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Old 01-15-2020, 09:37 AM
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there was a moment in Double Jeopardy of the second round last night where James knew he had lost. he let out a sigh and paused before picking again.

I'm pretty sure it was at that moment he knew that he was defeated because of the amounts left on the board and what Ken did in the first round
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why did Ken bet $0 on the final, final? Wouldn't he have lost if James got it right?

Shouldn't he have bet enough to cover James doubling? or am I mis-remembering the scores
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Not sure I’m following. If James has gotten final Jeopardy right he would have won, no?

ETA: patience, ken didn’t have enough to win if James got it right so no point in betting. Ken had no scenario to win unless James got the question wrong (or James wagered too little lol).

Roughly: James had 44 to wager plus 34 from first round. Ken has 23 to wager plus 65 from first round. And btw if Ken has pushed on the daily double, pretty sure it wouldn’t have mattered, still needed James to get it wrong. He left 3800 out on his double.

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That was so brutal.
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I will restate that this has been awesome. I think James as a disruptor pushed Ken to aggressive strategy that he is smart enough to cash in on (and it has shown). It's outside Ken's natural comfort level, but since he is so good it is a WAY +EV strategy to be super aggressive on the bets. I think that dynamic made Ken a force that Brad had no answer for.

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I don't think it's that Brad had no answer for it - he just simply could not answer a single Double Jeopardy question. These were all filmed in one or two days, so it's entirely likely that Brad got into his own head the very first game and couldn't shake it off for the rest of the day.
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I was completely shocked that James didn't know the answer to that last final jeopardy. Felt like a gimme.
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why did Ken bet $0 on the final, final? Wouldn't he have lost if James got it right?

Shouldn't he have bet enough to cover James doubling? or am I mis-remembering the scores
Yeah, that was weird, too.
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Not sure Iím following. If James has gotten final Jeopardy right he would have won, no?

ETA: patience, ken didnít have enough to win if James got it right so no point in betting. Ken had no scenario to win unless James got the question wrong (or James wagered too little lol)
Oh, maybe that's the case. I thought Ken had enough to win if he doubled his score in the 2nd game, but now I'm not sure on that.
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Okay, looked it up. Ken had 65,600 after first game, and James had 34,181. Before final jeopardy of second game, Ken had 23,000 and James had 44,000. So yeah, Ken needed James to miss and there was no point in Ken betting.


Still shocked that James missed it, though.
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Not sure Iím following. If James has gotten final Jeopardy right he would have won, no?

ETA: patience, ken didnít have enough to win if James got it right so no point in betting. Ken had no scenario to win unless James got the question wrong (or James wagered too little lol).

Roughly: James had 44 to wager plus 34 from first round. Ken has 23 to wager plus 65 from first round. And btw if Ken has pushed on the daily double, pretty sure it wouldnít have mattered, still needed James to get it wrong. He left 3800 out on his double.
thanks, I thought they were 10 apart in the 2nd game, not 20
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