Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 19th Century Novels) for Wednesday, May 29, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 188):
The author of this tale dedicated the novel to British philosopher William Godwin, her father
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Lisa Clark, a freelance designer from Atlanta, Georgia
|Faizan Kothari, an investment banking analyst from New York, New York
|James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (29-day total: $2,254,938)
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Correct response: What is Frankenstein?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
William Godwin was the father of author Mary Shelley, who wrote her first novel, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus at the age of 21. She had met her husband, poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, as he had been one of Godwin’s followers. Godwin’s methods of educating his daughter including teaching her to write by writing letters; though she received little formal education, Godwin tutored his daughter in a variety of subjects. Frankenstein was written in the summer of 1816 in Geneva.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Lisa $2,800 – $2,799 = $1 (What is :)?)
Faizan $9,200 + $23 = $9,223
James $43,914 + $25,119 = $69,033 (30-day total: $2,323,971)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) 1919 $600 (9th pick)
James 2800 +2800 (Faizan 2800 Lisa 0)
2) ONE BIG SWAMP $1600 (2nd pick)
James 12400 +11914 (Faizan 5200 Lisa 2000)
3) SPACE “EX” $1600 (5th pick)
Faizan 6800 -4000 (James 25514 Lisa 2000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 137
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
James $31,400 Coryat, 35 correct, 1 incorrect, 59.65% in first on buzzer
Faizan $13,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer
Lisa $2,800 Coryat, 6 correct, 1 incorrect, 12.28% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $47,400
Lach Trash: $3,000 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,600
James Holzhauer, stats to date:
1,089 correct, 32 incorrect
31/34 on rebound attempts (on 63 rebound opportunities)
58.39% in first on buzzer (988/1692)
65/69 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $610,971)
29/30 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $30,867
James Holzhauer, to win:
31 games: 97.334%
Avg. streak: 72.951 games.
(This is using the updated model and now takes into account performance on specific days of the week).
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 72 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 93.592% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 77.744% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 50.217% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 26.747% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 18.674% of the time.
- $69,033 is the 22nd-highest regular play total of all time. James currently holds 21 of the top 25 single-game regular-play totals of all time.
- James has been correct on his last 24 Final Jeopardy! clues.
- The prediction model gives James a 97.334% chance to win on Thursdays, 96.826% to win on Fridays, 96.832% to win on Mondays, 99.746% to win on Tuesdays, and 97.862% to win on Wednesdays.
- The prediction model currently gives James a 91.403% chance of surpassing Ken Jennings’ total of $2,520,700, and a 48.638% chance of surpassing Brad Rutter’s all-time winnings total of $4,688,436. (At his current average win total, James would pass Ken on June 3 and Brad on July 25.)
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