One-on-One with "1" (Free shot at $500)

For week 5 EOG, "1", has selected CLE MIN DEN GB WAS. First two are common picks with TheGuesser, third pick is an opposite, the contest may well come down to NYJ/DEN game.

Note that my 4th pick was "MI", I left off the "N" in "MIN" … :(
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
Congrats to TheGuesser, clinched the win over '1" with the LAC cover.

If Minn +3 and ARI + 4 hold on to cover, he's got a 5-0 perfect record as well.

Five plays and five clean wins.

Kudos to EOG contributor The Guesser for winning $1,000 compliments of BetDSI.

He will compete next week for $10,000.
 
Leaders Week 5 going into SNF:

Entrant Points Cover W L T
TheGuesser 5 53.5 5 0 0
VegasVic 4 33.0 4 0 0 WAS
Patkeats 4 41.5 4 1 0
kainhouse 4 38.0 4 1 0
Sportsrmylife 4 23.0 4 1 0
choslamshe 4 10.5 4 1 0
eid_5277 3 29.5 3 0 0 HOU NO
 
Final results for week 5:

Entrant Points Cover W L T
TheGuesser 5 53.5 5 0 0

ejd_5277 4.5 47.0 4 0 1

Cec The Fleece 4 47.5 4 1 0
Patkeats 4 41.5 4 1 0
kainhouse 4 38.0 4 1 0
Ghostzapper 4 37.0 4 1 0
Sportsrmylife 4 23.0 4 1 0
VegasVic 4 15.5 4 1 0
choslamshe 4 10.5 4 1 0

bimmercando 3.5 45.5 3 1 1
Big Deemer 3.5 45.0 3 1 1
cyberbabble 3.5 12.5 3 1 1
Paleface 3.5 4.5 3 1 1

pocketheadies 3 21.5 3 2 0
alldaycapper 3 20.0 3 2 0
alfie 3 11.5 3 2 0
raininthrees 3 11.0 3 2 0
ZzyzxRoad 3 9.5 3 2 0
railbird 3 6.0 3 2 0
nut6 3 2.5 3 2 0
kane 3 -12.0 3 2 0

njdave 2.5 11.0 2 2 1
yisman 2.5 11.0 2 2 1
waco 2.5 9.0 2 2 1
ReadyFreddy 2.5 7.0 2 2 1
puckhandler 2.5 -16.0 2 2 1
August West 2 11.5 2 3 0
Pickman Jones 2 4.0 2 3 0
ComptrBob 2 -3.5 2 3 0
WeinkeToWarrick 2 -6.0 2 3 0
Gabe 2 -10.0 2 3 0
sharky99 2 -11.0 2 3 0
svbettor 2 -11.5 2 3 0
TEXED 2 -16.5 2 3 0
brokerstip 2 -28.0 2 3 0
Mr.Pink 2 -32.0 2 3 0
eog 2 -32.5 2 3 0

E$13 1.5 0.0 1 3 1
Neveragain 1.5 -2.5 1 3 1
lap18 1.5 -7.0 1 3 1
Big Daddy 1.5 -18.5 1 3 1
Jb777 1.5 -31.5 1 3 1
Foresthill 1 -21.0 1 4 0
wiskers 1 -24.0 1 4 0
trytrytry 1 -33.5 1 4 0
ChiTownJoe 1 -33.5 1 4 0
parlaynow 1 -44.5 1 4 0
Brayden11 0.5 -41.0 0 4 1
 
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An interesting situation occurs for the first time in the two years of the "one on one" challenge. TheGuesser has won the $1,000 prize ("Spotlight Round") and moves on to the "Bonus Round" with a shot at $10,000 with another perfect 5-0-0 record. He also had the best record in this week's "Qualifying Round".

The question is does a Challenger winning the qualifying round go back-to-back as challenger? IMHO, the rules don't cover this situation. I would say the spirit of the rules is that the best qualifier in the "Qualifier Round" moves to the "Spotlight" the following week (and potentially the "Bonus" the next week following) and then that capper will move back to the Qualifying Round. With this interpretation, TheGuesser would be in the "Bonus", ejd_5277 would be in the "Spotlight", and all others in the "Qualifying Round". OTOH, if back-to-back challengers are allowed, it would be TheGuesser in both roles.

To "share the wealth", I'll propose the first alternative, but I'd definitely like JK's, The Guesser's,"1"'s, and other's thoughts.
 
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An interesting situation occurs for the first time in the two years of the "one on one" challenge. TheGuesser has won the $1,000 prize ("Spotlight Round") and moves on to the "Bonus Round" with a shot at $10,000 with another perfect 5-0-0 record. He also had the best record in this week's "Qualifying Round".

