Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Ancient Times) for Tuesday, July 9, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 217):
In 1955 King Paul of Greece unveiled a statue of this hero near the cliffs where he died in the 5th century B.C.
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Kevin Paquette, a math teacher from Charlottesville, Virginia
|Hannah Safford, an engineering Ph.D student from Davis, California
|Ryan Bilger, a student from Macungie, Pennsylvania (3-day total: $96,650)
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Correct response: Who is Leonidas?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Leonidas I, King of Sparta, is well-known today for leading an alliance of Greek city-states against the Persians in a last stand at the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae; Xerxes I of Persia had amassed a massive army and wished to conquer all of Greece. During the opening of the battle, the vastly outnumbered Greeks managed to block the Persians until a local resident (Ephialtes) betrayed the Greeks by pointing out an alternate route around to the Persians. The Greeks were then outflanked; Leonidas covered the retreat of many of the Greek forces in a last stand. Leonidas and the entirety of the remaining Greeks were killed.
In 1955, a bronze statue called the Leonidas Monument, by Vassos Falireas, was erected at Thermopylae.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Hannah $8,800 – $0 = $8,800 (Who is Agamemnon?)
Kevin $12,400 – $5,201 = $7,199 (Who was Achilles?)
Ryan $17,600 – $7,201 = $10,399 (4-day total: $107,049) (Who is Achilles?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) A LABYRINTHINE CATEGORY $1000 (30th pick)
Kevin 6600 +1000 (Ryan 1000 Hannah -400)
2) PLASMA $1600 (24th pick)
Hannah 10400 -2000 (Kevin 14400 Ryan 6200)
3) PICTURE IN PICTURE $1200 (27th pick, $5,600 left on board)
Ryan 7000 +7000 (Kevin 14400 Hannah 8800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 96
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Ryan $11,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 5 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts
Hannah $10,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 5 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts
Kevin $12,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 2 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $35,000
Lach Trash: $10,000 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,000
Ryan Bilger, stats to date:
94 correct, 8 incorrect
2/4 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
39.19% in first on buzzer (87/222)
7/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $35,800)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,150
Ryan Bilger, to win:
5 games: 83.725%
Avg. streak: 9.144 games.
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 53 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 2.1648 5+-time champions (standard deviation 0.9988).
An average of 3.3379 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.2193).
An early cutoff took place 0.110% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
Ryan Bilger qualified 99.684% of the time.
Eric R. Backes qualified 88.236% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 59.845% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 20.043% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 0.008% of the time.
- Kevin would have been in a much stronger position in Final Jeopardy! had he not been incorrect on the final clue of Double Jeopardy.
- Hannah’s chances of winning would have been significantly higher had she wagered exactly $1,600 in Final Jeopardy.
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