Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Last Words) for Tuesday, October 8, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 22):
In 1876 in the Dakotas this American said, “The old duffer broke me on the last hand”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Scottie Biddle, a software engineer from San Francisco, California
|Rahul Garabadu, a judicial law clerk from Salt Lake City, Utah
|Jessica Garsed, a librarian from Augusta, Maine (1-day total: $12,600)
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Correct response: Who is Wild Bill Hickok?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
In August 1876, American folk hero Wild Bill Hickok was in a poker game in Deadwood where a drunk Jack McCall lost heavily. McCall was apparently slighted by the fact that Hickok suggested McCall (who had lost so much that he would have difficulty covering his losses) leave the game. The next day, Hickok was playing poker again and was shot in the back of the head at point-blank range by McCall. The poker term “dead man’s hand” (two pair, aces and eights) comes from the five-card stud hand Hickok was holding at his death (his hole card is unknown.)
This clue also has the potential to catch out those who just see the year 1876 and jump to George Custer, without realizing quickly enough that the Battle of the Little Bighorn took place in Montana.
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Scores going into Final:
Rahul -$400 (by rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy)
Scottie $2,800 – $2,800 = $0 (Who is Custer?)
Jessica $17,200 + $2,800 = $20,000 (2-day total: $32,600)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) HISTORY THROUGH THE CENTURIES $800 (5th pick)
Scottie 1400 +1000 (Jessica 200 Rahul 0)
2) COMPUTER KEYBOARDS $1600 (7th pick)
Scottie 6000 -6000 (Jessica 10000 Rahul 400)
3) MUNICIPAL BEFORE & AFTER $1200 (23rd pick)
Scottie 4000 -2000 (Jessica 16000 Rahul 400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -79
J! round: None!
DJ! round: 1890s LITERATURE $400; THESE TV SHOWS ARE OLD ENOUGH TO DRINK $400 & $800; MUNICIPAL BEFORE & AFTER $400
Total $ Left On Board: $2,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 70 (3.18 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Jessica $17,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 1 incorrect, 33.96% in first on buzzer, 4/4 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Scottie $10,600 Coryat, 19 correct, 5 incorrect, 37.74% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Rahul -$400 Coryat, 6 correct, 4 incorrect, 18.87% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $27,400
Lach Trash: $12,000 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,600
Jessica Garsed, stats to date:
38 correct, 3 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
32.38% in first on buzzer (34/105)
0/0 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $0)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,200
Jessica Garsed, to win:
3 games: 52.494%
Avg. streak: 3.105 games.
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