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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2019, 12:57:41 PM »
While he will likely pass Jenning's $ record, I can't see him lasting 74 games. His strategy is high risk/high reward. He bets a lot on Daily Doubles. If he gets a big one wrong, that could cost him the game.
Just a couple of games ago (one of the only ones that was not a runaway which I think was last week) if the other person would have risked more on the daily double which he got right, he would have gone into final with more money than James and could have unseated him. Someone will figure it out eventually.

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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2019, 01:01:29 PM »
Just a couple of games ago (one of the only ones that was not a runaway which I think was last week) if the other person would have risked more on the daily double which he got right, he would have gone into final with more money than James and could have unseated him. Someone will figure it out eventually.
Of course someone will figure it out eventually, but most people don't bet irrationally on the DD. James can bet big as knows nearly every answer.
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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2019, 01:17:15 PM »
Of course someone will figure it out eventually, but most people don't bet irrationally on the DD. James can bet big as knows nearly every answer.
But what is the reason not to bet like him?? Its not like 2nd and 3rd place keep the money they accumulated. They just get 2k and 1k respectively which pales in comparison to what you would get for 1st place where you keep the actual winnings. So if you are guaranteed 1k for coming in last, why not go all in if the risk is just a difference of 1k while the reward can be significantly greater?

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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2019, 01:18:46 PM »
But what is the reason not to bet like him?? Its not like 2nd and 3rd place keep the money they accumulated. They just get 2k and 1k respectively which pales in comparison to what you would get for 1st place where you keep the actual winnings. So if you are guaranteed 1k for coming in last, why not go all in if the risk is just a difference of 1k while the reward can be significantly greater?
Because it wasn't a runaway in that game. Why gamble that away if you only know 60% of the answers?
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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2019, 01:26:19 PM »
Because it wasn't a runaway in that game. Why gamble that away if you only know 60% of the answers?
Because he will not lose. You need to proactively go and beat him.

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Re: James Holzhauer
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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2019, 02:44:24 PM »
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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2019, 04:01:01 PM »
Very cool, thanks for posting that video.

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« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2019, 04:03:47 PM »
Great video! And of course data science has changed the world again
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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2019, 10:22:36 AM »
Per a leaked video it looks like he is going to lose tonight  :(

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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2019, 10:46:53 AM »
Per a leaked video it looks like he is going to lose tonight  :(

Looks like he lost intentionally
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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2019, 10:59:38 AM »
Per a leaked video it looks like he is going to lose tonight  :(
Whoa.

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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2019, 11:02:34 AM »
Looks like he lost intentionally
How so?
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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2019, 11:15:29 AM »
How so?
He officially bet an uncharacteristically low amount on the final