Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 22, 2019 (All-Star Games Day #3)


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Women in U.S. History) for Friday, February 22, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 120):

In 1901 this activist was jailed for inspiring the assassination of William McKinley, but the charge was later dropped

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Team Brad, consisting of consisting of Brad Rutter (C), Larissa Kelly (L), and David Madden (R) (Yesterday’s total: $49,800)
Team Brad in the 2019 Jeopardy! All-Star Games
Team Colby, consisting of Colby Burnett (C), Pam Mueller (L), and Alan Lin (R) (Yesterday’s total: $0)
Team Colby in the 2019 Jeopardy! All-Star Games
Team Buzzy, consisting of Buzzy Cohen (C), Alex Jacob (L), and Jennifer Giles (R) (Yesterday’s total: $26,200)
Team Buzzy in the 2019 Jeopardy! All-Star Games

Today’s score gets added to yesterday’s to come up with the final score. Because scores can be doubled in Final Jeopardy, Team Brad’s effective lead over Team Buzzy is $11,800; their effective lead over Team Colby is $24,900. Team Colby also needs $13,100 before Final Jeopardy! to have a chance at second place. The winner goes straight to the final, the top 3 non-winning scores play in a “wild card” match for the third spot in the final.

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Correct response: Who is Emma Goldman?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Emma Goldman fled her native Russia in 1885 for the United States, she turned to anarchism after feeling that many Chicago anarchists had been the victims of a miscarriage of justice after the 1886 Haymarket Square riots in that city.

Anarchist Leon Czolgosz, who assassinated William McKinley in 1901, claimed to be acting under the influence of Emma Goldman when he killed the President, even though the two had only met briefly.

Goldman became demonized in the press as a violent anarchist, as evidenced by one Chicago Tribune article of 1901.


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Scores going into Final:
Team Buzzy (Jennifer J!, Alex DJ!) $16,800
Team Colby (Alan J!, Pam DJ!) $11,000
Team Brad (David J!, Brad DJ!) $4,200


Tonight’s results:
Team Brad (Larissa) $4,200 + $4,200 = $8,400 + $49,800 = $58,200 (Finalist)
Team Colby (Colby) $11,000 + $10,800 = $21,800 + $0 = $21,800
Team Buzzy (Buzzy) $16,800 – $16,800 = $0 + $26,200 = $26,200 (Who is Anthony)


Today's Jeopardy! results (for the February 22, 2019 game.)


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Fantasy point accumulation (Unofficial):
Larissa Kelly 24
Alex Jacob 24
David Madden 18
Brad Rutter 17
Colby Burnett 16
Alan Lin 12
Buzzy Cohen 10
Jennifer Giles 8
Pam Mueller 7

(As per the Official Rules of the contest: A correct response in Single or Double Jeopardy is worth 1 entry into the Lindblad sweepstakes. A correct response in Final Jeopardy is worth 10 entries into the Lindblad sweepstakes.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Team Colby (Alan) $5,000
Team Buzzy (Jennifer) $4,000
Team Brad (David) $3,800


Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) STATE FACTS $800 (3rd pick)
Jennifer 1400 +1400 (Alan 0 David 0)
2) THE ARCTIC $1600 (7th pick)
Alex 8000 -100 (Pam 6200 Brad 5400)
3) PHYSIOLOGY $1200 (12th pick)
Alex 10300 +100 (Pam 6200 Brad 5400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 100


Game Stats:
Alan $5,000 Coryat, 8 correct, 0 incorrect, 27.59% in first on buzzer
Jennifer $3,400 Coryat, 8 correct, 1 incorrect, 27.59% in first on buzzer
David $3,800 Coryat, 8 correct, 2 incorrect, 34.48% in first on buzzer

Alex $14,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 50.00% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Pam $6,000 Coryat, 7 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.43% in first on buzzer, 2/3 on rebound attempts
Brad $400 Coryat, 4 correct, 3 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $32,600
Lach Trash: $9,400 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,000


Brad Rutter, stats to date:
667 correct, 76 incorrect
37/40 on rebound attempts
42.87% in first on buzzer (634/1479)
39/45 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $55,100)
15/25 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,237
(These statistics do not include Watson)


Larissa Kelly, stats to date:
307 correct, 25 incorrect
15/17 on rebound attempts
39.75% in first on buzzer (283/712)
15/19 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $40,400)
11/13 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,538


David Madden, stats to date:
531 correct, 53 incorrect
33/39 on rebound attempts
37.57% in first on buzzer (476/1267)
44/46 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $76,805)
16/23 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,348


Buzzy Cohen, stats to date:
289 correct, 49 incorrect
15/17 on rebound attempts
35.03% in first on buzzer (282/805)
17/23 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $45,400)
8/15 in Final Jeopardy!
Average Coryat: $14,000


