Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Shakespeare’s Tragedies) for Thursday, May 14, 2020:
He has 272 speeches, the most of any non-title character in a Shakespeare tragedy
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Brad Rutter, an actor & producer from Los Angeles, California (yesterday’s total: 0)
|Ken Jennings, a writer from Seattle, Washington (yesterday’s total: 65,600)
|James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (yesterday’s total: 34,181)
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Correct response: Who is Iago?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Iago is the main antagonist of Othello; he attempts to destroy the title character by making him believe that his wife Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio. Interestingly, Brutus (Julius Caesar) is second in this category at 194. If title characters from tragedies are included, Hamlet (358) and Othello (274) both surpass Iago.
An interesting and fun coincidence: Ronnie O’Rourke—who in 2004 transcribed Ken’s first 38 wins on Jeopardy! as part of the now-defunct season 20 JeopArchive—took Iago (albeit the bird from Disney’s Aladdin) as an avatar and username inspiration for many years.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Game 2 results:
Brad 1,400 – 0 = 1,400 (You’re the best, Alex!)
Ken 23,000 + 0 = 23,000 + 65,600 = 88,600 (Win #3)
James 44,000 – 44,000 = 0 + 34,181 = 34,181 (Who is Horatio?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Daily Double locations:
1) MATH TO ROMAN NUMERALS TO INITIALS TO NAMES 800 (clue #3)
Ken 1000 -1000 (James 800 Brad 0)
2) VICE PRESIDENTS 2000 (clue #5)
Ken 8800 +5000 (James 9800 Brad 1000)
3) SURPRISE ME, TREBEK! 1600 (clue #19)
James 20200 +20200 (Ken 19800 Brad 1000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 57
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: 0
Ken 21,000 Coryat, 22 correct, 2 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Brad 1,400 Coryat, 4 correct, 0 incorrect, 7.02% in first on buzzer (4/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
James 25,400 Coryat, 30 correct, 1 incorrect, 50.88% in first on buzzer (29/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: 47,800
Lach Trash: 4,000 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): 2,200
James Holzhauer, career statistics:
1501 correct, 61 incorrect
44/48 on rebound attempts (on 94 rebound opportunities)
54.14% in first on buzzer (1379/2547)
83/90 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 716,588)
41/45 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: 27,818
Ken Jennings, career statistics:
3118 correct, 309 incorrect
118/146 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
57.15% in first on buzzer (3009/5265)
150/181 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 505,999)
60/91 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: 25,865
Brad Rutter, career statistics:
777 correct, 94 incorrect
45/48 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
36.85% in first on buzzer (734/1992)
46/58 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 56,300)
18/32 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: 16,886
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