Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 15, 2019


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 20th Century American Women) for Tuesday, October 15, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 27):

In her only kids’ book, she says, “There was Rose. Rose was her name & would she have been Rose if her name had not been Rose”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Ed Condon, a retired business intelligence manager from Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
Ed Condon on Jeopardy!
Dmitriy Pikovskiy, a medical student from Glenview, Illinois
Dmitriy Pikovskiy on Jeopardy!
Erin Barry, a Ph.D. student from Maplewood, Missouri (1-day total: $20,400)
Erin Barry on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Gertrude Stein?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The children’s book, titled The World is Round, was published in 1938 by Young Scott Books; Margaret Wise Brown (later of Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny fame) was their editor and was soliciting children’s books from famous writers (like Hemingway and Steinbeck, who both declined) for a children’s book that was closer in style to Lucy Sprague Mitchell’s Here and Now Story Book than other children’s offerings at the time; Mitchell’s work was more direct and showed children how to experience the world, instead of telling them what to do. Stein also insisted the work be published in blue text on rose-pink paper; at one point in the story, the story goes “Nobody’s name was ever Blue, nobody’s why not, Rose never thought about that, Rose thought she thought about a lot but she never did think about that.”

The line itself in the clue alludes to Stein’s famous line from her poem “Sacred Emily”, “Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose”, a line Stein used throughout her life as branding of sorts.


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

Scores going into Final:
Ed $30,600
Erin $15,400
Dmitriy $6,400


Tonight’s results:
Dmitriy $6,400 – $0 = $6,400 (Who is Pearl Buck)
Erin $15,400 – $15,399 = $1 (Who is Su Gr)
Ed $30,600 + $400 = $31,000 (1-day total: $31,000)


Ed Condon, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 15, 2019 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Ed $9,200
Dmitriy $4,400
Erin $1,400


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) EXPLORERS $600 (2nd pick)
Dmitriy 200 +1000 (Erin 0 Ed 0)
2) LONDON’S BLUE PLAQUES $1200 (2nd pick)
Ed 11200 +5000 (Dmitriy 4400 Erin 1400)
3) OH OH, 3 O’S $1600 (22nd pick)
Erin 7800 +4000 (Ed 24600 Dmitriy 4400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 196


Unplayed clues:
J! round: I’VE GOT 2 WORDS FOR YOU $800 & $1000
DJ! round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $1,800
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 80 (2.e96 per episode average), 1 Daily Double


Game Stats:
Ed $26,800 Coryat, 30 correct, 1 incorrect, 49.09% in first on buzzer, 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Dmitriy $6,000 Coryat, 11 correct, 4 incorrect, 23.64% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunities)
Erin $13,000 Coryat, 16 correct, 1 incorrect, 25.45% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $45,800
Lach Trash: $2,000 (on 1 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,400


Erin Barry, final stats:
39 correct, 8 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
36.70% in first on buzzer (40/109)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $0)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,700

Ed Condon, stats to date:
31 correct, 1 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
49.09% in first on buzzer (27/55)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $26,800

Ed Condon, to win:
2 games: 83.985%
3: 70.536%
4: 59.240%
5: 49.753%
6: 41.785%
Avg. streak: 6.244 games.


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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 15, 2019"

  1. Curious why the prediction model gives Ed only a 40.311% chance to win game 2, though his Coryat of 26,800 is very high, and over twice of second place Erin.

  2. Looks like 40.311% is a carryover of Erin’s odds from yesterday. Guessing updated odds to be > 80%, including a buzzer % > 50.

  3. Almost a runaway…Luckily for Ed Erin was wrong, but since Ed was the only one right in FJ a deserved win.

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