Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Oscar-Nominated Families) for Friday, May 31, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 190):
It’s the last name of Alfred, Lionel, David, Emil, Thomas & Randy, who with 90 nominations, are the most Oscar-nominated family
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Wyatt Feeler, an attorney from College Park, Maryland
|William Tran, an attorney from Monterey Park, California
|James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (31-day total: $2,382,583)
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.
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Correct response: What is Newman?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
The Newman family has been scoring films in Hollywood since the 1930s. Alfred, Emil, and Lionel were brothers; Randy is the son of their brother Michael, and Thomas and David are Alfred’s sons. Alfred had 43 Oscar nominations, Randy 20, Thomas 14, Lionel 11, and Emil and David 1 apiece. (Emil’s was for his musical direction on Sun Valley Serenade.)
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
William $800 + $700 = $1,500
Wyatt $12,600 – $5,000 = $7,600 (Who is Hitchcock?)
James $52,633 + $27,000 = $79,633 (32-day total: $2,462,216)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) AFRICAN-AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY $600 (8th pick)
James 3800 +3800 (Wyatt 1000 William -2000)
2) RELIGION FOUNDERS $2000 (8th pick)
James 18800 +10021 (Wyatt 6200 William -1200)
3) EPISTOLARY NOVELS $2000 (13th pick)
James 32821 +9812 (Wyatt 7800 William -1200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 183
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
James $33,600 Coryat, 37 correct, 3 incorrect, 61.40% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Wyatt $12,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 0 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
William $800 Coryat, 6 correct, 2 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $47,000
Lach Trash: $1,600 (on 1 Triple Stumper)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,400
James Holzhauer, stats to date:
1,160 correct, 36 incorrect
33/36 on rebound attempts (on 67 rebound opportunities)
58.31% in first on buzzer (1053/1806)
71/75 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $653,416)
31/32 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $30,800
James Holzhauer, to win:
33 games: 96.832%
Avg. streak: 78.855 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 70 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 93.886% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 78.764% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 52.498% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 30.103% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 22.400% of the time.
- One of the more interesting subplots from today’s game was “will William get out of the red” after giving $1,000 incorrect responses on the first two clues. He did, on the antepenultimate clue of Double Jeopardy.
- That’s another interesting advantage for a player like James to go across the $1,000 row to start; your opponents, who are still probably very nervous, are liable to dig a very big hole if they’re wrong on one of those opening clues.
- James is $58,484 from Ken Jennings’ all-time regular-season total of $2,520,700.
- $79,633 is the 16th-highest regular play total of all time. James currently holds 23 of the top 27 single-game regular-play totals of all time.
- James’ Coryat score of $33,600 is tied for the 23rd-highest regular play Coryat score of all time.
- James has been correct on his last 26 Final Jeopardy! clues.
- The prediction model now gives James a 97.127% chance to win on Fridays, up from 96.826%.
- The prediction model currently gives James a 96.764% chance of surpassing Ken Jennings’ total of $2,520,700, and a 54.224% 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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