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Question: Who are you rooting for/Who do you think will win
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Brad Rutter/Brad Rutter
 
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Brad Rutter/Ken Jennings
 
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Brad Rutter/James Holzhauer
 
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Ken Jennings/Brad Rutter
 
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Ken Jennings/Ken Jennings
 
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Ken Jennings/James Holzhauer
 
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James Holzhauer/Brad Rutter
 
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James Holzhauer/Ken Jennings
 
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James Holzhauer/James Holzhauer
 
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« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2020, 01:10:11 pm »

Assuming all three players have an equal chance to win a given match, which is possibly not a realistic assumption based on results so far, then at this point Ken has a 19/27 chance of winning it all, James 6/27, and Brad 2/27.
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« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2020, 04:53:18 pm »

watch as its revealed brad is purposely losing these early matches to throw their guard down and then he proceeds to win all three of the next game by utter landslides
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« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2020, 05:12:38 pm »

Rutter seriously needs to stop doing seventy quadrillion True Daily Doubles if he wants a snowball's chance in hell at becoming the GOAT.

Ironically, the opposite is actually true. He needs to keep finding Daily Doubles and risking everything, but start getting them right. He's not getting enough non-DD questions right to win without doubling up some.
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« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2020, 05:22:28 pm »

I’m rooting for Ken. Nothing against James, who was quite fun to watch in his run, or Brad, who I frankly am not familiar with at all. I’m a fan of Ken’s podcast, Omnibus. I think Ken has a good shot of winning it at this point.
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« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2020, 06:52:03 pm »

I'd like to see Rutter win a game before it's over.
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« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2020, 07:10:44 pm »

I think one major reason why Rutter isnt doing as well is because of the fact he is playing two opponents of equal caliber rather than only one .

Also Ken would have won the Battle of the Decades tournament if Ken didnt get the final jeopardy question wrong in game number 2 (which even the third place finisher got it correct) so Brad barely are best outplayed Ken in that. In the Ultimate Tournament of Champions, yah Brad dominated Ken.


Im not counting the All Star matchup as Brad beating Ken as they didnt even face off for a whole game let alone a whole match in that and if you wanna count that then Ken finishing ahead of Brad in the IBM challenge should count too.
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« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2020, 08:12:01 pm »

It's nice seeing Cedar Falls and Cedar Rapids mentioned in a Jeopardy! clue.
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« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2020, 08:18:00 pm »

It's nice seeing Cedar Falls and Cedar Rapids mentioned in a Jeopardy! clue.

Do the cedars fall rapidly in Iowa?
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« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2020, 08:25:18 pm »

It's nice seeing Cedar Falls and Cedar Rapids mentioned in a Jeopardy! clue.

Do the cedars fall rapidly in Iowa?

In the state where people pronounce “Tripoli” as “trip-oh-luh,” anything's possible.
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« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2020, 08:28:20 pm »

Yep, Ken's taking home the million bucks. He's double James' score, meanwhile Brad is at a stunning 0. It would take a lot of hard work on their part within the next half hour in order to stop him from getting that third win.
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« Reply #35 on: January 14, 2020, 09:00:04 pm »

What a finish!
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« Reply #36 on: January 14, 2020, 09:01:01 pm »

ˇKen es el hombre!
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« Reply #37 on: January 14, 2020, 09:07:47 pm »

That was a lot closer than it appeared. If james had simply gotten final right, he would have had 88K, which would have given him over 110K in that match overall, and therefore he would have won game 4. It was literally a one question move. Crazy to think
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« Reply #38 on: January 14, 2020, 09:14:57 pm »

Honestly, I feel a little bad for Holzhauer, as this was his first major tournament outside the Tournament of Champions. He hasn't had a lot of chances to prove himself compared to the other big boys.
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« Reply #39 on: January 14, 2020, 09:24:00 pm »

It's nice seeing Cedar Falls and Cedar Rapids mentioned in a Jeopardy! clue.

What was the question? What is Iowa?  And I've been to Tripoli. I always heard the last syllable as 'la'
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« Reply #40 on: January 15, 2020, 12:05:39 am »

With this Ken also holds the all time lead in match wins vs Brad with him winning 3 Matches vs Brad while Brad won 2 against Ken
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« Reply #41 on: January 15, 2020, 12:27:19 am »

Strange that Alex predicted this is the last time they're going to be on the stage. Surely there will be some kind of special tournament in the next few years for all of them. Maybe they can do primetime events like this one once or twice a year going forward.
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« Reply #42 on: January 15, 2020, 12:49:33 am »

Strange that Alex predicted this is the last time they're going to be on the stage. Surely there will be some kind of special tournament in the next few years for all of them. Maybe they can do primetime events like this one once or twice a year going forward.

He might’ve been talking about himself and his cancer issues.
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« Reply #43 on: January 15, 2020, 10:48:43 am »

I'm still blown away by how close the series was. If James got 1 or 2 doubles in game 1 and got final right in game 4 he would have won instead. He was only 2 maybe 3 away from winning. This proved how great James and ken are, and how those two truly are the greatest of all time
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« Reply #44 on: January 15, 2020, 12:37:14 pm »

I'm still blown away by how close the series was. If James got 1 or 2 doubles in game 1 and got final right in game 4 he would have won instead. He was only 2 maybe 3 away from winning. This proved how great James and ken are, and how those two truly are the greatest of all time

Ken > James >> Brad >>> mere mortals
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« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2020, 09:44:01 pm »

It would be cool to see a primetime event once a year or so.

Maybe next time there could be 9 all-time contestants, and they are all randomly drawn into 3 games (so it would take 9 total nights, or if it's hour longs they can all play 6 random games over 9 nights), and then on the 10th the 3 highest combined points totals play a double game for a million.


Ken, Brad, James, Roger Craig, Julia Collins, Arthur Chu, maybe some more older ones like Chuck Forrest or Frank Spangenberg
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« Reply #46 on: January 15, 2020, 09:45:43 pm »

It would be cool to see a primetime event once a year or so.

Maybe next time there could be 9 all-time contestants, and they are all randomly drawn into 3 games (so it would take 9 total nights, or if it's hour longs they can all play 6 random games over 9 nights), and then on the 10th the 3 highest combined points totals play a double game for a million.


Ken, Brad, James, Roger Craig, Julia Collins, Arthur Chu, maybe some more older ones like Chuck Forrest or Frank Spangenberg

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« Reply #47 on: January 15, 2020, 09:56:57 pm »

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/jeopardy-ken-jennings-no-rematch


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« Reply #48 on: January 15, 2020, 10:56:45 pm »


I bet he really would after a year or so.
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