting tarnished is Brad, and that could be due to playing against two guys with legendary buzzer skill and knowledge base along with some bad luck (timing of the DDs as well as their difficulty).

James has actually had fairly bad luck to this point but has done quite well.

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:33 pm
by boson
I think Brad and his 5M$ from jeopardy over 20 years will be fine.

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:33 pm
by mas3cf
Game 2 FJ.... kicking myself. I've been drilling on Oscar winners, so I have no excuse. Got Cuarón but I couldn't get Iñárritu out of my head fast enough to think further back. :oops:

Ken came to play. I have to say, I underestimated him and erroneously assumed he'd have lost a step over all these years.

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:40 pm
by FS7
boson wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:33 pm
I think Brad and his 5M$ from jeopardy over 20 years will be fine.
Yeah, I did say might.

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:44 pm
by Linear Gnome
Probably my second-favorite thing about today's match was getting Lach Trash on Morticia Addams, Bring Your Own Device, and keylogger. On Brad's DD, I think I would have said melancholy but been prepared to switch quickly to melancholia.

For size/seize I said mass/amass, but I think I'd get an "ooh, sorry" for that.