Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 26, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Historic Homes) for Wednesday, April 26, 2017:

While the White House was being built, George Washington’s executive mansion was in this city

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Samm Chiszar, a public defender from Brooklyn, New York
Chelan Allen, a home & family manager from Portland, Oregon
Alan Lin, a software engineer from Santa Barbara, California (2-day total: $36,000)

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What is Philadelphia?


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While the original capital was New York City, it was determined that Washington D.C. would become the federal capital of the United States of America in 1790 upon the city’s completion. The capital city was temporarily moved to Philadelphia at that point, and the executive mansion moved to President’s House in Philadelphia, located at 524-30 Market Street. While the original building was demolished in the 19th century, a President’s House memorial still stands at the corner of 6th and Market, at Independence Mall in Philadelphia.

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17 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 26, 2017"

  1. Galapagos Great Escape secret word: SEA LION

    Scores going into Final:
    Alan $22,800
    Chelan $14,200
    Samm $1,200

    Final results:
    Samm $1,200 – $1,199 = $1 (What is New York?)
    Chelan $14,200 – $4,000 = $10,200 (What is New York City?)
    Alan $22,800 + $6,000 = $28,800 (3-day total: $64,800)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Alan $7,600
    Chelan $5,000
    Samm $400

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) COMPOUND WORDS $800 (25th pick)
    Alan 5400 +2000 (Chelan 3400 Samm 1400)

    2) THE OWL $1600 (12th pick)
    Alan 14400 +4000 (Chelan 6200 Samm 1600)
    3) DEBUSSY CAT $1200 (24th pick, $4,400 left on board)
    Sam 4400 -4000 (Alan 21600 Chelan 11800)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: COMPOUND WORDS $200
    DJ! round: None!
    $ Left on Board: $200

    Game Stats:
    Alan $19,200 Coryat, 22 correct, 1 incorrect, 35.71% in first on buzzer
    Chelan $14,200 Coryat, 20 correct, 3 incorrect, 37.50% in first on buzzer
    Samm $5,200 Coryat, 9 correct, 5 incorrect, 21.43% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $6,600 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,600

    Alan Lin, stats to date:
    65 correct
    6 incorrect
    5/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $20,800)
    1/3 in Final Jeopardy
    36.09% in first on buzzer (61/169)
    Average Coryat: $17,000

    Alan Lin, to win:
    4 games: 59.26%
    5: 35.12%
    6: 20.81%
    7: 12.33%
    8: 7.31%
    Avg. streak: 4.455 games.
    Avg. Total Winnings (including possible ToC): $108,205.

    ToC projection update:
    With a projected 77 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 250,000 simulations, our model shows:
    An average of 3.0432 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.3446).
    An average of 4.7787 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.6274).

    An early cutoff took place 13.644% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

    Alan Lin qualified 39.236% of the time.
    Tim Kutz qualified 61.358% of the time.
    Todd Giese qualified 18.752% of the time.
    Rob Liguori qualified 3.677% of the time.
    Fred Vaughn qualified 0.646% of the time.

    (Note: Due to the possibility of a WGA strike, I fiteel that is more accurate for ToC projections to add 20 games to the end of the previous projected qualifying period.)

  2. I’m guessing everyone gets it right.

  3. john blahuta | April 26, 2017 at 2:26 pm |

    Oh boy!
    When I promised a wrong answer for today I had no idea it would be that easy in FJ today,but a promise is a promise.So I have to go with New York and Boston as probable wrong answer(s) though all 3 should get it.

    Here is my reasoning why imo Alan will not threepeat:
    His first win was a runaway but he did not know FJ
    Yesterday he got wise and made a small -and as it turned out smart – small wager,by correctly guessing that it would be a strikeout. And it was. (Funny enough the # 7 was mentioned in his answer….)
    We had it happen often this season that the runaway winner was last befor FJ the next day as was the case yesterday.
    The leader should win (since it is so easy) but a public defender and stay at home mom – that’s what I think a “family and home manager”
    is?- are not a big help in pointing me to the right person.

    So I just have to go with N.Y./Boston and a new champ (the leader before FJ).

    Regardless , I hope it will be a good game and that the best player will win, hopefully no freakish outcome (like not getting in the last 2 letters in “Philadelphia:, they would rule that incorrect. Remember “Massachuset” when the lady did not get in the last letter? How many states are there that start with “Massachuset”??? Clearly she ran out of time and technically the judges were correct but ridiculously pedantic. Hopefully nobody will have a “meltdown” either.
    I remember the game (somewhat less than just a year ago??) when the player in second place (I think it was a lady) had EXACTLY 50% of the leader’s total, knew that he would not bet a farthing and did NOT bet it all and thus missing out on at least a 50/50 chance with a tiebreaker?…I’ll never forget that game!!!!

    Btw, when I sometimes sound too critical or cynical: this is NOT my intention. I guess I just subconsciously apply a higher standard to J players and then, if I get it, they should. Not taking into account stress, brainfreeze (I guess sometimes the smartest person can’t figure out “How much is 1 minus 1” when under stress},misreading a clue and what have you. The last thing I want to do is to put somebody down,leave alone insult her/him.

    That said I will probably eat my words AFTER the game, but here are the predictions:
    1.Boston and/or N.Y. as wrong answer (though this is the rare case where I would go with a 3/3, as much as I hate a 3/3 or 0/3 prediction.
    2. We’ll have a new champ and going to reset the 5 day champ clock.
    Have a great day everybody, though for most of you a good portion is already over, my 08:28 here in Lahaina still leaves a lot of options open…Aloha!

    • john blahuta | April 26, 2017 at 2:32 pm |

      I forgot to mention that Alan did not know FJ on his second win either (like everybody else he got it wrong). So 2 wins, 2 wrong FJ answers.

  4. All I can say is yikes.

  5. john blahuta | April 26, 2017 at 4:22 pm |

    Again, half right. Never thought that only ONE would get it. Well, maybe Alan is on his way after all!!

    • Frank Smith | April 26, 2017 at 6:43 pm |

      Can’t wait to see if he becomes a superchampion. He already has a good 3-day total.

  6. Alan Lin will be on the Tournament of Champion tracker with Season 34.

  7. Maurine Gutowski | April 26, 2017 at 7:58 pm |

    Now this was one I thought everyone would get right!

  8. Maurine Gutowski | April 26, 2017 at 8:11 pm |

    How did “would” turn into “sums”??? My finger bounced on my tablet surface. You can go back and edit Facebook but not this, nor e-mails. Either that or a ministroke.

  9. Dejevon Mazyck | April 26, 2017 at 8:11 pm |

    I Missed the word of the day because the A/C repair guy….please help

  10. I move to switch Blahuta to decaf. What say you?

  11. I found this site…thank you for the Word of the Day for the contest. But where would this word be found on the program? I’ve missed where it is each night. Thanks!!!

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