Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 19th Century Novels) for Friday, April 26, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 165):
The title character of this 1841 novel says he got his name because he kills bucks & does, but not people
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Robin Falco, a nonprofit administrator from King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
|Tyler Lee, an international banking project manager from Hollis, New York
|James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (16-day total: $1,225,987)
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Correct response: What is The Deerslayer?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
1841’s The Deerslayer is Natty Bumppo, the main character in James Fenimore Cooper’s five works known collectively as The Leatherstocking Tales. The Deerslayer was the first chronologically in the series, set before The Last of the Mohicans, but last to be published.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Tyler $1,600 – $1,600 = $0 (What is Tom Sawyer?)
Robin $4,600 – $1,300 = $3,300 (What is the Deer Hunter? Hi Ada!)
James $29,600 + $20,000 = $49,600 (17-day total: $1,275,587) (What is Deerslayer? Hi Tuesday)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) GREEK CUISINE $600 (20th pick)
Tyler 3200 -3200 (James 7200 Robin 1200)
2) SOCIAL STUDIES $800 (1st pick)
Tyler 800 +2000 (James 9200 Robin 1200)
3) MONTY PYTHON PHRASES $1200 (22nd pick, $4,000 left on board)
Robin 5600 -1000 (James 27600 Tyler 2000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -18
J! round: CRAZY WEATHER WE’RE HAVING $200
DJ! Round: MONTY PYTHON PHRASES $400 & $800, INSPECTORS $400
Total $ Left On Board: $1,800
James $29,600 Coryat, 34 correct, 2 incorrect, 60.38% in first on buzzer, 4/4 on rebound attempts
Robin $5,600 Coryat, 6 correct, 3 incorrect, 13.21% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Tyler $3,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 5 incorrect, 20.75% in firston buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $38,800
Lach Trash: $4,600 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,800
James Holzhauer, stats to date:
607 correct, 22 incorrect
20/22 on rebound attempts (on 43 rebound opportunities)
57.53% in first on buzzer (550/956)
37/40 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $368,482)
16/17 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $29,800
James Holzhauer, to win:
18 games: 97.018%
Avg. streak: 49.535 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:
James Holzhauer qualified 100.000% of the time.
Eric R. Backes qualified 92.722% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 74.722% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 43.456% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 16.797% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 7.629% of the time.
- Robin really reminded me of Jennifer Morrow.
- It took Ken Jennings until his 38th game to win more money than James’ current total of $1,275,587.
- James has now had 11 consecutive games with at least 30 correct responses (including Final Jeopardy clues). The record is 29 (Ken Jennings’ games 20 through 48, inclusive).
- Per the prediction model, the chances of James breaking Ken’s winnings total of $2,520,700 currently sit at 59.771%.
- During the taping of this week’s games, James won $423,661. This is $13,230 short of the record he set last week.
- James has passed Julia Collins (584) for 3rd all-time in terms of number of correct responses given on Jeopardy. He’s also the 3rd person to pass 600. Brad Rutter is 2nd on the all-time list at 693.
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