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This Guy Almost Got Kicked Out Of His Gym. He Went Back Anyway.

October 18, 2013

You’ll never guess what happens in Final Jeopardy!.

P.S. Spoiler alerts for Friday’s game!

This situation is more straight-forward than it appears.

Stuart Anderson: 7,600
Nolan Martch: 7,600
Samantha Nataro: 9,600

Because Stuart and Nolan are tied, they have only two options: zero or everything. Samantha needs to wager 5,600 to cover either’s all-in wager.

Anyone got recommendations for a new gym?

Keith hands on face 20131018

The Final Jeopardy! clue for October 18, 2013:

CARS
INTRODUCED AS A 2-SEATER & LATER CELEBRATED IN SONG, IT WAS MOTOR TREND’S CAR OF THE YEAR FOR 1958, 1987, 1989 & 2002

Correct response: What is the Ford Thunderbird?

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4 Comments
  1. I’ve been dealing with this problem for the last few hours and still don’t get it, I she screwed up on the $1 thing. But why was is optimal for them to go for a tie at $2000. LIKE WHAT THE HELL???? I mean i know she has to go at least $5600. So where’s the reason between betting $5600 and $9600, why $7600 (let’s count out the one either way). Does it has something to do with him having $7600? Was it a total coincidence they fought over $2000, I CONFUSED AS HECK!!! thanks

  2. Proof reading has never been my thing:

    I’ve been dealing with this problem for the last few hours and still don’t get it, I knowshe screwed up on the $1 thing,let’s discount. But why was is optimal for them to go for a tie at $2000. LIKE WHAT THE HELL???? I mean i know she has to go at least $5600 to tie them going double,winding up at $15,200.

    Should she have gone $5600, $9600, or somewhere in the middle? (Is there a particular video?)

    So where’s the reason between betting $5600 and $9600, why $7600 (let’s count out the one either way). Does it has something to do with him having $7600? Was it a total coincidence they fought over $2000, I CONFUSED AS HECK!!! thanks

    • Hi marek,

      Samantha should have wagered 5,600. Maybe 5,601. Nothing more.

      Some players appear to subscribe to the “wager second’s total” approach. That would account for Samantha’s actual wager. The extra dollar was probably thrown on because “that’s what people do”.

      Not sure why Nolan wagered 5,600. His “best” non-optimal wager was 3,600.

      I’m as confused as you are, really.

      Keith

  3. marek permalink

    Saying all the following with a 2 person scenario in mind, (even though with two people tied it does skew the probabilities some, probably.)——

    I’m trying to find more articles on this “wager second’s total” approach, not because its what they obviously were doing, but i have a gut instinct it’s the way to do to win, AND more importantly optimize your winning bet, because obviously that’s what your betting on anyways.

    I mean if she bets 5600 and misses, she loses to either of their 0 bets anyways and she’s definitely going to bet at least 5600, (probably 5601 obviously as i would bet 90% of 1st placers would do to cover a second placer’s double, which the JAG guy did bet.)

    MAINLY:
    Anyways, what I’m trying to say is she just bet 9600, because at 5600 she in all intentional purposes, betting all in anyways. (Covering the double and not being able to beat a zero bet.) I would have bet like 9598, just trying to beat a $1 left as a last ditch resort but that’s beyond the point.

    P.S. Frank, i think that this problem has been bothering me for the last day is because i really wanted to see her back, go to hell middle guy who probably won’t make Final Jeopardy on Monday

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