Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 20th Century Literary Characters) for Wednesday, April 17, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 158):
His first name refers to the ancient district in which you’d find the Greek capital; his surname is a bird
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Lorelle Anderson, a law librarian from Sanford, Florida
|Hannah Pierson-Compeau, an IT product manager from Washington, DC
|James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (9-day total: $566,660)
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If you’re curious to see how James’ 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: Who is Atticus Finch?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Lawyer Atticus Finch is Scout’s father in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus comes from “from Attica”; Attica is the historical region of the Attic peninsula, the area surrounding Athens, Greece; the peninsula juts into the Aegean Sea.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Hannah $5,000 – $4,000 = $1,000 (What is Aq)
Lorelle $5,400 + $5,300 = $10,700
James $71,114 + $60,013 = $131,127 (10-day total: $697,787) (Who is Atticus Finch This is for you Granny <3)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) CHILDREN’S BOOKS $600 (13th pick)
Hannah 0 +1000 (James 6600 Lorelle 2600)
2) 5, 5 $1600 (14th pick)
James 26600 +11914 (Hannah 3800 Lorelle 3000)
3) MUSIC “MAN” $800 (20th pick)
James 44114 +25000 (Hannah 3800 Lorelle 3000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 201
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
James $36,600 Coryat, 40 correct, 0 incorrect, 64.91% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Lorelle $5,400 Coryat, 7 correct, 0 incorrect, 12.28% in first on buzzer
Hannah $4,600 Coryat, 8 correct, 1 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $46,600
Lach Trash: $6,600 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $800
James Holzhauer, stats to date:
341 correct, 13 incorrect
12/14 on rebound attempts (on 26 rebound opportunities)
54.43% in first on buzzer (307/564)
21/23 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $218,199)
9/10 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $29,000
James Holzhauer, to win:
11 games: 95.25%
Avg. streak: 30.046 games.
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 92 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 2.988 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.1855).
An average of 4.6233 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.4715).
An early cutoff took place 0.326% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
James Holzhauer qualified 100.000% of the time.
Eric R. Backes qualified 88.073% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 65.570% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 32.198% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 7.637% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 1.137% of the time.
- James’ score today of $131,127 breaks his own record that he set on April 9.
- James is now the 8th ultra-champion (10 or more wins) in the show’s history.
- James has $697,787 after 10 wins; after Ken Jennings’ 21st win, Ken was at $697,760.
- $697,787 puts James in 4th all-time in winnings on the show (including tournament winnings).
- James’ 41 correct, 0 incorrect (including Final) is believed to be the highest number of correct responses given in one game without being incorrect once. David Madden had a 36 correct, 0 incorrect (35 plus Final) game on July 11, 2005.
- James’ Coryat score of $36,600 is 5th all-time. #1 through #4 all belong to Ken Jennings. The record is $39,200.
- $60,013 is the largest amount of money ever wagered in Final Jeopardy. James is the only player to have had at least $60,000 going into Final Jeopardy (he has now done that three times).
- James’ bet of $25,000 on the final Daily Double equals his record Daily Double bet from April 9.
- James’ lead of $65,714 is the largest-ever lead going into Final Jeopardy.
- Effective in first on buzzer stats: James 71.15% (37/52), Lorelle 13.46% (7/52), Hannah 14.04% (8/52).
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