Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, July 1, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Games) for Wednesday, July 1, 2020 (Season 35, Episode 186):

When this game was introduced in 1860, it had squares like Intemperance & Poverty & if you hit the Suicide square your game was over

This episode originally aired on May 27, 2019.

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Scott Swartz, a medical student from Berkeley, California
Scott Swartz on Jeopardy!
Monica Foy, a financial planner from San Francisco, California
Monica Foy on Jeopardy!
James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (27-day total: $2,065,535)
James Holzhauer on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is The Game of Life?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The original 1860 version of The Game of Life is significantly different from today’s modern version; it was created by Milton Bradley, who had previously made money with a clean-shaven lithographic portrait of Abraham Lincoln; when Lincoln grew a beard, Bradley turned to board games. It was based around morality, where “good” spaces gave points and instead of dice (associated with gambling), a six-sided top known as a teetotum was used.

The modern version (the version most readers would be familiar with) was introduced in 1960.

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

Scores going into Final:
James $72,022
Monica $6,600
Scott $6,200


Tonight’s results:
Scott $6,200 + $6,199 = $12,399
Monica $6,600 + $6,595 = $13,195
James $72,022 + $58,000 = $130,022 (28-day total: $2,195,557)


James Holzhauer, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the July 1, 2020 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
James $21,800
Scott $3,000
Monica $600


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) SOME TIMES $800 (12th pick)
James 8200 +8200 (Scott 1000 Monica 0)
2) POETIC GEOGRAPHY $2000 (4th pick)
James 24200 +11022 (Scott 3000 Monica 2200)
3) MY CABINET JOB $2000 (14th pick)
James 41622 +20000 (Monica 4600 Scott 3000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 194


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


Game Stats:
James $37,600 Coryat, 40 correct, 0 incorrect, 64.91% in first on buzzer
Monica $6,600 Coryat, 8 correct, 0 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer
Scott $6,200 Coryat, 10 correct, 0 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $50,400
Lach Trash: $3,600 (on 2 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $0


James Holzhauer, stats to date:
1,018 correct, 31 incorrect
31/34 on rebound attempts (on 62 rebound opportunities)
58.37% in first on buzzer (921/1578)
62/66 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $584,876)
27/28 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $30,807


Andy’s Thoughts:

  • $130,022 is the 2nd-highest one-day total of all time. James now holds the top 15 and 19 of the top 21 one-day totals.
  • This was the 5th time that James had at least $20,000 after the Jeopardy! round.
  • James has been correct on his last 22 Final Jeopardy! clues.
  • James’ Coryat score of $37,600 is tied for the fourth-highest of all time. Ken Jennings still holds the record at $39,200.
  • James’ average winning total on Mondays is now $76,728.

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2 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, July 1, 2020"

  1. Brad (not Rutter) | July 1, 2020 at 5:23 pm |

    The segment before the first commercial was good comedy. James getting every response except one (Scott). I wonder why they chose this game instead of the record?

  2. Michael Schwartz | July 2, 2020 at 1:34 pm |

    I felt sure the FJ question was What is Monopoly? Those squares would have fit in with Atlantic City.

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