Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 1, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The Supreme Court) for Friday, May 1, 2017:

Only 5 of the 17 Chief Justices previously served as Associate Justice on the Supreme Court; he was the last

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Meghan Treptow, an artist from Chicago, Illinois
Matt Cohen, an electrican engineer from Weehawken, New Jersey
Alan Lin, a software engineer from Santa Barbara, California (5-day total: $108,800)

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Who is William Rehnquist?

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The five were: John Rutledge, Edward Douglas White, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, and William Rehnquist.

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8 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 1, 2017"

  1. Galapagos Great Escape secret word: IGUANA

    Scores going into Final:
    Matt $11,000
    Alan $7,400
    Meghan $7,400

    Final results:
    Meghan $7,400 – $3,600 = $3,800 (Who is ???)
    Alan $7,400 + $7,400 = $14,800 (6-day total: $123,600)
    Matt $11,000 – $3,801 = $7,199 (Who was Warren?)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Matt $5,400
    Alan $3,400
    Meghan $2,400

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC $800 (18th pick)
    Meghan 3000 -2000 (Matt 3800 Alan 800)

    2) KENTUCKY $1600 (15th pick)
    Alan 5800 +2000 (Matt 8200 Meghan 4400)
    3) 1940s MOVIE QUOTES $1200 (21st pick)
    Meghan 3600 +3000 (Alan 8600 Matt 8600)

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

    Game Stats:
    Alan $7,000 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer
    Matt $11,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 0 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer
    Meghan $7,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 6 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer

    Lach Trash: $18,200 (on 13 Triple Stumpers)
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,200

    Alan Lin, stats to date:
    131 correct
    12 incorrect
    8/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $21,200)
    4/6 in Final Jeopardy
    38.71% in first on buzzer (123/336)
    Average Coryat: $18,240

    Alan Lin, to win:
    7 games: 56.54%
    8: 31.96%
    9: 18.07%
    10: 10.22%
    11: 5.78%
    Avg. streak: 7.301 games.
    Avg. Total Winnings (not including ToC): $151,142

    ToC projection update:
    With a projected 74 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 250,000 simulations, our model shows:
    An average of 3.5952 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.2659).
    An average of 5.0268 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.5472).

    An early cutoff took place 22.852% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

    Tim Kutz qualified 46.168% of the time.
    Todd Giese qualified 11.310% of the time.
    Rob Liguori qualified 1.718% of the time.
    Fred Vaughn qualified 0.176% 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.)

  2. john blahuta | May 1, 2017 at 4:52 pm |

    Alan is on a roll. Disappointed about the knowledge about our legal system.

    • Dal Higbee | May 1, 2017 at 7:27 pm |

      Disappointed that Alan Lin did not play like Seth Wilson or Matt Jackson today.

      • Frank Smith | May 1, 2017 at 8:59 pm |

        Indeed, he could’ve won more with more correct responses. However, what matters is that we’ll see him in the ToC.

    • Kevin S. | May 2, 2017 at 3:49 pm |

      A roll with a couple of potential stumbles. This is the second time in six games he benefited from opponents missing FJ. Today’s game felt pretty shaky throughout. Hope he steadies up for the remainder of the week.

  3. Dal Higbee | May 1, 2017 at 7:28 pm |

    Andy, I know the contestants for the 2017 Teachers Tournament now.

  4. Wow Alan he did it again!

  5. Dal Higbee | May 1, 2017 at 10:17 pm |

    If Alan and Meghan wagered everything and were both right, and if Matt was right and wagered $3,800, then it would be a three way tie.

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