Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 27, 2019 (All Star Games Day #6)

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 20th Century History) for Wednesday, February 27, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 123):

Interpreting for Vaclav Havel, future ambassador Rita Klimova gave us this phrase for a smooth change of government

(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: $40,003)
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: $8,000)
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: $0)
Team Julia at the 2019 Jeopardy! All Star Games

Today’s final score will be added to yesterday’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: What is the Velvet Revolution?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The Velvet Revolution was the term used to describe the nonviolent transition of power in what was then Czechoslovakia in 1989 from the Communist Party to a democratic system of government. Alexander Dubček was elected Speaker of the federal Parliament and Václav Havel was elcted President in late 1989. Rita Klímová, who at the time was the English translator of the dissident group, eventually became Ambassador to the United States.

In Slovakia, the term “Gentle Revolution” is preferred.

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Scores going into Final:
Team Ken (Monica J!, Ken DJ!) $30,200
Team Austin (Leonard J!, Austin DJ!) $13,600
Team Julia (Seth J!, Julia DJ!) $7,800

Tonight’s results:
Team Julia (Ben) $7,800 + $7,800 = $15,600 + $0 = $15,600
Team Austin (Roger) $13,600 – $0 = $13,600 + $8,000 = $21,600 (What or who is ALEX TREBEK RSTLNE XBKA)
Team Ken (Matt) $30,200 + $538 = $30,738 + $40,003 = $70,741 (What is velvet revolution divorce)

(Roger’s response needs to be seen to be appreciated. Here it is.)

Roger Craig's Final Jeopardy! response on February 27, 2019.

Today's Jeopardy! results (for the February 27, 2019 game.)


Wild Card teams:
Team Buzzy $26,200
Team Colby $21,800
Team Austin $21,600

Fantasy point accumulation (Unofficial):
Ken Jennings 31
Matt Jackson 24
Larissa Kelly 24
Alex Jacob 24
Ben Ingram 21
Monica Thieu 19
David Madden 18
Leonard Cooper 17
Brad Rutter 17
Colby Burnett 16
Austin Rogers 14
Seth Wilson 13
Alan Lin 12
Buzzy Cohen 10
Jennifer Giles 8
Roger Craig 8
Pam Mueller 7
Julia Collins 2

(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 Julia (Seth) $5,400
Team Austin (Leonard) $4,800
Team Ken (Monica) $2,800

Break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) RECENT BOOKS $800 (4th pick)
Leonard 1200 +1000 (Seth 1000 Monica 0)
2) ART & ARTISTS $1600 (15th pick)
Ken 16400 +3600 (Austin 7200 Julia 7000)
3) INTERNATIONAL DISPUTES $800 (16th pick)
Ken 20000 +5000 (Austin 7200 Julia 7000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 130

Game Stats:
Seth $5,400 Coryat, 8 correct, 1 incorrect, 31.03% in first on buzzer
Leonard $4,600 Coryat, 7 correct, 0 incorrect, 20.69% in first on buzzer
Monica 2,800 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 37.93% in first on buzzer

Ken $21,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 0 incorrect, 57.14% in first on buzzer
Austin $8,800 Coryat, 8 correct, 0 incorrect, 28.57% in first on buzzer
Julia $2,400 Coryat, 2 correct, 0 incorrect, 7.14% in first on buzzer

Combined Coryat Score: $45,600
Lach Trash: $6,800 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $1,600

Ken Jennings, stats to date:
2910 correct, 293 incorrect
106/132 on rebound attempts
59.24% in first on buzzer (2815/4752)
143/173 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $454,399)
54/83 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $26,628
(These statistics do not include Watson)

Matt Jackson, stats to date:
503 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)
10/19 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $23,221

Monica Thieu, stats to date:
89 correct, 20 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts
30.89% in first on buzzer (97/314)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $200)
6/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,667

Austin Rogers, stats to date:
415 correct, 56 incorrect
29/30 on rebound attempts
38.95% in first on buzzer (393/1009)
24/31 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $105,700)
14/17 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,842

Roger Craig, stats to date:
418 correct, 75 incorrect
18/21 on rebound attempts
46.83% in first on buzzer (428/914)
25/28 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $117,000)
8/16 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,098

