Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, July 9, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 20th Century Art) for Thursday, July 9, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 44):

A derisive description of the shape of the houses in the 1908 painting “Houses at l’Estaque” gave this art style its name

This episode originally aired on November 7, 2019.

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(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Emma Boettcher, a user experience librarian from Chicago, Illinois
Emma Boettcher on Jeopardy!
Eric R. Backes, an attorney & government relations professional from Oviedo, Florida
Eric R. Backes on Jeopardy!
Josh Hill, a network engineer from North Little Rock, Arkansas
Josh Hill on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is cubism?

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The George Braque painting Houses at l’Estaque was mocked by art critic Louis Vauxcelles, who referred to the houses as “little cubes”, leading to the painting being rejected by the 1908 Salon d’Automne. The term “cubism” became used by 1911 to refer to Picasso’s and Braque’s paintings.

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Scores going into Final:
Emma $23,800
Eric $13,000
Josh $12,200

Tonight’s results:
Josh $12,200 – $1,603 = $10,597 (What is minimalism)
Eric $13,000 – $5,000 = $8,000 (What is Art Deco?)
Emma $23,800 + $0 = $23,800 (Semifinalist)

Emma Boettcher, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the July 9, 2020 game.)

Wild card standings:
Monday: Gilbert Collins, $16,801 ($9,000, $7,400)
Tuesday: Dhruv Gaur, $20,001 ($13,600, $6,000)
Wednesday: James Holzhauer, $30,635 ($30,309, $8,800)
Thursday: Emma Boettcher, $23,800 ($23,800, $5,000)
1. Kyle Jones, $16,800 ($8,400, $1,200), 100% to advance
2. Lindsey Shultz, $14,000 ($10,800, $4,000), 100% to advance
3. Rachel Lindgren, $13,601 ($10,000, $3,600), 94.638% to advance
4. Josh Hill, $10,597 ($12,200, $4,200), 40.105% to advance
5. Eric R. Backes, $8,000 ($13,000, $3,000)
6. Anneke Garcia, $4,799 ($11,400, $3,400)
7. Rob Worman, $799 ($400, $2,200)
8. Alan Dunn, $1 ($6,000, $4,000)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Emma $5,000
Josh $4,200
Eric $3,000


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) NAME & NUMBER $800 (4th pick)
Emma 600 +1000 (Josh 0 Eric -600)
2) THE HUMAN BODY $800 (13th pick)
Emma 14200 +4000 (Josh 6600 Eric 5400)
3) GHOSTWRITERS $800 (21st pick)
Eric 7400 +3600 (Emma 23000 Josh 9800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 177

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 88 (2.00 per episode average), 1 Daily Double

Game Stats:
Emma $20,400 Coryat, 23 correct, 1 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Josh $12,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Eric $10,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $42,800
Lach Trash: $7,000 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,200

Emma Boettcher, stats to date:
127 correct, 7 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
38.52% in first on buzzer (109/283)
7/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $29,200)
3/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,200

Josh Hill, stats to date:
207 correct, 32 incorrect
4/7 on rebound attempts (on 25 rebound opportunities)
42.43% in first on buzzer (213/502)
7/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $24,195)
4/9 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,578

Eric R. Backes, stats to date:
150 correct, 18 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
43.82% in first on buzzer (149/340)
5/8 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,600)
3/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,667

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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, July 9, 2020"

  1. George Brett | July 9, 2020 at 5:31 pm |

    Hi. I don’t really get the any of FJ wagers.

  2. The only one I understand is Emma’s. She was pretty sure that even if she lost, $23,800. would be enough to earn a wildcard spot.

    • Gary Kevin Ware | July 10, 2020 at 1:28 am |

      I would say that she could still bet enough to win with an all-in bet by the second place contestant and still feel confident of at least a wildcard spot if she missed Final Jeopardy. My rule of thumb for a wildcard spot is $14,000. So if one has less than $14,000, you should bet everything, because if you miss Final Jeopardy, you’re out of it anyway. If you have more than $14,000, you could either take a shot at first place or just bet what you have in excess of $14,000.

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