Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category European Cities) for Tuesday, April 30, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 167):
Founded, according to tradition, in 11 B.C., this former capital lies about halfway between Paris & Berlin
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Libby Wood, a marketing writer from Seattle, Washington
|Jason Lai, a financial risk consultant from Duluth, Georgia
|James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (18-day total: $1,329,600)
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 Bonn?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Originally founded as a Roman settlement on the banks of the Rhine in the last first century B.C., Bonn, Germany served as the capital of West Germany from 1949 to 1990. It served as seat of government of a reunified Germany until 1999, and while no longer the capital of Germany, nearly 50% of German federal officials remain in Bonn.
Since Alex Trebek’s diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer, many community members have been raising money. The Jeopardy! Fan Online Store is as well! All proceeds from any “Keep The Faith And We’ll Win” shirt sold will be donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. To date, over $290 has been raised.)
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Jason $6,400 – $1,001 = $5,399 (What is Bern?)
Libby $7,400 – $5,401 = $1,999 (What is congrats to James)
James $56,726 + $40,000 = $96,726 (19-day total: $1,426,330)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) BROOKLYN $1000 (1st pick)
James 0 +1000 (Jason 0 Libby 0)
2) LESSER-KNOWN NAMES $1200 (5th pick)
James 19400 +11914 (Libby 3000 Jason 1200)
3) STAGE CRAFT $1600 (11th pick)
James 36114 +9812 (Libby 3000 Jason 2800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 189
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
James $37,800 Coryat, 43 correct, 0 incorrect, 70.18% in first on buzzer
Jason $6,400 Coryat, 6 correct, 1 incorrect, 12.28% in first on buzzer
Libby $7,400 Coryat, 8 correct, 0 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $51,600
Lach Trash: $2,000 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $400
James Holzhauer, stats to date:
680 correct, 23 incorrect
20/22 on rebound attempts (on 44 rebound opportunities)
57.66% in first on buzzer (617/1070)
41/45 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $400,325)
18/19 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $30,000
James Holzhauer, to win:
20 games: 97.121%
Avg. streak: 52.734 games.
(This is using the updated model.)
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 83 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 92.818% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 75.056% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 44.204% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 17.898% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 8.851% of the time.
- James has equalled David Madden’s 19 wins for the 3rd-longest win streak on Jeopardy!.
- $96,726 is the 5th-highest one-day total of all time. James now holds the top 9 one-day totals of all time and 11 of the top 13.
- This is only the second time (at least per games in J! Archive) in which the Daily Double has been found on the first clue in consecutive games. The other player to do so was Jon Eisenman on July 3-4, 2017.
- This is the 13th consecutive game in which James has given a correct response to Final Jeopardy. This breaks the record of 12 consecutive, jointly held by Tom Cubbage and Ben Ingram. (Tom’s streak is still ongoing, in case he ever makes another return to the show in a supertournament.)
- James’ 44 correct respones (including Final Jeopardy) in this game without being incorrect breaks his record of 41 set April 17. His 44 correct is also 1 short of the known record (45), set July 23, 2004 by Ken Jennings.
- James’ Coryat score of $37,800 is the 2nd-highest of all time; the record still belongs to Ken Jennings, who had a Coryat score of $39,200 on June 10, 2004.
- The prediction model gives James a 64.520% chance of surpassing Ken Jennings’ winnings total of $2,520,700.
- James is nearing Ken Jennings’ career record in terms of “Net Earned on Daily Doubles”; Ken has earned a net $454,399 on his 173 Daily Doubles.
- In his 4 games airing on Tuesdays, James has averaged winnings of $108,159.25.
- Thanks to Bob Chang for suggesting this: tonight’s Combined Coryat score of $51,600 ties the December 23, 2009 game as the highest on record.
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