Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 1, 2019


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Fictional Characters) for Monday, April 1, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 146):

In a 1947 collection he solved 12 mysteries, including “The Cretan Bull” & “The Girdle of Hyppolita”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Reid Setzer, a public policy director from Washington, D.C.
Reid Setzer on Jeopardy!
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Roberta Chapman, a tour guide from Alexandria, Virginia
Roberta Chapman on Jeopardy!
Steven Grade, a sports industry consultant from Atlanta, Georgia (3-day total: $64,200)
Steven Grade on Jeopardy!

Steven currently sits in spot #26 on the ToC Tracker. He’ll need a very big win today to get into a favorable spot.

As per Matt Carberry, this is the fourth time this season that both challengers have come from the same media market (in this case, Washington, D.C.); the other three were November 1 (Greenville, SC), November 27 (Seattle), and March 28 (Detroit).

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Correct response: Who is Hercule Poirot?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Prior to the “retirement” of Agatha Christie’s famed detective Hercule Poirot, the 1947 short story collection The Labours of Hercules had the Belgian solve twelve mysteries in Europe, each inspired by one of Hercules’ twelve labors. (If you’re reading this anywhere other than thejeopardyfan.com, know that the website operator has copied this description wholesale from that site.) The collection of 12 short story mysteries also includes works titled “The Lernean Hydra”, “The Erymanthian Boar”, and “The Augean Stables”.

You can find further information about the collection at Agatha Christie’s website.


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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!


Scores going into Final:
Reid $23,000
Steven $17,600
Roberta $3,000


Tonight’s results:
Roberta $3,000 – $2,995 = $5 (Who is?)
Steven $17,600 + $6,500 = $24,100 (4-day total: $88,300)
Reid $23,000 – $12,201 = $10,799 (Who is Sherlock Holmes?)


Steven Grade, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the April 1, 2019 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Steven $6,000
Reid $4,800
Roberta $2,200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) THE WORLD OF MONEY $600 (24th pick)
Steven 1400 +1400 (Reid 4800 Roberta 1800)
2) MOROCCO $1200 (19th pick)
Reid 15200 +2600 (Steven 12800 Roberta 1400)
3) CLOTHING $2000 (28th pick) ($3600 remaining on the board)
Reid 25400 -4000 (Steven 15600 Roberta 3000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 101


Unplayed clues:
J! round: AROUND THE BODY $1000
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $1,000


Game Stats:
Steven $16,800 Coryat, 24 correct, 2 incorrect, 42.86% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Reid $25,600 Coryat, 26 correct, 2 incorrect, 46.43% in first on buzzer
Roberta $3,000 Coryat, 5 correct, 1 incorrect, 8.93% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $45,400
Lach Trash: $2,400 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,200


Steven Grade, stats to date:
110 correct, 6 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts
46.43% in first on buzzer (104/224)
4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,400)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,000


Steven Grade, to win:
5 games: 71.17%
6: 50.65%
7: 36.05%
8: 25.66%
9: 18.26%
Avg. streak: 6.469 games.


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Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 104 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 3.5788 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.4651).
An average of 6.1291 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.7511).

An early cutoff took place 2.751% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

Steven Grade qualified 71.170% of the time.
Eric R. Backes qualified 88.514% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 71.434% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 45.691% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 19.585% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 5.005% of the time.
Alex Schmidt qualified 0.532% of the time.


Andy’s Thoughts:

  • I was disappointed by the lack of April Fool’s gags in this episode.
  • Effective in first on buzzer stats: Steven 43.64% (24/55), Reid 47.27% (26/55), Roberta 9.09% (5/55)

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2 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – April 1, 2019"

  1. I’m wondering if there will be some type of April Fools joke today. I know there will be one on Wheel of Fortune b

  2. One more win for Steven and he would be on the ToC list. Right now he is still
    4.580 behind Alex Schmidt. If Steven wins tomorrow he would be at least #8 behind Alan Dunn overall (including Dhruv and the TT winner to come, replacing Larry Martin). Maybe even # 7 if Steven wins big tomorrow.

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