Friday wrote:He's not doing the Ken Jennings method of just spam in for everything and then use the time to think because you know like 80-90% of everything so you might as well do that.
I read a comment by Bob Harris that that's pretty much how all the top-level players play -- if you're at that level, you're all pretty much evenly-matched and the deciding factor is going to be who times their buzzer press best.
(IIRC this was in the context of the then-upcoming Watson match. Harris was predicting that Watson would win simply because, all else being equal, a computer can time a buzzer press perfectly. He turned out to be correct -- Watson flailed on Final Jeopardy clues, I think because the sentence structure was too complex for it to parse, but it racked up so much money in the first two rounds that Final Jeopardy didn't matter.)