Anyone who's watched Jeopardy knows that you need to have a good Final Jeopardy strategy to win. You can answer as many right questions as you want in the first two rounds, but lose it all with one bad answer. But this is perhaps the most extreme Final Jeopardy round ever.
During last night's episode of Jeopardy, two contestants entered the final round with $12,300, while the third had only $1,000. The two contestants with $12,300 bet all their money and got the question wrong, so they finished with $0. The third contestant also got his question wrong, but only wagered $999. So he ended up being the winner. With $1.
You can't blame the two contestants for wagering all $12,300. If they hadn't, there was the possibility that the other person would wage it all and win if they both got the right answer. But the guy with $1000 should've wagered 0. There was no way he was going to win unless both people wagered all of their money and lost, so he shouldn't have risked anything. He should've gone home with $1,000 last night, not $1. So that's all on him
The question that all three got wrong was, "It's the only country that borders both the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf." The correct answer is Iran.
Also this is only the second time in the show's history that a player has won with only $1.