Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 11, 2019


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Landmarks) for Tuesday, June 11, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 197):

Poet Rabindranath Tagore compared this landmark to a teardrop glistening on the cheek of time

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Terri Evans, a writer & editor from Natick, Massachusetts
Terri Evans on Jeopardy!
Dan Martson, a forklift operator from Declo, Idaho
Dan Martson on Jeopardy!
Martin Kane, a high school teacher from Martin, Tennessee (1-day total: $35,601)
Martin Kane on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is the Taj Mahal?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Built in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, the Taj Majal was built in the 17th century by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum to house the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal, his favourite wife. Upon Jahan’s death, it is also the tomb location of Jahan himself.


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

Scores going into Final:
Dan $20,600
Martin $20,200
Terri $5,000


Tonight’s results:
Terri $5,000 + $4,900 = $9,900
Martin $20,200 + $401 = $20,601
Dan $20,600 + $20,000 = $40,600 (1-day total: $40,600)


Dan Martson, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 11, 2019 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Martin $6,800
Terri $2,600
Dan $2,200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) KEEP YOUR PLACES STRAIGHT $800 (8th pick)
Terri 400 -600 (Dan 0 Martin -600)
2) LITERARY GREEN THUMB $1200 (11th pick)
Martin 10800 +4200 (Dan 3800 Terri 1000)
3) BUSINESS $800 (30th pick)
Dan 12600 +8000 (Martin 20200 Terri 5000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 42


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


Game Stats:
Dan $13,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts
Martin $17,200 Coryat, 26 correct, 2 incorrect, 45.61% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts
Terri $5,600 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $36,200
Lach Trash: $10,000 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,800


Martin Kane, final stats:
49 correct, 3 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
40.35% in first on buzzer (46/114)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,200)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,700


Dan Martson, stats to date:
17 correct, 1 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,400


Dan Martson, to win:
2 games: 65.147%
3: 42.442%
4: 27.650%
5: 18.013%
6: 11.735%
Avg. streak: 2.869 games.
Methodology: https://thejeopardyfan.com/2019/04/jeopardy-predictions-updated-methods.html


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Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 63 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 1.8115 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.1251).
An average of 3.2581 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.3845).

An early cutoff took place 0.135% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

Dan Martson qualified 22.387% of the time.
Eric R. Backes qualified 91.285% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 70.866% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 36.164% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 8.900% of the time.


Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Props to Dan for going for the lead on the final Daily Double. There are many who feel that is not the correct play (those people are wrong).

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8 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 11, 2019"

  1. Wow. Exciting. As Dan get the lead going into FJ, because he got the DD3 question on the 30th and last question. With a $8,000 bet.

    So he won 40,000 because he got the last 2 questions right. DD3 & FJ.

  2. Charles Provost | June 11, 2019 at 4:38 pm |

    Matt – depending on if the 29th clue was missed by all (without yet seeing episode and the stats not up to determine if there was a clue everyone missed), Dan would have had to get the last 3 questions correct to win. The 29th to get control of the last clue, which happened to be DD3 so he could risk 8,000 to take lead into final, and then FJ.

  3. Dan is the man, as a former forklift operator how could I not be his fan.

  4. Another dramatic finish in the post-James era!

    • Mary A Rose | June 11, 2019 at 9:33 pm |

      You’re right, Dave B. (Sure beats dribble-ball!) And recent average game winnings are higher than pre-James, or does it just seem that way?

      • I think before James they were about $20K, so they’re definitely higher, although the N is small.

  5. Dakota Erdmann | June 12, 2019 at 2:30 am |

    Charles, the 29th clue was a triple stumper. However, Dan correctly answered the 28th clue so he still had command of the board when it was time for the final clue.

  6. What’s the record number of consecutive single-game winners?

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