Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 17, 2017

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Tuesday, January 17, 2017:

Final Jeopardy! category: PLAYS

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: this play was derived from a 1565 story, “Un Capitano Moro”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Pete Tachibana, a bartender from North Highlands, California
Andrea Keppers, a history educator from Denver, Colorado
John Avila, an attorney from Arlington, Virginia (1-day total: $14,001)


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“Un Capitano Moro” was a story in Giraldi Cinthio’s Hecatommithi from 1565. In the original story, the Moor is unnamed, but Desdemona is (Disdemona in the original). Obviously, in Shakespeare’s play, the famed Moor of Venice is given the titular name.

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3 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 17, 2017"

  1. Andy Saunders | January 17, 2017 at 1:15 pm |

    Scores going into Final:
    John $24,600
    Andrea $11,200
    Pete $2,400

    Final results:
    Pete $2,400 – $2,400 = $0 (What is ?)
    Andrea $11,200 + $0 = $11,200
    John $24,600 – $400 = $24,200 (What is A Dead Captain?) (2-day total: $38,201)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    John $11,400
    Andrea $2,600
    Pete $1,400

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) THE CONSTITUTION $800 (13th pick)
    John 3000 +3000 (Andrea 600 Pete 0)

    2) THE ANCIENT WORLD $800 (2nd pick)
    Pete 1800 +1800 (John 11400 Andrea 2600)
    3) COMPOSERS $1600 (8th pick)
    Andrea 3400 +3400 (Jon 14200 Pete 3600)

    Unplayed clues:
    $ Left on Board: $0

    Game Stats:
    John $22,400 Coryat, 29 correct, 1 incorrect, 45.61% in first on buzzer
    Andrea $9,400 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer
    Pete $1,400 Coryat, 9 correct, 3 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $13,200

    John Avila, stats to date:
    44 correct
    6 incorrect
    2/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,700)
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    34.23% in first on buzzer (38/111)
    Average Coryat: $17,900

    John Avila, to win:
    3 games: 62.90%
    4: 39.56%
    5: 24.88%
    6: 15.65%
    7: 9.84%
    Avg. streak: 3.695 games.
    Avg. Total Winnings (Including Possible ToC): $82,016


  2. Frank Smith | January 17, 2017 at 6:08 pm |

    John may have gotten Final J! wrong, but he didn’t wager much, and still won decent money.
    As for the 16-game record, it’ll be interesting to see if we can break it, and by how much.

  3. Alex Epstein | January 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm |

    Now we are at 16 consecutive days. Will we brake the record tomorrow?! Tune in and find out!

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