Quick Recap – October 15, 2015

Today’s contestants, for the first game of the post-Matt Jackson era:

Dana Desprois, an attorney from Arlington, VA
Josh Silverman, a graduate student from Miami, FL
Michael Baker, a travel media editor from New York, NY(1-day champ, $15,201)

Michael found a Daily Double on the last clue played to break Josh’s lock game!

Scores going into Final Jeopardy!:
Josh $15,200
Michael $10,600
Dana $3,800

Final Jeopardy! category: THE MIDDLE EAST

Final Jeopardy! clue: With an area of 4,000 square miles, it’s the only primarily Arabic-speaking country in the Middle East that has no desert

Dana 3800 – 800 = 3000
Michael 10600 – 4601 = 5999
Josh 15200 + 6001 = 21201

Josh seemed very happy to be the champion! He’ll be back tomorrow to defend his title.

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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