Iggy Award Magistrate
- Aug 14, 2011
I was thinking the same thing. A lot of the categories seemed a lot harder tonight but he has been the king of the buzzer, and tonight he lost out buzzing in, if indeed he knew the answer and therefore missed out on the daily doubles.Was he ready to be done? Can't be it. So bizarre.
I think he knew his opponent would wager enough to more than double his score. His best bet at winning would be to wager enough to beat Jay if Jay got the question right or wrong. Then he hoped that Emma put down a huge wager (which she had to do) and missed, leaving him the win.Was he ready to be done? Can't be it. So bizarre.
‘Jeopardy!’s’ James Holzhauer did not throw the game and here’s whyHe made a good bid, it had to be $1399 or less (I'm disregarding ties for this discussion). Any more than that and the other guy could've won.
If she's right, he loses no matter what. If she's wrong, he wins. It didn't matter if he was right or wrong.
This situation happens in quite a few Jeopardy games.
From the article:
And SU even made it into this one...
I guess past performance doesn't guarantee future results. That librarian, who is only 27, knew a lot of stuff and played a great game.From the article:
In fact, Syracuse University sports analytics professors Shane Sanders and Justin Ehrlich crunched the numbers for USA Today in a story published Monday and found that, at the start of any given match, there was a 99.3% chance that Holzhauer would win. They also projected Holzhauer would win 98 more games before losing.