Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 30, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 19th Century Literature) for Monday, October 30, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 36):

This 1870 novel has a ship whose name is from the Greek for “sailor” & a captain whose name is Latin for “no one”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

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Today’s contestants:

Morgan Hanson, a Ph.D candidate from Tullahoma, Tennessee
Morgan Hanson on Jeopardy!
Charles Yu, a technical consultant from Hyattsville, Maryland
Charles Yu on Jeopardy!
Anand Kandaswamy, an economist from Washington, DC (1-day total: $10,001)
Anand Kandaswamy on Jeopardy!


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What is “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea”?


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Jules Verne’s famous novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea: A Tour of the Underwater World, first serialized in March 1869 through June 1870 in the Magasin d’Éducation et de Récréation, featured Captain Nemo (Latin for “no one”) piloting the Nautilus (Greek for “sailor”). The book’s title refers to the distance traveled while in the Nautilus, not the depths to which the ship travelled, as 20,000 leagues (using the French metric league definition of 4 kilometers, not 3 nautical miles) would be six times the diameter of the Earth.

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

Scores going into Final:
Anand $21,200
Charles $5,800
Morgan $3,000

Tonight’s results:
Morgan $3,000 – $3,000 = $0 (What is Watership Down)
Charles $5,800 – $201 = $5,599 (What is the Ballad of Capn Crunch)
Anand $21,200 + $3,800 = $25,000 (2-day total: $35,001)

Anand Kandaswamy, tonight's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 30, 2017 episode.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Anand $9,200
Morgan $2,800
Charles $2,200


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) AVENGERS $800 (8th pick)
Anand 3400 +1600 (Charles 0 Morgan -600)
2) “Z” GRADE ENTERTAINMENT $2000 (16th pick)
Anand 18800 +1200 (Morgan 6400 Charles 4600)
3) YOU HAVE ME AT A LOSS $1600 (20th pick)
Morgan 8800 -1000 (Anand 20000 Charles 4600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 42

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

Game Stats:
Anand $21,200 Coryat, 25 correct, 1 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer
Charles $5,800 Coryat, 9 correct, 0 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer
Morgan $4,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 6 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $31,000
Lach Trash: $14,800 (on 13 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,200

Anand Kandaswamy, stats to date:
48 correct
6 incorrect
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $300)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
42.11% in first on buzzer (48/114)
Average Coryat: $17,500

Anand Kandaswamy, to win:
3 games: 55.36%
4: 30.65%
5: 16.97%
6: 9.39%
7: 5.20%
Avg. streak: 3.240 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)


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6 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 30, 2017"

  1. If Anand wins all week, we’ll see him in next year’s Tournament of Champions.

  2. Anand should win 5 games at least. He is a strong player.

  3. Al Richardson | October 31, 2017 at 12:37 pm |

    On this day the closing conversation had Alex joining the contestants as they stayed behind the podiums. Very unusual.

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