Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, June 17, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 19th Century Europeans) for Wednesday, June 17, 2020 (Season 34, Episode 99):

In an 1889 letter to his brother, he wrote, “I wouldn’t exactly have chosen madness if there had been a choice”

This episode originally aired on January 25, 2018.

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Jeff Machusko, a data analyst from Centennial, Colorado
Jeff Machusko on Jeopardy!
Rosie Jonker, a literary agent from New York New York
Rosie Jonker on Jeopardy!
Rachel Lindgren, a fire lookout from Bend, Oregon (4-day total: $65,199)
Rachel Lindgren on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Vincent Van Gogh?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The famed letter referred to in the clue is to Vincent Van Gogh’s brother Theo; he had already been suffering from mental health issues for a number of months at that point; a well-documented incident of self-harm occurred when Vincent Van Gogh sliced off much of his own left ear.

Vincent Van Gogh succumbed to this in 1890 when he took his own life.

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

Scores going into Final:
Rosie $13,800
Rachel $10,800
Jeff $5,200


Tonight’s results:
Jeff $5,200 – $3,000 = $2,200 (Who ?)
Rachel $10,800 – $0 = $10,800 (5-day total: $75,999) (Who is Dostoevsky???)
Rosie $13,800 – $7,801 = $5,999 (Who is Nietzche)


Rachel Lindgren, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 17, 2020 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Rachel $5,200
Rosie $2,800
Jeff -$800


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) THE QUOTABLE WILL ROGERS $400 (27th pick)
Rosie 4000 -2000 (Rachel 5200 Jeff 200)
2) RHYMING TERMS $1600 (5th pick)
Jeff 800 +2000 (Rachel 5600 Rosie 3600)
3) 3-NAME THE AUTHOR $1200 (13th pick)
Rosie 6800 +3000 (Rachel 8400 Jeff 2800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 94
Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0


Game Stats:
Rachel $10,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer
Rosie $14,000 Coryat, 22 correct, 4 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer
Jeff $4,800 Coryat, 7 correct, 4 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $29,600
Lach Trash: $18,000 (on 15 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,400


Rachel Lindgren, stats to date:
87 correct, 10 incorrect
29.26% in first on buzzer (79/270)
3/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,400)
2/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,880


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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, June 17, 2020"

  1. “Vincent and Theo” was a good movie.

  2. Now I’m even more confused as why the J! Team picked Rachel’s last appearance but not Gilbert’s. Where are these “big wins”?

    • I thought it was just Alex who picked the shows. At least our local news show reported it as such. It’s still confusing though.

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