Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category International News) for Tuesday, April 16, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 157):
In 2014 this 10,000-square-mile region moved its clocks forward 2 hours to Moscow Standard Time
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Katie Grosteffon, an ergonomist from Lexington, Kentucky
|Adam Lozeau, a public defender from St. Paul, Minnesota
|James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (8-day total: $460,479)
Jeopardy champion from earlier this season Lori Goodman has collaborated with other Jeopardy contestants to create the Jeopardy-style Haggadah supplement you didn’t realize your Passover Seder needed!
James has cemented his spot in the next Tournament of Champions. Our ToC Tracker shows who else is in the field. If you’re curious to see how his stats so far shape up to those of Ken Jennings, you can find them at A James Holzhauer vs. Ken Jennings Statistical Comparison.
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Correct response: What is Crimea?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
As part of the Russian annexation of Crimea in early 2014, the region moved its clocks ahead two hours on March 30, 2014, changing its time zone to Moscow Standard Time. Both Ukraine and Russia claim sovereignty over the area; most of the international community supports Ukraine’s territorial integrity in this matter.
Since Alex Trebek’s diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer, 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, over $240 has been raised.)
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Katie $0 (did not qualify for Final Jeopardy)
Adam $11,200 – $11,199 = $1 (What is Siber
James $66,181 + $40,000 = $106,181 (9-day total: $566,660) (What is Crimea? Happy birthday no one!)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) A YEAR ENDING IN 9 $800 (8th pick)
James 5800 +5800 (Adam 1000 Katie 0)
2) LITERARY ALLUSIONS $1600 (15th pick)
James 27000 +11381 (Adam 8800 Katie -400)
3) SOUNDS LIKE PIG LATIN $1600 (22nd pick)
James 46381 +17000 (Adam 10000 Katie -400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 179
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
James $36,000 Coryat, 42 correct, 2 incorrect, 70.18% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts
Adam $11,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 0 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Katie $0 Coryat, 3 correct, 1 incorrect, 7.02% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $47,200
Lach Trash: $1,600 (on 1 Triple Stumper)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,200
James Holzhauer, stats to date:
300 correct, 13 incorrect
11/13 on rebound attempts (on 25 rebound opportunities)
53.25% in first on buzzer (270/507)
19/21 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $181,285)
8/9 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $28,156
James Holzhauer, to win:
10 games: 95.34%
Avg. streak: 29.470 games.
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 93 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 3.0152 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.1928).
An average of 4.6745 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.4815).
An early cutoff took place 0.348% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
James Holzhauer qualified 100.000% of the time.
Eric R. Backes qualified 87.509% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 64.674% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 31.367% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 7.383% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 1.182% of the time.
- With $566,660, James moves into the #6 spot all-time in total earnings (including tournaments.)
- The $36,000 Coryat Score is tied for the highest all-time by anyone not named Ken Jennings and is tied for 7th overall. Spots 1 through 6 are all held by Ken, the record is $39,200.
- James has yet to shout out his brother. This is clearly some next-level trolling at this point.
- With categories 5 JEFFS and YEAH, WE SAW IT ON THE INTERNET, that has to be a Jeffpardy reference, right?
- $40,000 is the most amount of money ever bet in Final Jeopardy.
- 40 times in first on buzzer is not a record, Ken Jennings went 46-for-56 (82.14%) in his 35th game (July 20).
- Effective in first on buzzer stats: James 70.81% (40/57), Adam 22.81% (13/57), Katie 7.02% (4/57).
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