Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 23, 2016

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Today’s contestants:

Charlie Geer, an affordable housing development analyst from Columbus, OH
Elena Stuewe, a resident physician from Birmingham, AL
Seth Wilson, a PhD candidate from Chicago, IL (4-day total: $105,800)

Final Jeopardy! category: AFRICAN GEOGRAPHY

Final Jeopardy! clue: The Zambezi River reaches the ocean in this country that lends its name to the body of water where it happens

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What is Mozambique?



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The Zambezi River delta enters into the Mozambique Channel, the arm of the Indian Ocean that happens to separate Mozambique from Madagascar.

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8 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 23, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | September 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm |

    Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
    Seth $21,900
    Elena $18,800
    Charlie $4,600

    Final Results:
    Charlie $4,600 – $1,601 = $2,999 (No response)
    Elena $18,800 – $3,101 = $15,699 (What is South Africa?)
    Seth $21,900 – $0 = $21,900 (What is Zambia?) (5-day total: $127,700)

    For context: In regular play since the start of Season 20, betting $0 from the lead in a non-lock situation has now won 6 times in 16 attempts.

    Erratum: IT’S PLAIN TO SEE IT’S 33 $400 read: John Belushi in 1982 & this other hefty “SNL” comic in 1992 both passed away aged 33. Chris Farley died in 1997, not 1992.

    Daily Double locations:
    1) IT’S PLAIN TO SEE IT’S 33 $600 (18th pick)
    Seth 4200 +1500 (Elena 800 Charlie -1400)

    2) IN PRAISE OF OLDER WRITERS $1200 (10th pick)
    Seth 9900 +2000 (Elena 5000 Charlie 4200)
    3) MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS $1600 (26th pick; $4,400 left on board)
    Elena 9400 +9400 (Seth 20300 Charlie 4600)

    Unplayed clues:

    Game Stats:
    Seth 20,200 Coryat, 25 correct, 1 incorrect, 40.00% in first on buzzer
    Elena 11,000 Coryat, 10 correct, 1 incorrect, 12.73% in first on buzzer
    Charlie 4,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 5 incorrect, 36.36% in first on buzzer

    Seth Wilson, stats to date:
    119 correct
    19 incorrect
    6/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
    3/5 in Final Jeopardy
    43.27% in first on buzzer (119/275)
    Average Coryat: $17,560

    Seth Wilson, to win:
    6 games: 64.70%
    7: 41.86%
    8: 27.09%
    9: 17.53%
    10: 11.34%
    Avg. streak: 6.833 games.

  2. Elena should not have bet $3,101 and Seth should’ve wagered $15,701.

    • Andy Saunders | September 23, 2016 at 5:29 pm |


      You’ll find it to be a rare situation where there is a singular appropriate wager. Often, there is a range of perfectly defensible wagers; also, the contestants may perceive a reaction that the viewing audience is not privy to that may also influence the action.

  3. Somebody on the staph is a Phish phan! References to Phish songs in the responses and the categories: Gumbo, Sloth, Ocelot, No Men in (No Man’s Land), N(ICU), and [Final Jeopardy]

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