The other night while Kyler and I were watching Jeopardy, we witnessed the strangest thing. All three contestants got the final Jeopardy question wrong, so the wagers were very important. One of the contestants lost all of his money, and the other two ended up with the same amounts. So they were co-champions of that game.
Usually the champion of the show has some big sum. And usually second place gets $2000 and third place gets $1000. In this round the co-champions ended up with $1599 because of their wagers. So the guy who lost actually got more money than the champions.
I guess it doesn't always pay to be smart.