Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, February 12, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 20th Century European Leaders) for Wednesday, February 12, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 113):

In a 1930s broadcast, this man spoke of “A quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Jamie Wylie, a writer & content producer from North Hollywood, California
Jamie Wylie on Jeopardy!
Josh Gruenberg, a software engineer from Rochester, New York
Josh Gruenberg on Jeopardy!
Danyelle Long-Hyland, a scientist from Ranson, West Virginia (1-day total: $13,412)
Danyelle Long-Hyland on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Neville Chamberlain?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Originally broadcasted on the BBC on September 27, 1938,, the quote of then-British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was referring to Adolf Hitler’s annexation of the Sudetenland, having failed to convince the Nazis against the annexation of the Czech territory. Three days after this speech, Hitler and Chamberlain signed the Munich Agreement providing for a peaceful resolution, leading to Chamberlain’s more famous “peace in our time” speech. This agreement only managed to hold off the start of World War II for less than a year.

Needless to say, historians today have roundly criticized Chamberlain and the British for allowing fascism to get too strong.


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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Josh $8,000
Jamie $7,300
Danyelle $5,400


Tonight’s results:
Danyelle $5,400 – $3,600 = $1,800 (Who is Churchhill?)
Jamie $7,300 – $700 = $6,600 (Who is Churchill?)
Josh $8,000 + $6,601 = $14,601 ( 1-day total: $14,601)


Josh Gruenberg, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the February 12, 2020 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Jamie $7,300
Josh $5,800
Danyelle -$1,000


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) SNAKES! $1000 (30th pick)
Jamie 7800 -500 (Josh 5800 Danyelle -1000)
2) WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE $1200 (11th pick)
Jamie 8500 -1200 (Josh 7800 Danyelle 3800)
3) WALKING $1200 (23rd pick)
Josh 10600 -3000 (Jamie 5700 Danyelle 5400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -49


Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! round: REDUNDANT PHRASES THAT ARE ALSO REPETITIVE TOO $2000; WALKING $2000; A FINE LINE $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $6,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 232 (2.05 per episode average), 1 Daily Double


Game Stats:
Josh $11,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 5 incorrect, 37.04% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Jamie $9,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 4 incorrect, 31.48% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Danyelle $5,400 Coryat, 8 correct, 2 incorrect, 18.52% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $25,400
Lach Trash: $11,600 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,000


Danyelle Long-Hyland, stats to date:
24 correct, 5 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
22.64% in first on buzzer (24/106)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,600

Josh Gruenberg, stats to date:
18 correct, 5 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
37.04% in first on buzzer (20/54)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,000

Josh Gruenberg, to win:
2 games: 30.429%
3: 9.259%
4: 2.817%
5: 0.857%
6: 0.261%
Avg. streak: 1.437 games.

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12 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, February 12, 2020"

  1. Another “foreign” FJ! I don’t think we will have many right but I believe FDR will show up…..

    • Hitler really played NC for a fool. The latter was one of the worst and most gullible politicians in the 20th century. Winston and FDR had the consequences to bear……

    • FDR? I think these contestants are smart enough to know he wasn’t a European leader. 🙂

      • I wouldn’t bet the farm on it….players have overlooked more obvious clues in the past. Maybe de Gaulle then??

        • Plus, to see NC’s shortsightedness: “faraway country”???
          Is England THAT faraway a country from the Sudetenland and Germany? He couldn’t see the forest for the trees.
          A huge blemish on/in England’s history and I am a huge Anglophile. Thank goodness that WC and FDR were there at the right time (almost too late ), certainly things would have gone very differently had Winston been in charge 10 years earlier.

  2. I first thought of Neville’s nemesis, the great Winston Churchill.

  3. Very disappointed episode. 3 wrong answers on the daily double resulted our seventh skunking of the season. Let’s hope tomorrow’s episode will be better.

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