Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 9, 2017

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Monday, January 9, 2017:

Final Jeopardy! category: 19TH CENTURY NOTABLES

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: Calling him a red-headed madman, in 1889 a group of his neighbors signed a petition to ban him from his home in Arles, France

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Today’s contestants:

Jack Paleczny, a law student from Chicago, Illinois
Blair Moorhead, a social worker from Arlington, Virginia
Joe Bartolomeo, a professor & associate dean from Florence, Massachusetts (2-day total: $36,500)


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Who is Vincent Van Gogh?


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Suffering from hallucinations and paranoia that he was being poisoned, about thirty of Van Gogh’s neighbors, calling him fou roux (French for “Red-Headed Madman”) and which saw him spend time in hospital in Arles. During his lifetime, Van Gogh’s artwork was not particularly well-regarded, and he was not seen as an artistic genius until after his death. Today, his works are among some of the most expensive paintings in the world.

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4 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 9, 2017"

  1. Andy Saunders | January 9, 2017 at 3:58 pm |

    Scores going into Final:
    Jack $17,400
    Blair $10,600
    Joe $8,800

    (N.B.: These scores reflect a $3,200 reversal in Jack’s favor between Double Jeopardy and Final Jeopardy.)

    Final results:
    Joe $8,800 + $8,000 = $16,800
    Blair 10,600 + $6,802 = $17,402 (1-day total: $17,402)
    Jack $17,400 – $4,000 = $13,400 (Who is Zimmerman?)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Joe $3,600
    Blair $2,600
    Jack $2,200

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) THRILLER & SUSPENSE NOVELS $1000 (25th pick)
    Joe 4400 -1000 (Blair 2600 Jack 1200)

    2) “G” CITIES $1600 (4th pick)
    Jack 4600 +2000 (Joe 3600 Blair 2600)
    3) WORDS OF PEACE $2000 (25th pick, $6,000 left on board)
    Jack 13400 +2000 (Blair 10600 Joe 8800)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: A BATEMAN $800 & $1000
    $ Left On Board: $1800

    Game Stats:
    Blair $10,600 Coryat, 14 Correct, 1 incorrect, 25.45% in first on buzzer
    Joe $9,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 27.27% in first on buzzer
    Jack $17,000 Coryat, 22 correct, 4 incorrect, 43.64% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $7,800

    Joe Bartolomeo, final stats:
    56 correct
    6 incorrect
    1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,400)
    2/3 in Final Jeopardy
    29.94% in first on buzzer (50/167)
    Average Coryat: $13,400

    Blair Moorhead, current stats:
    15 correct
    1 incorrect
    0/0 on Daily Doubles
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    25.45% in first on buzzer (14/55)
    Average Coryat: $10,600

    Blair Moorhead, to win:
    2 games: 34.94%
    3: 12.21%
    4: 4.26%
    5: 1.49%
    6: 0.52%
    Avg. streak: 1.537 games.

  2. Blair lucked out, didn’t she? It looks like she thought Joe would bet only enough to take a $1 lead over Jack, without thinking about the fact that if Joe bet everything, he’d end up with $17,600. So by betting only $6,802, she left the door open for Joe to win by betting everything. She should’ve bet $7,001, guaranteeing that she’d beat Joe if both were correct, and still forcing Jack to come up with the correct answer to beat her. Betting the extra $199 wouldn’t add any meaningful downside risk compared to what she actually bet, and it also wouldn’t have meant anything relative to Jack’s bet.

    • Andy Saunders | January 10, 2017 at 1:02 pm |

      Absolutely! Blair risked having her chances of winning drop by almost 10% (considering best-case scenario for 2nd in that spot is usually around 18%, that’s a significant drop).

  3. Julie Martinez | January 10, 2017 at 11:12 pm |

    I have been trying to figure out who Jack meant when he wrote “Zimmerman.” Is there a madman Zimmerman from the 19th century? I haven’t found one on the web yet.

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