Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Words of the 2000s) for Friday, May 3, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 170):
In 2008, TIME Magazine described this new practice as “one part social networking and one part capital accumulation”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Carol Hansen, a retired database administrator from San Francisco, California
|Pete Vanderhyden, an airline pilot from Murrieta, California
|James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (21-day total: $1,608,627)
Whoever wins this game won’t return until May 20; the show’s annual Teachers Tournament is taking place from May 6-17.
If you’re curious to see how James’ stats so far shape up to those of Ken Jennings, you can find them at A James Holzhauer vs. Ken Jennings Statistical Comparison.
James has reached 700 correct responses on the show and has moved to #2 all-time on that list! See who else has at least 300 on our 300 Club page!
Did you write any of the online tests last month? You can find last week’s questions and answers here!
Are you going on the show and looking for information about how to bet in Final Jeopardy? Check out my new Betting Strategy 101 page!
(Content continues below)
Correct response: What is crowdfunding?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
According to the same September 4, 2008 article (full article behind a paywall), crowdfunding website “seek to harness the enthusiasm–and pocket money–of virtual strangers, promising them a cut of the returns”. Famous crowdfunding websites include Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and even Patreon!
Since Alex Trebek’s diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer, many community members have been raising money. The Jeopardy! Fan Online Store is as well! All proceeds from any “Keep The Faith And We’ll Win” shirt sold will be donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. To date, over $300 has been raised.)
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Peter $4,600 – $4,600 = $0 (What is online banking)
Carol $5,800 – $3,401 = $2,399 (What is cyber)
James $47,381 + $35,000 = $82,381 (22-day total: $1,691,008)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) CLASSIC LITERATURE $1000 (1st pick)
James 0 +1000 (Peter 0 Carol 0)
2) GETTING ALL SCIENCE “E” $1200 (12th pick)
James 24400 +11381 (Peter 1400 Carol 1400)
3) GOVERNMENT & POLITICS $1200 (19th pick, $10,800 left on board)
Carol 4200 +2000 (James 42181 Peter 1400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 194
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
James $37,200 Coryat, 43 correct, 0 incorrect, 70.18% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Carol $5,000 Coryat, 6 correct, 2 incorrect, 10.53% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts
Peter $4,600 Coryat, 7 correct, 2 incorrect, 16.36% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $46,800
Lach Trash: $4,400 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $2,800
James Holzhauer, stats to date:
803 correct, 27 incorrect
22/24 on rebound attempts (on 48 rebound opportunities)
59.00% in first on buzzer (731/1239)
49/53 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $462,416)
21/22 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $30,782
James Holzhauer, to win:
23 games: 97.877%
Avg. streak: 68.103 games.
(This is using the updated model.)
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 80 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 93.537% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 77.551% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 49.784% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 26.109% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 17.966% of the time.
- James’ 23rd game will be May 20.
- $82,381 is the 10th-highest one-day total of all time. James now holds the top 12 one-day totals of all time.
- On the final Daily Double, had Carol gone all-in and then ran the final 11 clues, her score still only would have been $19,200. James already had a runaway game sewn up at that point and Carol was absolutely correct to play for second place.
- If you took the 22 games James has already won out of the prediction model, it would still predict a streak of 46 games for James.
- The prediction model gives James a 78.975% chance of surpassing Ken Jennings’ winnings total of $2,520,700.
- James’ current per-game average winnings, $76,864, is only $136 less than Roger Craig’s previous one-day record of $77,000.
- James has now had seven games where he did not give an incorrect response. Ken Jennings only had two throughout his entire run.
- After winning by only $18 on Monday, James’ margins of victory the rest of the week: $91,326, $93,070, $70,415, and $79,972. His average final margin of victory over 22 games has been $64,913. For comparison, Ken Jennings’ average margin of victory in his first 22 games was $24,116.
Contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com
When commenting, please note that all comments on The Jeopardy! Fan must be in compliance with the Site Comment Policy.
If you are going to quote any statistics from this page or this website, attribution is required.