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Wagering practice – When third goes too hard

October 2, 2013

In his second game, future TOC champion Michael Falk was locked in a tight game with two challengers.

What are your thoughts on these wagers? The category: STATE CAPITALS.

Final Jeopardy! wagering practice 20131002 Slide1

Click here for my analysis!

(Thanks to the J! Archive)

Answers to Tuesday’s scenario:

In this regular game between mega-champions Tom Kavanaugh and Kevin Marshall, Tom found a Daily Double on the final clue of Double Jeopardy!.

This Daily Double scenario presents some excellent opportunities for the finder. Remember our discussion of situations of two-player games in which the leader MUST wager to tie? This is true if the trailer has exactly 1/2, 2/3, or 3/4 of the leader’s score.

How can he enter such a situation?

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  1. Kelly permalink

    Michael’s wager is of course perfectly acceptable. Suzan bet too much – her ideal range was between $3,600 and $4,000. Rory’s is OK – he chose the “low” bet in this type of scenario where 2nd can’t simultaneously bet to cover 3rd and stay above the leader if both are wrong (although if I were in his shoes I’d likely keep the bet at $1,600 or less in case Suzan bet nothing).

    A player in 2nd place is faced with this dilemma anytime his/her score is closer to the trailer than the leader (and is within 2/3 of the leader of course). The J-Archive calls this dilemma “Stratton’s Dilemma” after a 2005 player who apparently brought this common situation up)

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