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Jeopardy! (The James Holzhauer Show)

Discussion in 'TUG Lounge' started by Passepartout, Apr 24, 2019.

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    'Only' $58,000 today. All in a (22 minute) day's work.
     
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    Not really a days work -- since they film multiple episodes each day.

    I liked James' comment to Alex that he had not previously considered Jeopardy a possible profession.
     
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    My, how jaded we've become. A month ago, a contestant who earned what James did today (ho-hum) would have beaten the all-time Jeopardy! record.
     
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    I haven't been watching, just following some of the reports about this on the 'net. But during each show when each contestant is briefly interviewed after the first commercial break (midway through the first round), how often when JH is interviewed does the subject of Ken Jennings come up? Just curious.
     
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    SPOILER ALERT!!!!

    it ends tonight. Leaked by an affiliate station, James Holzhauer's streak has ended just shy of Ken Jennings record total.

    I know what I will be doing at 4:30 this afternoon.

    Jim
     
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    LOL...good one Passe...glad you put the SPOILER ALERT on that post! Unfortunately, the NY Post where I read it today, didn't have the spoiler alert warning on the article!
     
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    Really?! I can't seem to open the link. I can't believe how upset I'm getting over this. :bawl::bawl:
     
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    In the episode airing on Monday, Holzhauer’s “Jeopardy!” reign is coming to an end with his 33rd game, a tantalizing $58,484 shy of Jennings’s mark. The number of the day turned out to be $22,002, the amount that separated him from the winner, a librarian from Chicago named Emma Boettcher. :banana::clap::cheer::whooopie:

    The surprising end caused even the famously dispassionate host to practically lose his composure.
     
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    OK, here's my NSH Opinion. James is too smart to have made that mistake accidentally. It was totally unlike any play he has bade to date. I think he 'threw' the game on purpose because he knows his skill is unassailable, and doesn't want to be forever branded as the 'Giant Killer who defeated ken Jennings, for whom he has some affinity. He can go back to his 'regular' life- if being a professional gambler can be called 'regular.

    That's my opinion and I'm sticking with it.

    Jim
     
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    yes, as a professional gambler he obviously made a HUGE bet with the Las Vegas oddsmakers
     
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    He also made it clear he wanted to work with a pro sports team. I wonder if he got an offer he couldn't refuse? I have the show set to record tonight, because I know I'll want to see and enjoy the spectacle.

    Dave
     
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    James didn’t make a mistake
    He hit the daily double on first question, the winner got the other two. She bet her entire amount the first time and enough to put it out of reach the second time. Only one question was missed the entire show. James knew his only chance was for her to miss on final jeopardy so he bet enough to get ahead of the third player and just enough so if she missed he would be ahead of her.
     
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    Bummer! I purposely didn't open the new posts on this thread until the show was over because I didn't want to know the outcome of tonight's show. I'm sad that his run is over.
     
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    I don't think James threw the game on purpose. He seemed to be quite intent on his answers and selecting categories in the 2nd dbl jeopardy round. He kept coming back answering questions, but couldn't quite catch up to Emma the librarian. I think if anything the 3rd contestant was the spoiler for him, beating him to buzzer on several questions.

    Even if James did want to finish his Jeopardy run, we'll never know if he tried to end it by be slower on his buzzing. As a pro gambler, he knows that after a long run, the odds do catch up, so that 1 in 'x' chance does actually occur. So although he most times found those Double Jeopardys, this game his opponent got 2 of them and he got the 1st one when he didn't have anything to wager, so couldn't double his money as Emma did on her Double Jeopardy chance.

    Anyway James was a great sport loser :thumbup: on this show, & goes out an extremely memorable Jeopardy name for many years. He'll hopefully be back for their Tournament of Champions. Maybe even compete against Ken Jennings some day.
    If he doesn't get some publicity and name recognition for a sports team job, I don't know what else could help him in that regard :shrug:
     
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    So the question now is What will become of Emma Boettcher? Will she go on a huge streak?

    I ask this because does anyone remember Nancy Zerg? Yes, that's right. She's the one who ended Ken Jennings' 74-game winning streak and, IIRC, did not win another game after that.
     
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    James' timing and "luck" ran out. He played it correctly in terms of his bet on Final Jeopardy . . . and the librarian was simply too much for him last night.
     

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