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GSRebich

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$50,000 Pyramid Question
« on: August 12, 2023, 12:53:55 AM »
On tournament episodes of the The $50,000 Pyramid, do you play for an additional $50,000 or for a total of $50,000?

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Re: $50,000 Pyramid Question
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2023, 03:54:01 AM »
I believe it was $50k total. Bob Stewart was known to cut corners. On the previous Pyramids, the $10k and $25k don't add up for $25k Pyramid. Same with the dollar figures for $20k Pyramid.

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Re: $50,000 Pyramid Question
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2023, 01:55:38 PM »
I believe it was $50k total. Bob Stewart was known to cut corners. On the previous Pyramids, the $10k and $25k don't add up for $25k Pyramid. Same with the dollar figures for $20k Pyramid.

Well, on $20K, "adding up" didn't really matter, as you went home once you won in the WC, whether it was 10, 15, or 20.

But if the 50K was a total, did that include money won on the contestant's first appearance (up to 10K, as I call), or just during the tournament (where I think you could win 20K in the first week - 5 on the Mon/Tue appearance, 5 on Wed/Thu, only to lose when the opponent also won 5 and you lost the tiebreaker, and then 10 on Friday)?

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Re: $50,000 Pyramid Question
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2023, 06:41:19 PM »
Going to need confirmation from somebody other than Matt K. Given that the $100,000 playoff was a bonus I donít know why Bob would basically round up to $50k, though I guess if you win another $20k onThe way that could get close to $100,000 for an adept player.

Iíd say watch an episode of the show.

« Last Edit: August 13, 2023, 09:30:28 PM by TLEberle »
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Re: $50,000 Pyramid Question
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2023, 07:53:46 PM »
There used to be a picture of one of the grand winners holding a check with Dick Clark. I just watched the beginning of her winning episode and Dick mentions someone can walk out with a $50K check.

My very educated guess is that it was 50K extra. Giving the contestant a 30-40K bonus would be poor form even for Bob.
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Re: $50,000 Pyramid Question
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2023, 06:17:33 PM »
It was $50,000 total. 

According to a 1981 newspaper article, champion Colleen Messina had won $1000 and $10,000 in earlier rounds but received a total of $50,000.  The article refers to it as having to "forfeit" the earlier prizes.

And now you know.  Thanks to an anonymous former member for alerting me to the story.
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Re: $50,000 Pyramid Question
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2023, 06:50:00 PM »
It was $50,000 total. 

According to a 1981 newspaper article, champion Colleen Messina had won $1000 and $10,000 in earlier rounds but received a total of $50,000.  The article refers to it as having to "forfeit" the earlier prizes.

And now you know.  Thanks to an anonymous former member for alerting me to the story.
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Re: $50,000 Pyramid Question
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2023, 07:00:46 PM »
Nobody ever went broke underestimating Bob Stewartís fear of going broke :)
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Re: $50,000 Pyramid Question
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2023, 07:30:16 PM »
It was $50,000 total. 

According to a 1981 newspaper article, champion Colleen Messina had won $1000 and $10,000 in earlier rounds but received a total of $50,000.  The article refers to it as having to "forfeit" the earlier prizes.

And now you know.  Thanks to an anonymous former member for alerting me to the story.

I wonder if that included the trip to Europe as well...

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Re: $50,000 Pyramid Question
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2023, 07:36:32 PM »
It was $50,000 total. 

According to a 1981 newspaper article, champion Colleen Messina had won $1000 and $10,000 in earlier rounds but received a total of $50,000.  The article refers to it as having to "forfeit" the earlier prizes.

And now you know.  Thanks to an anonymous former member for alerting me to the story.
Well Iíll be. I stand corrected.
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