Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 6, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Music & History) for Quarterfinal #1 in the 2017 Tournament of Champions, on Monday, November 6, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 41):

This 1880 piece was written more than 6 decades after the Battle of Borodino, the conflict it commemorates

(correct response beneath the contestants)

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Today’s contestants:

Pranjal Vachaspati, a Ph.D. student from Urbana, Illinois
Pranjal Vachaspati on the 2017 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions
Hunter Appler, an attorney from Augusta, Georgia
Hunter Appler on the 2017 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions
Buzzy Cohen, a music executive from Los Angeles, California
Buzzy Cohen on the 2017 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions


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What is the “1812 Overture”?


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Tchaikovsky’s “The Year 1812”, best known as the “1812 Overture”, is a well-known composition to commemorate Russia’s defence against Napoleon in the year 1812. It’s best known for the varied percussion section in its scoring, which includes actual cannon fire in its closing moments. Napoleon’s Grande Armée, while it reached Moscow after the Battle of Borodino, ultimately could not handle the incredible cold Russian winter that year, and was reduced to one-tenth of its previous size by the time it retreated to safety in Poland.

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

Scores going into Final:
Buzzy $16,400
Pranjal $15,000
Hunter $1,400

Tonight’s results:
Hunter $1,400 + $0 = $1,400
Pranjal $15,000 + $1,401 = $16,401
Buzzy $16,400 + $13,600 = $30,000 (Automatic semifinalist)

Buzzy Cohen, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 6, 2017 episode.)

Wild Card standings:
Monday: Buzzy Cohen, $30,000 ($16,400, $8,400)


1) Pranjal Vachaspati $16,401 ($15,000, $5,400), 99.893% to advance
2) Hunter Appler $1,400 ($1,400, $1,200), 0.478% to advance

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Buzzy $8,400
Pranjal $5,400
Hunter $1,200


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) CAPITAL BIRTHPLACES $600 (11th pick)
Pranjal 3600 +1600 (Buzzy 2000 Hunter 800)
2) OPTHALMOLOGY $1200 (9th pick)
Pranjal 10200 +4000 (Buzzy 10800 Hunter 2800)
3) WRITERS WHO SELF-PUBLISHED $1200 (21st pick)
Hunter 8000 -7000 (Pranjal 13000 Buzzy 12800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -4

Game Stats:
Buzzy $16,400 Coryat, 21 correct, 3 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer
Pranjal $11,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer
Hunter $8,400 Coryat, 12 correct, 3 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $36,000
Lach Trash: $10,400 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,600

Buzzy Cohen, stats to date:
228 correct
39 incorrect
13/18 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $21,600)
7/11 in Final Jeopardy!
36.72% in first on buzzer (224/610)
Average Coryat: $14,309

Pranjal Vachaspati, stats to date:
182 correct
39 incorrect
14/16 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $40,410)
5/8 in Final Jeopardy!
42.11% in first on buzzer (184/437)
Average Coryat: $16,325

Hunter Appler, stats to date:
175 correct
19 incorrect
6/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,300)
6/8 in Final Jeopardy!
37.25% in first on buzzer (165/443)
Average Coryat: $15,525


  • Had Buzzy fallen to $2,800, he would have been 8.089% to advance to the semifinals.

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8 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 6, 2017"

  1. john blahuta | November 6, 2017 at 4:01 pm |

    You gotta be kidding me! That’s a FJ in the ToC?????????????
    At a teenage tournament that would have been a 3/3. Btw, Buzzy is not leading the WC standings, he IS already assured a place in the SF.

    • I have put the five automatic qualifiers on top of the WC standings for my five-year history writing for the site. Part of my style guide, as it were. It keeps everyone on the same ranking page.

  2. I’m surprised but good play by Hunter with high DD wager. If I recall back in his run he wagered very conservative

  3. Good job, Buzzy!!! I like him and his personality. Easy final. I like watching the game and don’t always get the final, but this one was easy even for me. I’ll bet he was upset about the Ford Fusion question. That was a slip up, lucky it didn’t cost him in the end.
    I’d like to see Buzzy go against Austin in the finals.

  4. I was also that nobody, even Buzzy the music exec, knew the Silver Bullet band, since even I knew that one.

    • As best as I can remember from his original run, his being a music executive involves finding small independent artists to have their work featured in advertising; he’s not a record company A&R guy.

      Besides, for every one that you knew at home and the contestants didn’t, I’d bet there were 10 that the contestants got that most viewers had no idea on.

  5. Yes, that certainly is the case, but more like 50 (rather than 10) questions that the players ALL knew and I was totally stumped on!!

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