Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Week in Review: March 23-29

Players of the Week:
WINNER: Dan Pawson ($250,000)(2009 "Jeopardy!" Tournament of Champions winner)
RUNNER-UP: Larissa Kelly ($100,000)(2009 "Jeopardy!" Tournament of Champions runner-up)
3RD PLACE: Barry Greenstein ($574,200)("High Stakes Poker")

Other Big Winners and Notables:
Plezetta West- $120,050 ("Wheel of Fortune")
Karen Smith- $91,000 ("Deal or No Deal")
Fred Beukema- Current three-day champion with $69,401 ("Jeopardy!")
Amy Antille- $49,180 ("WOF")
J.D. Hardin- $49,030 ("WOF")
Michael Humphrey- $45,000 ("WOF")
Sam Patterson- $42,000 ("Deal or No Deal")

ZONK ANSWERS OF THE WEEK: Both of these were committed by Kevin Gunn on "Wheel of Fortune" last Wednesday night. The first came on the second Toss-Up, when he thought for some reason Greg Kinnear was a news person by guessing ANCHOR GREG KINNEAR (answer was ACTOR GREG KINNEAR). The second time, during the Mystery Round, he was paying no attention to the top word and messed up with INSPECTOR GENERAL ADMISSION (answer was ATTORNEY GENERAL ADMISSION). He settled for $6,700 after all that.
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