Jeopardy! makes history with first-ever sudden death tiebreaker
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Jeopardy! history was made when two contestants competed during the final tournament of Thursday’s episode. While all three of the show’s competitors wrote in wrong submissions for the Channel Islands prompt, Laura and Sarah found themselves in a tie, which led to the first-ever Final Jeopardy! tiebreaker.
The tiebreaker rules were announced in 2016: “If there are two or three players tied for first place after each contestant unveils their Final Jeopardy! response, [host] Alex [Trebek] will present one more category and read the clue. The clue has no dollar value and does not increase the player’s winnings.”
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I didn’t know they changed the rules.
Personally, I don’t see any reason not to have c0-champions other that to save a few bucks.
Back when you could have them, I thought the leader should wager for a tie unless it was a blow out. This way, two folks would collect.
Now that it’s no longer a possibility, I guess the leader needs to play to win by a buck.
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