Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Poetry & The Movies) for Tuesday, May 21, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 182):
Robert Lowell’s “For the Union Dead” honored the 54th Massachusetts, the infantry unit in this 1989 film that won 3 Oscars
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Jason Mangano, a freelance writer from Fords, New Jersey
|Kate Kelly, a nonprofit finance professional from New York, New York
|James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (23-day total: $1,780,237)
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Correct response: What is Glory?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
The 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment was one of the first military units in the Union Army during the Civil War to consist entirely of African-American men (except for its officers). The unit was commanded by Colonel Robert Gould Shaw.
The 1989 film about them, Glory, starred Matthew Broderick as Shaw; Glory won its 3 Oscars for Best Sound, Best Cinematography, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Denzel Washington).
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Kate $6,600 + $6,500 = $13,100
Jason $12,400 + $2,000 = $14,400
James $55,895 + $31,010 = $86,905 (24-day total: $1,867,142)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) ACRONYMS & INITIALISMS $800 (9th pick)
James 4800 +4800 (Jason 1800 Kate 1000)
2) NEW IN SCIENCE $800 (16th pick)
James 25400 +11381 (Jason 11600 Kate 3400)
3) DO YOU LOVE ME? $2000 (17th pick)
James 36781 +11914 (Jason 11600 Kate 3400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 177
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
James $31,400 Coryat, 34 correct, 0 incorrect, 54.39% in first on buzzer
Jason $12,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 0 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer
Kate $6,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 0 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $50,400
Lach Trash: $3,600 (on 2 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $0
James Holzhauer, stats to date:
876 correct, 27 incorrect
24/26 on rebound attempts (on 52 rebound opportunities)
58.68% in first on buzzer (794/1353)
55/59 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $511,940)
23/24 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $30,858
James Holzhauer, to win:
25 games: 98.286%
Avg. streak: 81.336 games.
(This is using the updated model.)
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 78 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 94.167% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 79.739% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 54.679% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 33.312% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 25.963% of the time.
- $86,905 is the 11th-highest one-day total of all time. James now holds the top 14 one-day totals of all time and 16 of the top 18.
- If you took the 24 games James has already won out of the prediction model, it would still predict a streak of 57 games for James.
- The prediction model gives James a 87.083% chance of surpassing Ken Jennings’ winnings total of $2,520,700, and a 53.666% chance of James surpassing Brad Rutter’s all-time winnings total of $4,688,436.
- James’ current streak of hearing clues without giving an incorrect response sits at 212 after this game. He is believed to be the first player to have three consecutive full games without giving an incorrect response.
- $86,905 is James’ lowest win on a Tuesday thus far; he currently averages $103,908 on Tuesdays.
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