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Kevin Prather

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« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2012, 01:32:09 PM »
On that note, on the 1982-1988 CBS Daytime edition (under the $75,000 limit), a contestant could win up to about $108,300, but keep up to an even $100,000.
Source please. My understanding has always been soft cap of $50k, hard cap of $75k, not $75k/$100k.

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« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2012, 01:42:27 PM »
Source please. My understanding has always been soft cap of $50k, hard cap of $75k, not $75k/$100k.
The Wikipedia page, while not sourcing any outside pages, does source actual episode numbers. "This was originally $25,000, but was increased to $50,000 on October 22,  1984 (#0542) and to $75,000 on September 29, 1986 (#1041). Players were  allowed to keep a maximum of $25,000 in excess of the limit."
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« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2012, 01:49:45 PM »
Source please. My understanding has always been soft cap of $50k, hard cap of $75k, not $75k/$100k.
The Wikipedia page, while not sourcing any outside pages, does source actual episode numbers. "This was originally $25,000, but was increased to $50,000 on October 22,  1984 (#0542) and to $75,000 on September 29, 1986 (#1041). Players were  allowed to keep a maximum of $25,000 in excess of the limit."
And it wasn't the case that the numbers you mentioned were the upper bounds of what you could keep, as opposed to the point when you were excused from further competition? Back while I had GSN, I heard Dick mention a few times that "you can now win up to $75,000," and I figured that was the $50k plus a further $25k.
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Kevin Prather

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« Reply #33 on: August 13, 2012, 02:09:57 PM »
And it wasn't the case that the numbers you mentioned were the upper bounds of what you could keep, as opposed to the point when you were excused from further competition? Back while I had GSN, I heard Dick mention a few times that "you can now win up to $75,000," and I figured that was the $50k plus a further $25k.
That's how I always understood it. "You can win over $50,000" and "You can win up to $75,000" was what was frequently said.

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« Reply #34 on: August 14, 2012, 04:53:15 AM »
Something to consider: passing, itself, takes time, and given how it's handled, probably a bit more time than usual if you do it right off the bat when nobody's expecting it. You might wind up using as much time just in passing that first box as it would have taken to win it.
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« Reply #35 on: August 14, 2012, 05:25:21 PM »
Something to consider: passing, itself, takes time, and given how it's handled, probably a bit more time than usual if you do it right off the bat when nobody's expecting it.
Good point. This showed up in a recently-aired $25kP. Adrienne auto-passed "Controversial things", and the two or three-second delay sent both Adrienne and Dick screaming at the crew.