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Is it just me, or are there a ridiculous percentage of "Huh?" answers in the Masters?

"Huh" as in, I never, ever, even heard of what they're talking about. It seems like it's 20% or more of the clues. It's insane!

And then there are also those clues that under normal circumstances, you'd just guess based on the information provided, and be pretty sure you'd get it right. (I forgot what we call clues like this.) Like that Sylvia Plath one last week (female poet, committed suicide in the 70s), that turned out to be someone else . . . who I've also never heard of.

And no offense to Amy, or Mattea, or Matt, but damn, these last three are playing on a whole . . . other. . . level! They are still getting these IMPOSSIBLE clues!!! Bravo to them!

Is it just me, or does this year's Masters seem even harder than last year's?

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2024/05/21
06:22 UTC

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Masters finals format

What is it with the 2-game total point affair? Does anyone like this format? I personally really don’t like it. The final often is basically over after the first game, making the second game not very exciting in a lot of cases. And they don’t even show the contestants’ money from the previous game on their podiums during the second game, which makes it hard to keep track of what’s going on.

I far prefer the format used in the ToC with first to win 3 games. Wish they would use that here. It would be super exciting given how strong all 3 contestants are, and I think it’s a much more accurate way of determining who the deserving winner is.

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2024/05/21
04:47 UTC

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Jeopardy! Masters discussion thread for Mon., May 20

Semifinals day 2

Game 3: Victoria, James, Amy

Game 4: James, Yogesh, Amy

Semifinal match points

4: Yogesh, one game remaining

3: Victoria, one game remaining

1: James, two games remaining

0: Amy, two games remaining

181 Comments
2024/05/20
21:44 UTC

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Pop culture format

How would you structure pop culture jeopardy- gameplay wise?

5 Comments
2024/05/20
21:13 UTC

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DD poll for Mon., May 20

DD1 - $800 - WORDS THAT SHOULD RHYME - A tart citrus fruit & an evil spirit

DD2 - $800 - SAINTS - Upon canonization in 2016, Mother Teresa became St. Teresa of this city

DD3 - $800 - IT'S A DATE - Leon is Noel backwards & Leon Day is this date at the start of summer

Correct Qs: >!DD1 - What are lemon & demon? DD2 - What is Calcutta? DD3 - What is June 25? !<

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2 Comments
2024/05/20
20:42 UTC

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Multiple appearances creates a chance to lose a greater number of times.

Usually you play the game and return if you didn't lose. So MOST players have lost ONCE.
Some players have been invited back after their initial winning streak to complete in championship matches, and if they didn't win, they have lost TWICE.
Some tournaments I recall used combined winnings over multiple days, but in each of those games someone came in last, and if someone did poorly on only some of those games, still advanced, and lost in a finals match they could have lost THREE or FOUR times.

There may be other matches that could count, such as the match with IBM's Watson. So if you can think of other episodes that would also count, please share.

But the question I had was, in the history of the game, which player has lost most often

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2024/05/20
19:54 UTC

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Special DD3 poll for Mon., May 20, 2024

IT'S A DATE

Leon is Noel backwards & Leon Day is this date at the start of summer

!What is June 25?!<

WRONG ANSWER 1: >!Summer solstice/June 21!<

WRONG ANSWER 2: >!May 22..1.... uhh... wait, what?!<

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2024/05/20
19:33 UTC

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Coryat Poll for Monday, May 20, 2024

Welcome to the daily r/Jeopardy Coryat performance review.

How did everyone do today? Were these boards to your liking? Did they trip you up more than you would like or leave you reluctant to buzz in? Let’s share how we did and talk over today‘s clues. Were they tricky? Just really difficult? Or surprisingly easy for you?

What's a Coryat score? It’s a way of measuring your performance on each day’s game and can be a tool to track progress in training. Here's a primer:

On every clue, decide whether you are "ringing in" or not.

If you ring in correctly, add the value of the clue.

If you ring in incorrectly, subtract the value of the clue.

If you don't ring in, count it as zero.

Daily Doubles = add the nominal value of the clue (the row it's in) if you get it right, zero if you guess wrong, no penalty for incorrect

Add 'em all up, that's your Coryat score!

(Final Jeopardy is not factored in at all for a Coryat score.)

You can learn more from Karl Coryat about his score tracking method at his webpage: http://www.pisspoor.com/jep.html

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2024/05/20
18:02 UTC

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Host of new pop culture jeopardy?

I heard that Sam Buttrey is being considered as the host! I read about it on the lip sync video Sam and Andrew made (which made me love Sam even more!). I don't have Instagram so couldn't read any comments, just the one sentence in the news article.

Does anyone know what other names are being bandied about? I imagine Buzzy is being considered.

