Friday saw a "Jeopardy!" first -- a three-way tie between the contestants
Obviously, you need the right set-up to lead to this conclusion. In this case, two players were tied for second with $8,000 each, while defending champion Scott Weiss led with $13,400.
In "Final Jeopardy," the two tied contestants, Anders Martinson and Jamey Kirby, both bet everything, and Weiss -- who could have won the game outright by betting $2,601 -- bet enough to tie. When all three were correct, "Jeopardy!" had its first triple champion.
But the question has arisen: Why didn't Weiss bet the extra dollar? It's standard "Jeopardy!" strategy, and though it was sporting of Weiss to tie the other two contestants so each could walk away with cash, he now has to face both of them again Monday.
I've seen one blog applauding Weiss' move
, but it's generally not the sort of thing that will put him on the road to becoming the next Chuck Forrest
or Ken Jennings
What do you think? Should Weiss have crushed his competitors? Or did he do the right thing by making everyone a winner?