Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Shakespeare’s Time) for Thursday, July 2, 2020 (Season 35, Episode 191):
The line “a great reckoning in a little room” in “As You Like It” is usually taken to refer to this author’s premature death
This episode originally aired on June 3, 2019.
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Emma Boettcher, a user experience librarian from Chicago, Illinois
|Jay Sexton, a senior research engineer from Atlanta, Georgia
|James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (32-day total: $2,462,216)
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Correct response: Who is Christopher Marlowe?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
A contemporary of Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe (also known as Kit Marlowe) was a major Elizabethan playwright and was a great influence on Shakespeare. In 1593, Marlowe was accused of holding treasonous opinions, and after the “Dutch church libel” was published (which contained several allusions to Marlowe’s plays), Marlowe was arrested. While awaiting his trial at the Privy Council, Marlowe was killed under mysterious circumstances ten days later in an altercation with Ingram Frizer.
Shakespeare’s As You Like It provides the most famous tribute to Marlowe, where Marlowe’s Hero and Leander was quoted, as well as the “a great reckoning in a little room” line referred to in today’s clue.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Jay $11,000 + $6,000 = $17,000
James $23,400 + $1,399 = $24,799
Emma $26,600 + $20,201 = $46,801 (1-day total: $46,801)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) LITERATURE $1000 (1st pick)
James 0 +1000 (Jay 0 Emma 0)
2) CAPITAL “A” $800 (4th pick)
Emma 7600 +7600 (James 12600 Jay 2600)
3) POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY $2000 (14th pick)
Emma 20400 +3000 (James 17800 Jay 7400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 215
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Emma $18,800 Coryat, 21 correct, 0 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
James $23,400 Coryat, 25 correct, 0 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer
Jay $11,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 1 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $53,200
Lach Trash: $400 (on 1 Triple Stumper)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $400
James Holzhauer, final stats:
1,186 correct, 36 incorrect
33/36 on rebound attempts (on 68 rebound opportunities)
57.81% in first on buzzer (1077/1863)
72/76 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $654,416)
32/33 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $30,576
Emma Boettcher, stats to date:
22 correct, 0 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $10,600)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,800
- Emma’s $46,801 is the sixth-highest first-game winning total in regular play of all time.
- The Combined Coryat score for the game of $53,200 is an all-time regular-play record.
- James has been correct on his last 27 Final Jeopardy! clues.
- According to the prediction model, a score of $23,400 going into Final Jeopardy wins 86.868% of the time.
- Given James’ mean average score going into Final Jeopardy of $47,655 and standard deviation of $13,422, the chances of James having a score of $23,400 or worse going into Final Jeopardy are about 1 in 30.
- There was absolutely nothing wrong with James’ Final Jeopardy bet of $1,399. He knew that Emma was overwhelmingly likely to bet what she did and, thus, his only chance of winning was if Emma did not get Final Jeopardy! correct. $1,399 ensures that his score stays above Jay’s and gives James the best chance of winning the game. Had James gone all-in, he would have finished at $46,800 and lost by $1.
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