Monday, March 19, 2007

Never before in 23 years on Jeopardy.

A player engineered his wager in Final Jeopardy so there would be a three-way tie. He did it so he'd go into the record books. Interesting. Probably more important than winning, and certainly more memorable. USAToday said it was 25 million to one against that happening, which is ridiculous, since the guy did it on purpose.

Oh, you want to know about the Final Jeopardy! wager? It was an intentional bet. I counted on Anders and Jamey betting rationally and wagering everything. I thought it would be really cool to be a part of Jeopardy history. I knew that meant I'd be playing seasoned opponents, but it didn't matter to me. I had already won a couple of games myself, and I thought it would be neat to share the money. (See my post about Jennifer from a couple of days; that's what the literary people call foreshadowing. :-)). Now there'll be a notation next to one of my games in the J! Archive. How cool is that?
Evidently this was hyped by promos before the show aired. There was a three-way tie once before, but it was with all three players at zero. Now that must have been exciting. Like the time nobody got the toss-ups on Wheel of Fortune, and I don't remember how they picked who went first.


Joe 'de bold said...

Hi Shoko,

I didn't realize until your post that it was on purpose. I didn't see the episode but read about it today.

My son signed up weeks ago and will be doing the online audition for kid's Jeopardy Tuesday night.

Hey, due to a crash, I don't have an email address for you anymore. Drop my a line via art@ (myname) .com.

I wanted to pick your brain about something.


TheGirard said...

wait...was it a True Tie?

how many points did the players get for a True Tie?