Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 5, 2019


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Ancient Writings) for Thursday, September 5, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 126, encore presentation):

Its principles still used today, this treatise has chapters called “Weak Points & Strong” & “Tactical Dispositions”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Team Colby, consisting of Colby Burnett (C), Pam Mueller (L), and Alan Lin (R)
Team Colby in the 2019 Jeopardy! All-Star Games
Team Brad, consisting of Brad Rutter (C), Larissa Kelly (L), and David Madden (R)
Team Brad in the 2019 Jeopardy! All-Star Games
Team Ken, consisting of Ken Jennings (C), Matt Jackson (L), and Monica Thieu (R)
Team Ken at the 2019 Jeopardy! All Star Games

Today’s final score will be added to tomorrow’s final score to determine this match’s winner!

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Correct response: What is The Art of War?


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The Art of War is one of Asia’s most important military treatises; it has been ascribed to a famous Chinese general and military strategist named Sun Tzu.

“Tactical Dispositions” is Chapter 4; “Weak Points & Strong” is Chapter 7. Others include “Attack by Stratagem” (Chapter 3) and “The Use of Spies” (Chapter 13).


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

Scores going into Final:
Team Ken (Ken J!; Matt DJ!) $25,000
Team Brad (Brad J!; Larissa DJ!) $22,800
Team Colby (Pam J!; Colby DJ!) $4,000


Tonight’s results:
Team Colby (Alan) $4,000 + $4,000 = $8,000
Team Brad (David) $22,800 + $13,200 = $36,000
Team Ken (Monica) $25,000 + $7,500 = $32,500


Today's Jeopardy! results (for the September 5, 2019 game.)


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Fantasy point accumulation (Unofficial):
Alex Jacob 49
Ken Jennings 43
Larissa Kelly 37
Matt Jackson 34
Alan Lin 33
Brad Rutter 30
Monica Thieu 29
Colby Burnett 28
David Madden 28
Roger Craig 26
Leonard Cooper 26
Austin Rogers 23
Ben Ingram 21
Pam Mueller 21
Buzzy Cohen 19
Seth Wilson 13
Jennifer Giles 13
Julia Collins 2

(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:
Team Ken (Ken) $8,000
Team Brad (Brad) $7,200
Team Colby (Pam) $1,600


Daily Double locations:
1) EUROPEAN HISTORY $600 (4th pick)
Brad 1000 +1000 (Ken 1400 Pam -600)
2) COMPUTER SCIENCE $1200 (2nd pick)
Larissa 8800 +4000 (Matt 8000 Colby 1600)
3) THE SEA’S THE LIMIT $1600 (14th pick)
Matt 12800 +3800 (Larissa 17600 Colby 2800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 175


Game Stats:
Ken $8,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 41.38% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Brad $6,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 0 incorrect, 37.93% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Pam $1,600 Coryat, 4 correct, 1 incorrect, 17.86% in first on buzzer

Matt $14,800 Coryat, 10 correct, 0 incorrect, 31.03% in first on buzzer
Larissa $12,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 0 incorrect, 42.86% in first on buzzer
Colby $2,400 Coryat, 2 correct, 0 incorrect, 6.90% in first on buzzer

Combined Coryat Score: $46,400
Lach Trash: $6,800 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $800


Team Brad stats:

Brad Rutter, stats to date:
680 correct, 76 incorrect
38/41 on rebound attempts
42.77% in first on buzzer (645/1508)
40/46 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $56,100)
15/25 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,279
(These statistics do not include Watson)

Larissa Kelly, stats to date:
320 correct, 25 incorrect
15/17 on rebound attempts
39.86% in first on buzzer (295/740)
16/20 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $44,400)
11/13 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,514

David Madden, stats to date:
532 correct, 53 incorrect
33/39 on rebound attempts
37.57% in first on buzzer (476/1267)
44/46 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $76,805)
17/24 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,348


Team Ken stats:

Ken Jennings, stats to date:
2922 correct, 294 incorrect
107/133 on rebound attempts
59.13% in first on buzzer (2827/4781)
143/173 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $454,399)
54/83 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $26,598
(These statistics do not include Watson)

Matt Jackson, stats to date:
513 correct, 28 incorrect
20/22 on rebound attempts
43.63% in first on buzzer (462/1059)
35/38 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $147,795)
10/19 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $23,170

Monica Thieu, stats to date:
90 correct, 20 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts
30.89% in first on buzzer (97/314)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $200)
7/7 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,667


Team Colby stats:

Pam Mueller, stats to date:
277 correct, 43 incorrect
15/22 on rebound attempts
29.31% in first on buzzer (267/911)
10/13 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $22,000)
6/15 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,882

Colby Burnett, stats to date:
239 correct, 24 incorrect
17/17 on rebound attempts
30.59% in first on buzzer (216/706)
11/17 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $9,800)
7/13 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,629

Alan Lin, stats to date:
249 correct, 26 incorrect
12/12 on rebound attempts
33.52% in first on buzzer (235/701)
10/15 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,805)
8/13 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,171


Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Team Brad has an effective lead of $1,750 over Team Ken and $14,000 or Team Colby. Absolutely anything can happen on Day 2, though!
  • This was a good solid first game of a final, where neither Team Ken nor Team Brad was able to pull out any sort of major advantage. I can see this one coming down to a low-valued clue at the end of Double Jeopardy! tomorrow.

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