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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #45 on: June 03, 2019, 12:37:20 PM »
So apparently today's show was broadcast already. NYT has details on whether or not he was able to beat Jennings' $ record (he was less than 60k away after Friday). Won't share it here in case people want to watch the show "live" tonight, but he is the link (SPOILER obviously):

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/03/arts/television/james-holzhauer-jeopardy.html

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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #46 on: June 03, 2019, 12:49:38 PM »
So apparently today's show was broadcast already. NYT has details on whether or not he was able to beat Jennings' $ record (he was less than 60k away after Friday). Won't share it here in case people want to watch the show "live" tonight, but he is the link (SPOILER obviously):

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/03/arts/television/james-holzhauer-jeopardy.html
Goodness. Those comments make it sounds like he lost on purpose also.
People need to brush up on their math skills.
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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #47 on: June 03, 2019, 01:15:40 PM »
-He knew the #1 would bet enough so that if she was right she would beat him. So his only hope of winning is if she was wrong. But since he could be wrong too, he had to bet little enough so that she would have less than him if they were both wrong.
-He knew he had to watch out for #3, so he bet enough to make sure that #3 couldn't catch him even if he bet everything and got it right, as long as James got it right.

But #1 got it right and of course she bet enough so that she could not be caught even if James bet everything.

The end  :'(

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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #48 on: June 03, 2019, 01:38:04 PM »
Goodness. Those comments make it sounds like he lost on purpose also.
People need to brush up on their math skills.

Didn't realize it was already spoiled on JS.

The only critique on his bet could have been if #1 bet so little that if he would have doubled up, he would have been able to win. The only way that would have made sense for #1 to do would be if she would have thought that she would have gotten it wrong based on the category and was basically cutting her losses. From the NYT interview, the category was in her wheelhouse so she wouldn't have bet against herself.

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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #49 on: June 03, 2019, 01:42:25 PM »
I'm also curious as to when his competitors would have been able to see him. Since the shows are taped weeks or months in advance, it's possible that nobody playing him really knew what he was going to do. Does jeopardy provide them footage on recent games to prep with?

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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #51 on: June 03, 2019, 02:52:05 PM »
 ;D


ETA: Attached screenshot for posterity sake, and in case he deleted that tweet...

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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #52 on: June 03, 2019, 11:05:47 PM »
I'm also curious as to when his competitors would have been able to see him. Since the shows are taped weeks or months in advance, it's possible that nobody playing him really knew what he was going to do. Does jeopardy provide them footage on recent games to prep with?
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/03/arts/television/emma-boettcher-jeopardy.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur

Apperently the woman who beat him had never heard of him before. She was called first of that days tapings, and since the tapings are secret, she didn't know he was a thing until the game itself.

The taping was in March, James didn't air until April.
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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #53 on: June 04, 2019, 10:27:11 AM »

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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #54 on: June 04, 2019, 11:16:17 AM »
Notice that he changed his twitter avatar to a screenshot from Weird Al's "I Lost on Jeopardy".


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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #55 on: June 04, 2019, 11:19:39 AM »
I wonder if Jeapordy will change any rules. I could see them eliminating 1 of the 2 Daily Doubles in Double Jeapordy as a move to reduce potential payouts/reduce the number of runaway games.

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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #56 on: June 04, 2019, 04:21:41 PM »

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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #57 on: June 04, 2019, 08:41:50 PM »

Just watched. Was pretty close. James answered more questions, but she got both daily doubles in double jeapordy... James got a DD on the first question of the game which only allowed him the smallest possible return.

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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #58 on: June 04, 2019, 09:36:11 PM »
He made the right bet only if he could be 100% sure what the leader would do. There was no way he could know.

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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #59 on: June 04, 2019, 09:48:22 PM »
He made the right bet only if he could be 100% sure what the leader would do. There was no way he could know.
He was right. She did exactly what he thought she would. Could be he studied past bets to know what the leader would most likely do in that situation.