Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 18, 2019

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Kings, Queens & Presidents) for Tuesday, June 18, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 202):

17 U.S. Presidents served all or part of their terms during the reign of this British monarch

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Eesha Sohail, a senior from Bakersfield, California
Eesha Sohail on Jeopardy!
Alison Purcell, a senior from Bellaire, Texas
Alison Purcell on Jeopardy!
Lucas Miner, a junior from Miami, Florida
Lucas Miner on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Queen Victoria?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Queen Victoria’s reign took place from June 20, 1837 until her death on January 22, 1901. During that, 17 different people served as President: Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanan, Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, and McKinley.

(In case anyone was wondering: Queen Elizabeth II’s reign has taken place during 13 presidencies: Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton, George W. Bush, Obama, and Trump.)

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

Scores going into Final:
Eesha $20,200
Lucas $16,400
Alison $5,800

Tonight’s results:
Alison $5,800 + $5,800 = $11,600
Lucas $16,400 + $4,600 = $21,000 (Automatic Semi-Finalist)
Eesha $20,200 – $413 = $19,787 (Who is Queen Elizabeth II?)

Lucas Miner, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 18, 2019 game.)

Wild card standings:
Monday: Teagan O’Sullivan, $25,201 ($19,300, $5,400)
Tuesday: Lucas Miner, $21,000 ($16,400, $6,000)
1. Eesha Sohail, $19,787 ($20,200, $6,200), 99.866% to advance
2. Ryan Presler, $19,301 ($12,600, $7,400), 97.774% to advance
3. Stephanie Pierson, $13,999 ($7,000, $1,400), 41.265% to advance
4. Alison Purcell, $11,600 ($5,800, $4,200), 3.774% to advance

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Eesha $6,200
Lucas $6,000
Alison $4,200


Opening break taken after: clues

Daily Double locations:
1) THINKING OUT LOUD $600 (23rd pick)
Lucas 3600 +1000 (Eesha 3800 Alison 3200)
2) THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE $2000 (5th pick)
Lucas 6400 +2000 (Eesha 7000 Alison 3400)
3) A WRITER’S LIFE $1600 (24th pick)
Lucas 12000 -2000 (Eesha 18600 Alison 5800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 42

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

Game Stats:
Lucas $18,000 Coryat, 21 correct, 3 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer
Eesha $20,200 Coryat, 22 correct, 0 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Alison $5,800 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $44,000
Lach Trash: $4,800 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,200

Lucas Miner, stats to date:
22 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,000

Eesha Sohail, stats to date:
22 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,200

Alison Purcell, stats to date:
13 correct, 1 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,800


Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Because Lucas has occasion to ensure his score stays above $11,600 (as your chances of advancing as a wild card are much better if you finish second in your game, compared to finishing third), the highest his score is likely to be is $21,200 ($16,400 – $11,600 = $4,800; $16,400 + $4,800 = $21,200). Thus, players in Eesha’s situation should probably bet $1,001 ($21,201 – $20,200). Even if Eesha’s wrong, knowing no other scores, she is 99.145% to advance as a wild card with a score of $19,199.

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5 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 18, 2019"

  1. annie getchagun | June 18, 2019 at 12:36 pm |

    The final question was an easy one to flub. Although Victoria was Queen for a very long time, Elizabeth has overtaken her by about 4 years, having been Queen for more than 67 years.

  2. So much for everybody who thought yesterday’s losers would be pretty sure WCs….Eesha showed them, though being wrong…😊 Nothing sure yet until the last game this Fri is played who will be a WC.

    • The “Kings” was a little red herring…..only 2 possible answers really and both were/are female. So the category was slightly misnamed. All the male monarchs came not even close.

      • Vader47000 | June 19, 2019 at 2:53 am |

        Note the 17 comes from counting the specific people, since Cleveland had two separate administrations during the reign, which would make it 18 administrations.

        And if Victoria had lived another 8 months, Teddy Roosevelt would have fallen under that list too.

        The key difference between the tallies of Victoria and Elizabeth (who has served longer) is the higher rate of presidential one-termers and deaths in office during the 1800s, particularly the 20 years prior to the Civil War. So the trap would be picking Elizabeth if you think her longer reign must mean more presidents.

    • Actually, the top two wildcards will be revealed at the end of Thursday’s game. Those top two wildcards won’t be knocked off whatever the outcome of Friday’s game will be.

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