Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 13, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Vice Presidents) for Semifinal #1 in the 2017 Tournament of Champions, on Monday, November 13, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 46):

A biography of this 19th century VP traces his family to a German town made famous in a folk tale about children

(correct response beneath the contestants)

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Today’s contestants:

Lilly Chin, a robotics Ph.D. student at MIT from Decatur, Georgia
Lilly Chin on the 2017 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions
Austin Rogers, a bartender from New York, New York
Austin Rogers on the 2017 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions
Andrew Pau, an associate professor from Amherst, Ohio
Andrew Pau on the 2017 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions


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Who is Hannibal Hamlin?


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The biography was The Life and Times of Hannibal Hamlin, by his grandson, Charles Eugene Hamlin, published in 1899. It opens:

THE Hamlins are believed to have been Teutonic tribes, clans, or nations of people who lived along the banks of the rivers and lakes in the far-off ages of old Germany.

A circumstance that appears to bear out this theory is the fact that Hamlins are now living in the ancient town of Hamelin, in Hanover, at the confluence of the rivers Hamel and Weser, which is the town made famous in the legend of “The Pied Piper of Hamelin,” by Robert Browning.

Of course, Hannibal Hamlin was the Maine politician who served as Abraham Lincoln’s first Vice-President, serving from 1861 to 1865.

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

Scores going into Final:
Austin $9,200
Andrew $7,200
Lilly $6,800

Tonight’s results:
Lilly $6,800 – $6,000 = $800 (Who is Martin Van Buren)
Andrew $7,200 + $3,199 = $10,399
Austin $9,200 + $5,300 = $14,500 (Finalist)

Austin Rogers, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 13, 2017 episode.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Austin $6,800
Andrew $6,000
Lilly $4,600


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) QUEEN-SIZED $800 (14th pick)
Andrew 2600 +2600 (Austin 2800 Lilly 1800)
2) WORLD PLACE NAMES $1600 (6th pick)
Andrew 12000 -8000 (Austin 6800 Lilly 4600)
3) EARTH SCIENCE $1200 (19th pick)
Lilly 6200 -3000 (Austin 8000 Andrew 6400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -15

Unplayed clues:
J! round: MUSIC FOR CHAMPS $400
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $400

Game Stats:
Austin $9,200 Coryat, 18 correct, 1 incorrect, 32.14% in first on buzzer
Andrew $13,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.79% in first on buzzer
Lilly $9,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 4 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $32,400
Lach Trash: $12,800 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,400

Austin Rogers, stats to date:
368 correct
47 incorrect
22/28 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $106,100)
14/15 in Final Jeopardy
40.86% in first on buzzer (344/842)
Average Coryat: $17,133

Andrew Pau, stats to date:
204 correct
15 incorrect
12/13 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $27,400)
6/9 in Final Jeopardy
36.35% in first on buzzer (185/509)
Average Coryat: $19,244

Lilly Chin, stats to date:
115 correct
17 incorrect
8/9 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $14,200)
3/6 in Final Jeopardy
32.74% in first on buzzer (111/339)
Average Coryat: $14,300

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23 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 13, 2017"

  1. Match-ups:

    Monday: one (1) winner, two (2) wild-cards
    Tuesday: three (3) winners
    Wednesday: one (1) winner, two (2) wild-cards

    The two women contestants are in separate brackets.


  2. i’ll always remember lily’s final jeopardy the spicest memelord

  3. Expected more from Austin Rogers today.

    • john blahuta | November 13, 2017 at 5:18 pm |

      He won, didn’t he??? And he was the only one whose bet made sense. This was to get a place in Final Jeopardy, not WIN it (not yet). I think (and hope) he will win the ToC. His wager was the only one that made sense, btw.

      • Andrew Pau would have won and had a runaway should he had got the second round Daily Double right.

