Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 12, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Geography) for Monday, June 12, 2017:

Cross the Strait of Bonifacio & you go between the 2nd- & 4th-largest Mediterranean islands & between these 2 countries

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Janna Seals, a retired library assistant from Mont Belvieu, Texas
Janna Seals on Jeopardy!
Liz Kuster, an attorney from Chesterfield, Missouri
Liz Kuster on Jeopardy!
Tucker Dunn, an E.S.L. teacher from Tucson, Arizona (1-day total: $23,601)
Tucker Dunn on Jeopardy!

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What are France and Italy?

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Named after the Corsican town of Bonifacio, the Strait of Bonifacio separates the French island of Corsica (the 4th-largest Mediterranean island) from the Italian island of Sardinia (the 2nd-largest Mediterranean island).

It is not a particularly deep strait, with a maximum depth of 100 metres, and French and Italian ships carrying dangerous goods are prohibited from using the strait because of the risks involved.

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9 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 12, 2017"

  1. Scores going into Final:
    Liz $8,400
    Tucker $8,200
    Janna $6,200

    Final results:
    Janna $6,200 – $6,198 = $2 (What are Italy & Greece?)
    Tucker $8,200 – $4,201 = $3,999 (What are Corsica & Sardinia?) (2-day total: $27,600)
    Liz $8,400 – $8,001 = $399 (What are Italy & Greece?)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Tucker $6,200
    Liz $4,400
    Janna $2,800

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) LITERARY CHARACTER MASHUP $1000 (22nd pick)
    Janna 4000 -2000 (Tucker 4600 Liz 3000)

    2) “BAD” ENTERTAINMENT $1600 (4th pick)
    Janna 5200 +1200 (Tucker 6200 Liz 4400)
    3) ROCKS & MINERALS $1200 (8th pick)
    Janna 6000 -1000 (Tucker 5400 Liz 3600)

    Unplayed clues: None!

    Game Stats:
    Tucker $8,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 4 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer
    Liz $8,400 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer
    Janna $9,600 Coryat, 17 correct, 5 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $14,400 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $13,400

    Tucker Dunn, stats to date:
    34 correct
    7 incorrect
    0/0 on Daily Doubles
    1/2 in Final Jeopardy
    30.36% in first on buzzer (34/112)
    Average Coryat: $10,200

    Tucker Dunn, to win:
    3 games: 30.35%
    4: 9.21%
    5: 2.80%
    6: 0.85%
    7: 0.26%
    Avg. streak: 2.436 games.
    Avg. Total Winnings (including possible ToC): $39,753

    With a projected 54 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 250,000 simulations, our model shows:
    An average of 1.9302 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.0783).
    An average of 3.0427 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.2991).

    An early cutoff took place 7.392% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

    Tucker Dunn qualified 5.978% of the time.
    Tim Kutz qualified 56.961% of the time.
    Todd Giese qualified 18.698% of the time.
    Rob Liguori qualified 2.770% of the time.

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  2. Mark Barrett | June 12, 2017 at 2:53 pm |

    Today’s game broke the streak of 7 games in a row in June with one, and only one, player correctly solving the FJ! clue.

  3. john blahuta | June 12, 2017 at 6:28 pm |

    Although Greece has about over 5000 islands, it does not have a single strait that separates it from another country.It borders only 4 countries (land borders), in alphabetical order: Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia and Turkey.
    Had Janna bet only 2.201 to cover Liz,Janna would have been tied with Tucker, 3.999 per player! Strange, how those numbers sometimes play out.

  4. Dal Higbee | June 12, 2017 at 7:21 pm |

    This is not one of those games.

  5. Fred Vaughn | June 12, 2017 at 10:22 pm |

    I love when the eventual winner didn’t land on a Daily Double… and I’m not talking from experience AT ALL.

  6. Jeopardy! contestant professions should be limited to 10 lawyers per week…

  7. She said affirm, but the race horse’s name was Affirmed. Shouldn’t she have been judged as given an incorrect answer?

    Also transit is not the same as transport. Am I just being picky, or are they getting more lax with answers?

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