Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The King James Bible) for Wednesday, May 1, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 168):
Of the 4 riders mentioned in Revelation 6, only this one is explicitly named
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Imar Dacunha, a business systems analyst from Orlando, Florida
|Kate Jay Zweifler, a realtor & stay-at-home mom from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
|James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (19-day total: $1,426,330)
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.
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Correct response: What is Death?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
While the four riders are said to symbolize Conquest, War, Famine, and Death, only Death is mentioned specifically, first in Revelation 6:8: And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Kate $4,200 + $4,199 = $8,399
Imar $8,200 + $412 = $8,612
James $60,898 + $40,784 = $101,682 (20-day total: $1,528,012)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) VAMPIRE-POURRI $1000 (11th pick)
James 4600 +4600 (Imar 3000 Kate 0)
2) 21st CENTURY EUROPEAN LEADERS $1600 (6th pick)
James 20600 +10117 (Imar 5800 Kate 600)
3) ONE “L” OF A DRUG $800 (17th pick)
James 39917 +11381 (Imar 8200 Kate 3000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 178
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
James $38,200 Coryat, 42 correct, 0 incorrect, 68.42% in first on buzzer
Imar $8,200 Coryat, 10 correct, 0 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer
Kate $4,200 Coryat, 4 correct, 0 incorrect, 7.02% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $50,600
Lach Trash: $3,400 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $0
James Holzhauer, stats to date:
723 correct, 23 incorrect
20/22 on rebound attempts (on 44 rebound opportunities)
58.21% in first on buzzer (656/1127)
44/48 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $426,423)
19/20 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $30,410
James Holzhauer, to win:
21 games: 97.430%
Avg. streak: 57.909 games.
(This is using the updated model.)
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 82 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 93.053% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 75.870% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 46.025% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 20.577% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 11.825% of the time.
- Kate’s mother was Roz Jay, who was defeated by 5-time champion Tom Halpern on March 25, 1991.
- $101,682 is now the 5th-highest one-day total of all time on Jeopardy, displacing yesterday’s total from the 5th spot. He now holds all 10 of the top 10 one-day totals in the history of the show.
- James has tied Julia Collins’ 20 wins for the second-longest winning streak in regular play on Jeopardy.
- It took Ken Jennings 46 games ($1,555,061) to pass James’ current total of $1,528,012.
- James has now heard 181 consecutive clues without giving an incorrect response. This passes Liz Haigney Lynch’s previous record by 2.
- James’ Coryat score of $38,200 is the second-best Coryat score of all time; the record is still Ken Jennings’ $39,200 on June 10, 2004.
- At 723, James has passed Brad Rutter for #2 on the all-time list in terms of number of correct responses given on the show.
- This is the 14th consecutive episode where James has been correct in Final Jeopardy (the previous record was 12, held by Ben Ingram and Tom Cubbage).
- The prediction model currently gives James a 71.286% chance of surpassing Ken Jennings’ regular play winnings total of $2,520,700.
- On Wednesdays, James has an average winning score of $90,188.
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