Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Presidents & The Bible) for Tuesday, May 5, 2020:

“Silent” Calvin Coolidge was inaugurated in 1925 on a bible open to this 6-word first line of the gospel according to John

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Brad Rutter, an actor & producer from Los Angeles, California
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Ken Jennings, a writer from Seattle, Washington
Ken Jennings on Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time.
James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada
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Today’s scores get added to tomorrow’s in order to determine the winner of this first match; the first player to win three matches wins the overall event.

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Correct response: What is “In the beginning was the word”?

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Following the death of Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge took the Presidential Oath of Office at his family home in Vermont (as he was visiting his family there when he received word of Harding’s death). His father, a Vermont notary public and justice of the peace, administered the oath at 2:47 am on August 3, 1923.

The Gospel of John in the New Testament opens with “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”; this is similar to the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament, which opens “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”

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

Scores going into Final:
Ken 33,200
James 16,600
Brad 5,200

Tonight’s results:
Brad 5,200 + 5,200 = 10,400 (What is In the beginning was the Word?)
James 16,600 + 16,600 = 33,200 (What is In the beginning was the Word?)
Ken 33,200 + 11,800 = 45,000 (What are In the beginning was the Word)

Tonight's final Jeopardy! scores (for the May 5, 2020 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
James 7,800
Ken 7,000
Brad 4,000

Daily Double locations:
1) MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 1000 (clue #15)
Brad 1800 +1800 (James 5200 Ken 4000)
2) DANCING WITH THE CZARS 1600 (clue #1)
Brad 4000 -4000 (James 7800 Ken 7000)
3) BEFORE, DURING & AFTER 1200 (clue #4)
Ken 8600 +8600 (James 9800 Brad 0)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 100

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: 0

Game Stats:
Ken 25,800 Coryat, 29 correct, 0 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer (27/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
James 16,600 Coryat, 20 correct, 0 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Brad 8,400 Coryat, 10 correct, 2 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: 50,800
Lach Trash: 0 (on 0 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): 3,200

James Holzhauer, career statistics:
1328 correct, 45 incorrect
38/41 on rebound attempts
56.33% in first on buzzer (1210/2148)
78/84 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 676,988)
36/38 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: 29,647

Ken Jennings, career statistics:
2963 correct, 294 incorrect
108/134 on rebound attempts
58.88% in first on buzzer (2865/4866)
144/174 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 462,999)
55/84 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: 26,572
(These stastics do not include the Watson games.)

Brad Rutter, career statistics:
704 correct, 78 incorrect
38/41 on rebound attempts
41.81% in first on buzzer (666/1593)
43/50 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 68,900)
16/26 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: 19,214
(These stastics do not include the Watson games.)

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Ken’s effective lead tomorrow is 5,900 over James and 17,300 over Brad.
  • The players are playing for points in these matches instead of dollars because the prize amounts are unchangeable.

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8 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, May 5, 2020"

  1. van adams | May 5, 2020 at 10:53 am |

    Let players keep winnings instead of reducing to 1 and 2 thousand dollars!

    • This would be an absolutely terrible idea to implement and would ruin the show (though the consolation prizes should be raised). Players would play too conservatively in Final Jeopardy if nonwinning players got to keep their scores, though. (They absolutely did for stakes 20 times less than today’s stakes during the Art Fleming version.) Note that in Wheel of Fortune, once a puzzle is solved, the player is no longer risking that money in any shape or form.

      • Michael Schwartz | May 6, 2020 at 10:09 pm |

        How about 2nd gets 10% of the winner’s prize or $2000, whichever is higher. 3rd gets 5% or $1000, WEIH. “A rising tide lifts all boats”.

  2. John McCleary | May 5, 2020 at 12:28 pm |

    Great game from the GOAT

  3. Bob Chang | May 5, 2020 at 12:33 pm |

    If I’m not mistaken on first showing when it was a 1 hour format , the two 1/2 hour game stats were aggregated into summarizing the day 1, 1 hour match. Today’s stats highlight how sizzling the first half hour was. The over 50,000 Coryat seems possibly the single best Tournament GOAT (game of all time), especially the J! round, where every response was correct and completed super quick, in the time they normally take the opening break!

  4. Brian Green | May 5, 2020 at 2:44 pm |

    If only Ken went all-in in this Jeopardy Final instead of the 11,800, he would have won the match by 27,000+ instead of 200, and all three of his match wins would have been blowouts.

  5. Maurine Gutowski | May 5, 2020 at 5:59 pm |

    Looks exciting. The problem is that these geniuses speak so fast that I can’t hear the answers. Maybe there’s closed captioning on my old tv. Ken must be really fast on the button. The final J answer was easy. Is this show newly produced since the virus calamity descended?

    • Bob Chang | May 5, 2020 at 8:12 pm |

      Yes, Ken is fast! Watching his regular season game 1 win (which I missed in 2004) made me realize how blazing fast he’s with the buzzer, including talking fast!

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