The question is does a Challenger winning the qualifying round go back-to-back as challenger? IMHO, the rules don't cover this situation. I would say the spirit of the rules is that the best qualifier in the "Qualifier Round" moves to the "Spotlight" the following week (and potentially the "Bonus" the next week following) and then that capper will move back to the Qualifying Round. With this interpretation, TheGuesser would be in the "Bonus", ejd_5277 would be in the "Spotlight", and all others in the "Qualifying Round". OTOH, if back-to-back challengers are allowed, it would be TheGuesser in both roles.

To "share the wealth", I'll propose the first alternative, but I'd definitely like JK's, The Guesser's,"1"'s, and other's thoughts.
I know which side I fall on in this debate!!! 😂

Congrats to the Guesser on a job very well done!

Edit: didn’t we have a situation last year where someone had a shot at the $10k? Anyone remember what we did then with regard to the scenario Bob posited?
 
I know which side I fall on in this debate!!! 😂

Congrats to the Guesser on a job very well done!

Edit: didn’t we have a situation last year where someone had a shot at the $10k? Anyone remember what we did then with regard to the scenario Bob posited?
Last year there were two who had a shot at the $10,000 "Bonus", ChiTownJoe and VegasVic. However, strangely enough, even though they both went 5-0-0 in the "Spotlight", both lost the cover margin tiebreaker (qualifying) to others at 5-0-0.
 
An interesting situation occurs for the first time in the two years of the "one on one" challenge. TheGuesser has won the $1,000 prize ("Spotlight Round") and moves on to the "Bonus Round" with a shot at $10,000 with another perfect 5-0-0 record. He also had the best record in this week's "Qualifying Round".

The question is does a Challenger winning the qualifying round go back-to-back as challenger? IMHO, the rules don't cover this situation. I would say the spirit of the rules is that the best qualifier in the "Qualifier Round" moves to the "Spotlight" the following week (and potentially the "Bonus" the next week following) and then that capper will move back to the Qualifying Round. With this interpretation, TheGuesser would be in the "Bonus", ejd_5277 would be in the "Spotlight", and all others in the "Qualifying Round". OTOH, if back-to-back challengers are allowed, it would be TheGuesser in both roles.

To "share the wealth", I'll propose the first alternative, but I'd definitely like JK's, The Guesser's,"1"'s, and other's thoughts.
How about ejd and I both play for $250 if we beat 1(one), or a $300/$200 split. With either or both of us winning $500, or a $600/$400 split if we both go 5-0? While I also play for the $10,000 this week. And if both of us go 5-0, we play for a split of the $10,000 the following week? Or something like that? I shouldn't be penalized for winning it again, but I understand giving someone else a shot also, and this way the potential liability to one(1), and DSI remains the same.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
If EJD agrees with TheGuesser's proposal, let's go with this "logical solution" as TheGuesser put it.

Moving forward, I like Bob's suggestion of separating the qualifying round from the spotlight round from the bonus round.

After Week 6, I'll make the necessary amendments to our rules to cover all possible situations and avoid this week's one-off solution.

Glad to see valued contributors like TheGuesser and EJD have a shot at BetDSI's generous offerings.

And thanks to ComptrBob for his high-level thought process.
 
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I agree with the proposal. So to clarify:

If ONLY TheGuesser OR myself beat “1,” we get the full $500.

If BOTH TheGuesser and myself beat “1” we split the $500.

If we BOTH go 5-0, we split the $1,000, and we BOTH come back next week for a shot at the $10k.

If by some unlikely chance we BOTH go 5-0 in the $10k round, we split it.

Do I have that right?
 
I agree with the proposal. So to clarify:

If ONLY TheGuesser OR myself beat “1,” we get the full $500.

If BOTH TheGuesser and myself beat “1” we split the $500.

If we BOTH go 5-0, we split the $1,000, and we BOTH come back next week for a shot at the $10k.

If by some unlikely chance we BOTH go 5-0 in the $10k round, we split it.

Do I have that right?
Sounds good to me ejd, if everyone else agrees. Good luck.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
I agree with the proposal. So to clarify:

If ONLY TheGuesser OR myself beat “1,” we get the full $500.

If BOTH TheGuesser and myself beat “1” we split the $500.

If we BOTH go 5-0, we split the $1,000, and we BOTH come back next week for a shot at the $10k.

If by some unlikely chance we BOTH go 5-0 in the $10k round, we split it.

Do I have that right?

Is this the same proposal TheGuesser originally offered in post #393?
 
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