Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Comic Book Superheroes) for Thursday, April 18, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 159):
During his years with the Justice League of America, this superhero sometimes used the identity “C. King”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Gregory Bodkin, an institutional development manager from Brooklyn, New York
|Samantha Merwin, a graduate student from Irvine, California
|James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (10-day total: $697,787)
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Correct response: Who is Aquaman?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Aquaman (Orin, or Arthur Curry) used the alias C. King (“Sea King”) in Justice League of America Vol 1 #27 (May 1964), The “I” Who Defeated the Justice League.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Gregory $8,200 – $4,000 = $4,200 (Who is Batman?)
Samantha $9,800 – $6,601 = $3,199 (Who is Superman>)
James $47,825 + $26,308 = $74,133 (11-day total: $771,920) (Who is Aquaman Hi Katie & Jo Jo <3)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) NEXT YEAR $800 (9th pick)
James 3000 +3000 (Gregory 2000 Samantha 1000)
2) BATTLE ROYALE $1600 (5th pick)
James 15200 +6013 (Gregory 4600 Samantha 2200)
3) GREEK & ROMAN LIT $2000 (8th pick)
James 24013 +9812 (Gregory 4600 Samantha 2200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 180
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
James $33,400 Coryat, 39 correct, 0 incorrect, 61.40% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Gregory $8,200 Coryat, 8 correct, 0 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer
Samantha $9,800 Coryat, 11 correct, 1 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $51,400
Lach Trash: $1,800 (on 2 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $800
James Holzhauer, stats to date:
381 correct, 13 incorrect
13/15 on rebound attempts (on 27 rebound opportunities)
55.07% in first on buzzer (342/621)
24/26 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $237,024)
10/11 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $29,400
James Holzhauer, to win:
12 games: 95.13%
Avg. streak: 30.551 games.
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 91 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 2.9578 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.1761).
An average of 4.5679 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.4607).
An early cutoff took place 0.272% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
James Holzhauer qualified 100.000% of the time.
Eric R. Backes qualified 88.752% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 66.629% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 33.041% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 7.903% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 1.064% of the time.
- $74,133 is the seventh-highest single-day score of all time. James holds 5 of the top 7 single-day scores.
- At $771,920, James stays in 4th place in all-time winnings (including tournaments), $1,813 behind David Madden.
- James has now heard 142 consecutive clues without giving an incorrect response. The record is at least 179.
- $51,400 is the highest combined Coryat Score for a game since April 25, 2016 (also $51,400). December 23, 2009’s game had $51,600.
- Effective in first on buzzer stats: James 63.64% (35/55), Gregory 14.55% (8/55), Samantha 21.82% (21/55).
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