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Old 04-13-2015, 04:23 PM   #26
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Re: Former poker standout Alex Jacob on jeopardy Monday 4/13

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Is there anywhere online your paper can be found?
Nope
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Old 04-13-2015, 04:45 PM   #27
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Re: Former poker standout Alex Jacob on jeopardy Monday 4/13

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so how many episodes did he win? still going?

guess i will tune in tonight if i remember
He is on a roll.

So far, he has won one in a row!
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Old 04-13-2015, 05:02 PM   #28
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Re: Former poker standout Alex Jacob on jeopardy Monday 4/13

They say he is a currency trader, not a mention of ever playing poker
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Old 04-13-2015, 05:30 PM   #29
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Re: Former poker standout Alex Jacob on jeopardy Monday 4/13

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Thanks! This was an entertaining episode.
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Old 04-13-2015, 05:50 PM   #30
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Re: Former poker standout Alex Jacob on jeopardy Monday 4/13

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They say he is a currency trader, not a mention of ever playing poker
Sure, there was. 5 minutes 20 seconds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnPFS3cV8qg#t=5m20s
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Old 04-13-2015, 06:27 PM   #31
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Re: Former poker standout Alex Jacob on jeopardy Monday 4/13

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They say he is a currency trader, not a mention of ever playing poker
Your ears need a good cleaning boy.
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Old 04-13-2015, 06:34 PM   #32
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Re: Former poker standout Alex Jacob on jeopardy Monday 4/13

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I watched the show Friday evening. That dude is unbelievably demonstrative; deep breaths, sighs, eye rolls...quite funny.


Should be fun to watch!


Then right after Jeopardy, Big Brother Canada'll be on, and there's a professional poker player on this season, Kevin Martin - he's doing really well so far

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Old 04-13-2015, 06:40 PM   #33
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Re: Former poker standout Alex Jacob on jeopardy Monday 4/13

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They say he is a currency trader, not a mention of ever playing poker
incorrect.
in the interview Alex mentioned it (well both Alex's but trebek first).
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:18 PM   #34
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Re: Former poker standout Alex Jacob on jeopardy Monday 4/13

http://www.pokernews.com/news/2015/0...ardy-21238.htm
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:32 PM   #35
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Re: Former poker standout Alex Jacob on jeopardy Monday 4/13

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Sure, there was. 5 minutes 20 seconds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnPFS3cV8qg#t=5m20s
17:00 in it really feels like he was going to say another numeral after saying MM X
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:37 PM   #36
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Re: Former poker standout Alex Jacob on jeopardy Monday 4/13

Still early, but it seems like he's a pretty strong favourite tonight

What an obscure question about cable tv in the Himalayas
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:41 PM   #37
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Re: Former poker standout Alex Jacob on jeopardy Monday 4/13

He went into Final with an insurmountable lead again. This time he made an AllIn gesture when they came to him for the answer. Priceless. Most Jeopardy watchers didn't have a clue
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:43 PM   #38
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Re: Former poker standout Alex Jacob on jeopardy Monday 4/13

Alex's is utilizing Arthur Chu's strategy in hunting down the daily doubles and high dollar amounts rather than going sequentially down the line of dollar amounts.
http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-ra...nd-game-theory
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:46 PM   #39
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Re: Former poker standout Alex Jacob on jeopardy Monday 4/13

Doubled up quick 2nd round and his opponent who had 25% of his stack busted wow hahah what a life crusher
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:49 PM   #40
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Re: Former poker standout Alex Jacob on jeopardy Monday 4/13

The guy, Carlos, who lost the 4k daily double looks like he can't breath.

He guaranteed a win before final jepordy
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:03 PM   #41
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Re: Former poker standout Alex Jacob on jeopardy Monday 4/13

Williams argues that the only goal of Jeopardy is to come back the next day, as that’s the only way to turn the “dollars” you’ve earned into dollars in the bank. (Second and third place win $2,000 and $1,000 regardless of score.) Players can only bet as much as they have, so Williams sees “no difference on the upside” in going for the win. (He ignores the rather obvious upside of winning more money.) Betting more than your opponent can win puts you at more risk than necessary; rather than win by a dollar, you could lose by one. Similarly, should everyone get the question wrong, then the leader still wins by betting to tie.

Chu says he studied Williams’ strategies and memorized them as “a script”, so that when Final Jeopardy rolled around he’d know exactly what to play, just as a blackjack player can learn the “correct” plays for certain hands.
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:19 PM   #42
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Re: Former poker standout Alex Jacob on jeopardy Monday 4/13

^except that's no longer a rule, you can't play for a tie anymore after Chu's appearance the show decided that you must win by at least a dollar, if not then there is a tie-breaker question. no more co-champions
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:35 PM   #43
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Re: Former poker standout Alex Jacob on jeopardy Monday 4/13

Is Jeopardy anywhere online?
DVDR spazzed out today
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:11 PM   #44
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Re: Former poker standout Alex Jacob on jeopardy Monday 4/13

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Doubled up quick 2nd round and his opponent who had 25% of his stack busted wow hahah what a life crusher
Stack?
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:43 PM   #45
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Re: Former poker standout Alex Jacob on jeopardy Monday 4/13

Someone please link the episode from today please.
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:50 PM   #46
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Re: Former poker standout Alex Jacob on jeopardy Monday 4/13

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Someone please link the episode from today please.
Did you try looking in the thread? because it's in the thread.

Fortunately you've caught me on a good day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnPFS3cV8qg

He kills it with game theory.
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:05 PM   #47
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Re: Former poker standout Alex Jacob on jeopardy Monday 4/13

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Did you try looking in the thread? because it's in the thread.

Fortunately you've caught me on a good day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnPFS3cV8qg

He kills it with game theory.
Link is appreciated, but that's 4/10
Not 4/13 "Today"
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:20 PM   #48
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Re: Former poker standout Alex Jacob on jeopardy Monday 4/13

Very surprised by him betting zero on Final Jeopardy on both days so far , he had the game won and could have earned bonus money but he decided to play it safe . He is obviously very smart and is not afraid to take big risks so I'm surprised by his caution here.
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:47 PM   #49
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Very surprised by him betting zero on Final Jeopardy on both days so far , he had the game won and could have earned bonus money but he decided to play it safe . He is obviously very smart and is not afraid to take big risks so I'm surprised by his caution here.
Well, he didn't have the correct final jeopardy answer, so money saved is money earned
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:53 PM   #50
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Re: Former poker standout Alex Jacob on jeopardy Monday 4/13

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Did you try looking in the thread? because it's in the thread.

Fortunately you've caught me on a good day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnPFS3cV8qg

He kills it with game theory.
Epic troll fail but nice try.
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