Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 19th Century American History) for Wednesday, May 22, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 183):
In 1832, by a narrow margin, this state’s legislature rejected considering abolition; a split was completed in 1863
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Liz Levin, an attorney from Los Angeles, California
|Mary Peace, a high school teacher from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (24-day total: $1,867,142)
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Correct response: What is Virginia?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Prompted by Nat Turner’s slave rebellion of 1831 in Southampton County of Virginia, over 40 petitions were submitted to the Virginia House of Delegates pertaining to slavery; some calling for abolition and emancipation. Voters east and west of the Blue Ridge Mountains had very differing views; western Virginia, where there were very few slaveholders, greatly preferred emancipation. Late 1831 and early 1832 saw the House of Delegates take up the question; however, they elected not to legislate, suggesting “that a further action for the removal of the slaves should await a more definite development of public opinion.”
During the Civil War, the northwestern counties of Virginia seceded from Virginia (which had just seceded from the Union itself) and was granted statehood as West Virginia in 1863.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Liz -$2,400 (by rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy)
Mary $7,200 + $0 = $7,200
James $43,314 + $28,571 = $71,885 (25-day total: $1,939,027)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) LONG AGO IN THE 20th CENTURY $1000 (6th pick)
James 2000 +2000 (Mary 1200 Liz -1000)
2) WORDS FROM MYTHOLOGY $2000 (1st pick)
Liz -400 -2000 (James 11800 Mary 2400)
3) GEOGRAPHY $1200 (4th pick)
James 15400 +11914 (Mary 2400 Liz -2400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 77
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
James $31,600 Coryat, 35 correct, 1 incorrect, 56.14% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Mary $7,200 Coryat, 11 correct, 1 inocrrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer
Liz -$400 Coryat, 8 correct, 5 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer, 0/2 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $38,400
Lach Trash: $7,200 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,400
James Holzhauer, stats to date:
912 correct, 28 incorrect
26/28 on rebound attempts (on 55 rebound opportunities)
58.58% in first on buzzer (826/1410)
57/61 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $525,854)
24/25 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $30,888
James Holzhauer, to win:
26 games: 98.325%
Avg. streak: 83.701 games.
(This is using the updated model.)
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 77 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 94.267% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 80.087% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 55.458% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 34.457% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 27.235% of the time.
- $71,885 is the 19th-highest one-day total of all time. James now has 17 of the top 20 one-day totals of all time.
- If you took the 25 games James has already won out of the prediction model, it would still predict a streak of 59 games for James.
- The prediction model gives James a 88.848% chance of surpassing Ken Jennings’ winnings total of $2,520,700, and a 55.365% chance of James surpassing Brad Rutter’s all-time winnings total of $4,688,436. (At his current average, James would pass Ken on June 3 and Brad on July 25.)
- With his incorrect response on the 24th clue of Double Jeopardy!, James’ streak of consecutive clues heard without giving an incorrect response ends at 265.
- I can’t figure out what numbers Jeopardy! is failing to include, but I have double-checked all of my numbers and I am confirming that James’ current average Daily Double wager is $9,086. This is not the first time that Jeopardy!’s numbers are incorrect; they also got the number of correct responses incorrect for each player for the All-Star Games.
- James’ average winning total on Wednesdays is $86,527.
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