Alex Jacob, stats to date:
311 correct, 36 incorrect
14/16 on rebound attempts
44.84% in first on buzzer (300/669)
15/20 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $76,100)
2/11 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,138


Jennifer Giles, stats to date:
104 correct, 17 incorrect
3/5 on rebound attempts
33.44% in first on buzzer (105/314)
3/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,400)
3/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,867


Colby Burnett, stats to date:
227 correct, 23 incorrect
15/15 on rebound attempts
32.00% in first on buzzer (208/650)
9/15 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,200)
7/12 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,233


Alan Lin, stats to date:
237 correct, 25 incorrect
10/10 on rebound attempts
33.63% in first on buzzer (226/672)
10/15 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,805)
7/11 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,954


Pam Mueller, stats to date:
263 correct, 38 incorrect
14/20 on rebound attempts
30.67% in first on buzzer (253/825)
10/13 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $22,000)
6/15 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,600


Andy’s Thoughts:

  • I like to say that Brad Rutter will give you one opportunity a tournament to beat him. I get the sense that this episode was that opportunity.
  • That being said: after that performance by Alex, where do you place him on the list of top Jeopardy! players ever? If you consider the two rounds Alex and Brad played against each other, your score is Alex 19400 Colby-Pam 9200 Brad 8800. The Coryat score was $20,600 for Alex to $6,000 for Brad.
  • I think that Jennifer surprised a lot of people tonight, staying even with Alan and David.
  • It’s hard to argue against Alex’s Daily Double strategy. It effectively locked Team Colby into third place, and it allowed Buzzy to have a shot at Team Brad in Final. The only way that Alex would have bet big would have been if he felt that he had a freeroll at the lead, and at that point he definitely did not.
  • I was a little bit annoyed that Alex Trebek didn’t prompt Alex Jacob for an answer on the Daily Double that Alex Jacob timed out on. Alex Trebek usually does this.
  • Will $21,800 be enough for Team Colby to advance? Only time will tell.
  • Effective in first on buzzer stats: Alan 30.77% (8/26), Jennifer 30.77% (8/26), David 38.46% (10/26), Alex 51.85% (14/27), Pam 22.22% (6/27), Brad 25.93% (7/27).

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11 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 22, 2019 (All-Star Games Day #3)"

  1. This match sees the 20th and 21st entrants to the 300 Club (Larissa Kelly and Alex Jacob) with Buzzy Cohen having a chance to reach that milestone (being almost certain to do so if Team Buzzy gets through to the final). Ben Ingram also has a shot at getting there.

    Adding to your thoughts on Alex Jacob’s performance, it should be added that the only reason that Brad Rutter didn’t suffer his first Jeopardy defeat against human competition was because an opponent missed Final Jeopardy!… a clue that Alex Jacob did not play. (No knock on Buzzy’s overall skill; just pointing out the existence of a mitigating factor to “Brad’s team beat Alex’s”).

  2. Have a feeling that’s team is going to win this

  3. Meant to say brad’s team

  4. Lord Ascoyne D'Ascoyne | February 23, 2019 at 2:18 am |

    My god.

    My mother is a writer, quite a successful one; also sometimes a teacher of creative writing. She started in the 1960s, by writing a couple of children’s books, and then, her VERY FIRST book for grown-ups was a biography of Emma Goldman.

  5. Lord Ascoyne D'Ascoyne | February 23, 2019 at 2:23 am |

    This comment is off-topic, but there’s something I have noticed about Alex which kind of annoys me every time: he mispronounces the name of Vladimir Nabokov, the author of LOLITA. Alex says “NA-buh-koff”, every time, but the name is Russian and its correct pronunciation is “Na-BO-koff”, or, even better, “Na-BAW-koff”. The accent belongs on the SECOND syllable. Can someone please mention this to him?

  6. I love Alex Jacob, my all time fave player…do you think maybe Alex Trebek didn’t give him that hint of time running out because Alex Jacob kinda was known for using that “stalling tactic?”

  7. Alex is a top notch player but I don’t think this one round makes him take over Brad’s crown. Brad was an undefeated 5 day champ, TOC winner and won the Masters, Battle of the Decades and the Ultimate Tournament. Brad also outplayed Alex in the other round. Alex won 6 games before being defeated and had a very impressive TOC win. There is no way Brad will play this poorly again in this tournament. Larissa was a steal in the draft when Brad picked her and he was right in saying that she flew somewhat under the radar. Dave Madden was beat to the buzzer a number of times and could have earned more. He might be a bit rusty in his buzz in skills from not playing for a while. He would be best used in final jeopardy as he has a lot of knowledge and doesn’t have to ring in. Buzzy was pretty confident in saying when he answers final jeopardy correctly but missed it. You would have thought Team Colby had won by all the high fives at the end. Alex should have prompted Alex on the DD but maybe he didn’t due to the very small wager.

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