My 2 Cents: Jeopardy Champ Arthur Chu

There has been some controversy* over the playing style of current Jeopardy! champion Arthur Chu.  Essentially, instead of the “traditional” method of going top to bottom of a category then moving to the next one, he bounces around the board, seeking out the Daily Double questions, and trying to keep his opponents off-balance.

*And the fact that this is a “controversy” should tell you one of two things:  Life is either pretty good right now if how a guy plays a game show constitutes controversy, or we really need more to do.  Your pick.

I won’t argue that Chu’s style is unconventional, and I guess I could see how jumping from category to category may screw with the concentration of his opponents, but there is one irrefutable fact that nobody has brought up:

Chu’s strategy only works if he controls the board.  If you (as a competitor) don’t want him doing that, there is a simple solution – answer the questions yourself and don’t let him run the game.

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