Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, February 3, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Asian Geography) for Monday, February 3, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 106):

This 150- by 2.5-mile area created in 1953 is now home to more than 100 endangered & protected species

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Travis Gaylord, a management consultant from Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Travis Gaylord on Jeopardy!
Stephen Jackson, an emergency medicine physician from Atlanta, Georgia
Stephen Jackson on Jeopardy!
Michelle Paul, a managing director from Newark, Delaware (2-day total: $30,122)
Michelle Paul on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is the Korean Demilitarized Zone?


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Established as part of the Korean Armistice Agreement in 1953 following the Korean War, the Korean Demilitarized Zone divides North Korea from South Korea; both sides agreed to move their troops back 1.2 miles from the front line. Due to it being generally unsafe for human habitation (because of the ongoing tensions between the two countries since 1953), it has turned into one of the world’s most well-preserved temperate habitats. However, North Korea has generally opposed turning the area into an official UNESCO Biosphere Reserve (North Korea feels that doing so would violate the Armistice Agreement).


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

Scores going into Final:
Stephen $14,800
Travis $11,000
Michelle $4,400


Tonight’s results:
Michelle $4,400 – $3,300 = $1,100 (What is the Coral Reef Reserve)
Travis $11,000 + $3,801 = $14,801 (1-day total: $14,801)
Stephen $14,800 – $7,201 = $7,599 (What is the Great Barrier Reef?)


Travis Gaylord, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the February 3, 2020 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Travis $2,600
Stephen $2,000
Michelle $1,600


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Opening break taken after: 14 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) STATE OF THE ESTATE $600 (16th pick)
Michelle 2800 -1800 (Travis 2600 Stephen 2000)
2) SCIENCE $1600 (3rd pick)
Stephen 2800 +2000 (Travis 3000 Michelle 1600)
3) THE THIRTY YEARS’ WAR $2000 (23rd pick)
Stephen 15600 -2000 (Travis 11000 Michelle 3600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -6


Unplayed clues:
J! round: WRITER’S TOOLBOX $200; STATE OF THE ESTATE $200; NUMBER YOUR RESPONSE $200; “P”OTPOURRI $200
DJ! round: THE THIRTY YEARS’ WAR $800; TV NEWS SHOWS $400
Total $ Left On Board: $2,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 211 (1.99 per episode average), 1 Daily Double


Game Stats:
Travis $11,000 Coryat, 11 correct, 1 incorrect, 19.61% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Stephen $16,400 Coryat, 18 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.29% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Michelle $6,200 Coryat, 13 correct, 4 incorrect, 29.41% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $33,600
Lach Trash: $10,400 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,000


Michelle Paul, stats to date:
49 correct, 8 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (48/152)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,600)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,400

Travis Gaylord, stats to date:
12 correct, 1 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
19.61% in first on buzzer (10/51)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,000

Travis Gaylord, to win:
2 games: 36.554%
3: 13.362%
4: 4.884%
5: 1.785%
6: 0.653%
Avg. streak: 1.576 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • I’m glad the judges accepted just “What is the DMZ?” from Travis. Lengthy responses always bother me.

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6 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, February 3, 2020"

  1. Maurine Gutowski | February 3, 2020 at 4:14 pm |

    At least you could show results. With early preemptions today your usual sources might not be available.

    • Fortunately here the Iowa caucus is covered on CNN and not on CBS (the J! channel) or ABC,FOX or NBC either. I really couldn’t care less about a caucus in FEBRUARY!

  2. Congratulations to yet a new champ! And we are closing in on 2 clues left per game….

  3. that’s a tough FJ…….. great question though 🙂 …. i didn’t get it… the thinness of the area made me think of a coastline, like UAE.

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