Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category European Authors) for Monday, September 16, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 6):
When he didn’t win the inaugural 1901 Nobel Prize, 42 of his peers apologized to him, calling him “the most revered patriarch of today’s literature”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Rodrigo Morante-Tirado, a financial analyst from Ottawa, Ontario
|Laura Majors, a retired marketing director from Denver, Colorado
|Jason Zuffranieri, a math teacher from Albuquerque, New Mexico (11-day total: $332,243)
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Correct response: Who is Leo Tolstoy?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
The early Nobel Prize committees, dare I say here at The Jeopardy! Fan, used a different interpretation of Alfred Nobel’s will than today’s committee. Namely, the “ideal direction” clause from Nobel’s will was interpreted as “a lofty and sound idealism”. What this meant was that authors who would have been considered shoo-ins for the prize today (i.e. Leo Tolstoy, Henrik Ibsen, Émile Zola and Mark Twain) never received one. Moreover, Tolstoy wasn’t even nominated for the 1901 prize (which went to French poet Sully Prudhomme), which prompted 42 authors, including August Strindberg, to send a proclamation to Tolstoy.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Rodrigo $200 – $199 = $1 (Who is Camus?)
Laura $8,800 + $8,000 = $16,800
Jason $34,400 – $10,000 = $24,400 (12-day total: $356,643) (Who is Goethe?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) ART & ARTISTS $800 (6th pick)
Jason 2600 +2600 (Laura 0 Rodrigo -600)
2) WHICH PRESIDENT? $1600 (8th pick)
Jason 14400 +7000 (Laura 6400 Rodrigo -3000)
3) THIS CATEGORY HAS PLATEAUED $1600 (13th pick)
Jason 22200 +3000 (Laura 7600 Rodrigo -600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 162
J! round: ACRONYMNS & ABBREVS. $200; POPULAR INVENTION $200; 200 YEARS OF WALT WHITMAN $200
DJ! Round: DJ! Round: THIS CATEGORY HAS PLATEAUED $400; HERE COMES THE JUDGE WORD $400
Total $ Left On Board: $1,400
Jason $25,800 Coryat, 27 correct, 1 incorrect, 40.38% in first on buzzer, 4/4 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
Laura $8,800 Coryat, 18 correct, 4 incorrect, 38.46% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Rodrigo $200 Coryat, 4 correct, 5 incorrect, 15.38% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $34,800
Lach Trash: $8,200 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,600
Jason Zuffranieri, stats to date:
353 correct, 28 incorrect
21/23 on rebound attempts (on 47 rebound opportunities)
48.62% in first on buzzer (318/654)
23/28 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $72,900)
7/12 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $24,950
Jason Zuffranieri, to win:
13 games: 86.354%
Avg. streak: 18.328 games.
- It didn’t seem as though Jason was quite as dominant on the buzzer during this match as he was last week. It would have been his second straight day of taping; it’s quite possible that he’s starting to fatigue. With last season’s taping schedule, it’d be the first time he’d have to show up to the studio on back-to-back days.
- There are many cases in games such as this one where the show’s editors will clip contestant’s phrasing, as there’s no other way to fit the played number of clues into time. Rest assured that every response in this game was phrased properly; comments suggesting otherwise will be considered out-of-order and deleted.
- On Reddit, Rodrigo reported that the plug for Batman Day was filmed afterwards; of course, this is ideal as it means those plugs don’t interrupt the flow of the game.
- Thank you to Mark Barrett for providing me with a full chart of this game.
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