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Newest Jeopardy! Uberchampion

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Re: Newest Jeopardy! Uberchampion

Post by bmw » Fri May 31, 2019 7:39 pm

He's at 32 wins and $2.4 million. This rumor looks promising given the dollar amount prediction.

Just curious where you read it? I can't find this ANYWHERE, even on reddit.



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Re: Newest Jeopardy! Uberchampion

Post by thekman » Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:39 am

It was on the Internet before his 1st episode even aired. Somebody, I think a family member, had a “Chasing Ken” tracker way back when, when only complete and total Jeopardy dork like myself stumbled onto the info. Sony took it down before the first James episode aired.
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Re: Newest Jeopardy! Uberchampion

Post by thekman » Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:42 am

It is on Reddit, posted 37 days ago.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Jeopardy/comme ... e_members/

Although not an entirely accurate account. He will lose by much more than a dollar.

Who is Marlowe?



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Re: Newest Jeopardy! Uberchampion

Post by MWmetalhead » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:11 am

If he comes up just short of Ken's record, that would really, really suck.


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Re: Newest Jeopardy! Uberchampion

Post by thekman » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:17 am

Based on his average daily winnings, he likely would have passed Ken Jennings cash total with just one more victory. But James will come up short.

James’ average daily winnings is mind-blowing. But this also makes me appreciate Jennings too. After all this hype, and James could not even reach the halfway mark of Jennings 74 victory streak. James is the home run hitter, Jennings is Joe DiMaggio.

But Brad Rutter is probably better than the both of them!

Now we just have to wait for the Brad vs Ken vs James winner-take-all extravaganza that will inevitably happen.
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Re: Newest Jeopardy! Uberchampion

Post by thekman » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:21 am

And right on queue, the footage of his Final Jeopardy loss has now leaked.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=D3N_KdKT69U



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Re: Newest Jeopardy! Uberchampion

Post by bmw » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:26 pm

I'm surprised that video lasted on youtube as long as it did before the takedown.

I did however see it just before it came down. BUMMER that his run is over.



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Post by craig11152 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:23 pm

bmw wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:26 pm
I'm surprised that video lasted on youtube as long as it did before the takedown.

I did however see it just before it came down. BUMMER that his run is over.
I didn't see it. Do we know when it happens and what his dollar count was?


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Re: Newest Jeopardy! Uberchampion

Post by bmw » Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:10 pm

He was down by a couple thousand dollars going into Final, he didn't wager much and got the right answer, but the person who was in the lead (a woman) got the answer right and bet big (she would have won even had James doubled up). Come to think of it though there was no evidence in the video itself to prove that it actually happens on Monday. However it was clearly a production-quality for-air clip, and so while I don't know how far in advance fully produced episodes are ready for air I will assume it is tomorrow.



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Re: Newest Jeopardy! Uberchampion

Post by thekman » Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:45 pm

At the end of the show, Alex does say something like, “what a way to start the week”. So if it is not tomorrow, it definitely appears to be a Monday.

James is at $22000 or $23000, somewhere around there. The guy in the middle is at $11000. The lady on the right is at $26000.

Category is something Shakespeare related. Like Shakespeare’s Life and Times. I don’t remember it exactly. They all answer correctly. James doesn’t bet much at all. The lady bets a lot. She wins, James immediately gives her an awkward high-five.



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Re: Newest Jeopardy! Uberchampion

Post by MWmetalhead » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:48 pm

It is tonight's episode. Emma is a bigger brainiac than he is!

Looks like the internet rumors were, in fact, spoilers! We can now have more faith in everything we read on the internet. :)


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Post by mtburb » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:58 pm

The rumors that James would lose today were indeed correct!


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Re: Newest Jeopardy! Uberchampion

Post by sfpcc » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:17 pm

The answer was who Shakespeare referring to when he wrote the line " He made a great reckoning in a little room, (From As You Like It.)

The Question Was Christopher Marlowe, a fellow playwright who was murdered at the age of 30. (I was an English Major I have to use it somewhere.)

(For Rock fans As You Like It is the play which Neil Peart borrowed to line "All The Worlds A Stage And We Are Merely Players.)
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Re: Newest Jeopardy! Uberchampion

Post by TC Talks » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:19 pm

He loses $40,000 below the Jennings winnings record and he under bids his Final Jeopardy. The guy lives in Vegas, but that's just a coincidence.


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Re: Newest Jeopardy! Uberchampion

Post by bmw » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:28 am

TC Talks wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:19 pm
He loses $40,000 below the Jennings winnings record and he under bids his Final Jeopardy. The guy lives in Vegas, but that's just a coincidence.
He didn't underbid on Final Jeopardy. He knew the lady in first would wager a significant amount, and since he needed her to be wrong anyways, his wager was irrelevant to catching her. It did, however, guarantee that he wasn't catchable by the guy in third place even if James got the answer wrong and the guy in third doubled (James woulda still led him by $1). Mathematically he made a smart wager.



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