‘Survivor’ shockers: How many hidden Immunity idols were played at Tribal Council?

Survivor: San Juan del Sur” made up for its lack of hidden Immunity idols being played at Tribal Council this season when not one, but two castaways gave up their idols Wednesday night. And both players — Jon Misch and Keith Nale — ended up needing to play them, or else they would have been voted out. That meant “Two and a Half Men” enthusiast/chicken nugget-eating champ Wes Nale got his torch snuffed with only two votes cast against him.

Gold Derby readers were notably shocked with this outcome, as the young Louisiana firefighter only had 8/1 odds of going home according to our exclusive “Survivor” racetrack odds. All of our users who correctly predicted Wes’ elimination earned game points based on the odds they locked in throughout the week in our “Survivor” prediction contest.

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If you want to join in our contest next week, simply click here or scroll down and make your first prediction using our easy drag-and-drop menu. You have until 4 p.m. PT next Wednesday to cast your votes for the back-to-back episodes titled “Kind Of Like Cream Cheese” and “Still Holdin’ On.”

Congratulations to our reader is2gucci who reaped the most points this week thanks to locking in the best odds at the right time. He was one of eight total users to score the “This is Where We Build Trust” episode with 60% accuracy, meaning nobody got more than three questions correct when predicting this shocking episode.

Is2gucci correctly predicted that Wes would be eliminated, that Wes would go to Exile island and that Reed Kelly would win the Immunity challenge. He added 4,517 points to his already stellar overall total and jumped up to the second-place position on our Season 29 leaderboard with 54.50% accuracy and 12,858 points.

Besides is2gucci, our current overall contest leaders are: Jason Nolette with 66.50% accuracy and 23,081 points, David Van Hove with 52.00% accuracy and 16,089 points, benutty with 45.50% accuracy and 14,540 points and eeric with 45.50% accuracy and 9,150 points.

Is your name listed among our Top 5? If not, click on the leaderboard to the right to jump to our Predictions page where you can start making your own forecasts in our weekly “Survivor” contest. It’s fun and easy! The ultimate winner will earn a $100 Amazon gift certificate.

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Visit the “Survivor” prediction center where you can forecast everything from who’s going home next, to which castaways will win the Reward/Immunity challenges, to who’s going to Exile Island, to whether or not a hidden Immunity idol will be played. Get our weekly questions right and you could find yourself on our leaderboards.

Show us that you have what it takes to win the cutthroat reality competition here at Gold Derby and win our prizes, including a chance to have your questions answered by the eliminated castaways each week.

We are forecasting everything from the results on reality TV shows like “The Amazing Race,” “Survivor” and “Top Chef” to the body counts on “The Walking Dead” and “American Horror Story: Freak Show” to the winners of the Oscars, Golden Globes and Grammys. Click on any box to bring up that event and get started.

To vote for who think will win, drag contestants over from the left to the right and arrange them in your predicted order of finishing. For example, if you think Baylor Wilson will win Season 29, make sure you put her in first place. You can continue to update and change your predictions throughout the week, just click “Save Predictions” when you’ve settled on your choice.

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Every time someone logs their predictions, the racetrack odds of the contestants are automatically updated. If the majority of users think Baylor will win, that means she’ll have the best odds and will go to the front of the pack. Conversely, the castaways who don’t receive many votes of confidence have the worst odds and will go to the bottom of the pile.

The standard bet for each question is 100 points, which are wagered against the odds you locked in when you saved your predictions. However, for each TV episode you are given one special 200 point bet that you can use strategically to gain more points.

Here’s how racetrack odds work. If you bet 100 on something that has 50/1 odds and you end up being correct, you will receive 50 x 100 points, which equals 5,000 points. You’ll also get your original 100 points back, for a total of 5,100 points.

Watch all of our ‘Survivor’ Slugfests:
#29.00 ‘Preshow Smackdown’ | #29.01 ‘Suck It Up and Survive’
#29.02 ‘Method to This Madness’ | #29.03 ‘Actions vs. Accusations’
#29.04 ‘We’re a Hot Mess’
| #29.05 ‘Blood is Blood’
#29.06 ‘Make Some Magic Happen’
| #29.07 ‘Million Dollar Decision’
#29.08 ‘Wrinkle in the Plan’ | #29.09 ‘Gettin’ to Crunch Time’

Get started by making your prediction as to which of the remaining players will end up as the winner of “Survivor” using our easy drag-and-drop menu below our recent Editors’ video slugfest.

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