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  • #31
    Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post
    I just watched that which was pretty neat. Then I looked up The Beast = Mark Labbett. He got his start on quiz shows with the Olympics as his expert category. Can I get on the show and take him on about the Olympics? I'm betting on me.
    I would bet on you too. You would have to go to the UK or Australia, however. The US version of the show has not produced new episodes since 2015.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
      Here's one from Question of Sport from years ago....who was the 3rd British runner, other than Budd and Sly in the 1984 Olympics 3000...
      Jane Furniss

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      • #33
        I can't stand Judge Judy either, and neither can a Federal Judge that I know. Unfortunately my wife watches sometimes, which is when I retreat elsewhere. (But this is a different topic than "Ken Again" and I apologize for reacting to Lonewolf's comment.)
        Last edited by KDFINE; 04-24-2019, 12:08 PM.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by tandfman View Post
          Another article about Holzhauer:

          https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-...=.ef6f5b4945f7

          Nothing really new except updated numbers.
          A day later, same message, different newspaper:

          https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/23/a...r-gambler.html

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          • #35
            Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post
            Jane Furniss
            Very good...

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            • #36
              Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post
              I just watched that which was pretty neat. Then I looked up The Beast = Mark Labbett. He got his start on quiz shows with the Olympics as his expert category. Can I get on the show and take him on about the Olympics? I'm betting on me.
              You would have been a perfect "Mastermind" contestant, I think.

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfrP4IxpgqY

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              • #37
                The Man who solved Jeopardy....


                https://fivethirtyeight.com/features...lved-jeopardy/

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                • #38
                  We stat guys gotta love the fan-created http://j-archive.com/ referenced in the fivethirtyeight story.

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                  • #39
                    Here's a good Q&A with the guy. Actually includes some info and insights that I haven't previously seen.

                    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/24/a...interview.html

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                    • #40
                      Another good article, this one from The Atlantic:

                      https://www.theatlantic.com/entertai...r-lose/587878/

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by tandfman View Post
                        Another good article, this one from The Atlantic:
                        Thanks for the links - he is absolutely fascinating. Love this quote:

                        I’m still in my normal life now. If the right opportunity comes along I would of course consider it, but if I get to a point where I can’t drive my own kid to class, then I think I’ve really screwed up. I want to not lose what makes me be me.
                        His mind (and buzzer finger!) is so effin fast! No one can beat him; he'll have to make a major mistake to ever get taken down. I'd pay good money to see him against Ken J and Brad Rutter. When he's done with them, back to Watson.

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                        • #42
                          How would you like to have played aganst him?

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

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                          • #43
                            What impresses me is he can calculate mentally/instantly the maximum he can bet on Double Jeopardy so that even if he misses and his opponents double their stake, he is still leading.

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                            • #44
                              Could he have an insider leaking the questions to him ahead of time? What does Jeopardy do to keep the questions secret?

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
                                What impresses me is he can calculate mentally/instantly the maximum he can bet on Double Jeopardy so that even if he misses and his opponents double their stake, he is still leading.
                                That's the least impressive thing to me. All successful professional gamblers can do that level of mental math.

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