Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 13, 2017

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Monday, February 13, 2017:

Final Jeopardy! category: BOOKS OF THE BIBLE

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: It begins with God saying, “Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Netanel Paley, a senior at Yeshiva University from Teaneck, New Jersey
Esteban Fernandez, a freshman at San Francisco State University from Coronado, California
Lilly Chin, a senior at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from Decatur, Georgia


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What is Numbers?


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Interestingly, the beginning of the Book of Exodus, “Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt” was an $800 clue on Wednesday, February 8, in AND SO IT BEGINS.

Moving onto today’s Final, Numbers concludes the story of Israel’s exodus from Egypt and their journey to take possession of The Promised Land. It takes its name from the two censuses taken of the Israelites.

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13 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 13, 2017"

  1. Andy Saunders | February 13, 2017 at 1:21 pm |

    Scores going into Final:
    Lilly $20,000
    Netanel $15,600
    Esteban $7,400

    Final results:
    Esteban $7,400 – $7,400 = $0 (What is Exodus?)
    Netanel $15,600 + $2,400 = $18,000
    Lilly $20,000 + $4,399 = $24,399 (Automatic semifinalist)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Lilly $7,200
    Esteban $4,200
    Netanel $4,200

    Wild Card standings:
    Monday: Lilly Chin, $24,399 ($20,000, $7,200)
    1) Netanel Paley $18,000 (99.397%) ($15,600, $4,200)
    2) Esteban Fernandez $0 (0.00004%) ($7,400, $4,200)

    (Here is the Wild Card prediction methodology.)

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) IN OLDEN TIMES $800 (11th pick)
    Lilly 3200 +1200 (Esteban 1000 Netanel 400)

    2) BODIES OF WATER $1200 (12th pick)
    Netanel 6200 +3000 (Lilly 12400 Esteban 5400)
    3) A “B”-PLUS STUDENT $2000 (17th pick)
    Lilly 13200 +2000 (Netanel 13600 Esteban 5400)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: None!
    DJ! round: None!
    $ Left on Board: $0

    Game Stats:
    Lilly $19,600 Coryat, 27 correct, 2 incorrect, 45.61% in first on buzzer
    Netanel $13,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer
    Esteban $7,400 Coryat, 11 correct, 1 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $8,000
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses: $5,200

    Lilly Chin, stats to date:
    28 correct
    2 incorrect
    2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,200)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    45.61 in first on buzzer (26/57)
    Average Coryat: $19,600

    Netanel Paley, stats to date:
    18 correct
    2 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    29.82 in first on buzzer (17/57)
    Average Coryat: $13,800

    Esteban Fernandez, stats to date:
    11 correct
    2 incorrect
    0/0 on Daily Doubles
    0/1 in Final Jeopardy
    17.54 in first on buzzer (10/57)
    Average Coryat: $7,400


    • Per the prediction model, Esteban’s chances of advancing from 3rd place with $7,400 would have been 1.764%. From 3rd at $14,800: 72.762%.
    • Per our prediction model, Netanel risked his chances of advancing falling from 95.003% to 51.401% with his bet in Final Jeopardy, had he gotten Final incorrect and Esteban gotten it correct.
  2. You said, “Per our prediction model, Netanel risked his chances of advancing falling from 95.003% to 51.401% with his bet in Final Jeopardy, had he gotten Final incorrect and Esteban gotten it correct.”

    Netanel probably knew he would get it correct – after all, he’s attending Yeshiva University!

  3. Rosalyn Ferris | February 13, 2017 at 5:02 pm |

    Would the “torah” be a correct response as well?

  4. He’s probably already memorized the Torah.

  5. Mark Barrett | February 13, 2017 at 7:31 pm |

    Under game stats you have Lilly’s Coryat as 19,200 instead of the correct 19,600 that shows for her individual stats.

  6. 99.397% is what you estimate the odds are of Paley advancing?

    • Andy Saunders | February 13, 2017 at 9:26 pm |

      Yes. $18,000 is a very high non-winning score. The chances of four other players surpassing that are very small.

  7. Also, he probably would have bet far, far more had Books of the Bible been restricted to the Jewish Bible (OT) only. We Jews aren’t all that knowledgeable about the NT.

    • Jonathan Graham | February 15, 2017 at 12:55 am |

      Do you think that he probably wanted to end up with a score of 1,000 chai? He probably knew that 18,000 would be a good wildcard score, and was also going for symbolism.

      • Andy Saunders | February 15, 2017 at 1:36 am |

        I saw another place on the Internet that made the same point as this. I think it’s at least a good possibility.

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