Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – January 19, 2016

So, it seems as though last night’s Final Jeopardy may have another wrinkle involved!

Meanwhile, voting is still open for the TJ!F Andy Awards, honoring the best of 2015! We’re at over 100 ballots cast!

Meanwhile, Trebek only recalls yesterday’s situation happening once in his recollection. He always forgets things. Here’s the full list of games with no winner.

Today’s contestants:

Kyle Webb, a veterinary clinical pathologist from Boyertown, PA
Matt Egbert, a marketing specialst from New York, NY
Hans Kamm, a supply chain analyst from Fayetteville, AR

Kyle’s already confirmed for our next #JeopardyLivePanel, Sunday at 7:00 PM Eastern! Interestingly, it’s been brought to my attention that Matt was the player who elected not to play against Matt Jackson during his run; what a break he got to get two new opponents instead of Matt Jackson! Will he be able to take advantage?

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Kyle $11,400
Matt $9,200
Hans $5,600

Final Jeopardy! category: U.S. STATES

Final Jeopardy! clue: In 1721 explorer Charlevoix called a point at the border of these two states “the finest confluence in the world”

Click/Tap Here for Correct Response

What are Missouri and Illinois?



Hans 5600 – 1401 = 4199 (New York & New Jersey)
Matt 9200 – 9200 = 0 (New York & New Jersey)
Kyle 11400 – 7001 = 4399 (Louisiana & Texas)

The location is Confluence Point State Park, northeast of downtown St. Louis, Missouri.

Meanwhile, I can see Hans’ thought process in Final Jeopardy. He bet thinking Matt would bet to take over Kyle by $1 (Zerg’s Fallacy) — and bet accordingly. And frankly, that was just about one of the worst things he could have done — as the results here bear out. Oh well, Kyle’s the champ, and she’ll be back tomorrow to defend!

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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4 Comments on "Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – January 19, 2016"

  1. …..border of these “2 states” the finest confluence in the world.
    Illinois and Missouri didn’t become “states” until a century later.

    • Andy Saunders | January 19, 2016 at 7:59 pm |

      The quote was made in 1721, the fact that they didn’t become states until a century later is academic.

  2. Fred Vaughn | January 19, 2016 at 9:14 pm |

    Very curious about the aborted Matt vs. Matt of it all…

    • Andy Saunders | January 20, 2016 at 9:48 am |

      According to a contestant experience blog post that I recently read, this was the second time that Matt Egbert had come to the studio. Last time, he was in the same Green Room as Matt Jackson and from what I was told at that point was not willing to play as Matthew in order to compete. Obviously to prevent confusion on studio, two contestants with the same name are prevented from competing against each other. It seems as though Matt Egbert was brought back as part of this week’s taping group.

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