When I got The Call letting me know I had been selected to appear on Jeopardy late July of this year, I went through the range of feelings every contestant gets: excitement, nervousness, anticipation. And like all other contestants, I started to put together a plan to prep for the show and give myself the best chance of winning. Most Jeopardy preparation strategies involve three main areas: buzzer training, board navigation, and good old fashioned studying. The first two were pretty straightforward. Secrets of the Buzzer by Fritz Holznagel outlined a buzzer strategy and practice method that answered all of…

Colin Davy

Colin is a consulting data scientist in San Francisco, a two-time winner of the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Hackathon, and a Jeopardy champion.

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