Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 1950s Travel) for Tuesday, January 8, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 87):
In March 1958 Hilton opened a hotel in this Western Hemisphere capital but 2 1/2 years later was out of business there
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Jeff Spiess, a hospice physician from Bay Village, Ohio
|Jessica Holloway, an art education student from The Woodlands, Texas
|Zorn Pink, a policy analyst from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (1-day total: $7,400)
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Correct response: What is Havana?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
In the 1950s, Cuba was a huge spot for American tourism and the hotel industry was booming there. The 30-story hotel, called the Habana Hilton, opened in March 1958 and had the slogan “Latin America’s tallest, largest hotel”. Eight months after its opening, Castro’s rebel forces took the city in the Cuban revolution. Castro turned the hotel into his headquarters at the time, as it was seen to be the most prominent symbol of American influence in the country. In 1960 the state took over operation of the hotel, referring to it as the Habana Libre.
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Scores going into Final:
Zorn $4,800 + $4,000 = $8,800
Jeff $13,000 + $12,950 = $25,950
Jessica $13,200 + $12,801 = $26,001 (1-day total: $26,001)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) WORLD OF WATER $600 (17th pick)
Jeff 2600 +2000 (Zorn 3600 Jessica 1400)
2) THE VERY OLD EAST $1200 (11th pick)
Zorn 1200 +2000 (Jessica 12000 Jeff 9000)
3) CHAPTERS OF THE NOVEL $1600 (16th pick)
Zorn 800 -2000 (Jessica 12000 Jeff 10200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 77
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: TIME TO GO GREEN $1600 & $2000, ADD A LETTER $1200
Total $ Left On Board: $4,800
Jessica $13,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 0 incorrect, 25.92% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts
Jeff $11,600 Coryat, 17 correct, 1 incorrect, 25.92% in first on buzzer, 2/3 on rebound attempts
Zorn $6,000 Coryat, 16 correct, 8 incorrect, 40.74% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $30,800
Lach Trash: $7,600 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,800
Zorn Pink, final stats:
35 correct, 12 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts
37.96% in first on buzzer (41/108)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,600
Jessica Holloway, stats to date:
18 correct, 0 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts
25.92% in first on buzzer (14/54)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat $13,200
Jessica Holloway, to win:
2 games: 43.95%
Avg. streak: 1.784 games.
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 153 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 4.2496 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.7265).
An average of 7.7054 4+-time champions (standard deviation 2.1385).
An early cutoff took place 22.805% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
Jessica Holloway qualified 4.243% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 50.174% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 23.552% of the time.
Alex Schmidt qualified 9.052% of the time.
Jackie Fuchs qualified 1.517% of the time.
Mary Ann Borer qualified 0.166% of the time.
- Zorn seemed to have a lot of “foul tip” misses over his run. “Close enough” often doesn’t work on Jeopardy!
- $7,400 USD = about 9,824.46 CAD.
- This isn’t the first time Alex has had to remind a contestant to give two responses in a category like ADD A LETTER. On that front, I’d say that he’s fair in the respect that he does it for everybody.
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