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Old 05-06-2019, 10:05 AM
Gus Gusterson is offline
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Originally Posted by Chronos View Post
OK, suppose that Holzhauer builds up one of his characteristic unbeatable leads, and then on the third Daily Double, he bets big, and (as happens occasionally) gets it wrong. Now that unbeatable lead suddenly isn't unbeatable any more.
He may take such a risk on an early Daily Double when he would have time to work his way back but he wouldn't do it late in the game. If he has a lock (enough to guarantee a win) he calculates his wager to keep the lock even if he misses the question. He has left quite a bit of money on the table because his DD wagers are often less than they could be.