Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 30, 2019


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category European Artists) for Friday, August 30, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 122, encore presentation):

His seldom-used last name reflects his birth near the mouth of a river that flows from the Alps to the North Sea

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Team Ken, consisting of Ken Jennings (C), Matt Jackson (L), and Monica Thieu (R) (Yesterday’s total: $9,800)
Team Ken at the 2019 Jeopardy! All Star Games
Team Austin, consisting of Austin Rogers (C), Roger Craig (L), and Leonard Cooper (R) (Yesterday’s total: $2,800)
Team Austin in the 2019 Jeopardy! All-Star Games
Team Julia, consisting of Julia Collins (C), Ben Ingram (L), and Seth Wilson (R) (Yesterday’s total: $5,600)
Team Julia at the 2019 Jeopardy! All Star Games

Today’s final score will be added to Monday’s final score to determine this match’s winner, who will go straight to the final on September 5 & 6. Three wild cards will then play in a wild card match on September 3 & 4.

Wondering why James Holzhauer isn’t taking part? This tournament originally aired in February, prior to James even being known by everyone, and is re-airing over the next two weeks. James returns in November.

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Correct response: Who is Rembrandt (Van Rijn)?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, famous artist, was born in 1606 in Leiden, Netherlands, which sits on the Rhine River delta; Leiden is one of the smaller cities located within the Dutch Randstad. The length of the Rhine is measured from the Old Rhine Bridge on Lake Constance to Hoek van Holland (Hook of Holland) in the southwest of the Netherlands (in the Rotterdam area).


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Scores going into Final:
Team Ken (Matt) $37,500
Team Julia (Seth) $11,200
Team Austin (Roger) $6,800


Tonight’s results:
Team Austin (Leonard) $6,800 + $1,200 = $8,000
Team Julia (Julia) $11,200 – $11,200 = $0 (Who is Michaelangelo?)
Team Ken (Monica) $37,500 + $2,503 = $40,003


Today's Jeopardy! results (for the August 30, 2019 game.)


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Fantasy point accumulation (Unofficial):
Larissa Kelly 24
Alex Jacob 24
David Madden 18
Brad Rutter 17
Colby Burnett 16
Matt Jackson 14
Ken Jennings 13
Alan Lin 12
Ben Ingram 11
Buzzy Cohen 10
Leonard Cooper 10
Monica Thieu 10
Jennifer Giles 8
Roger Craig 8
Pam Mueller 7
Austin Rogers 6
Seth Wilson 5
Julia Collins 0

(As per the Official Rules of the contest: A correct response in Single or Double Jeopardy is worth 1 entry into the Lindblad sweepstakes. A correct response in Final Jeopardy is worth 10 entries into the Lindblad sweepstakes.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round (Yesterday):
Team Ken (Ken) $9,800
Team Julia (Ben) $5,600
Team Austin (Austin) $2,800


Break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) (yesterday) GREAT NICKNAMES $1000 (8th pick)
Ken 4000 +4000 (Ben 800 Austin -600)
2) LAKES & RIVERS $800 (13th pick)
Matt 19000 +8500 (Seth 10400 Roger 1600)
3) ANCIENT AGRICULTURE $1200 (18th pick)
Matt 29100 +4000 (Seth 10400 Roger 2400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 158


Game Stats:
Matt $17,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 0 incorrect, 35.71% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Seth $5,600 Coryat, 5 correct, 0 incorrect, 17.86% in first on buzzer
Roger $4,000 Coryat, 8 correct, 4 incorrect, 42.86% in first on buzzer

Double Jeopardy! only:
Combined Coryat Score: $26,800
Lach Trash: $4,000 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,200

Combined Single & Double Jeopardy:
Combined Coryat Score: $42,000
Lach Trash: $4,000 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,000


Matt Jackson, stats to date:
502 correct, 28 incorrect
20/22 on rebound attempts
43.94% in first on buzzer (453/1031)
34/37 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $143,995)
9/18 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $23,221


Monica Thieu, stats to date:
80 correct, 18 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts
30.18% in first on buzzer (86/285)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $200)
6/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,920


Roger Craig, stats to date:
418 correct, 74 incorrect
18/21 on rebound attempts
46.83% in first on buzzer (428/914)
25/28 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $117,000)
8/15 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,098


Leonard Cooper, stats to date:
81 correct, 14 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts
39.46% in first on buzzer (88/223)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $18,000)
3/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,800


Seth Wilson, stats to date:
338 correct, 37 incorrect
18/20 on rebound attempts
39.60% in first on buzzer (318/803)
15/23 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $13,800)
9/14 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,053


Julia Collins, stats to date:
582 correct, 62 incorrect
40/45 on rebound attempts
38.21% in first on buzzer (533/1395)
29/40 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $47,400)
14/26 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,096


Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Because of the fact that tomorrow’s scores can be effectively doubled in Final Jeopardy!, Team Ken has a $16,001.50 lead on Team Austin, and $20,001.50 lead on Team Julia.
  • Also, remember that no team actually knows that the wild card cutoff is $21,800 (though as it stands now, Team Ken will advance to tomorrow no matter what happens).
  • As evidenced by the stats above, Roger actually out-buzzed Matt 12-10, but four really expensive negs ended up really hurting Roger, and Matt took really good advantage of the opportunities that he was presented.

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