Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category American Plays) for Thursday, May 2, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 169):
A character in this 1944 play is said to be like a piece in her own collection, “too exquisitely fragile to move from the shelf”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Josh Archibald-Seiffer, a music director & pianist from Seattle, Washington
|Jessica Efron Sauer, a bookkeeper from Munster, Indiana
|James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (20-day total: $1,528,012)
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 The Glass Menagerie?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
In Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, the description refers to Laura Wingfield, a 23-year-old painfully shy woman with a leg brace. She has withdrawn herself from the outside world and devotes herself to her collection of glass figurines (the titular glass menagerie).
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Jessica $1,400 – $1,400 = $0 (What is A Doll’s House?)
Josh $10,200 + $0 = $10,200
James $51,212 + $29,403 = $80,615 (21-day total: $1,608,627)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) NONFICTION $600 (21st pick)
James 6800 +6800 (Josh 4000 Jessica 200)
2) SCI-FI TECH $2000 (14th pick)
James 25800 +9812 (Josh 7000 Jessica -200)
3) TORY SPELLING $1600 (19th pick)
James 37012 +7000 (Josh 9000 Jessica 600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 157
J! round: AN EPIC $200; OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS $200
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $400
James $31,800 Coryat, 35 correct, 4 incorrect, 63.64% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Josh $10,200 Coryat, 13 correct, 0 incorrect, 21.82% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Jessica $1,400 Coryat, 6 correct, 3 incorrect, 10.91% in first on buzzer, 1/3 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $43,400
Lach Trash: $4,000 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,200
James Holzhauer, stats to date:
759 correct, 27 incorrect
21/23 on rebound attempts (on 45 rebound opportunities)
58.46% in first on buzzer (691/1182)
47/51 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $450,035)
20/21 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $30,476
James Holzhauer, to win:
22 games: 97.700%
Avg. streak: 63.471 games.
(This is using the updated model.)
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 81 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 93.318% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 76.790% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 48.082% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 23.605% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 15.187% of the time.
- $80,615 is the 10th-highest one-day total of all time on Jeopardy. James now holds the top 11 one-day totals in the history of the show.
- James now holds sole possession of the 2nd-longest winning streak in regular play in the show’s history.
- It took Ken Jennings 48 games ($1,608,627) to pass James’ current total of $1,608,627.
- James’ streak of consecutive clues without giving an incorrect response ended at 187. The previous record, believed to be 179, was held by Liz Haigney Lynch (June 16-20, 2016).
- Josh is the first player in James’ 21 games to run a category against him.
- This is the 15th consecutive episode where James has been correct in Final Jeopardy.
- The prediction model currently gives James a 75.637% chance of surpassing Ken Jennings’ regular play winnings total of $2,520,700.
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