Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 21, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World War I) for Wednesday, February 21, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 118):

Site of an arduous WWI campaign, this town on the Dardanelles gets its name from the Greek for “beautiful city”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Bryan Brzycki, a stay-at-home dad from Indianapolis, Indiana
Bryan Brzycki on Jeopardy!
Kristy Calman, a media strategist from Louisville, Kentucky
Kristy Calman on Jeopardy!
Rob Worman, an escalation manager from Edina, Minnesota (5-day total: $113,899)
Rob Worman on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Gallipoli?


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Gallipoli was a disaster for the British Empire forces, as they were soundly defeated by the defending Ottoman forces. The political repercussions included a collapse of the British governing coalition, and thousands of Australian and New Zealander soldiers were killed at Gallipoli. April 25, the anniversary of the landings, are still commemmorated as “Anzac Day” and are more significant than Armistice Day/Remembrance Day for commemmoration of military casualties in Australia and New Zealand.

On the other side, it was the only major Ottoman Empire victory in World War I, it was seen in many Turkish circles as the “last hurrah” of the Ottoman Empire. Kemal Ataturk, the first President of the Republic of Turkey, gained prominence as a result as being a commander at Gallipoli.


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

Scores going into Final:
Rob $21,600
Kristy $10,000
Bryan -$2,200


Tonight’s results:
Bryan -$2,200
Kristy $10,000 – $9,900 = $100 (What is ?)
Rob $21,600 – $1,599 = $20,001 (What is Hi Davi!) (6-day total: $133,900)


Rob Worman, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the February 21, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Rob $8,200
Kristy $5,200
Bryan -$1,000


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) YOU KNOW MY NAME $400 (26th pick)
Kristy 2600 +2600 (Rob 8000 Bryan -1000)
2) 5-LETTER PALINDROMES $1200 (18th pick)
Rob 12200 +7000 (Kristy 8400 Bryan -1000)
3) CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE $800 (27th pick)
Bryan -200 -2000 (Rob 21600 Kristy 10000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 57


Unplayed clues:
J! round: VERY, VERY U.K. ELECTION CONSTITUENCIES $200 & $400, INTERJECTIONS! $400
DJ! Round: CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $3,000


Game Stats:
Rob $15,800 Coryat, 23 correct, 2 incorrect, 43.40% in first on buzzer
Kristy $7,800 Coryat, 10 correct, 0 incorrect, 13.21% in first on buzzer
Bryan -$200 Coryat, 9 correct, 8 incorrect, 28.30% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $23,400
Lach Trash: $16,800 (on 13 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,800


Rob Worman, stats to date:
112 correct, 19 incorrect
34.64% in first on buzzer (106/306)
9/9 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $36,200)
4/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,333


Rob Worman, to win:
7 games: 60.70%
8: 36.84%
9: 22.36%
10: 13.57%
11: 8.24%
Avg. streak: 7.544 games.


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9 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 21, 2018"

  1. john blahuta | February 21, 2018 at 6:14 pm |

    History, this battle in Europe, so: triple whiff.No surprise,really, though I was hoping Rob might get it. I guess none of the contestants has ever listened to “And the band played ‘Waltzing Matilda’ “…. Go Rob!! Congrats again!!

  2. What was the clue about Cardiff? I thought it said the city was in the North and West, which doesn’t seem to match it’s position. Please help me if you can. Thanks!

  3. How is it that the winner Rob got credit for answering in the Beatles song category with “When I saw her standing there” and the song is “I saw her standing there”? Many times on the show I see contestants told their answer is wrong because they add an “s” or an extra word!

    • Because “When” is the correct lyric preceding the title, it is allowed by rule. As long as the added words are the correct lyrics, they’re accepted. This only holds for song titles. Contestants are briefed on this before appearing.

      “Baby You Can Drive My Car” was also accepted many years ago in Final Jeopardy.

  4. Bryan came close to being in the red the entire game — he didn’t buzz in until the third question, got it wrong, then never climbed out of it, spending the whole game at zero or under.

    Textbook example of a player being in his own head. He clearly knew a few answers, blanked on them trying to respond, and then at the end made a wild guess on the beer question out of desperation. Moot point due to the runaway but you have to have sympathy for a game like that.

    I was wondering the other day how many times a player might have answered the first question wrong and then never got into the plus side.

  5. Anzac: Australian and New Zealand Army Corp. You can thank me when you see me…

  6. Steve Corbett | February 23, 2018 at 11:44 am |

    I have a question about a question from this past week: I think it was on Wednesday.
    It was about a prophet from the Old Testament book of Malachi. I recall that the answer was Elijah, but can’t remember the exact question. Can anyone help me?

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