Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 6, 2019

It’s Day 3 of the Tournament of Champions! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 20th Century America) for Wednesday, November 6, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 43):

In 1939, turned down by 2 local theaters, Howard University was able to get an outdoor venue for this singer’s yearly concert

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Lindsey Shultz, a physician and healthcare analyst from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Lindsey Shultz on Jeopardy!
Alan Dunn, a software development manager from Johns Creek, Georgia
Alan Dunn on Jeopardy!
James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada
James Holzhauer on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Marian Anderson?

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Internationally renowned contralto Marian Anderson had been invited to perform a yearly concert series by Washington, D.C.’s Howard University. However, Anderson’s international fame outgrew any venue Howard had, and the university needed to find a venue large enough to accommodate her. Constitution Hall was that place; however, it was owned by the Daughters of the American Revolution, and they refused to rescind a “white performers only” policy for the black singer. The move was widely criticized and led First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt to publicly resign from the organization. The use of a local public high school was also refused by D.C. officials. Eventually, the Lincoln Memorial was suggested by the NAACP’s Walter White, who joined forces with Roosevelt and Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes to put on the now-famous April 9, 1939 concert.

The day of the concert, the NBC Blue Network announcer described the situation thusly: “Marian Anderson is singing this public concert at the Lincoln Memorial because she was unable to get an auditorium to accommodate the tremendous audience that wishes to hear her.” Sure. The crowd for that historic concert stretched all the way back to the Washington Monument and numbered over 75,000.

Anderson was finally permitted to sing at Constitution Hall in 1943.

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Scores going into Final:
James $30,309
Lindsey $10,800
Alan $6,000

Tonight’s results:
Alan $6,000 – $5,999 = $1 (Who is the one who sang at the L.M.)
Lindsey $10,800 + $3,200 = $14,000
James $30,309 + $326 = $30,635 (Semifinalist)

James Holzhauer, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 6, 2019 game.)

Wild card standings:
Monday: Gilbert Collins, $16,801 ($9,000, $7,400)
Tuesday: Dhruv Gaur, $20,001 ($13,600, $6,000)
Wednesday: James Holzhauer, $30,635 ($30,309, $8,800)
1. Kyle Jones, $16,800 ($8,400, $1,200), 99.976% to advance
2. Lindsey Shultz, $14,000 ($10,800, $4,000), 96.624% to advance
3. Rachel Lindgren, $13,601 ($10,000, $3,600), 76.239% to advance
4. Anneke Garcia, $4,799 ($11,400, $3,400), 1.303% to advance
5. Rob Worman, $799 ($400, $2,200)
6. Alan Dunn, $1 ($6,000, $4,000)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
James $8,800
Alan $4,000
Lindsey $4,000

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) THE 2010s $800 (7th pick)
Lindsey 1800 +1800 (James 2000 Alan 0)
2) SCIENCE & EXPLORATION $1600 (1st pick)
Alan 4000 +4000 (James 8800 Lindsey 4000)
James 17600 +1109 (Alan 5600 Lindsey 5600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 206

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 88 (2.05 per episode average), 1 Daily Double

Game Stats:
James $31,200 Coryat, 33 correct, 1 incorrect, 54.39% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Lindsey $9,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 0 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Alan $3,600 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $44,600
Lach Trash: $3,800 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,600

James Holzhauer, stats to date:
1,220 correct, 37 incorrect
35/38 on rebound attempts (on 70 rebound opportunities)
57.71% in first on buzzer (1108/1920)
73/77 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $655,525)
33/34 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $30,594

Lindsey Shultz, stats to date:
136 correct, 10 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 17 rebound opportunities)
38.87% in first on buzzer (131/337)
7/8 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $18,000)
3/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,567

Alan Dunn, stats to date:
138 correct, 9 incorrect
6/7 on rebound attempts (on 25 rebound opportunities)
34.02% in first on buzzer (133/391)
8/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $15,000)
6/7 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,914

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • For the uninitiated, remember that players do not keep the money won in these rounds; these are merely points in order to qualify for the next round.
  • James’ Coryat score of $31,200 is not a record for a tournament.
  • An interesting point of comparison between James and Ken would be on INITIALS TO ROMAN NUMERALS TO NUMBERS; James only went 4/5 and was only first in twice in the category. To me, it still seems as though Ken would be stronger than James on such clues.

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18 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 6, 2019"

  1. Isaac Fishman | November 6, 2019 at 11:29 am |

    Of course James got the semi final spot.

  2. What a great player James is. You mentioned you thought Ken might be better on that one particular category. What other types of categories do you think Ken might be better at? What categories do you think James would be better than Ken?

  3. and JAMES is BACK!!!!

  4. I can’t wait to watch! Great birthday present for moi!

  5. Seems evident now that James’s talk of earning > $250k in TOC was merely playful promotion, since his earnings don’t accumulate to the SF or presumably from there to the finals. Nevertheless, a runaway and by far the highest Coryat so far at this TOC. Wondering how his $31,200 compares with the all-time highest TOC Coryat? With Ken’s highest? With Brad’s?

    • Well….he did earn over 130k twice during his run, and the final is a 2 day affair, sooooo….if anyone could pull that off, it would be him. Gotta make it there first though….this should be fun!

    • I don’t agree with this — it is clear through his wagering here that he’s betting to get to the next round, and not to maximize his earnings.

      Given that the finals are a 2 day affair, he can Increase his money volatility on day one, and if he is in a strong position (runaway to win) on day two towards the end, he can bet much larger, knowing the outcome would have a floor of $250k.

      For now, I’d expect him to play to get to the next round and not maximize money.

      • Totally agree. As Andy points out in his thoughts above, until you get to the final the numbers are points, not money, so James and everyone else are playing to get to the next round. I was just wildly speculating what might happen once he gets to the final where the points turn to money.

  6. What is the significance of the number 326? (the dollar amount that James bet on Final Jeopardy.)


    • 326, along with his DD of 1109, both seem familiar, a family birthday or anniversary. On April 9, 2019 his initial record-breaking total was $110,914 (11/09/14), I believe the birth of his daughter.

    • Marty Cunningham | November 6, 2019 at 3:55 pm |

      James always seemed to play Final so that the total of Final would represent a specific date (03/06/35 or March 6, 1935, or possibly June 3 of the same year), but he would bet whatever he needed for Final to reach that total (of course without dropping below 2nd place)

      • Either the FJ wager itself or the final dollar amount has significance, but your answer seems most likely. If so, guessing wagering 326 to arrive at $30,635 (March 5, 1935) is to honor a grandparent (James is 35).

  7. Enos Williams | November 7, 2019 at 12:17 am |

    Having learned this when I was one of the contestants who has been fortunate enough to play “Jeopardy!” on the stage at Constitution Hall, I would never have forgiven myself if I didn’t get this Final instantly.

  8. FJ may have been in the top 5 easiest questions of the whole game…

  9. Hooray! The return if Initials to Roman Numerals to Numbers! 😁

  10. Andy,

    I always find your “more information on Final Jeopardy” section to be informative, and I was especially glad (or perhaps angered is a better word) to read today’s. I had no idea about any of this backstory, and it gave me even deeper respect for Marin Anderson and what shefaced in her brilliant career. It also made me an even bigger fan of Eleanor Roosevelt.

  11. Loved James story abt being called the hockey player Mark Stone 😄😄great to have him back.

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