I'm not that in to pop culture, but I'd absolutely watch if Sam is hosting.

Does anyone know when it is likely to air? I see they are already looking for teams to apply!

82 Comments
2024/05/20
17:41 UTC

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Jeopardy! discussion thread for Mon., May 20

Here are today's contestants:

  • Ivvone Zhou, a student from Bethesda, Maryland;
  • Greg Meller, a filmmaker from Los Angeles, California; and
  • Grant DeYoung, a grocery clerk from Prescott, Arizona. Grant is a three-day champ with winnings of $67,202.

Jeopardy!

I'M GETTING DOJA VU // KIDS' LIT // THE GROUPER CHAT // WORDS THAT SHOULD RHYME // SANDWICH POTPOURRI // GARFIELD ON GARFIELD

DD1 - $800 - WORDS THAT SHOULD RHYME - A tart citrus fruit & an evil spirit (Gregg doubled to $2,000.)

Scores at first break: Grant $2,600, Gregg $4,600, Ivvone $1,600.

Scores entering DJ: Grant $2,600, Gregg $5,400, Ivvone $3,000.

Double Jeopardy!

TURKMENISTAN // DINO MOVIES // SAINTS // "COME" & "GO" // DEEP SPACE NIGHT // IT'S A DATE

DD2 - $800 - SAINTS - Upon canonization in 2016, Mother Teresa became St. Teresa of this city (Gregg added $1,000 to his score of $11,000 vs. $8,600 for Grant.)

DD3 - $800 - IT'S A DATE - Leon is Noel backwards & Leon Day is this date at the start of summer (On the very next clue after DD2, Gregg dropped $6,000 from his total of $12,000.)

The players did an amazing job of avoiding the DDs in DJ, then Gregg finally found them on back-to-back clues. With only lower-value clues remaining, Gregg could have wrapped up first place into FJ with a tiny bet, but instead wagered half his total, missed and wound up in third. Going into Final it was Grant with $8,200, Ivvone at $7,000 and Gregg with $6,800.

Final Jeopardy!

THE THEATER - Of the 14 roles in a production of this play that opened on Broadway on Oct. 28, 2004, none were played by females

Grant and Ivvone were correct on FJ, with Grant adding $5,801 to win with $14,001 for a four-day total of $81,203. Note that from a close third place, Gregg bet it all, giving up any chance of a potential Triple Stumper win.

Final scores: Grant $14,001, Gregg $0, Ivvone $14,000.

This day in shilling: After a typically long-winded guest-presented video category plugging "The Garfield Movie" in the first round, they wound up with two leftovers in DJ.

Triple Stumper of the day: Speaking of which, we had to wait quite some time to hear the important part at the end of a video clue about "rags to riches" author Horatio Alger.

Correct Qs: >!DD1 - What are lemon & demon? DD2 - What is Calcutta? DD3 - What is June 25? FJ -What is "12 Angry Men"?!<

79 Comments
2024/05/20
12:29 UTC

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FJ poll for Monday, May 20

THE THEATER

Of the 14 roles in a production of this play that opened on Broadway on Oct. 28, 2004, none were played by females

!What is Twelve Angry Men?!<

WRONG ANSWER 1: >!Assassins!<

WRONG ANSWER 2: >!Avenue Q!<

WRONG ANSWER 3: >!Jersey Boys!<

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12 Comments
2024/05/20
07:07 UTC

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Another look at the new look I gave my board

6 Comments
2024/05/19
21:45 UTC

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They are still Jeopardy Masters in our hearts Source: Jeopardy IG

34 Comments
2024/05/19
18:15 UTC

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Here’s my interview with Greg Hopkins, Jeopardy champion #1 from September 1984. Enjoy!

3 Comments
2024/05/19
14:46 UTC

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I think JIT should be part of Masters

If JIT (Jeopardy Invitational Tournament) is going to be an annual show, then I think it should be part of the Masters programming, and air concurrently to regular jeopardy the way masters is currently airing.

The last tournament break was way too long, and it seems like the extra tournaments are going to be here to stay, so in the future, I think the tournaments that replace regular jeopardy games should only be for the contestants in that past year, while the tournaments that invite players from far back should just be part 1 of the Masters tournament.

15 Comments
2024/05/19
12:40 UTC

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All 8 Jeopardy Masters Contestant Worst Game

All eight Masters contestants(James Holzhauger, Mattea Roach, Matt Amodio, Andrew He, Amy Schendier, Sam Buttrey, Victoria Groce and Yogesh Raut) had lot of high moment, but they also had low moment. Comment your opinion about their worst game performance during the entire their run so far in Jeopardy.

Note: This applied to both Masters season.

