Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 11, 2019

It’s Day 6 of the Tournament of Champions! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Famous Phrases) for Monday, November 11, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 46):

In the title of a groundbreaking 1890 exposé of poverty in New York City slums, these 3 words follow “How the”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Kyle Jones, a music teacher from Aurora, Colorado
Kyle Jones on Jeopardy!
Dhruv Gaur, a student at Brown University from Gainesville, Georgia
Dhruv Gaur on Jeopardy!
Emma Boettcher, a user experience librarian from Chicago, Illinois
Emma Boettcher on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is “other half lives”?

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In an early example of photojournalism, Jacob Riis documented the squalor that was the New York City slums and tenements of the 1880s Lower East Side. Many in the upper-class and middle-class residents of New York and the United States were unaware of just how poor the conditions were; many of the tenement’s residents had immigrated recently into the United States and had stayed in New York City. Riis’ use of magnesium flash powder was able to capture the dark conditions. By 1888, Riis had begun a lecture tour to present the photographs; in January 1890, a book version titled How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York was published. The work helped kickstart the reform movement towards housing; this had the additional effect of removing many of the contagious diseases which had been originating in the filth.

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Scores going into Final:
Emma $19,200
Kyle $14,800
Dhruv $2,000

Tonight’s results:
Dhruv $2,000 – $1,995 = $5 (What is We <3 you Alex!)
Kyle $14,800 + $4,401 = $19,201
Emma $19,200 + $10,401 = $29,601 (Finalist)

Emma Boettcher, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 11, 2019 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Kyle $4,600
Emma $3,200
Dhruv $0

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) FLAGS $600 (4th pick)
Kyle 1800 -1800 (Emma 800 Dhruv 0)
2) MATH GUYS $1600 (1st pick)
Dhruv 0 -2000 (Kyle 4600 Emma 3200)
3) A GENERIC TITLE $800 (17th pick)
Kyle 6200 +6200 (Emma 12400 Dhruv -800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -100

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 88 (1.91 per episode average), 1 Daily Double

Game Stats:
Emma $19,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Kyle $11,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Dhruv $4,000 Coryat, 10 correct, 4 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $34,400
Lach Trash: $9,800(on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,800

Emma Boettcher, stats to date:
149 correct, 9 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 18 rebound opportunities)
38.53% in first on buzzer (131/340)
7/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $29,200)
4/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,200

Kyle Jones, stats to date:
211 correct, 24 incorrect
14/14 on rebound attempts (on 44 rebound opportunities)
35.20% in first on buzzer (195/554)
12/17 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $13,800)
7/10 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,280

Dhruv Gaur, stats to date:
117 correct, 17 incorrect
6/8 on rebound attempts (on 21 rebound opportunities)
32.15% in first on buzzer (109/339)
7/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $14,600)
3/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,633

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Emma is the first 3-time champion to make a Tournament of Champions final since Doug Hicton.

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17 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 11, 2019"

  1. What a DJ! round for Emma…without a DD to boot. Can’t wait to watch!

  2. You accidentally put Stats for Kyle Becker.

  3. Doug Hicton, besides like Emma a 3-time champ who made a TOC finals, also is the only contestant I know to get over 30 correct answers in their first two games, getting 31 each in both games.

    • Bob, last Friday you thought “optics” would play a part in the semifinal groupings. What did you mean by that? Thanks in advance.

      • I guessed the producers wanted the women semi finalists playing on separate days, rather than against each other.

  4. Awesome! We’re almost assuredly headed toward a James/Emma rematch.

    • That would be great, however, I believe the result will be different this time. It’s hard to imagine anybody beating James over the 2-day finals. If anybody is going to stop him, it will probably have to be in the semi-final.

      • That’s what I would expect. The ability of James to run off to ridiculous leads will serve him well in the 2 day format. Still, Emma has a punchers chance if she can get on a couples of rolls like she did in her semi DD round. And if not, James will get revenge for his only defeat. Either way, it should be an interesting final.

  5. Denny D'Andrea | November 11, 2019 at 6:54 pm |

    Sadly, this will be Alex’s last hurrah. I doubt if he will start another year next week. Wishing him the best!

  6. I LOVE Kyle’s bet here in regular play as well as tournament. I mean he had the perfect score situation for being in second place. Get $1 over the leader, plays so well — she could bet nothing, if not confident (albeit doubtful) knowing best is to top second by $1. And if she does bet, she bets enough to cover him by $1, which if she gets wrong — either way — he beats her. I love this play.

  7. Alex cried today and he made me cry also. We really do love you Alex Trebek!!!

  8. 10 triple-stumpers, 8 incorrect responses in this game — it will be interesting to see how tomorrow’s game compares.

  9. You could tell Alex was genuinely touched by Dhruv’s FJ! sentiment. Well done Dhruv.

  10. When will we see the episode 11/11/19 since MNF was on in the SF area?

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