Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 23, 2017

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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy! (in the category Turkey with the Trimmings) for Thursday, November 23, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 54):

Of the 8 countries that border Turkey, these 2 extend the farthest east & west

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Jesse Parks, a performance manager from Houston, Texas
Jesse Parks on Jeopardy!
Liz Schultz, a retired project analyst from Manchester, New Jersey
Liz Schultz on Jeopardy!
Kiana Nakamura, a graduate student from Corona, California (2-day total: $26,700)
Kiana Nakamura on Jeopardy!


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What are Greece and Iran?


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The 8 countries that border Turkey: Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan (with Azerbaijan’s exclave of Nakhchivan), Iran, Iraq, Syria, Greece, and Bulgaria.

Of those, Greece extends the furthest west, and Iran the furthest east. (Prior to the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the U.S.S.R would have been the “east” half of this correct response.)

The area surrounding Turkey, as used in Final Jeopardy! on November 23, 2017.

The area surrounding Turkey. (Credit: Google Maps)

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

Scores going into Final:
Jesse $7,800
Kiana $6,900
Liz $3,600

Tonight’s results:
Liz $3,600 – $2,401 = $1,199 (What is Greece & Iraq)
Kiana $6,900 + $3,000 = $9,900
Jesse $7,800 + $3,200 = $11,000 (1-day total: $11,000)

Jesse Parks, today's Jeopardy! champion (for the November 23, 2017 episode.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Liz $3,600
Jesse $1,400
Kiana $1,200


Opening break taken after: 14 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) LEFTIST PROPAGANDA $800 (14th pick)
Jesse 400 -1000 (Liz 2000 Kiana 1000)
2) LINE CRAFT $1600 (14th pick)
Kiana 5600 -1100 (Jesse 5000 Liz 2800)
3) POLITICAL QUOTES $1600 (19th pick)
Jesse 8600 -2000 (Kiana 4500 Liz 4000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -143

Unplayed clues:
J! round: I LIKE TO BE IN NUMERICAL ORDER $800 & $1000
DJ! Round: AFRICAN LITERATURE $1600 & $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $5,400

Game Stats:
Jesse $10,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 5 incorrect, 33.96% in first on buzzer
Kiana $8,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.53% in first on buzzer
Liz $3,600 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 16.98% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $22,400
Lach Trash: $16,200 (on 17 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,000

Kiana Nakamura, final stats:
48 correct, 4 incorrect
25.32% in first on buzzer (40/158)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,100)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,133

Jesse Parks, stats to date:
16 correct, 5 incorrect
33.96% in first on buzzer (18/53)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,800

Jesse Parks, to win:
2 games: 30.90%
3: 9.55%
4: 2.95%
5: 0.91%
6: 0.28%
Avg. streak: 1.447 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)

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

  1. Pretty tough FJ.

  2. freddie leonard | November 23, 2017 at 3:52 pm |

    Any other day of the year, the FJ category would have been World Geography. Happy Thanksgiving to all Jeopardy fan commenters.

  3. john blahuta | November 23, 2017 at 5:42 pm |

    Is it just me or were all 3 wagers strange?? Kiana could have easily won! Jesse got lucky.

    Be that as it may: HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL OF YOU!!!

  4. This was a pretty weak episode from all the players. 17 triple stumpers! All three daily doubles missed. And those wagers… Sheesh!

    I’m curious if anyone would have a clue what the record is for most triples in a game?

      • Haha, short answer yes. I’ve taken the test several times. Waiting for that call. I wasn’t trying to sound like a dick. I actually thought Kiana was a good player. Everybody has bad days.

        • It’s frustrating when someone who plays very well one day can struggle so much the next day. I guess it’s often just because the categories one day are in their wheelhouse (and the next day they’re not).

          But I also wonder how much might be due to mental (and/or physical) fatigue – or in this case since all three seemed to struggle, was it post-lunch fatigue (assuming they ate between taping the Wednesday and Thursday games)?

          And I also think that the strangeness in the name of the FJ Category may have caused the more conservative wagers on everyone’s part. The clue could have easily been about Turkish dress or cuisine as geography.

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