It’s Day 9 of the Tournament of Champions! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Old Testament Books) for Thursday, November 14, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 49):
By Hebrew word count, the longest book bears this name that led to a word for a long complaint or rant
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Emma Boettcher, a user experience librarian from Chicago, Illinois
|James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada
|Francois Barcomb, an 11th grade physics teacher from New Paltz, New York
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Correct response: What is Jeremiah?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
In the Old Testament, Jeremiah is a Hebrew prophet who is discontent with the message that he has to deliver, but he considers himself committed to his divine call. Meanwhile, he also felt the Hebrews were practicing false worship and social injustice, and he was constantly lambasting his people for their indiscretions. It has led to the term “jeremiad”, which is used to describe a lengthy complaint, usually one where the complainer decries the current state of society and morals. Which, frankly, sounds like a few people in the comment section of just about every single website in existence. (Those usually get removed from The Jeopardy! Fan.)
Having seen the clue, but not the match, I’m excited to see what this clue ends up doing in Final Jeopardy! today.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Francois $7,800 – $6,000 = $1,800 (What is Ruth?)
Emma $13,200 + $13,200 = $26,400
James $37,412 + $11,914 = $49,326
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) A WRITER’S LIFE FOR ME $800 (6th pick)
James 3000 -3000 (Francois 0 Emma 0)
2) BEASTLY NORTH AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY $1200 (4th pick)
James 10600 +10600 (Emma 4800 Francois 1000)
3) LAWYERS, LAW & LEGALITY $1200 (10th pick)
James 24800 +9812 (Emma 6000 Francois -200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 40
! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 88 (1.80 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
James $22,400 Coryat, 28 correct, 3 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Emma $13,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 0 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Francois $7,800 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $43,400
Lach Trash: $5,000 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,600
James Holzhauer, stats to date:
1,276 correct, 42 incorrect
38/41 on rebound attempts (on 75 rebound opportunities)
56.98% in first on buzzer (1159/2034)
77/82 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $683,003)
34/36 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $30,144
Emma Boettcher, stats to date:
164 correct, 9 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 22 rebound opportunities)
36.27% in first on buzzer (144/397)
7/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $29,200)
5/7 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,343
Francois Barcomb, stats to date:
152 correct, 14 incorrect
10/11 on rebound attempts (on 30 rebound opportunities)
34.60% in first on buzzer (137/396)
6/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $15,500)
5/7 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,400
- Because scores earned tomorrow can be doubled in Final Jeopardy, James has an effective lead of $11,463 over Emma and $23,763 over Francois.
- Three tournaments have been won from a deficit greater than Emma’s current deficit over James; the 10th Anniversary Tournament (Frank Spangenberg was a pre-doubled $13,000 behind Tom Nosek, adjusted to $26,000), the February 2007 Teen Tournament (David Walter was $25,800 behind Ben Schenkel), and the July 2007 Teen Tournament (Meryl Federman was $25,000 behind Greg Peterson). The largest deficit overcome over Day 2 of a ToC final occurred in 1988 (Mark Lowenthal was a pre-doubled $8,000 behind Sandra Gore, adjusted to $16,000).
- While it looks like James dominated on the signalling device, that was mostly in the Jeopardy! round. All 3 contestants were in first an identical number of times in Double Jeopardy! (9 apiece).
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