Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 10, 2019


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 20th Century Theater) for Monday, June 10, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 196):

The final scene of this play takes place by a grave & includes the line “He had the wrong dreams”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Mary Fellman, a retail manager from Los Alamos, New Mexico
Mary Fellman on Jeopardy!
Martin Kane, a high school teacher from Martin, Tennessee
Martin Kane on Jeopardy!
Brendan Roach, a policy researcher & advisor from Cambridge, Massachusetts (2-day total: $58,700)
Brendan Roach on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Death of a Salesman?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The line “He had the wrong dreams” was uttered by Biff Loman during the funeral scene of Willy Loman, the title salesman in Arthur Miller’s play. It won both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play.


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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Martin $18,600
Brendan $17,800
Mary $14,400


Tonight’s results:
Mary $14,400 – $14,000 = $400 (What is A Moon for the Misbegotten)
Brendan $17,800 + $17,800 = $35,600
Martin $18,600 + $17,001 = $35,601 (1-day total: $35,601)


Martin Kane, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 10, 2019 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Martin $9,000
Mary $6,800
Brendan $3,800


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) OUT TO “C” $600 (8th pick)
Martin 3000 +3000 (Mary 1000 Brendan 400)
2) 3-WORD CITY NAMES $800 (8th pick)
Brendan 7800 +6000 (Martin 11800 Mary 7600)
3) ANIMAL TALK $2000 (20th pick)
Brendan 18200 -2000 (Martin 16600 Mary 12400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 166


Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0


Game Stats:
Martin $16,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 1 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Brendan $14,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Mary $14,400 Coryat, 20 correct, 1 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $45,200
Lach Trash: $4,000 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,800


Brendan Roach, final stats:
61 correct, 6 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
32.16% in first on buzzer (55/171)
5/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $17,800)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,467


Martin Kane, stats to date:
22 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,200


Martin Kane, to win:
2 games: 59.385%
3: 35.265%
4: 20.942%
5: 12.436%
6: 7.385%
Avg. streak: 2.462 games.
Methodology: https://thejeopardyfan.com/2019/04/jeopardy-predictions-updated-methods.html


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Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 64 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 1.797 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.1242).
An average of 3.2595 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.3919).

An early cutoff took place 0.125% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

Martin Kane qualified 14.510% of the time.
Eric R. Backes qualified 91.698% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 71.894% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 37.596% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 9.471% of the time.


Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Brendan’s best choice of wager was likely $11,001; Mary’s best choice of wager was no more than $7,599.

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8 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 10, 2019"

  1. The last DD cost Brendan the game. And after James we are back to the 1,2,3 time champions. Dave and Lindsey will be happy, nevertheless sitting on needles and pins…🙄

    • Yup, And unfortunately that DD3 bet was on the hardest question level

      DD1 – $600 – 3rd Level
      DD2 – $800 – 2nd Level
      DD3 – $2,000 – 5th Level

    • Also if his DD3 bet was $1,000 instead of $2,000. If the rest of the game stayed the same, He would have had the lead n FJ.

      PS. As James was a master bettor, I wonder what James would have bet on that DD3.

  2. I still very much enjoy Jeopardy! but it certainly is not the same without James.

  3. Jocelyn Foreacre | June 10, 2019 at 4:53 pm | Reply

    Where are the stats?

  4. How many TS did we have today? Won’t see the game for another 51/2 hours…

  5. Jeopardy preempted tonight (and possibly Thursday night) in the L.A. area due to boring ball. It can be seen in the wee hours, however, so unless you are an insomniac, check your TV listings and record.

  6. “Boring” NBA Finals (especially tonight’s game) = exciting and dramatic

    Jeopardy! without James = boring

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