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Jeopardy Champ a Student of Game Theory
Jeopardy/Game Theory Expert
Arthur Chu, a 30-year-old voice actor, won more than $100,000 in four appearances on the CBS game show Jeopardy. Chu actively sought out Daily Double’s and abandoned conventional play by starting with the larger dollar values and working his way ‘up’ the board instead of the lowly $100 categories. Some fans of the show were offended by his style while others praised his apparent understanding of Game Theory and concepts often employed in poker. Here’s what this trivia whiz had to say about his approach:
“Back ion the day everybody kept their money. It was like a cash game in poker. Once you’ve gotten enough money, why risk more money? Why make a big bet? If I know I’ve got $18,000 in the bank and someone’s like, “Hey, want to bet $8,000 that you know the answer to this question?” No. Why would I do that? Am I a gambling addict? Am I stupid? In order to encourage big bets, Jeopardy! is now winner-take-all. Only the person in first place keeps their total at the end of the game. Everyone else gets the consolation prize. If you have $20,000 and someone else has $20,001, you get second prize, which is $2,000. If you are in third place and the two other players have $5 more than you, no matter how much money you have, you take home $1,000. There’s a very powerful incentive to be aggressive. You really do need to make sure you win the game. The most important thing isn’t the absolute number of dollars you have on the board. It’s how strongly you’re beating the other players. How far ahead are you? What’s the spread?”
“Sports betting is all about money management, so the most money won on one event is not the most important thing.”
— Bruce Dern
Young German Pro won $4.5 million in 2013 and here he talks about one of his main motivations of late – CHARITY:
“After I had player poker nonstop for four or five years I got the point where my motivation got lost and it got boring. I thought, ‘Why am I doing this? I have a little bit of money in the bank, but why else am I doing this?’ That sucks. So I was thinking about what to do and I decided that I should try to be an effective altruist, somebody who thinks how he can help other people most effectively. I came to the conclusion that the thing I could do best right now is playing poker, that’s my skill. So if I give a 10 percent piece of my earnings to charity, the better I play the more money I can make and the more impact I can have. So that is a big motivation for me, when playing poker isn’t always fun, I get back on track and stay motivated through that.”
– Q&A w/ Card Player magazine
“The one who bets the most wins. Cards just break ties.”
– Sammy Farha
“If an opponent won’t watch you bet, then you probably shouldn’t.”
– Mike Caro
The Mad Genius of Poker
“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.”
– Ray Kroc
“A funny thing happens when you shoot for the moon, you get there!”
– Cadillac, new commercial.
“In the game of life, the house edge is called time. In whatever we do, nature charges us for doing it in the currency of time. So we must take advantage of every moment. Every moment in life is so very precious. You only get a fling at life for a while, then the house collects. We must get all our thrills and all our experiences while we have the opportunity. We have to go for it now! And only by taking advantage of time in this way can we get the best of it – win or lose.”
– Bob Stupak
From the forward to his book, Yes You Can WIN!
(A quick sampling for you from our Poker/Gambling Quotes pages…you’ll find more at www.highrollerradio.net under the FEATURES tab)