Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 26, 2019 (All-Star Games Day #5)

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category European Artists) for Tuesday, February 26, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 122):

His seldom-used last name reflects his birth near the mouth of a river that flows from the Alps to the North Sea

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Team Ken, consisting of Ken Jennings (C), Matt Jackson (L), and Monica Thieu (R) (Yesterday’s total: $9,800)
Team Ken at the 2019 Jeopardy! All Star Games
Team Austin, consisting of Austin Rogers (C), Roger Craig (L), and Leonard Cooper (R) (Yesterday’s total: $2,800)
Team Austin in the 2019 Jeopardy! All-Star Games
Team Julia, consisting of Julia Collins (C), Ben Ingram (L), and Seth Wilson (R) (Yesterday’s total: $5,600)
Team Julia at the 2019 Jeopardy! All Star Games

Today’s final score will be added to tomorrow’s final score to determine this match’s winner, who will go straight to the final on March 4 & 5. Three wild cards will then play in a wild card match on February 28 & March 1.

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Correct response: Who is Rembrandt (Van Rijn)?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, famous artist, was born in 1606 in Leiden, Netherlands, which sits on the Rhine River delta; Leiden is one of the smaller cities located within the Dutch Randstad. The length of the Rhine is measured from the Old Rhine Bridge on Lake Constance to Hoek van Holland (Hook of Holland) in the southwest of the Netherlands (in the Rotterdam area).

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Scores going into Final:
Team Ken (Matt) $37,500
Team Julia (Seth) $11,200
Team Austin (Roger) $6,800

Tonight’s results:
Team Austin (Leonard) $6,800 + $1,200 = $8,000
Team Julia (Julia) $11,200 – $11,200 = $0 (Who is Michaelangelo?)
Team Ken (Monica) $37,500 + $2,503 = $40,003

Today's Jeopardy! results (for the February 26, 2019 game.)


Fantasy point accumulation (Unofficial):
Larissa Kelly 24
Alex Jacob 24
David Madden 18
Brad Rutter 17
Colby Burnett 16
Matt Jackson 14
Ken Jennings 13
Alan Lin 12
Ben Ingram 11
Buzzy Cohen 10
Leonard Cooper 10
Monica Thieu 10
Jennifer Giles 8
Roger Craig 8
Pam Mueller 7
Austin Rogers 6
Seth Wilson 5
Julia Collins 0

(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 (Yesterday):
Team Ken (Ken) $9,800
Team Julia (Ben) $5,600
Team Austin (Austin) $2,800

Break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) (yesterday) GREAT NICKNAMES $1000 (8th pick)
Ken 4000 +4000 (Ben 800 Austin -600)
2) LAKES & RIVERS $800 (13th pick)
Matt 19000 +8500 (Seth 10400 Roger 1600)
3) ANCIENT AGRICULTURE $1200 (18th pick)
Matt 29100 +4000 (Seth 10400 Roger 2400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 158

Game Stats:
Matt $17,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 0 incorrect, 35.71% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Seth $5,600 Coryat, 5 correct, 0 incorrect, 17.86% in first on buzzer
Roger $4,000 Coryat, 8 correct, 4 incorrect, 42.86% in first on buzzer

Double Jeopardy! only:
Combined Coryat Score: $26,800
Lach Trash: $4,000 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,200

Combined Single & Double Jeopardy:
Combined Coryat Score: $42,000
Lach Trash: $4,000 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,000

Matt Jackson, stats to date:
502 correct, 28 incorrect
20/22 on rebound attempts
43.94% in first on buzzer (453/1031)
34/37 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $143,995)
9/18 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $23,221

Monica Thieu, stats to date:
80 correct, 18 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts
30.18% in first on buzzer (86/285)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $200)
6/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,920

Roger Craig, stats to date:
418 correct, 74 incorrect
18/21 on rebound attempts
46.83% in first on buzzer (428/914)
25/28 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $117,000)
8/15 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,098

Leonard Cooper, stats to date:
81 correct, 14 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts
39.46% in first on buzzer (88/223)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $18,000)
3/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,800

Seth Wilson, stats to date:
338 correct, 37 incorrect
18/20 on rebound attempts
39.60% in first on buzzer (318/803)
15/23 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $13,800)
9/14 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,053

Julia Collins, stats to date:
582 correct, 62 incorrect
40/45 on rebound attempts
38.21% in first on buzzer (533/1395)
29/40 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $47,400)
14/26 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,096

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Because of the fact that tomorrow’s scores can be effectively doubled in Final Jeopardy!, Team Ken has a $16,001.50 lead on Team Austin, and $20,001.50 lead on Team Julia.
  • Also, remember that no team actually knows that the wild card cutoff is $21,800 (though as it stands now, Team Ken will advance to tomorrow no matter what happens).
  • As evidenced by the stats above, Roger actually out-buzzed Matt 12-10, but four really expensive negs ended up really hurting Roger, and Matt took really good advantage of the opportunities that he was presented.
  • If you look at the Team Julia discussion of their Final Jeopardy! bet, it really seemed like Julia seemed less than 100% comfortable with the strategy that Ben was talking about. I think that the best strategy there, considering their position, would have been to have Julia put down a number that she was comfortable with; it might have helped her mindset going in to play that Final Jeopardy. Also, one other thing that was pointed out to me last week: because of the time it took for all 3 times to discuss strategy backstage, and the interviews, about 20 minutes elapsed in real time between the revealing of the category and the revealing of the clue. That can be quite a nerve-wracking 20 minutes.

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15 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 26, 2019 (All-Star Games Day #5)"

  1. so where do last night’s jeopardy round results get added in?

  2. Will the wild card round consist of two games or one game?

  3. Julia was an art history major. That’s got to hurt.

    • If you don’t think of “van Ryn” following right away when “Rembrandt” comes into your consciousness you might forget that that is his FIRST name…I think “van Ryn” is used so rarely that it is possible that you might start to think that way…

      • Actually, it’s “van Rijn”.

        • Thanks–Ever since the discussion around this clue started I knew there was something wrong with how I was writing it–I was sure at least that there were four letters to it, PROBABLY I was missing a “j”…Dutch is a weird-looking language anyhow (in comparison to other European languages–my Masters in German did not help me here), it sometimes looks like somebody grabbed a bunch of letters and threw them in the air to make the words…(I’m sure any Dutch persons possibly reading this are thick-skinned enough not to be insulted at such an observation…)

  4. Does anyone know who’s playing what tomorrow?

  5. Yes, it did appear that Julia was not comfortable with the betting strategy. Now that it back fired Team Julia has little chance of winning this match up and are fighting for a wild card spot. Roger Craig tried some questions that he wasn’t sure of. Was it because of the first round score or because he is a known risk taker?

  6. There was some deja vu for me in this game. Whe I was on in April of 1989, I had a category in my first game called “drummers” one of the responses was, “who is Spike Lee?” Also in that category was an audio daily double, which I got and made a true daily double. “This British Invasion drummer died in 1978,” and the song was “I can see for miles and miles.” I nailed it and never looked back that day.

    Looks like #TeamKen is a steamroller and we are looking forward to the rest of the tournament.

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