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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #75 on: June 05, 2019, 10:36:10 AM »
Emma may as well have bet everything because if she were wrong, she would have lost anyway. In a certain sense, she left money on the table. She should have assumed that she was only winning if she got the answer correct and just bet 100% since you don't get to keep your money for 2nd place anyway.

Obviously, I don't fault her in anyway as in that small amount of time you have for wagers (and her not actually knowing anything about James), and her not being a pro-gambler.
But then she would fall to 3rd place if she is wrong and would lose $1000.

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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #76 on: June 05, 2019, 10:54:57 AM »
Emma won her second game in a runaway but missed the final jeapordy clue.

 Apparently due to the taping scheudle it's pretty tough for the people who just beat a huge champion to actually win again as there's so much media time before the next game that gets in the way of contestants' prep time.

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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #77 on: June 05, 2019, 12:29:03 PM »
Emma won her second game in a runaway but missed the final jeapordy clue.

 Apparently due to the taping scheudle it's pretty tough for the people who just beat a huge champion to actually win again as there's so much media time before the next game that gets in the way of contestants' prep time.
These shows are not live. They were taped a while ago fwiu.

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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #78 on: June 05, 2019, 12:31:10 PM »
These shows are not live. They were taped a while ago fwiu.
Yes,which meant she had all of a few hours to do the interviews and on to the next game.

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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #79 on: June 05, 2019, 01:44:23 PM »
https://nypost.com/2019/06/03/james-holzhauers-losing-final-jeopardy-wager-in-his-own-words/

James talks about his bet. It's a little simplified as he describes his bet as a straight bet that Emma would get it wrong, which isn't exactly true.

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« Reply #80 on: June 05, 2019, 02:03:11 PM »
Yes,which meant she had all of a few hours to do the interviews and on to the next game.
Why do you assume that interviews happened then? The media didn't even know about James when the show was taped.
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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #81 on: June 05, 2019, 02:26:30 PM »
https://nypost.com/2019/06/03/james-holzhauers-losing-final-jeopardy-wager-in-his-own-words/

James talks about his bet. It's a little simplified as he describes his bet as a straight bet that Emma would get it wrong, which isn't exactly true.
Did you read the article?
“So my only concern was getting overtaken by third place, and I bet just enough to make sure of locking him out,” Holzhauer told The Action Network.

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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #82 on: June 05, 2019, 02:27:36 PM »
Did you read the article?
“So my only concern was getting overtaken by third place, and I bet just enough to make sure of locking him out,” Holzhauer told The Action Network.
Yes. He takes it as a given that Emma bets the maximum and moves on. He doesn't explain why he assumed that.

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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #83 on: June 05, 2019, 02:30:23 PM »
Yes. He takes it as a given that Emma bets the maximum and moves on. He doesn't explain why he assumed that.
Nothing is a given to him (professional gambler).
This might help you: “Betting big would have looked good for the cameras, but [by doing so] now I turn my straight bet — Emma misses — into a parlay: Emma misses and I get it right,” said Holzhauer.

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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #84 on: June 05, 2019, 02:34:32 PM »


Nothing is a given to him (professional gambler).
This might help you: “Betting big would have looked good for the cameras, but [by doing so] now I turn my straight bet — Emma misses — into a parlay: Emma misses and I get it right,” said Holzhauer.

It's still a parlay. He's now betting on her missing and her wager being sufficiently large.

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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #85 on: June 05, 2019, 03:11:24 PM »
I would guess that 99% of the ppl would bet the amount that guarantees a victory if they get the answer right.
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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #86 on: June 06, 2019, 10:07:05 AM »
Last night Emma made a big bet, to which Alex said something along the lines of "playing like James, I see", to which she just shrugged and looked not pleased with the comparison.

It's funny to follow how games right now are playing out because we all know James now, but the competitors won't for the next few weeks.

Also, James' twitter page is A+ content.

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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #87 on: June 06, 2019, 11:06:32 AM »
Last night Emma made a big bet, to which Alex said something along the lines of "playing like James, I see", to which she just shrugged and looked not pleased with the comparison.

It's funny to follow how games right now are playing out because we all know James now, but the competitors won't for the next few weeks.

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Re: James Holzhauer
« Reply #88 on: June 06, 2019, 09:30:33 PM »
Emma lost.