Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 16, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Big Business) for Monday, October 16, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 26):

In 2000 this company reported revenues of more than $100 billion; in 2001 it was bankrupt

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Jayanthi Martins, a finance manager from Austin, Texas
Jayanthi Martins on Jeopardy!
Emily Wilson, a nonprofit fundraising operations manager from Brooklyn, New York
Emily Wilson on Jeopardy!
Manny Abell, a Naval officer from Lacey, Washington(1-day total: $17,199)
Manny Abell on Jeopardy!


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What is Enron?


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The Houston-based Enron, in 2001, suffered, at the time, the largest Chapter 11 bankruptcy in history (it’s since been surpassed by Worldcom and Lehman Brothers). It became embroiled in scandal over irregular accounting practices after it was revealed that much of its profits and revenue resulted of deals with limited partnerships that it controlled. The scandal was so big that it also ruined “Big Five” accounting firm Arthur Andersen.

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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Manny $19,000
Jayanthi $12,400
Emily $11,400

Tonight’s results:
Emily $11,400 + $8,000 = $19,400 (What is Enron?
Jayanthi $12,400 – $12,400 = $0 (What is General Motors?)
Manny $19,000 + $6,599 = $25,599 (2-day total: $42,798)

Manny Abell, tonight's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 16, 2017 episode.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Manny $4,200
Jayanthi $3,600
Emily $3,400


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) CAUGHT $800 (14th pick)
Manny 2800 +1000 (Jayanthi 1600 Emily 200)
Emily 7000 +2000 (Jayanthi 5600 Manny 5000)
3) THE HISTORY BOOKSHELF $1600 (23rd pick)
Manny 11000 +4000 (Jayanthi 10800 Emily 7800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 101

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0

Game Stats:
Manny $16,400 Coryat, 23 correct, 3 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer
Emily $10,600 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer
Jayanthi $12,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $39,400
Lach Trash: $6,800 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,800

Manny Abell, stats to date:
47 correct
6 incorrect
4/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,200)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
40.35% in first on buzzer (46/114)
Average Coryat: $16,200

Manny Abell, to win:
3 games: 59.71%
4: 35.65%
5: 21.29%
6: 12.71%
7: 7.59%
Avg. streak: 3.482 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)

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4 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 16, 2017"

  1. john blahuta | October 16, 2017 at 1:42 pm |

    double smart wager by our lieutenant. had J, stayed put and Manny been wrong, the Navy would still have won!!!

  2. Scott Anthony | October 16, 2017 at 1:54 pm |

    The weekly “Riddler” column on FiveThirtyEight had a “Riddler Express” asking readers to calculate the max possible player score in a single (normal) episode of “Jeopardy!”. The number I came up with was more than I was expecting. Interesting exercise to calculate that out. Probably not a new idea for you folks, though.

  3. FYI to the regulars: I’ve set all comments this week to manual approval. Just don’t want to take any chances with things this week. Don’t worry, your comments should all come up shortly after they’re submitted.

  4. Christopher Denault | October 16, 2017 at 7:25 pm |

    Strong game all around! 54 out of 60 correct answers from this smart group.

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