Quick Recap – October 6, 2015

Today’s contestants:

Ernestine Gardner, an administrative assistant from South Bend, IN
John Kozempel, an I.T. consultant from Philadelphia, PA
Matt Jackson, a paralegal from Washington, DC(7-day champ, $190,601)

John came at Matt quite well early on! I thought he should have bet a little bit more on his Daily Double, but what can you do…

After the J! round:
Matt $8,000
John $8,000
Ernestine $600

Matt, of course, went into a second gear in Double Jeopardy – much as was described by Vicki on our last #JeopardyLivePanel!

Scores going into Final Jeopardy!:
Matt $36,800
John $4,400
Ernestine $3,000

Final Jeopardy! category: EUROPEAN AUTHORS

Final Jeopardy! clue: “to explain… Harry by the artless division into wolf and man is a hopelessly childish attempt”, he wrote in 1927

Ernestine 3000 + 3000 = 6000
John 4400 – 1611 = 2789
Matt 36800 + 3209 = 40009 (8-day champion, $230,610)

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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