Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 17, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World Capital Sightseeing) for Tuesday, July 17, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 222):

The unfinished Victory Over America Palace & the rundown Victory Over Iran Palace are in this city

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Ryan Fenster, a student from SeaTac, Washington (4-day total: $90,198)
Ryan Fenster on Jeopardy!
Bunny Miller, a retired operations manager from Huntington Station, New York
Bunny Miller on Jeopardy!
Michelle Cabral, an elementary school music teacher from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (3-day total: $46,693)
Michelle Cabral on Jeopardy!

(At current exchange rates, $46,693 USD equals approximately $61,345 Canadian.)

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Correct response: What is Baghdad, Iraq?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The two palaces in Baghdad mentioned above are so close to each other that they are often confused for each other! Saddam Hussein built the Victory of America Palace to commemorate a “victory” in the 1991 Gulf War over the United States; it was never completed as construction was held back by economic sanctions. After the 2003 invasion, the site was integrated into Camp Slayer before being handed back to Iraq in 2011. Victory over Iran Palace, built to commemorate the 1980-1988 war with Iran, sits nearby and is equally run-down at this point.

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Scores going into Final:
Michelle $14,800
Ryan $11,800
Bunny $9,200

Tonight’s results:
Bunny $9,200 + $9,200 = $18,400 (What is Teh Baghdad?)
Ryan $11,800 + $11,800 = $23,600 (5-day total: $113,798)
Michelle $14,800 + $4,400 = $19,200 (What is Bg Baghdad?)

Ryan Fenster, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the July 17, 2018 episode.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Michelle $7,600
Ryan $2,600
Bunny $1,600


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE $600 (13th pick)
Michelle 3400 +800 (Ryan 1600 Bunny 800)
2) CITING THE PRESIDENT $1600 (4th pick)
Bunny 2800 +2000 (Michelle 8800 Ryan 1800)
3) THAT’S PROPRIETARY, MA’AM $800 (13th pick)
Bunny 8000 +2000 (Michelle 10400 Ryan 2600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 120

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: FOREIGN FILMS $1200
Total $ Left On Board: $1,200

Game Stats:
Ryan $11,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 5 incorrect, 39.29% in first on buzzer
Michelle $14,600 Coryat, 21 correct, 0 incorrect, 30.36% in first on buzzer
Bunny $7,600 Coryat, 12 correct, 4 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $34,000
Lach Trash: $8,600(on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,200

Michelle Cabral, final stats:
74 correct, 6 incorrect
30.94% in first on buzzer (69/223)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,800)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,700

Ryan Fenster, stats to date:
126 correct, 38 incorrect
41.44% in first on buzzer (138/333)
6/9 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $9,000)
5/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,100

Ryan Fenster, to win:
6 games: 49.41%
7: 24.41%
8: 12.06%
9: 5.96%
10: 2.94%
Avg. streak: 6.977 games.

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10 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 17, 2018"

  1. Who the heck sightsees in Baghdad these days? Not exactly a tourist magnet. (Got it right though!)

  2. I knew Michelle’s wagering would end costing her sooner or later.

    • @RT81
      Yes it was just a question of time. You can go to the well only so often. If you have a very fifficult, ambiguous or outlandisg FJ category then a low wager is justified. But every time? Michelle had to figure that eventually somebody in second place would get it right AND wager everything. She IS smart, after all she got 3 out of 4 FJ right. But to wager low EVERY time? Now she did not even make it on the ToC list, since Wes @ # 15 has more money and he won’t keep that place. Well, Matthew 26:52 ……
      I for one am glad that Ryan was called back – as he should have been= and proved himself again, now being # 5 behind Rob Worman on the ToC list. We will definitively see him at the ToC! Congratulations Ryan!!

  3. Welcome back Ryan. One of my favorite games is when Ryan & competitors had the funny ‘talkin’ Football’ where no one rang in.

    • @Maurine

      How so??

      • I’m sure the reference is to Michelle’s super-super -conservative wagering “strategy” (especially when she already had a wad o’ cash in her pocket). It’s a shame since she’s obviously an excellent player and could have gone further.

  4. Might want to re-check Ryan Fenster’s “Stats to Date”. The 106 Correct, 33 Incorrect were his stats at the end of his fourth game.

  5. Kathy henderson | July 18, 2018 at 1:16 pm |

    This is a random question, have there been any drop-in guests on Jeopardy recently?

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