Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 10, 2019


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category American Landmarks) for Thursday, January 10, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 89):

Eyewitness Jose Marti wrote, “Luckless Irishmen, Poles, Italians…run toward the wharves” to see its dedication

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Anneke Garcia, an instructional design consultant from Salt Lake City, Utah
Anneke Garcia on Jeopardy!
Dave Kaplan, a retired mixed martial artist from Westford, Massachusetts
Dave Kaplan on Jeopardy!
Jessica Holloway, an art education student from The Woodlands, Texas (2-day total: $54,401)
Jessica Holloway on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is the Statue of Liberty?


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The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886; Cuban writer José Martí wrote an article about the dedication for the daily La Nación, which includes the quote above.

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

Scores going into Final:
Anneke $19,200
Jessica $12,800
Dave $-800


Tonight’s results:
Dave -$800
Jessica $12,800 + $12,800 = $25,600
Anneke $19,200 + $6,401 = $25,601 (1-day total: $25,601)


Anneke Garcia, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the January 10, 2019 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Jessica $9,600
Anneke $3,600
Dave $2,400


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) ON THE RADIO $800 (4th pick)
Jessica 400 +1000 (Anneke 200 Dave 0)
2) SCHOOL WITHIN A SCHOOL $2000 (2nd pick)
Dave 4400 -4400 (Jessica 9600 Anneke 3600)
3) WORDS ABOUT WORDS $1600 (5th pick)
Anneke 5600 +4000 (Jessica 9600 Dave -2000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 71


Unplayed clues:
J! round: NONFICTION $200
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $200


Game Stats:
Anneke $16,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 0 incorrect, 26.79% in first on buzzer
Jessica $12,600 Coryat, 22 correct, 2 incorrect, 41.07% in first on buzzer
Dave $3,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 4 incorrect, 21.43% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $33,000
Lach Trash: $11,600 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,200


Jessica Holloway, final stats:
60 correct, 6 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts
34.13% in first on buzzer (57/167)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,333


Anneke Garcia, stats to date:
17 correct, 0 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts
26.79% in first on buzzer (15/56)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,800


Anneke Garcia, to win:
2 games: 62.01%
3: 38.45%
4: 23.84%
5: 14.78%
6: 9.17%
Avg. streak: 2.632 games.


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Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 151 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 4.2667 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.7285).
An average of 7.6985 4+-time champions (standard deviation 2.1347).

An early cutoff took place 23.101% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

Anneke Garcia qualified 15.015% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 49.827% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 23.218% of the time.
Alex Schmidt qualified 8.884% of the time.
Jackie Fuchs qualified 1.491% of the time.
Mary Ann Borer qualified 0.169% of the time.


Andy’s Thoughts:

  • The only other game in my dataset where the Daily Doubles have been taken out of the way sooner in regular play was July 3, 2017; (1st clue of the J! round, 3rd and 6th in DJ!).

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5 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 10, 2019"

  1. I’d like to “thank” WBZ4 out of Boston for playing out of order episode S35, Ep89 tonight and totally messing up who the contestants are. Tonights contestants were: Rebecca Zoshak, Julie Zauzmer, and returning champion, Gilbert Collins with a one-day winning of $8,399.00. Wednesday 01/09/19 episode had Jessica Holloway winning her second game with $54,401.00 in total winnings. Jeopardy’s website has Jessica returning on 01/10/19 with different contestants, AND, Friday, 01/11/19’s episode does not have these three players listed in S35, Ep89!! Seems to me it’s important to this CBS station that they constantly pre-empt Jeopardy on Fridays during football season.

  2. It appears as though WBZ Boston showed Season 34 Episode 89 instead of Season 35 Episode 89.

  3. Thank you, Andy. I wouldn’t have known it was a different season.

  4. With Dave being gone and not a factor, wouldn’t Jessica’s better bet have been zero. Assuming Anneka would cover with a 6401, Jessica’s only chance of winning would be if Anneka was incorrect. Then, Anneka’s total would have been 12799. Thus Jessica’s 12800 wins even if she gets the final answer wrong. This strategy of betting zero works whenever 2nd is exactly 2/3 of the leader (and the 3rd is either gone or less than half of 2nd).

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