        • Unfortunately for him, he didn’t and was maybe a little overconfident in his wager.Had he wagered 4K he would have been tied with Austin (provided the rest of the game had gone as it did.) Since he got FJ right, all he had to do is be in the lead before FJ, so a 3K wager would probably have done it (also taking into account the psychological impact of losing such a big wager in DD and seeing your lead evaporate from 12 K to 4K. The opposite is true as well. Had he been correct then a 20K lead would have been like getting a jolt in the electric chair for the other 2. It’s like in sports when a heavy favorite loses (Italy AND The Netherlands did not qualify for the WC in Russia.The Netherlands were in the final 3 times, lost all 3 times.(1974 in Germany vs. Germany,1978 vs Argentina And 2010 vs Spain in South Africa,when Spain scored the only and winning goal 4 minutes before the end of extra time, after 116 ‘ of play, not including the extra minutes of “injury time”after the first half of the regular game, the end of the regular game and the first half of extra time. Italy was in 6 finals, won 4. And the last time they did NOT qualify for the WC was 1958. Since then they have at least participated in -although not winning – every one of them . Given the importance of football in Italy the flags will probably at half staff throughout the country….They just got finally eliminated today…. For somebody familiar with football Italy NOT qualifying would have been unthinkable prior to the qualification games. I guess that’s WHY they play the games…)And if ifs and buts were candies and nuts, we’d all have a merry Christmas.. Well, I hope we’ll have a merry Christmas anyway, though winning the ToC certainly would help. The check should come in right around Christmas…hopefully J will time the mailing in a way that it arrives just before Christmas!

          • John:

            Look at it this way:

            Andrew was in the Friday game. He was sequestered and did not see Austin’s QF. All Andrew knows is that Austin’s a 12-time champ having won 400K+.

            If you’re up against a Ken Jennings type, in a good category for you, on a Daily Double, up 12000 to 6800, do you not go for the jugular at that point, too?

        • However he didn’t, woulda coulda shoulda. I thought Austin played a smart game, especially since he didn’t get any of his famous daily doubles and he was playing against the best players on Jeopardy this year… they don’t call it The Tournament of Champions for nothing!

          • @Andy

            I MIGHT go for the jugular, but it IS risky.Unfortunately for Andrew, HIS jugular was the one that suffered. Bur hindsight is always 20/20. Had he been right, game over.

  4. freddie leonard | November 13, 2017 at 4:42 pm |

    I can’t believe how much Austin and Jason resemble each other.

  5. Austin did win! Saving his energy for Thursday and Friday. He did not get to bet on a single DD today else his score may have been higher.

  6. How are the contestants in the tournament seeded? Were the three tonight the lowest earners or is it totally random each day which three play against each other?

  7. This show proves that college players, even College Champs, are out of their league versus older adults. The young players just don’t have the life experience of the older players.

    • How.

      Seriously. How. Lilly’s Coryat score was higher than a 12-time champion. How is that “out of their league”?

      Give. Me. A. Break.

      • Also, students like Pranjal have made the TOC through regular play.

      • Agreed Andy. Had Lilly not got a bit flustered on her DD question and missionary, she would have been right there for FJ. Pretty impressive IMHO.

      • I guess I need to understand this Coryat thing since I’m on here regularly now. I got this from another site you’re familiar with:

        Coryat score

        n. a player’s score if all wagering is disregarded. In the Coryat score, there is no penalty for forced incorrect responses on Daily Doubles, but correct responses on Daily Doubles earn only the natural values of the clues, and any gain or loss from the Final Jeopardy! Round is ignored.

        What’s a “forced incorrect” response on a Daily Double? I get the other stuff.

        • Essentially, as you are forced to give a response on a Daily Double (normally, you must intend to respond by signalling.) Because of this “forced” vs. “unforced”, one’s Coryat score is not harmed by missing a Daily Double.

  8. Ten Triple Stumpers again (5 of 6 days). I got three, but I can guess with impunity at home. Stunned that they missed the Van Allen Belt, though…

  9. I expected Andrew Pau to run the Ohio category since he is from Ohio. Iā€™m shocked that he only got one right.

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