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#1 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 04:34 AM

it's not just that this guy is winning, but the way he's winning.

 
 
he's a professional sports bettor.  which is a bonus because jeopardy sports questions are easy for those that know sports - which is not your typical jeopardy winner they are usually geeks in other areas but not sports.
 
he's also employing trusted odd-favoured strategies.

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 05:19 AM

^ The other remarkable thing right now is that Alex Trebek is 76 years old, he is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer, and he can't wait to get started on next season's shows. 

 

These guys are serious.


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#3 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 05:26 AM

^ The other remarkable thing right now is that Alex Trebek is 76 years old, he is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer, and he can't wait to get started on next season's shows. 

 

These guys are serious.

 

 

Alex recently finished taping shows for Season 35 and has hosted 50 episodes of Jeopardy! since his diagnosis. His primary plan for the next few months is to concentrate on his health, and we are scheduled to be back in the studio in July to tape shows for Season 36 that will begin airing in September. He paused in the busy tape day to give fans and friends this update.

 

 

 

video https://youtu.be/7Kz5SeYzHZE



#4 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 11:55 PM

he won again tonight over $80,000.

 

stats:

 

James Holzhauer, stats to date:
417 correct, 17 incorrect
13/15 on rebound attempts (on 30 rebound opportunities)
55.75% in first on buzzer (378/678)
26/29 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $258,424)
11/12 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $29,083

James Holzhauer, to win:
13 games: 95.66%
14: 91.51%
15: 87.54%
16: 83.74%
17: 80.11%
Avg. streak: 34.047 games.

 

https://thejeopardyf...-4-19-2019.html

 

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category British Monarchs) for Friday, April 19, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 159):

 

A “VI” has followed these 3 royal names of English kings

 

 

Tonight’s results:
Nate $2,200 – $0 = $2,200 (What is the most benevolent and glorious reign of Queen Shannon I?)
Gabby $4,800 – $300 = $4,500 (What are William, George & Henry?)
James $45,000 + $35,006 = $80,006 (12-day total: $851,926) (What are George, Edward & Henry Happy Birthday Katy <3)


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#5 Rob Randall

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 05:11 AM

It's not just that he knows facts, he's fast on the buzzer.

It's not that he's fast on the buzzer, he knows his strategy and bets aggressively and smartly.

It's not that he knows how to bet, he also has the ability to make a wager in a short period of time that results in a dollar amount that corresponds to his daughter's birthday.

 

He is a machine. I would like to see him go up against Ken Jennings. 


"[Randall's] aesthetic poll was more accurate than his political acumen"

-Tom Hawthorne, Toronto Globe and Mail


#6 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 05:12 AM

oh I think that’ll happen.

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 03:13 PM

 

James Holzhauer, to win:
13 games: 95.66%
14: 91.51%
15: 87.54%
16: 83.74%
17: 80.11%
Avg. streak: 34.047 games.

 

 

Probabilities to win are pretty amusing, considering that the games are taped months in advance, and hundreds of people already know the outcome. Not a very clever thing to actually wager on, but apparently that is possible.



#8 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 12:49 AM

guy win all week again.

#9 Rob Randall

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:56 AM

You can see the challengers attempting to match his tactics by hunting for the Daily Doubles instead of the usual starting at the top of a category and working their way down. But to no avail. He still uses his knowledge and button timing to slaughter them right out of the gate.


"[Randall's] aesthetic poll was more accurate than his political acumen"

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#10 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 07:27 AM

yes. and of course to even ask for the next square reveal you have to have been the previous question winner. so he also rules that.

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 09:06 AM

Last night you saw the challenger get the first question of the game which he answered wrong and bam, he's $800 in the hole and there's no way he can dig himself out of that and it's only ten seconds into the game.


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Posted 26 April 2019 - 10:06 AM

Not suggesting that this is another “twenty one” where the producers give a contestant answers in order to boost ratings, but you wonder if they might use lower quality competitors. These streaks certainly work well for the show.
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Posted 26 April 2019 - 12:17 PM

Interviews with the roadkill so far:

 

https://www.washingt...m=.cab21dea046a

 

Claudia Walters, game 14: They said, “Here’s our returning champion, James, he’s won 12 games so far.” And you’re sitting there nodding and thinking, “Oh wow, that’s cool, maybe he’s going to be a Buzzy Cohen or Austin Rogers.” Then they said, “He has [$851,926].” I pulled out my calculator . . . and kept staring at it: He’s averaging over $70,000 a game. This is nuts! This is something no one has ever seen before. This is a different kind of “Jeopardy!” and you have no idea what you’re up against.

 


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#14 LJ

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 07:30 PM

Smaller win tonight. He didn't land on any daily doubles so couldn't go all in.


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#15 Rob Randall

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 08:24 PM

The second place contestant said she didn't go all in on the Final Jeopardy because she needed that $2,000 second place finish to cover her airfare and hotel.


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Posted 27 April 2019 - 07:28 PM

Not suggesting that this is another “twenty one” where the producers give a contestant answers in order to boost ratings, but you wonder if they might use lower quality competitors. These streaks certainly work well for the show.

 

No.

 

There is a wall of security and ethics surrounding every aspect of Jeopardy. Contestants are selected at random. There are lawyers in the green room. Staffers escort you to the restroom. 

 

Besides, the ratings boost from his reign is modest; the extra commercial revenue even less impressive compared to the higher prize expenditure they're forking out.


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"[Randall's] aesthetic poll was more accurate than his political acumen"

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#17 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 03:39 AM

James Holzhauer's 18th appearance in his historic run on "Jeopardy!" came down to $18.

 

The 34-year-old Las Vegas bettor survived his biggest sweat on the show to this point when he held off Adam Levin, a sports information director from Massachusetts, in a tight match that went down to Final Jeopardy! in Monday's episode.

 

Holzhauer finished with $54,017, just ahead of Levin, who racked up $53,999, the highest non-winning total in show history, according to thejeopardyfan.com.

 

 
 
interesting that another sports guy came in second.  you need to know sports to do well.

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#18 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 03:45 AM

James Holzhauer, on his Facebook page, has announced that shoutouts will no longer be allowed in Final Jeopardy, effective April 29.

Holzhauer said, “Tragic news! The end of a Jeopardy era is upon us on Monday…as the show’s producers have informed me that they’re no longer allowing personal messages in Final Jeopardy. No more shout outs!”

It is yet to be seen what the producers will do if a contestant attempts to defy them and give a shoutout anyway.

Many viewers, even some commenters here at The Jeopardy! Fan, have found the constant shoutouts during Final Jeopardy! over the past few months to be bordering on ridiculous, and while it was fun in moderation, I’m glad to see this practice stopped. (It certainly will make it easier on transcribing for the sake of the recap!)

 

 

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#19 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 03:52 AM

the guy that came in 2nd last night wrote about it.

 

http://www.brandeis....adam-levin.html



#20 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 03:57 AM

A James Holzhauer vs. Ken Jennings Statistical Comparison

https://thejeopardyf...comparison.html


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