Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 8, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Historic Names) for Semifinal #3 in the 2017 Tournament of Champions (encore presentation) on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 49):

In 2013 the village of Belrain renamed the last street in France that bore the name of this hero who became a traitor

(This episode originally aired on November 15, 2017.)

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Cindy Stowell, had she not passed away from stage 4 colon cancer in December 2016, would have qualified for this tournament. The players in the tournament are wearing dark blue ribbons as a way of promoting colon cancer awareness, in memory of Cindy.


Today’s contestants:

Tim Aten, an editor from Vermilion, Ohio
Tim Aten on the 2017 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions
Pranjal Vachaspati, a Ph.D. student from Urbana, Illinois
Pranjal Vachaspati on the 2017 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions
Alan Lin, a software engineer from Riverside, California
Alan Lin on the 2017 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions

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Correct response: Who is (Marshal) Philippe Pétain?


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Philippe Pétain, during World War I, became a national hero at the Battle of Verdun, and after the war was made a Marshal of France. Unfortunately, during World War II, Pétain became installed as an authoritarian head of Vichy France, which collaborated with Nazi Germany. Seen as the French equivalent of Norway’s Quisling after the war, he was sentenced to death after being convicted of treason, but his sentence was commuted to life in light of his advanced age and his World War I heroics.


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

Scores going into Final:
Alan $18,000
Pranjal $12,200
Tim $3,200


Tonight’s results:
Tim $3,200 – $13 = $3,187 (Who was just too old and slow?)
Pranjal $12,200 + $0 = $12,200
Alan $18,000 + $6,401 = $24,401 (Finalist)


Alan Lin, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 8, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Alan $3,400
Pranjal $3,000
Tim $1,200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) STATE SYMBOLS $400 (3rd pick)
Pranjal 200 -1000 (Alan 0 Tim 0)
2) BOOK SMARTS $1200 (20th pick)
Alan 15400 +5000 (Pranjal 10600 Tim 2000)
3) BALTIC BELIEFS $800 (23rd pick)
Alan 21200 -4000 (Pranjal 12600 Tim 2000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -86


Unplayed clues:
J! round: STEPPENWOLF THEATRE ALUMNI $200, STATE SYMBOLS $200
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $400


Game Stats:
Alan $19,000 Coryat, 19 correct, 1 incorrect, 30.91% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Pranjal $13,200 Coryat, 19 correct, 7 incorrect, 45.45% in first on buzzer
Tim $3,200 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 18.18% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $35,400
Lach Trash: $8,200 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,000


Alan Lin, stats to date:
196 correct, 18 incorrect
7/7 on rebound attempts
10/14 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $19,205)
7/9 in Final Jeopardy
36.44% in first on buzzer (184/505)
Average Coryat: $16,800


Pranjal Vachaspati, stats to date:
202 correct, 46 incorrect
9/13 on rebound attempts
14/17 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $39,410)
6/9 in Final Jeopardy!
42.48% in first on buzzer (209/492)
Average Coryat: $15,978


Tim Aten, stats to date:
171 correct, 16 incorrect
11/12 on rebound attempts
7/9 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,000)
5/10 in Final Jeopardy
28.18% in first on buzzer (155/550)
Average Coryat: $11,440


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