Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The Elements) for Thursday, April 25, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 164):
Oddly, mining of this rare earth element with a geographic name, atomic no. 63, is mostly in Asia & with some in South America & Australia
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Alix Basden, a student from Lafayette, Louisiana
|Tim Hall, a data analyst from Washington, D.C.
|James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (15-day total: $1,135,175)
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Correct response: What is europium?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
One of the least-abundant rare earth metals, europium is part of the lanthanide series; according to Britannica, the primary use of europium is in red phosphors in optical displays and TV screens that use cathode ray tubes and in glass for fluorescent lamps.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Tim $2,600 – $2,600 = $0 (What is americium?)
Alix $9,600 – $4,000 = $5,600 (What is americium?)
James $55,695 + $35,117 = $90,812 (16-day total: $1,225,987) (What is europium? Hi Jessa <3)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) ROGUES GALLERY $600 (17th pick)
James 6600 +6600 (Tim 1600 Alix 1400)
2) ICONIC PAINTINGS $800 (8th pick)
James 22800 +11381 (Alix 3600 Tim 1400)
3) ENERGY $1200 (24rd pick, $4,000 left on board)
James 40981 +11914 (Alix 8800 Tim 2600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 179
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: HISTORY $400, OCCUPATIONAL VERBS $400
Total $ Left On Board: $800
James $28,400 Coryat, 36 correct, 1 incorrect, 60.00% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Alix $9,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 0 incorrect, 16.36% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Tim $2,600 Coryat, 7 correct, 2 incorrect, 16.36% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $40,600
Lach Trash: $8,000 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,600
James Holzhauer, stats to date:
572 correct, 20 incorrect
16/18 on rebound attempts (on 37 rebound opportunities)
57.36% in first on buzzer (518/903)
37/40 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $368,482)
15/16 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $29,813
James Holzhauer, to win:
17 games: 97.580%
Avg. streak: 56.319 games.
(This is using the updated model.)
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 86 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
James Holzhauer qualified 100.000% of the time.
Eric R. Backes qualified 93.079% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 75.962% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 46.231% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 20.881% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 12.163% of the time.
- Tonight’s score by James is tied for the 5th-highest one-day total of all time. James now holds the top 8 one-day totals, and 10 of the top 12.
- James’ average winning total, $76,624, is only $376 less than the previous one-day record.
- The prediction model gives James a 65.938% of surpassing Ken Jennings’ total of $2,520,700.
- If James wins more than $62,830 tomorrow, he will break his record of “most money won in a taping session”, set last week at $436,891.
- James is the first player in the show’s history to get 15 of their first 16 Final Jeopardy! clues correct.
- With 572 correct responses, James moves to #4 on the all-time list in terms of number of correct responses, passing David Madden. Julia Collins is #3 on the list (584).
- $90,812 is a reference to James’ wedding anniversary (9/8/12), much like his frequent $9,812 bets on Daily Doubles.
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