Leonard Cooper, stats to date:
88 correct, 14 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts
37.30% in first on buzzer (94/252)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $19,000)
3/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,800

Julia Collins, stats to date:
584 correct, 62 incorrect
40/45 on rebound attempts
37.60% in first on buzzer (535/1423)
29/40 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $47,400)
14/26 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,516

Ben Ingram, stats to date:
296 correct, 22 incorrect
24/24 on rebound attempts
34.13% in first on buzzer (256/750)
18/24 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $29,300)
13/14 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,557

Seth Wilson, stats to date:
346 correct, 38 incorrect
18/20 on rebound attempts
39.30% in first on buzzer (327/832)
15/23 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $13,800)
9/14 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,000

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Well, we’re going to get Ken vs. Brad in the final. Now it’s just a matter of whether Austin, Buzzy, or Colby will join them.
  • Team Julia earns $50,000 (split amongst the three players) for their sixth place finish.
  • Team Austin was very happy not to finish sixth. As one of the people that he called out back in September after the draft, I’m happy for them.
  • Ken’s combined stats over the two rounds he played: $28,400 Coryat, 31 correct, 2 incorrect, 50.88% in first on buzzer. Moreover, holding someone who won 20 games to 2 responses in a Double Jeopardy! round is no mean feat.
  • Props to Team Julia for finishing out the best they could.

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15 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 27, 2019 (All Star Games Day #6)"

  1. I predict zero correct answers. The only phrase that is usually known in connection with then still Czechoslovakia is “Prague Spring”.

  2. Chris Newcomb | February 27, 2019 at 2:29 pm |

    I really appreciate you doing this. Jeopardy is shown at 1pm ct, and of course today they have the Cohen testimony on. I hate when they interrupt my Jeopardy. Especially right now..

  3. Juanita Uccello | February 27, 2019 at 7:12 pm |

    Just a question. I have been watching the jeopardy all stars these past two weeks. Did they acknowledge Cindy Stowell in their introduction? I don’t remember them doing it. And why not?

    • They did during the Tournament of Champions that she would have qualified for in 2017; I do not believe anyone has made mention of her during this tournament.

      I’m not sure why they would; I’m not sure the show needs to mention it during every tournament.

    • They honored her on the last appearance. She was mentioned in the TOC and everyone was wearing dark blue ribbons and they gave a $10,000 donation to cancer in her name as she would have qualified for the tournament. When they found out about her condition they prioritized her appearance. They have her on their website. I’m with Andy on this that she has been properly honored.

  4. I’m glad we see it at 7:30 p.m. I did miss two favorite programs, one of which will not be repeated, the other will be shown elsewhere at 9 a.m., when I have a meeting. Tomorrow’s testimony will be closed but I have choir practice in the evening and your info will be very confusing (still) without watching it directly. Maybe the crazy weather will get the practice cancelled again….

  5. Loved watching Team Colby celebrating and jiving (a style of lively and jerky dance) in the Green Room. Terrific.


  6. Andy,

    Do you know if the contestants’ travel and expenses are paid for?


  7. When I watched the show live, I thought Roger’s response represented the scrambled spelling of Alex Trebek’s name. Your screeen capture above shows I was wrong.
    So WHAT was Roger’s scrambled message?

    • It’s a reference to the Wheel of Fortune bonus round. Contestants are given the letters R, S, T, L, N and E, and Roger “picked” the extra 3 consonants X, B, and K, and the vowel A, thereby completing the puzzle ALEX TREBEK.

  8. I really wish Team Ken had bet it all in FJ. There was nothing at risk, and even though it makes no difference in the long run, it would have been cool to see the $100k threshold broken for a two-game tourney total.

    • Ken wanted to bet for the $100,000, but I think Matt Jackson talked him out of it.

      • If that’s the case, I wonder why Matt would have been opposed. They had the two-game match clinched, regardless of how much they wagered, so there was no reason not to shoot for the moon. Might there have been some symbolic meaning to Matt in either the wager amount ($538), the resulting daily total ($30,738), or the resulting match total ($70,741)?

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