Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category National Anthems) for Thursday, May 30, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 189):
Its anthem was adopted in 1947 to replace one by Joseph Haydn that had been tainted by association with Nazis
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Rob Wolf, a family physician from Newark, Delaware
|Megan Browndorf, a librarian from Washington, D.C.
|James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (30-day total: $2,323,971)
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Correct response: What is Austria?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
David Kendall’s nationalanthems.info is an excellent source about national anthems around the world. Austria’s current anthem, “Land der Berge, Land am Strome”, adopted February 25, 1947, is purported to have had its tune been written by Mozart, but most scholars believe now that it is written by Johann Holzer.
The previous anthem was “Sei gesegnet ohne Ende”, to the tune of Haydn’s “Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser”, the same tune as used by the Third Reich.
Note also that with the wording of the Final Jeopardy clue, the clue says the original anthem was by Haydn, not the current anthem. (When Clue of the Day was posted on the Jeopardy! website, a few concerned readers contacted me here at thejeopardyfan.com. The clue, as I see it, is correct.)
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Rob $8,400 – $8,399 = $1 (What is Belgium?)
Megan $12,200 – $4,601 = $7,599 (What is Ger)
James $41,612 + $17,000 = $58,612 (31-day total: $2,382,583)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) WORLD FACTS $800 (5th pick)
James 4000 +4000 (Megan 0 Rob 0)
2) WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA? $1600 (4th pick)
James 16800 +9812 (Rob 3200 Megan 1400)
3) FILL IN THEIR DATES $800 (18th pick)
James 31412 +5000 (Megan 9400 Rob 7600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 174
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
James $26,000 Coryat, 32 correct, 1 incorrect, 52.63% in first on buzzer
Megan $12,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Rob $8,400 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $46,600
Lach Trash: $5,400 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $2,000
James Holzhauer, stats to date:
1,122 correct, 33 incorrect
31/34 on rebound attempts (on 65 rebound opportunities)
58.20% in first on buzzer (1018/1749)
68/72 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $629,783)
30/31 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $30,710
James Holzhauer, to win:
32 games: 96.826%
Avg. streak: 75.463 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 71 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 93.7572% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 78.317% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 51.498% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 28.631% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 20.676% of the time.
- James is $138,117 from Ken Jennings’ all-time regular-season total of $2,520,700.
- $58,612 is the 26th-highest regular play total of all time. James currently holds 22 of the top 26 single-game regular-play totals of all time.
- James has been correct on his last 25 Final Jeopardy! clues.
- The prediction model now gives James a 97.886% chance to win on Thursdays, up from 97.334%.
- The prediction model currently gives James a 93.403% chance of surpassing Ken Jennings’ total of $2,520,700, and a 50.054% 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 26.)
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