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    https://www.theringer.com/tv/2019/6/...winning-streak

    She won that game because she was able and willing to play like Holzhauer. And she had the good fortune to get both daily doubles in the second round. (And the one he got in the first round didn't add any $$ value bc of when he earned it.) Excellent competition -- Trebek noted this himself, and presumably he would know.

    I will be interested to see if 'playing like James' continues to be a thing on the show, or if strategies of play revert to what is more typical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotDutra5 View Post
    You are nothing if not weird.
    Thanks . . . ?
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    Stats from : https://thejeopardyfan.com/2019/06/f...-6-3-2019.html
    Game Stats:
    Emma $18,800 Coryat, 21 correct, 0 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
    James $23,400 Coryat, 25 correct, 0 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer
    Jay $11,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 1 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer
    Combined Coryat Score: $53,200


    • The Combined Coryat score for the game of $53,200 is an all-time regular-play record.


    • 42.11% in first on buzzer is the worst that James did in on the signalling device since going 36.84% in his second game on April 5.
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    1. James $23,400, 25 correct, 0 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer
    2. Emma $18,800, 21 correct, 0 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
    He beat her at the buzzer and correct responses, but it's all about those Daily Doubles!
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    Learned a new one today. Coryat score is like WAR or OPS in baseball stats, I guess.
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    https://ftw.usatoday.com/2019/06/jeo...ies-after-loss

    Headline: 'Jeopardy' star James Holzhauer shoots down one of so many wild conspiracy theories after loss
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    Holzhauer looks back on his streak:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uEiGEveyq8
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    Article about the new champ, Emma Boettcher. Interesting that the lead time between the day the game is taped in the studio vs. the date it airs on TV is long enough that none of the James' opponents knew anything about him until the day of the taping.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/03/a...gtype=Homepage
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    Quote Originally Posted by bad hammy View Post
    Article about the new champ, Emma Boettcher.
    Excerpt explains a lot!
    As a book and theater lover growing up outside Philadelphia, Boettcher first tried out for “Jeopardy!” in high school. As she continued to chase her goal, her father, Kevin Boettcher, bought her books on topics that she needed to bone up on, such as sports.
    After finishing college at Princeton, she went to graduate school at the University of North Carolina, where she studied information science. While there, Boettcher decided to write her master’s paper on her longtime obsession with a certain game show.
    In her 70-page final paper, Boettcher explored whether certain characteristics of a “Jeopardy!” clue could predict its difficulty level. She said she wanted to determine if a computer could predict whether a clue was easy or difficult based on the words it was using or the length of the clue.
    Boettcher included nearly 22,000 different “Jeopardy!” clues in the analysis. She concluded, among other things, that the number of component phrases in a clue could help a computer predict its difficulty level.
    Meanwhile, she kept trying to get on “Jeopardy!” and after four in-person auditions, Boettcher got the call asking her to appear.
    Boettcher prepared for her appearance by simulating the experience of a “Jeopardy!” contestant. Each day, she would stand several feet from the television, pretending that she was standing behind the studio’s podium.
    That's dedication!
    Last edited by Atticus; 06-04-2019 at 06:45 PM.
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    An article about the leak of the news yesterday:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-...nl_most&wpmm=1

    Headline: ‘Jeopardy!’ producer: ‘Appropriate’ action planned after leak of James Holzhauer’s loss

    While Friedman said he “can’t say at this point” who posted the footage, producers have a good idea of what happened. “We think we know where and who and how,” he said, adding that the show will take “very, very, very appropriate” action against those responsible.
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