Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 19, 2019

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Ancient Literature) for Wednesday, June 19, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 203):

If you were using an alternate name, the title of this work could be translated as “Troy Story”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Sophia Weng, a junior from Chevy Chase, Maryland
Sophia Weng on Jeopardy!
Rohit Kataria, a junior from Wheelsburg, Ohio
Rohit Kataria on Jeopardy!
Justin Bolsen, a freshman from Canton, Georgia
Justin Bolsen on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is The Iliad?

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The Iliad, written by Homer, was set during the end of the Trojan War (and the Greek siege of Troy). Though the work itself was set during the final weeks of the war, it does mention most of the story of the war (including the legends surrounding its beginning). It is one of the oldest works of Western literature and was followed by a sequel of sorts, The Odyssey.

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

Scores going into Final:
Justin $25,300
Rohit $11,400
Sophia $6,800

Tonight’s results:
Sophia $6,800 + $6,800 = $13,600
Rohit $11,400 – $11,400 = $0 (What is the Trojan War?)
Justin $25,300 + $42 = $25,342 (Automatic Semi-Finalist)

Justin Bolsen, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 19, 2019 game.)

Wild card standings:
Monday: Teagan O’Sullivan, $25,201 ($19,300, $5,400)
Tuesday: Lucas Miner, $21,000 ($16,400, $6,000)
Wednesday: Justin Bolsen, $25,342 ($25,300, $8,000)
1. Eesha Sohail, $19,787 ($20,200, $6,200), 99.989% to advance
2. Ryan Presler, $19,301 ($12,600, $7,400), 99.469% to advance
3. Stephanie Pierson, $13,999 ($7,000, $1,400), 64.553% to advance
4. Sophia Weng, $13,600 ($6,800, $4,400), 21.128% to advance
5. Alison Purcell, $11,600 ($5,800, $4,200)
6. Rohit Kataria, $0 ($11,400, $3,400)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Justin $8,000
Sophia $4,400
Rohit $3,400


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) BOOK CHAPTERS $1000 (13th pick)
Justin 3000 +3000 (Rohit 2200 Sophia 200)
2) BIG RIVERS $2000 (5th pick)
Justin 11200 +2500 (Sophia 5200 Rohit 3400)
3) CROSSWORD CLUES “N” $2000 (16th pick)
Justin 18900 +2000 (Sophia 6000 Rohit 4600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 133

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

Game Stats:
Justin $22,800 Coryat, 24 correct, 1 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts
Sophia $6,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer
Rohit $11,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $41,000
Lach Trash: $7,400 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,600

Justin Bolsen, stats to date:
25 correct, 1 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,500)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $22,800

Sophia Weng, stats to date:
14 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,800

Rohit Kataria, stats to date:
16 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,400


Andy’s Thoughts:

  • $11,400 is a difficult spot to be in. As a second-place finishing score, it’s 52.118% to advance. As a third-place finishing score, it’s 25.384% to advance. It’s quite possible that Rohit decided that if he got Final Jeopardy! incorrect, he’d be out of the running anyway; thus, he might as well bet his entire stack to give himself the best possible position on a correct response.

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4 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 19, 2019"

  1. Andy’s Thoughts:
    $11,400 is a difficult spot to be in. As a second-place finishing score, it’s 52.118% to advance. As a third-place finishing score, it’s 25.384% to advance.

    Are the contestants aware of these percentages at the time they’re making their wagers?

  2. Michael P | June 19, 2019 at 7:05 pm |

    Stating percentages to 3 decimal points is not really statistically significant, since they are based on a relatively small sample size and are strictly “a priori” (the contestants know nothing about the outcomes of prior games in THEIR tournament). That being said, Rohit would have known in general that his likelihood of advancing with a score of 11,400 would not be great and therefore made his choice.

  3. Y’know, for a Freshman, Justin pretty much played a solid game against the two upperclassmen. I felt bad for Rohit, considering that he was trying to go all in, especially since the first two matches already had secured amounts that would have benefited the wildcard spot. This Teen Tournament is not safe in the least slightest. First two matches, every contestant in five figures. This is going to be an interesting Teen Tournament for sure.

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