Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 7, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Friday, April 7, 2017:

Final Jeopardy! category: BRITISH NOVELS

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: The title of this 1908 novel is an allusion to the hotel in Florence where the novel starts & ends the next year

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Pat Greiner, a radio copywriter & voice-over announcer from Casper, Wyoming Brad Shumel, a pharmaceutical medical director from Chappaqua, New York David Gatewood, a Ph.D student from Knoxville, Tennessee(1-day total: $21,600)

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What is A Room With a View?

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E. M. Forster’s 1908 novel A Room with a View opens and closes at Florence’s “Pension Bertolini” hotel; Lucy Honeychurch’s travel group was promised a room with a view of the Arno River, instead, they received a room with a view only of a courtyard. Slightly more notably in Jeopardy! lore, Bob Harris speaks at length in Prisoner of Trebekistan of how to keep those Forster works separate. (Apropos of nothing: I lent my copy of “Trebekistan” out to someone many years ago and I have no veritable idea who has it.)

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12 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 7, 2017"

  1. Scores going into Final:
    David $12,400
    Pat $7,800
    Brad $6,000

    Final results:
    Brad $6,000 – $3,300 = $2,700 (What is ?)
    Pat $7,800 + $7,000 = $14,800 (1-day total: $14,800)
    David $12,400 – $10,000 = $2,400 (What is Jamaica Inn?)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Pat $4,400
    David $2,800
    Brad $0

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) SIMILAR WORDS $800 (19th pick)
    Brad 600 -1000 (Pat 4200 David 200)

    2) WHAT’S NOT TO LICHEN $1600 (19th pick)
    Brad 7200 -2000 (David 9200 Pat 8000)
    3) LIGHTHOUSES $1600 (30th pick)
    Pat 10800 -3000 (David 12400 Brad 6000)

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

    Game Stats:
    Pat $10,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer
    David $12,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 4 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer
    Brad $9,000 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $11,600
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,200

    David Gatewood, final stats:
    32 correct
    7 incorrect
    0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,000)
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    28.07% in first on buzzer (32/114)
    Average Coryat: $13,500

    Pat Greiner, stats to date:
    17 correct
    3 incorrect
    0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,000)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
    Average Coryat: $10,800

    Pat Greiner, to win:
    2 games: 35.59%
    3: 12.67%
    4: 4.51%
    5: 1.60%
    6: 0.57%
    Avg. streak: 1.553 games.
    Average Total Winnings (including possible ToC): $27,920

    ToC projection update:
    With a projected 90 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 250,000 simulations, our model shows:
    An average of 3.3145 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.4138).
    An average of 5.1109 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.7289).

    An early cutoff took place 19.522% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

    Tim Kutz qualified 54.062% of the time.
    Todd Giese qualified 16.414% of the time.
    Rob Liguori qualified 3.396% of the time.
    Fred Vaughn qualified 0.693% of the time.

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

    Miscellany:

    • Thank you to Jay Johnson for providing me with a full chart of this game.
    • The last time the 30th clue of Double Jeopardy was the Daily Double: November 4.
    • The last time 0 Daily Doubles were answered correctly in regular play: January 4 (0/2). The last time all 3 were answered incorrectly: December 16.
  2. john blahuta | April 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm | Reply

    Quite a big wager by David. Not that it mattered, he would have lost with the conventional wager as well.Maybe he figured, “if get it wrong then I lose anyway, so let’s make it a bigger payday if I’m right” ? (3.201 would have been the regular bet).
    Some players just go for broke, sort of “all or nothing”. Also depends on how comfy you are with the FJ category I guess when you make it a “guarded wagers” game?

    • Since he didn’t win, we have yet another 1-timer. Pat didn’t even win as big as some champions have recently.

    • Not a good like of thought given these scores. Since both the challengers had less than $9,199, David would win the game on a Triple Stumper if he makes that $3,201 minimum bet (or at least caps at $4,599). As you can see above, on the actual wagers, Brad and not David would have won has Pat not been correct.

      A key thing you want to look at here is whether a trailer has < 2/3 of the leader's score entering Final Jeopardy! Just over two years ago, Christine Kim used this knowledge to pull out an improbable win.

  3. What is up with FJ! leaders on Friday this season?

  4. Are they making the Friday FJ! clues harder on the leader?

  5. So with two answers left in Double Jeopardy and a Daily Double still on the board, I can’t remember who it was that had control and chose the $400 answer instead of the $1600 answer. Because Daily Doubles are never (or almost never) under the easiest answer in a category, it would’ve been logical to select the $1600 answer to get the Daily Double. Pat got the $400 answer, and as a result she got to play the Daily Double on the final answer on the board. Because I can’t remember who it was who had control of the board at that point, I can’t decide whether this made any difference in the outcome.

    I also can’t remember Pat’s total entering Final Jeopardy, but there seems to be a problem with some of the numbers above. According to the numbers in the “Daily Double locations” section, Pat missed the Daily Double on the final answer (Lighthouses) and went from $10,000 – $3,000 = $7,000, which would’ve been her total going into Final Jeopardy. But in the “Final results” section above, it indicates that Pat had $7,800 going into Final Jeopardy. So which is correct for Pat’s total entering Final Jeopardy, $7,000 or $7,800? Thanks!

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