Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Games) for Monday, May 27, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 186):
When this game was introduced in 1860, it had squares like Intemperance & Poverty & if you hit the Suicide square your game was over
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Scott Swartz, a medical student from Berkeley, California
|Monica Foy, a financial planner from San Francisco, California
|James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (27-day total: $2,065,535)
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Correct response: What is The Game of Life?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
The original 1860 version of The Game of Life is significantly different from today’s modern version; it was created by Milton Bradley, who had previously made money with a clean-shaven lithographic portrait of Abraham Lincoln; when Lincoln grew a beard, Bradley turned to board games. It was based around morality, where “good” spaces gave points and instead of dice (associated with gambling), a six-sided top known as a teetotum was used.
The modern version (the version most readers would be familiar with) was introduced in 1960.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Scott $6,200 + $6,199 = $12,399
Monica $6,600 + $6,595 = $13,195
James $72,022 + $58,000 = $130,022 (28-day total: $2,195,557)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) SOME TIMES $800 (12th pick)
James 8200 +8200 (Scott 1000 Monica 0)
2) POETIC GEOGRAPHY $2000 (4th pick)
James 24200 +11022 (Scott 3000 Monica 2200)
3) MY CABINET JOB $2000 (14th pick)
James 41622 +20000 (Monica 4600 Scott 3000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 194
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
James $37,600 Coryat, 40 correct, 0 incorrect, 64.91% in first on buzzer
Monica $6,600 Coryat, 8 correct, 0 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer
Scott $6,200 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:
1,018 correct, 31 incorrect
31/34 on rebound attempts (on 62 rebound opportunities)
58.37% in first on buzzer (921/1578)
62/66 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $584,876)
27/28 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $30,807
James Holzhauer, to win:
29 games: 98.031%
Avg. streak: 77.795 games.
(This is using the updated model.)
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 74 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 93.930% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 78.918% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 52.842% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 30.610% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 22.963% of the time.
- $130,022 is the 2nd-highest one-day total of all time. James now holds the top 15 and 19 of the top 21 one-day totals.
- This was the 5th time that James had at least $20,000 after the Jeopardy! round.
- James has been correct on his last 22 Final Jeopardy! clues.
- The prediction model gives James a 92.354% chance of surpassing Ken Jennings’ winnings total of $2,520,700, and a 52.921% 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 24.)
- James’ Coryat score of $37,600 is tied for the fourth-highest of all time. Ken Jennings still holds the record at $39,200.
- James’ average winning total on Mondays is now $76,728.
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