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Tonight’s the night for Match #2 of the Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time! Here’s tonight’s game recap (for Wednesday, January 8, 2020):
|Brad Rutter, currently on 0 wins
|Ken Jennings, currently on 1 win
|James Holzhauer, currently on 0 wins
This is currently a placeholder post which will be updated with Final Jeopardy! information and a game recap once it is known.
Preview: Coming into a crucial Match 2, Ken will have a large amount of confidence after his Match 1 victory. Brad will need to bounce back after his struggle on Daily Doubles in Match 1, whereas James needs to start finding Daily Doubles after being shut out thus far in the event. If Ken wins again, this may very well be a short series. James may need to help himself by getting in first on the buzzer more; Ken won that battle 50-38 over James in Match 1.
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Part 1, Final Jeopardy! category: INFLUENTIAL WRITING
Part 1, Final Jeopardy! clue: Its second line is “All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: pope & czar, Metternich & Guizot”
Part 1, Final Jeopardy! correct response: What is “The Communist Manifesto”?
Part 2, Final Jeopardy! category: 19th CENTURY LEADERS
Part 2, Final Jeopardy! clue: Tall, lanky Joel Barlow was an ambassador carrying messages between these 2 world leaders, both mocked for being short
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Part 2, Final Jeopardy! correct response: Who are Napoleon and James Madison?
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Game 1 results:
Brad 7,200 + 7,200 = 14,400
Ken 22,000 + 18,000 = 40,000
James 32,400 + 11,914 = 44,314
Game 2 results:
Brad -3,600 (by rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy) = 14,400
Ken 21,200 – 3,800 = 17,400 + 40,000 = 57,400 (Who are Napoleon and Monroe?)
James 22,800 + 15,300 = 38,100 + 44,314 = 82,414 (Match #2 winner)
Daily Double locations:
1) SHORT STORY SYLLABUS 600 (4th pick)
James 800 +1000 (Brad 1800 Ken 0)
2) AROUND THE WORLD 2000 (11th pick)
James 13600 +13600 (Ken 7600 Brad 4400)
3) THE GREATEST OF ALL MINDS 2000 (13th pick)
Ken 8400 +8400 (James 27200 Brad 4400)
4) NAME THE DECADE 1000 (4th pick)
Brad 800 +1000 (James 1600 Ken 0)
5) I JUST TOOK A DNA TEST 1600 (1st pick)
Brad 3800 -3800 (James 8400 Ken 6800)
6) “G”EOGRAPHY 1600 (3rd pick)
James 8400 +8400 (Ken 6800 Brad 0)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this match: 400
Game 1, J! round: None!
Game 1, DJ! round: None!
Game 2, J! round: None!
Game 2, DJ! round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: 0
James 36,400 Coryat, 50 correct, 4 incorrect, 44.74% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Ken 36,800 Coryat, 44 correct, 2 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer, 5/7 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
Brad 7,400 Coryat, 18 correct, 6 incorrect, 18.42% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: 80,600
Lach Trash: 11,400(on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): 16,000
Cumulative Tournament Stats:
James 68,000 Coryat, 89 correct, 6 incorrect, 39.04% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
Ken 73,000 Coryat, 92 correct, 7 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer, 6/8 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
Brad 32,400 Coryat, 46 correct, 10 incorrect, 20.18% in first on buzzer, 4/4 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: 173,400
Lach Trash: 13,800(on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): 28,800
James Holzhauer, stats to date:
1,400 correct, 51 incorrect
41/44 on rebound attempts (on 87 rebound opportunities)
55.15% in first on buzzer (1279/2319)
81/87 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $699,988)
39/41 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $28,731
James Holzhauer, to win (per the prediction model):
Wins in 3: 0.000% of the time.
Wins in 4: 27.545% of the time.
Wins in 5: 26.212% of the time.
Wins in 6: 11.572% of the time.
Wins in 7: 3.241% of the time.
Overall: 68.570% of the time.
Ken Jennings, stats to date:
3,028 correct, 302 incorrect
113/141 on rebound attempts
58.11% in first on buzzer (2926/5037)
146/176 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $473,799)
57/87 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $26,206
Ken Jennings, to win (per the prediction model):
Wins in 3: 0.000% of the time.
Wins in 4: 8.535% of the time.
Wins in 5: 12.050% of the time.
Wins in 6: 5.826% of the time.
Wins in 7: 1.764% of the time.
Overall: 28.176% of the time.
Brad Rutter, stats to date:
741 correct, 87 incorrect
42/45 on rebound attempts
39.80% in first on buzzer (702/1764)
44/54 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $59,500)
17/28 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,129
Brad Rutter, to win (per the prediction model):
Wins in 3: 0.000% of the time.
Wins in 4: 0.000% of the time.
Wins in 5: 0.618% of the time.
Wins in 6: 1.506% of the time.
Wins in 7: 1.130% of the time.
Overall: 3.254% of the time.
- This is what happens when James picks up some Daily Doubles. Also, that was a crucial get on the final Final Jeopardy! to seal the victory.
- Kudos to Ken for being able to keep the game close, though. Missing that Final Jeopardy! thankfully had no effect on the outcome for him.
- At this point, I’d be very surprised if Brad were to win a game. Ken and James are completely outplaying him at this point.
- The prediction model is bullish on James because James is playing better than the model thought that he would. James is going to need to keep finding some Daily Doubles; Ken ran things very close despite only playing 1 to James’ 3.
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