Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category U.S. Bodies of Water) for Thursday, April 4, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 149):
The Jordan, Bear & Weber rivers deposit over a million tons of minerals into it annually, much of that chloride & sodium
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada
|Anna Hautzinger, a veterinarian from Chicago, Illinois
|Alex Koral, a regulatory research counsel from Boulder, Colorado (1-day total: $26,000)
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Correct response: What is the Great Salt Lake?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Unlike most North American lakes, the Great Salt Lake is endorheic (it has no outlet besides evaporation). Thus, while the water can evaporate, the minerals in the water (like sodium) can not, leaving a body of water that has become more saline than the ocean. Swimmers can be more buoyant in these lakes than they would be in ocean water or fresh water, due to the increased density of the brine. Salt Lake City, Utah, is named after the lake.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Anna $1,600 + $1,600 = $3,200
Alex $18,000 + $2,000 = $20,000
James $40,412 + $3,268 = $43,680 (1-day total: $43,680) (What is
G Great Salt Lake? Happy birthday Jack)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) NATURE STICKS IT TO YOU $1000 (15th pick)
James 5000 +5000 (Alex 4800 Anna 0)
2) WORLD WAR II $2000 (5th pick)
Alex 9000 +3000 (James 15400 Anna -400)
3) FROM THE GREEK $1200 (10th pick)
James 20200 +9812 (Alex 10800 Anna -400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 182
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
James $27,800 Coryat, 31 correct, 1 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts
Alex $17,000 Coryat, 25 correct, 2 incorrect, 43.86% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Anna $1,600 Coryat, 1 correct, 1 incorrect, 3.51% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $46,400
Lach Trash: $4,000 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,600
Alex Koral, stats to date:
52 correct, 4 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts
42.98% in first on buzzer (49/114)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,500)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,300
James Holzhauer, stats to date:
32 correct, 1 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts
47.37% in first on buzzer (27/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $14,812)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $27,800
James Holzhauer, to win:
2 games: 89.79%
Avg. streak: 9.797 games.
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 101 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 3.1534 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.4216).
An average of 5.0272 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.9449).
An early cutoff took place 5.249% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
James Holzhauer qualified 70.718% of the time.
Eric R. Backes qualified 80.688% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 57.095% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 29.072% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 11.324% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 0.933% of the time.
- Effective in first on buzzer stats: James 50.00% (27/54), Alex 46.30% (25/54), Anna 3.70% (2/54).
- The first-day winnings record: $50,000 (Myron Meyer).
- The highest regular-play score going into Final Jeopardy! on Day 1: $42,200 (Larissa Kelly)
- The highest regular-play score after the Jeopardy! round on Day 1: $16,200 (Tom McCudden, December 9, 2004)
- The highest Day 1 Coryat score: $36,000 ($18,000 doubled), Wes Ulm.
- While I am not going to specifically publish “negative” stats, I will say that no records were broken during this game.
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