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Wagering practice – setting up the sacrificial lamb

October 30, 2013

This game is from October 30, 1997. In the next game, the winner would be first scalp taken by Bob Harris.

What do you think of these wagers?

Matt Mann Lynn Jessup Liza Marshall Final Jeopardy Slide1

(Thanks to the J! Archive)

Answers to the previous scenario:

Thomas Chambless Robyn Aronson Jill Bunzendahl Chimka Slide1

We’ll look at Rules #1 and #2 for each match-up before going into Rule #3 for each.

(click to view as a slideshow)

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  1. Kelly permalink

    Liza’s is the only one I’d give a complete thumbs-up to; she made the usual cover-by-a-dollar bet. Matt didn’t bet enough to cover Lyn (the only rational smaller bet I see would be to wager no more than $600 in case Lyn bets nothing), although he still won because of Lyn’s over-bet (she shouldn’t have gone for more than $4,000 which would let her win over both of her opponents if they cover and miss, and the minimum needed to cover any “unsafe” wager from her opponents, $1,200, is within that range). I wonder if Matt made a math error, since his bet was just a little under of what would be needed to cover Lyn?

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