Happy Pi Day! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category State Capitals East of the Mississippi) for Thursday, March 14, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 134):
The last 2 letters of this city’s name are the U.S. postal abbreviation for the state that it’s the capital of
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Kevin Salat, a product marketing manager from Seattle, Washington
|Lindsey Shultz, a physician and health care analyst from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
|Barton Wong, a senior trading associate from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (2-day total: $56,000)
Barton is looking for Win #3 today to make it onto the ToC Tracker
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Correct response: What is Albany (NY)?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Over on The Final Wager, Keith Williams put together a Fact Primer on State Capitals, because to him, there’s no scarier Final Jeopardy. He’s not wrong. (That being said, I personally got this Final Jeopardy! instantly and spent the remainder of the 30 seconds trying to figure out where I’d heard the question semi-recently.)
Since Alex Trebek’s diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, many community members have been raising money. The Jeopardy! Fan Online Store is as well! All proceeds from any “Keep The Faith And We’ll Win” shirt sold will be donated to Alex Trebek’s preferred charity. (The de facto alumni association is currently inquiring with the show in order to determine Alex Trebek’s preferred charity; this will be updated when that has been determined. To date, $156.34 has been raised.)
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Kevin $7,600 + $7,600 = $15,200
Barton $17,600 + $17,600 = $35,200
Lindsey $28,100 + $7,101 = $35,201 (1-day total: $35,201)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) RIVER, RUN $400 (5th pick)
Kevin 200 +1000 (Lindsey 1200 Barton 0)
2) THE PLAY’S LAST LINES $1200 (6th pick)
Barton 7000 +5000 (Lindsey 7800 Kevin 3200)
3) THAT’S MY MATH OR SCIENCE THING! $1200 (16th pick)
Lindsay 11400 +5500 (Barton 16800 Kevin 3600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 220
J! round: WINTER FELL $600 & HIGH GARDEN $600
DJ! Round: ON THE MOVE $2000 & ALL BETS ARE OFF $1200
Total $ Left On Board: $4,400
Lindsey $23,800 Coryat, 26 correct, 1 incorrect, 49.06% in first on buzzer
Barton $13,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 0 incorrect, 24.53% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Kevin $7,000 Coryat, 10 correct, 1 incorrect, 18.87% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $44,600
Lach Trash: $3,600 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $1,400
Barton Wong, final stats:
51 correct, 5 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts
28.13% in first on buzzer (45/160)
4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $14,200)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,467
Lindsey Shultz, stats to date:
27 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts
49.06% in first on buzzer (26/53)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,500)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $23,800
Lindsey Shultz, to win:
2 games: 79.55%
Avg. streak: 4.890 games.
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 116 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 3.5844 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.5329).
An average of 6.2211 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.8725).
An early cutoff took place 3.319% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
Lindsey Shultz qualified 45.606% of the time.
Eric R. Backes qualified 87.315% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 70.105% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 44.882% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 18.779% of the time.
Alex Schmidt qualified 4.258% of the time.
John Presloid qualified 0.518% of the time.
- Before opening the episode, the show inserted a brief message from Alex: “Just before I go out to start the show, I wanted to say a quick thank you to the hundreds of thousands of people who have sent in tweets, texts, emails, cards, and letters, wishing me well regarding my health. I even heard from Watson, the IBM computer. There are so many. I can’t respond individually, but I wanted you to know that I read them all and I thank you for your good wishes, your advice, and your prayers, and I was really touched by the warmth of your words. I’m a lucky guy. Now let’s do the show.”
- This was a very exciting and enjoyable game to watch.
- It was nice to see Barton bet everything in the situation where it was most advisable as well.
- Effective in first on buzzer stats: Lindsey 53.06% (26/49), Barton 26.53% (13/49), Kevin 20.41% (10/49).
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