Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Organizations) for Monday, April 29, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 166):
The oldest of these business booster groups, formed in Marseille in 1599, uses “de” instead of “of” in the name
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Adam Levin, a sports information director from Ashland, Massachusetts
|Jasmine Leonas, a social media specialist from Chicago, Illinois
|James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (17-day total: $1,275,587)
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.
James has reached 600 correct responses on the show, becoming one of only three players in the history of Jeopardy! to reach that milestone! See who else has done so on our 300 Club page!
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Correct response: What is a Chamber of Commerce?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
A Chamber of Commerce is a local organization that can be found worldwide, whose goal is to further the interest of businesses in that community. France’s King Henri IV chartered the first Chambre de Commerce in Marseille, France in 1599. In many countries in Europe, membership in a local Chamber is mandatory; in North America, businesses are not obligated to become a member, but many do, in order to develop local business contacts and help develop the local economy.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Jasmine $7,800 – $0 = $7,800 (What is the Legion of Honor?)
Adam $27,000 + $26,999 = $53,999
James $33,517 + $20,500 = $54,017 (18-day total: $1,329,604)
(In case you missed the news which broke on Saturday, contestants are not permitted to give shoutouts in Final Jeopardy.)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) BREAKS & LIVERS $1000 (1st pick)
James 0 -1000 (Jasmine 0 Adam 0)
2) FACTS ABOUT POETS $1200 (14th pick)
James 15000 +10117 (Adam 9000 Jasmine 7400)
3) ALLITERATIVE PHRASES $2000 (20th pick)
Adam 13000 +12000 (James 28317 Jasmine 7400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 60
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
James $25,600 Coryat, 28 correct, 1 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer
Adam $17,000 Coryat, 20 correct, 0 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
Jasmine $7,800 Coryat, 9 correct, 0 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $50,400
Lach Trash: $2,600 (on 2 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $1,000
James Holzhauer, stats to date:
636 correct, 23 incorrect
20/22 on rebound attempts (on 43 rebound opportunities)
56.96% in first on buzzer (577/1013)
38/42 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $377,599)
17/18 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $29,567
James Holzhauer, to win:
19 games: 96.737%
Avg. streak: 47.647 games.
(This is using the updated model.)
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 84 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 92.607% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 74.321% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 42.559% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 15.477% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 6.163% of the time.
- Adam’s $53,999 is the highest-ever regular-play non-winning score in the history of the show, and is the 21st-highest final score of all time. (James’ $54,017 is 20th.) The previous record was held by Michael Cudahy ($44,400 on June 25, 2004, ironically Ken Jennings’ 18th win), with an honorable mention to Steve Hettinger, who had a pre-doubled $23,000 on March 10, 1998.
- This is only the second time in James’ 18 games in which he did not have a runaway.
- This is the first time James has bet $10,117 on a Daily Double; making sure to say “Vegas Strong”, it was a reference to the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017.
- This is the kind of game that people use to make an argument that runners-up should also receive their final score as prize money. What these people don’t realize is that the fact that the scores are points and not money until the game is won is the very reason why people are able to play the game as aggressively as they are. If all players were always in jeopardy of losing actual money if they were incorrect in Final Jeopardy or on Daily Doubles, do you actually think most players would be willing to bet nearly $27,000 in this spot? You’d see significantly more $0 wagers, and the game would actually be boring. (See my Why Does Only The Winner Keep The Cash?” article from November 2016.)
- Adam was a carryover contestant from last week’s episodes, explaining how he was able to play to James’ strategy. He would have seen James play five games last week from the audience.
- The prediction model gives James a 58.814% chance of surpassing Ken Jennings’ winnings total of $2.520,700.
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