Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Name the French Author) for Monday, May 20, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 181):
“I am making myself liable to articles 30 & 31 of the law of 29 July 1881 regarding the press, which make libel a punishable offense”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Adam Stone, an associate professor of political science from Marietta, Georgia
|Jenny Gibbs, a handywoman & gardener from Charlottesville, Virginia
|James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (22-day total: $1,691,008)
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Correct response: Who is Émile Zola?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
In his famous letter J’Accuse…!, French author Émile Zola was speaking out against the unlawful jailing of Alfred Dreyfus, who had been suspected of providing military secrets to the Germans. France was experiencing a bout of anti-Semitism at the time and Zola contended that Dreyfus’ treason conviction had been based on false accusations, and that Major Esterhazy had in fact committed the crime, but the War Office was involved in a cover-up.
After being found guilty of libel, Zola fled to England and died in 1902, asphyxiated by chimney fumes. Dreyfus was exonerated in 1906 and returned to the French army.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Adam $4,200 – $4,199 = $1 (Who is ?)
Jenny $4,600 + $4,201 = $8,801
James $49,229 + $40,000 = $89,229 (23-day total: $1,780,237)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) MURPHY, BROWN $1000 (4th pick)
James 1000 +1000 (Adam 1000 Jenny 200)
2) “O” THE PLACES YOU’LL GO $1600 (6th pick)
James 13200 +10617 (Adam 5800 Jenny -200)
3) A PRINCE AMONG MEN $1600 (8th pick)
James 25017 +9812 (Adam 5800 Jenny -1400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 220
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
James $32,000 Coryat, 37 correct, 0 incorrect, 56.14% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Jenny $4,600 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts
Adam $4,200 Coryat, 10 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $40,800
Lach Trash: $6,000 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,200
James Holzhauer, stats to date:
841 correct, 27 incorrect
24/26 on rebound attempts (on 52 rebound opportunities)
58.87% in first on buzzer (763/1296)
52/56 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $483,845)
22/23 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $30,835
James Holzhauer, to win:
24 games: 98.062%
Avg. streak: 73.600 games.
(This is using the updated model.)
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 79 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 93.800% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 78.465% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 51.830% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 29.120% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 21.309% of the time.
- $89,229 is the 9th-highest one-day total of all time. James now holds the top 13 one-day totals of all time and 15 of the top 17. Arthur Chu’s February 27, 2014 win of $58,200, which sat 5th all-time in regular play prior to James’ run beginning, is now 20th.
- If you took the 23 games James has already won out of the prediction model, it would still predict a streak of 51 games for James.
- The prediction model gives James a 82.226% chance of surpassing Ken Jennings’ winnings total of $2,520,700.
- James’ current per-game average winnings, $77,402, has surpassed Roger Craig’s previous one-day record of $77,000.
- James’ current streak of hearing clues without giving an incorrect response sits at 151 after this game. He is believed to hold the record at 187 (set April 29-May 2).
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