7 Comments
2024/05/19
10:15 UTC

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Who do you think will win Jeopardy! Masters?

Remember this poll from a month ago? So much has changed in the past 30 days.

New poll: Now that we've seen all the players in action in several games, who do you think will win the Alex Trebek trophy?

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6 Comments
2024/05/19
01:46 UTC

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Most Shocking Elimination (2024 TOC, JIT & Masters)

Which of the following players, who were eliminated in the quarter-finals of both TOC, JIT & Masters, was the most shocking?

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12 Comments
2024/05/19
00:42 UTC

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Made a dumb mistake on the anytime test

I just took the anytime test and did not realize until after it was done that in their little informational video they said to mostly only use last names instead of full names. I definitely wrote in full names on a couple of questions… have I blown my chances?

9 Comments
2024/05/18
19:43 UTC

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This is the ad I always remember playing when I watched Jeopardy! with my grandparents.

22 Comments
2024/05/18
19:39 UTC

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Scenarios for Masters Episode 8 (Monday, May 20)

Once again, we have 36 possible outcomes of the two games on Monday night. At the bottom is the table of all of them, including who is eliminated in each, so far as that can be determined at present. I will detail some important notes.

  • The number of elimination paths each player has —
    • Amy: 18
    • James: 13 (ten outright, three by losing the first tiebreaker, number of wins)
    • Victoria: 3
    • Fewer correct responses, Victoria or Amy: 1
    • Fewest correct responses, all four players: 1
  • That last possibility is the only one that risks Yogesh being eliminated. It would require SF3 to finish Amy-Victoria-James, and SF4 to finish James-Amy-Yogesh. This creates the four-way tie on four points, each player having one win. Only if Yogesh had the fewest correct responses would he go out.
  • If SF3 finishes James-Victoria-Amy, Amy is eliminated before SF4. (This would create standings of Yogesh 4, Victoria 4, James 4, Amy 0 after SF3.)
  • The only possibility for Amy to advance without winning either game is if the outcomes are Victoria-Amy-James, AND Yogesh-Amy-James.
  • As noted above, only two of the 36 outcomes would require the second tiebreaker of total correct responses to decide who is eliminated. Both such possibilities would require Amy to win Game 1 and James to win Game 2.

Possible scenarios for Season 2, Episode 8 of Jeopardy! Masters (Semifinals 3 & 4, May 20, 2024), including the player who will be eliminated from the competition, so far that's possible to determine.

6 Comments
2024/05/18
16:30 UTC

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Coroner Error in Thursday's Show

I noticed an error in this clue, anyone else?

"Down at the intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets, the public official who certifies the cause of death" was the clue, with the intended solution being "Corner and Coroner". However, the the famous intersection of Haight & Ashbury is in San Francisco, which has a medical examiner, not a coroner. Kind of a minor detail but still.

38 Comments
2024/05/18
12:06 UTC

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Small Question about James

Not an avid Jeopardy! viewer, so please forgive me. Just wanted to ask why James isn't as dominant anymore after his streak ended/previous tournaments like GOAT. Genuine question, nothing against him.

71 Comments
2024/05/18
04:21 UTC

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How do the producers determine the matchups in Jeopardy Masters? I thought I figured it out after tonight’s first Semifinal game

I don’t know if the way they do it in the quarterfinals is different to the semifinals. But after watching the first game tonight, I thought once someone wins, they would be resting for Game 2 but I guess not? 🤔

2 Comments
2024/05/18
04:08 UTC

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Jeopardy! Season 40 Week 37-39: Jeopardy! Masters Season 2 Champion will be named, Ken Jennings' 50th Birthday, his 500th episode as host on syndication & his 20th anniversary as Jeopardy! champion

Next week, 4 major events that will happen for the next 3 weeks:

  1. Jeopardy! Masters Season 2 winner will be named on May 22
  2. Ken will celebrate his 50th birthday on May 23
  3. On May 30, Ken will reach another milestone, his 500th episode as host on syndication
  4. On June 2, Ken will celebrate his 20th anniversary milestone as Jeopardy! Champion
10 Comments
2024/05/18
04:07 UTC

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[SPOILERS] looking to track down a question from tonight’s Masters tournament

In the muscle cars video category, there was a question about the Pontiac firebird. Does anyone know/have the question or where I can find it? Trying to prove a point to my family lol

7 Comments
2024/05/18
01:13 UTC

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Question about corrections

Has a correction after the fact ever brought a player back for Final Jeopardy?

4 Comments
2024/05/17
23:58 UTC

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Final Jeopardy

Settle an argument, my wife said sometimes the do not announce the final category before the break. I said always.

16 Comments
2024/05/17
23:58 UTC

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