Today’s Final Jeopardy- Thursday, February 13, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category International Literature) for Thursday, February 13, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 114):

There are reminiscences of branding cattle & lassoing steers in “Martin Fierro”, the national poem of this Western Hemisphere country

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Brooke MacKenzie, a lawyer from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Brooke MacKenzie on Jeopardy!
Meaghan Kaplan, a transformation analyst from Alexandria, Virginia
Meaghan Kaplan on Jeopardy!
Josh Gruenberg, a software engineer from Rochester, New York (1-day total: $14,601)
Josh Gruenberg on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Argentina?

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Martin Fierro (El Gaucho Martin Fierro) is Argentina’s national poem, a lengthy epic by José Hernández. Written in Spanish, it provides a link to the historical contribution of gauchos (brave horsemen, also very adept in cattle) in the development of the country (and their role in gaining independence from Spain). Gauchos could be compared to cowboys in the American West. Today, Argentina’s fertile Pampas region is crucial to the country’s beef industry.

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

Scores going into Final:
Josh $17,200
Brooke $16,300
Meaghan $8,200

Tonight’s results:
Meaghan $8,200 + $7,000 = $15,200
Brooke $16,300 + $1,000 = $17,300 (1-day total: $17,300)
Josh $17,200 – $15,401 = $1,799 (What is Brazil?)

Brooke MacKenzie, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the February 13, 2020 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Meaghan $6,600
Brooke $5,000
Josh $5,000


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) THE CIVIL WAR $400 (27th pick)
Meaghan 4600 +2000 (Josh 5000 Brooke 4800)
2) HEAT STREET $1600 (4th pick)
Josh 5400 +5400 (Meaghan 6600 Brooke 4600)
3) TRIAL MIX $800 (16th pick)
Brooke 9000 +7700 (Josh 15600 Meaghan 9000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 229

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! round: RELIGIOUS FICTION $1600 & $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $3,600
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 234 (2.05 per episode average), 1 Daily Double

Game Stats:
Brooke $9,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 29.09% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Meaghan $6,600 Coryat, 11 correct, 4 incorrect, 25.45% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Josh $13,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 27.27% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $29,400
Lach Trash: $15,200 (on 15 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,800

Josh Gruenberg, stats to date:
34 correct, 8 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
32.11% in first on buzzer (35/109)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,400)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,200

Brooke MacKenzie, stats to date:
17 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
29.09% in first on buzzer (16/55)
1/1 on Daily Double (Net Earned: $7,700)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,400

Brooke MacKenzie, to win:
2 games: 55.823%
3: 31.163%
4: 17.396%
5: 9.711%
6: 5.421%
Avg. streak: 2.264 games.
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6 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy- Thursday, February 13, 2020"

  1. I made the gaucho association right away, but Josh’s guess of Brazil is not unreasonable given its prominent beef industry.

  2. I feel bad for Josh – he dared to wager big and he came so close. I guessed Brazil as well.

  3. Maurine Gutowski | February 13, 2020 at 1:35 pm |

    My immediate instinct was correct!

  4. This is better than yesterday’s episode.

  5. I’ve been watching J! Since 1964 and was a 3-day champ in 1989. Today’s valentine question has to be the easiest ever.

    • Been watching just as long (Art Fleming!)…yeah it was definitely a gimme, even for a J! round top row question!
      Also remember when it was called St. Valentine’s Day! 👨‍🦳

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