Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Geographic Nicknames) for Wednesday, April 24, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 163):
This term for an area of the Atlantic originated in 1964 in Argosy, a pulp magazine
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Wayne Erxleben, an engineer from Fort Wayne, Indiana
|Silvija Ozols, a copy editor from Astoria, New York
|James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (14-day total: $1,061,550)
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: What is the Bermuda Triangle?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
A clue about a shipwreck off the island of Bermuda came up two months ago in Final Jeopardy. That has been one of many mishaps that have taken place in the Bermuda Triangle, an area bounded by Florida, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico, as per the February 1964 Argosy magazine.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Silvija $2,400 + 0 = $2,400 (What is the Bermuda △?)
Wayne $12,400 + $7,599 = $19,999
James $49,621 + $24,000 = $73,621 (15-day total: $1,135,175) (What is Bermuda Triangle hi Benjamin)
(Note: In case it does not render properly, Sylvia’s response contained a triangle symbol instead of the word “triangle”.)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) CAR TALK $800 (18th pick)
James 9200 +9200 (Silvija 1600 Wayne 1000)
2) SCIENCE CENTRAL $1200 (2nd pick)
Wayne 2200 +2200 (James 18400 Silvija 3200)
3) ROMAN NAMES $800 (9th pick)
James 24000 +10021 (Wayne 6800 Silvija 3200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 242
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
James $32,000 Coryat, 37 correct, 1 incorrect, 61.40% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Wayne $11,400 Coryat, 13 correct, 0 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer
Silvija $2,400 Coryat, 7 correct, 1 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $45,800
Lach Trash: $4,600 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,600
James Holzhauer, stats to date:
535 correct, 19 incorrect
15/17 on rebound attempts (on 35 rebound opportunities)
57.19% in first on buzzer (485/848)
34/37 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $338,587)
14/15 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $29,907
James Holzhauer, to win:
16 games: 97.174%
Avg. streak: 49.388 games.
(This is using the updated model.)
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 87 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 2.4255 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.0093).
An average of 3.6216 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.259).
An early cutoff took place 0.018% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
James Holzhauer qualified 100.000% of the time.
Eric R. Backes qualified 96.870% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 85.377% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 56.033% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 22.900% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 8.258% of the time.
- $73,621 is the 11th-highest one-day total of all time. Before James Holzhauer’s run started, it would have placed 3rd.
- With 535 correct responses, James passes Matt Jackson (514) for 5th on the all-time list in terms of number of correct responses given on the show. He will likely pass 4th place David Madden (542) tomorrow.
- Ken Jennings reached $1,135,460 after his 34th victory.
- The prediction model currently gives James a 59.690% chance of winning more than $2,520,700.
- James Holzhauer and Austin Rogers are the only two players to get 14 of their first 15 Final Jeopardy! clues correct.
- The total value of all 30 clues in the Jeopardy! round is $18,000. James Holzhauer is the only player in the history of the show to have had a score greater than that after the Jeopardy! round; he has now surpassed $18,000 four times.
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