Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Famous Russians) for Tuesday, May 22, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 182):

In November 1836 this writer got a letter naming him to the Most Serene Order of Cuckolds; in February 1837 he was dead

This episode originally aired on May 22, 2018.

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Andrew Lai, a medical student from East Lansing, Michigan
Andrew Lai on Jeopardy!
Hermine Vermeij, a librarian from Tarzana, California
Hermine Vermeij on Jeopardy!
Josh Hill, a network engineer from North Little Rock, Arkansas (4-day total: $102,530)
Josh Hill on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Alexander Pushkin?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

In the fall of 1836, Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (author of the play Boris Godunov and the novel Eugene Onegin) was facing scandalous rumours that his wife Natalia was having an affair with French military officer Georges-Charles de Heeckeren d’Anthès. In amongst the scandal was a letter lampooning Pushkin. Heeckeren was accused of being the anonymous author of the lampoon. In an attempt to save Natalia’s reputation, Heeckeren married Natalia’s sister Yekaterina, but this was not enough to settle the conflict, and Pushkin was killed in the eventual duel. In the aftermath, Heeckeren was removed from Russia and lived out the rest of his life in France, serving as a Senator in the Second French Empire from 1852 to 1870.

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Scores going into Final:
Josh $21,995
Hermine $14,600
Andrew $11,400

Tonight’s results:
Andrew $11,400 – $11,400 = $0 (Who is Tolstoy?)
Hermine $14,600 – $8,201 = $6,399 (Who is Dosteevsky?)
Josh $21,995 – $7,206 = $14,789 (5-day total: $117,319) (Who was Tolstoy)

Josh Hill, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the May 22, 2018 episode.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Josh $8,400
Hermine $3,800
Andrew $3,800


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) ILLINOIS AT 200 $600 (13th pick)
Josh 1200 +1200 (Hermine 3000 Andrew 600)
2) SCIENCE $1200 (22nd pick)
Andrew 7400 +4000 (Josh 18400 Hermine 9800)
3) ART & ARTISTS $1600 (24th pick)
Josh 20000 -5 (Andrew 11400 Hermine 9800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 154

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

Game Stats:
Josh $21,400 Coryat, 27 correct, 2 incorrect, 45.61% in first on buzzer
Hermine $14,600 Coryat, 17 correct, 1 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer
Andrew $8,600 Coryat, 11 correct, 0 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $44,600
Lach Trash: $6,200 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,200

Josh Hill, stats to date:
136 correct, 16 incorrect
48.04% in first on buzzer (135/281)
5/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $17,195)
2/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $22,560

Josh Hill, to win:
6 games: 82.59%
7: 68.21%
8: 56.34%
9: 46.53%
10: 38.43%
Avg. streak: 9.744 games.


  • Scoring note: Clue 14 of the Double Jeopardy! round saw the judges refund Hermine’s $800 neg on that clue, as while her answer was not correct, the judges felt her answer was not incorrect either. The rules of the show were followed and no contestant was disadvantaged.

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1 Comment on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, June 23, 2020"

  1. I wonder if Hermine’s spelling would be valid if a final jeopardy question did have Dostoyevsky as an answer. I would think not. Was a long time after I first watched Bullwinkle and Rocky that I realized that Boris Badenov’s name was a play on the name of Pushkin’s character.

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