Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 13, 2019


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Presidential Candidates) for Friday, September 13, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 5):

This is the most recent presidential election year when both major pres. candidates were residents of the same state

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Tabitha Walker, a gallerty assistant from New York, New York
Tabitha Walker on Jeopardy!
Jack Gutshall, a college student from Hoover, Alabama
Jack Gutshall on Jeopardy!
Jason Zuffranieri, a math teacher from Albuquerque, New Mexico (10-day total: $273,843)
Jason Zuffranieri on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is 2016?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The 2016 election saw Donald Trump (New York) get elected against Hillary Clinton (New York). Prior to 2016, the most recent occurrence was 1944 (also New York, with Franklin Roosevelt defeating Thomas E. Dewey). Others include 1920 (Warren G. Harding v. James M. Cox of Ohio), 1904 (Theodore Roosevelt vs. Alton B. Parker of New York), and 1860 (Abraham Lincoln vs. Stephen Douglas of Illinois).

Here at TJF, I would say that the key to getting this clue correct is knowing (or remembering) that Hillary Clinton was a New York resident (as opposed to Arkansas or Illinois), as she represented New York in the Senate from 2001 to 2009.


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

Scores going into Final:
Jason $44,400
Jack $5,600
Tabitha $1,400


Tonight’s results:
Tabitha $1,400 + $1,399 = $2,799
Jack $5,600 – $2,000 = $3,600 (What is 1996)
Jason $44,400 + $14,000 = $58,400 (11-day total: $332,243)jas


Jason Zuffranieri, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the September 13, 2019 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Jason $12,800
Tabitha $2,600
Jack $400


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) MOTTOES $1000 (3rd pick)
Jason 1800 +1800 (Jack 0 Tabitha -1000)
2) SURNAMES $1600 (8th pick)
Jason 16000 +6000 (Tabitha 2600 Jack 400)
3) SAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE $2000 (16th pick)
Jason 28800 +8000 (Jack 2400 Tabitha 1400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 165


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


Game Stats:
Jason $33,200 Coryat, 38 correct, 1 incorrect, 57.89% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Jack $5,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 1 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Tabitha $1,400 Coryat, 8 correct, 4 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $40,200
Lach Trash: $6,400 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,400


Jason Zuffranieri, stats to date:
326 correct, 26 incorrect
17/19 on rebound attempts (on 38 rebound opportunities)
49.34% in first on buzzer (297/602)
20/25 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $60,300)
7/11 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $24,873

Jason Zuffranieri, to win:
12 games: 84.895%
13: 72.072%
14: 61.186%
15: 51.944%
16: 44.098%
Avg. streak: 16.621 games.


Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Jason Zuffranieri moves to #7 all time in terms of regular season winnings; #22 if you include tournaments.
  • $58,400 is the 28th-highest one-day regular-play total of all time and the 5th-highest non-James Holzhauer total.
  • Jason’s Coryat score today of $33,200 is tied for the 30th-highest single-game Coryat of all time.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Jason Zuffranieri moves to #7 all time in terms of regular season winnings; #22 if you include tournaments.
  • $58,400 is the 28th-highest one-day regular-play total of all time and the 5th-highest non-James Holzhauer total.
  • Jason’s Coryat score today of $33,200 is tied for the 30th-highest single-game Coryat of all time.

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7 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 13, 2019"

  1. Jason’s week is the 3rd best week ($194,943) by anyone not named James Holzhauer. Ken Jennings’ best week was $221,200, while Austin Rodgers’ big week netted $209,300.

    • Wouldn’t it be 4th because Roger Craig won $195,801 in his best week?

      • Good catch! Was focused on the 10 game winners and overlooked Roger’s great 7 game streak, including his first five which indeed were from Monday through Friday.

        • Technically Roger had a great six game streak winning $230,200 but even though winning the default $1K in his game 7 qualifies as the only one to my knowledge besides Ken and James to end their regular J! run averaging > $30k. However, with his latest win Jason’s averaging a shade > $30k through 11.

  2. Andy, I enjoy your website daily but never more so than tonight. We are vacationing on Cape Cod all this week and tonight, the entire Jeopardy! show was pre-empted by a New England Patriots program! drat!

    I am delighted to know Jason continues his reign!

    Thank You, Andy!

  3. gee jason is racking up the money! he’s giving a run as of now.

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