Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, July 13, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Famous Phrases) for Monday, July 13, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 46):

In the title of a groundbreaking 1890 exposé of poverty in New York City slums, these 3 words follow “How the”

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(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Kyle Jones, a music teacher from Aurora, Colorado
Kyle Jones on Jeopardy!
Dhruv Gaur, a student at Brown University from Gainesville, Georgia
Dhruv Gaur on Jeopardy!
Emma Boettcher, a user experience librarian from Chicago, Illinois
Emma Boettcher on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is “other half lives”?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

In an early example of photojournalism, Jacob Riis documented the squalor that was the New York City slums and tenements of the 1880s Lower East Side. Many in the upper-class and middle-class residents of New York and the United States were unaware of just how poor the conditions were; many of the tenement’s residents had immigrated recently into the United States and had stayed in New York City. Riis’ use of magnesium flash powder was able to capture the dark conditions. By 1888, Riis had begun a lecture tour to present the photographs; in January 1890, a book version titled How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York was published. The work helped kickstart the reform movement towards housing; this had the additional effect of removing many of the contagious diseases which had been originating in the filth.

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

Scores going into Final:
Emma $19,200
Kyle $14,800
Dhruv $2,000


Tonight’s results:
Dhruv $2,000 – $1,995 = $5 (What is We <3 you Alex!)
Kyle $14,800 + $4,401 = $19,201
Emma $19,200 + $10,401 = $29,601 (Finalist)


Emma Boettcher, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the July 13, 2020 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Kyle $4,600
Emma $3,200
Dhruv $0


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) FLAGS $600 (4th pick)
Kyle 1800 -1800 (Emma 800 Dhruv 0)
2) MATH GUYS $1600 (1st pick)
Dhruv 0 -2000 (Kyle 4600 Emma 3200)
3) A GENERIC TITLE $800 (17th pick)
Kyle 6200 +6200 (Emma 12400 Dhruv -800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -100


Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 88 (1.91 per episode average), 1 Daily Double


Game Stats:
Emma $19,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Kyle $11,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Dhruv $4,000 Coryat, 10 correct, 4 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $34,400
Lach Trash: $9,800(on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,800

Emma Boettcher, stats to date:
149 correct, 9 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 18 rebound opportunities)
38.53% in first on buzzer (131/340)
7/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $29,200)
4/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,200

Kyle Jones, stats to date:
211 correct, 24 incorrect
14/14 on rebound attempts (on 44 rebound opportunities)
35.20% in first on buzzer (195/554)
12/17 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $13,800)
7/10 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,280

Dhruv Gaur, stats to date:
117 correct, 17 incorrect
6/8 on rebound attempts (on 21 rebound opportunities)
32.15% in first on buzzer (109/339)
7/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $14,600)
3/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,633


Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Emma is the first 3-time champion to make a Tournament of Champions final since Doug Hicton.

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5 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, July 13, 2020"

  1. I remember that Alex gets emotional when he reads Dhruv’s FJ response.

  2. Brad (not Rutter) | July 13, 2020 at 5:00 pm |

    Closer game than I remembered.

  3. center ice | July 13, 2020 at 6:54 pm |

    A great episode to see again — not only for Dhruv’s touching message to Alex but for Emma’s victory. It was only appropriate that Emma made the championship round to show that she deserved the fame she got from ending James’ streak while also gaining some fortune for her fine play.

  4. Is there any chance that Sony will broadcast really old episodes? They would be fun to see. Didn’t Alex once have a large curly hairstyle?

    • Google some episodes of High Rollers from the 70s to enjoy a fine ‘fro (and epic ‘stache) on Alex…YouTube has a few!

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