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Daily analysis, November 18 – Teachers Tournament SF #1

November 18, 2013

I had a nice week “off” from my normal duties, thanks to last week’s wild cards. Let’s see how our first three semifinalists fare in the winner-take-all format!The Final Wager November 18, 2013

Friend-of-a-friend Timothy Shuker-Haines is back after winning Friday’s last quarterfinal. It’s a tough game on all fronts, and he’s trailing by a tiny margin heading into Final.

John Pearson: 8,700
Timothy Shuker-Haines: 8,400
Katie Moriarty: 4,800

Keep in mind that the players should wager to win by a dollar to avoid a potential tiebreaker.

John should go for 8,101 – no more, no less – to guarantee himself the win.

Timothy has to wager at least 1,201 to lock out Katie, which will also cover an “unsafe” wager by John. To force Katie to respond correctly, he should cap his wager at 3,599.

Katie will likely need to get it right to win – but what if Timothy goes large? She should keep at least 600 in the kitty to stay above John should he miss and wager to win; this means a maximum of 4,200. She can also wager at least 3,901 to cover zeroes by both John and Timothy.

C’mon, guys! Two of you are kicking yourselves even today. I can’t believe $500 takes this one down.

Final Jeopardy wagers November 18, 2013

The Final Jeopardy! clue for November 18, 2013:

BUILDINGS
CHARLES EVANS HUGHES LAID THE CORNERSTONE FOR THIS BUILDING ON OCTOBER 13, 1932 & GOT TO WORK IN IT FOR ABOUT 6 YEARS

Correct response: What is the Supreme Court Building?

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