Look at his Coryat scores, which are adjusted for Daily Doubles. They're still top tier performances even without the 'reckless' wagers.
[He got 42 clues right one day. That's over 2/3 of the combined boards. His running average is 31 per game.](http://www.j-archive.com/showplayerstats.php?player_id=12600)
If I had those kind of numbers, I'd bet the farm too.
Totally. I hate these internet buzz phrases like "broke so and so". He just understands the strategy of the game so well and is taking advantage of that, as well as his vast trivia knowledge.
This game is about so much more than trivia and quiz knowledge, despite what some old school thinkers may say. "Play the categories top down and in order, and be very conservative - rely on your knowledge!" Great, how's your $1000 treating you?