Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – March 27, 2017

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Monday, March 27, 2017:

Final Jeopardy! category: SCIENTISTS

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: This European’s 1751 “Philosophia Botanica” gave rules of nomenclature & said don’t change generic names

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Meral Cultu, a nonprofit strategist from Cleveland, Ohio
Adam Vesterholt, an energy engineer from Brooklyn, New York
Robert Weibezahl, a writer from Westlake Village, California (1-day total: $11,000)


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Who is Carl Linnaeus?


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Carl Linnaeus (Carolus Linnaeus) was a Swedish botanist who created a uniform system of naming natural organisms (binomial nomenclature), using genera and species (and creating principles upon which to frame those definitions.)

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8 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – March 27, 2017"

  1. Scores going into Final:
    Adam $13,401
    Robert $13,400
    Meral $11,800

    Final results:
    Meral $11,800 + $1,602 = $13,402 (Who is Charles Linnaeus?†)
    Robert $13,400 – $1,600 = $11,800 (Who is Boyle)
    Adam $13,401 + $13,400 = $26,801 (1-day total: $26,801)

    (Meral’s response of “Who is Charles Linnaeus?” was accepted by the judges because “Charles” is an Anglicized form of the Swedish “Carl”/Latin “Carolus”).

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Adam $7,200
    Robert $6,600
    Meral $3,000

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) OH MY GODS! $600 (15th pick)
    Adam 3400 +2400 (Robert 2000 Meral 1200)

    2) THE SOUTHWEST $800 (19th pick)
    Adam 9600 +3600 (Robert 11800 Meral 8200)
    3) CONSERVATIVE BOOKSHELF $1600 (29th pick, $2,000 left on board)
    Adam 12000 +1401 (Robert 13400 Meral 11800)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: THE BUSY BUSINESSMAN $1000
    DJ! round: None!
    $ Left on Board: $1,000

    Game Stats:
    Adam $9,000 Coryat, 19 correct, 6 incorrect, 37.50% in first on buzzer
    Meral $11,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 0 incorrect, 23.21% in first on buzzer
    Robert $13,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 1 incorrect, 28.57% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $11,800
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses: $7,000

    Robert Weibezahl, final stats:
    36 correct
    6 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    30.09% in first on buzzer (34/113)
    Average Coryat: $11,000

    Adam Vesterholt, stats to date:
    20 correct
    6 incorrect
    3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,401)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    37.50% in first on buzzer (21/56)
    Average Coryat: $9,000

    Adam Vesterholt, to win:
    2 games: 29.50%
    3: 8.70%
    4: 2.57%
    5: 0.76%
    6: 0.22%
    Avg. streak: 1.418 games.
    Avg. Total Winnings (including possible ToC): $36,966

    With a projected 79 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 250,000 simulations, our model shows:
    An average of 2.8822 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.313).
    An average of 4.4643 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.594).

    An early cutoff took place 10.705% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

    Tim Kutz qualified 67.085% of the time.
    Todd Giese qualified 24.874% of the time.
    Rob Liguori qualified 5.466% of the time.
    Fred Vaughn qualified 0.897% of the time.


    • Thank you to Jay Johnson for providing me with a full chart of this game.
    • The most recent regular-play game with a $1 difference between 1st and 2nd after Double Jeopardy: January 27, 2012.
    • Adam is the first player to find all three Daily Doubles in the same game since Leanne Vincent on February 28, and the first player to get all 3 correct in regular play since Lisa Schlitt on February 2.
  2. john blahuta | March 27, 2017 at 2:49 pm |

    Wow, I honestly did not think that 2 would get it. I was leaning more towards a ZERO correct…..compliments to the players,close game and everybody way over 10 K before FJ!!!

    • Frank Smith | March 27, 2017 at 4:12 pm |

      Anyone could’ve won big today, but Adam went almost all in and it paid off. We just can’t get a superchampion anymore.

  3. john blahuta | March 27, 2017 at 2:51 pm |


    Yet again, a one day champion, no repeat. There is a hex in there somewhere!!

  4. Alex Epstein | March 27, 2017 at 7:33 pm |

    My dad thinks we’re in for a run here with Adam

  5. Alex Williams | March 27, 2017 at 7:59 pm |

    Hi. The guy who won tonight wrote “Who Linneaus” no question mark and no is….at least that is what I remember from the screeen
    Is that in the form of a question?

  6. john blahuta | March 27, 2017 at 8:04 pm |

    Well;, let’s hope so. Unfortunately for Meral it did not matter whether they accepted “Charles” or not, she did not have enough money. I am pretty sure that they would have accepted just the last name. I mean, how many people who were botanists were around at that time with the last name “Linnaeus”? Same as they would accept (Ernest) Hemingway, (Florence) Nightingale, (Albert) Schweitzer etc etc. With some people the last name says it all. There really seems a jinx in there for champions lately. Not many repeat champs in March at all. Well, there is always a new week/month. We just started a new week, so maybe Adam can break the spell!

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