Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, August 28, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Historic Figures) for Friday, August 28, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 160):

In legend, this real European leader fielded an elite corps called the 12 Peers that included Oliver & Roland

This episode originally aired on April 17, 2020.

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(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Xiaoke Ying, a sophomore at the University of Southern California from Arcadia, California (yesterday’s total: $800)
Xiaoke Ying on Jeopardy!
Nibir Sarma, a sophomore at the University of Minnesota from Eden Prairie, Minnesota (yesterday’s total: $22,195)
Nibir Sarma on Jeopardy!
Tyler Combs, a senior at Indiana University from Greenfield, Indiana (yesterday’s total: $200)
Tyler Combs on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Charlemagne?


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A French analog to King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table, the Twelve Peers, also known as paladins, were Charlemagne’s 12 foremost knights. They appear most often in French stories known as “chanson de geste” (“song of heroic deeds”), and while the composition of the group varies, Roland and Oliver always generally appear. The most famous “chanson de geste” today is The Song of Roland, which tells of the heroic death of Roland at the Battle of Roncevaux Pass.

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

Scores going into Final:
Nibir $27,595
Tyler $14,600
Xiaoke $11,600


Tonight’s results:
Xiaoke $11,600 + $1,600 = $13,200 + $800 = $14,000 ($25,000) (Who is Charlemagne?)
Tyler $14,600 + $5,200 = $19,800 + $200 = $20,000 ($50,000) (Who is Charlemagne?)
Nibir $27,595 – $2,020 = $25,575 + $22,195 = $47,770 ($100,000) (Who is Charlemagne? Who da man?)


Nibir Sarma, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 28, 2020 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Tyler $7,800
Nibir $6,400
Xiaoke $3,200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) IN THE NATIONAL INVENTORS HALL OF FAME $1000 (clue #18)
Tyler 4600 +2400 (Nibir 4200 Xiaoke 2400)
2) WORLD CAPITALS $1600 (clue #3)
Nibir 8400 +8400 (Tyler 9000 Xiaoke 3200)
3) GET YOUR GROUP ON $1200 (clue #22)
Nibir 28400 -5 (Tyler 10200 Xiaoke 10000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 152


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 339 (2.12 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Nibir $20,800 Coryat, 28 correct, 4 incorrect, 52.63% in first on buzzer (30/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
Tyler $13,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 0 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Xiaoke $11,600 Coryat, 11 correct, 0 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $45,600
Lach Trash: $4,000 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,400

Tyler Combs, career statistics:
73 correct, 10 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
31.25% in first on buzzer (70/224)
4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,800)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,700

Nibir Sarma, career statistics:
95 correct, 17 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
43.30% in first on buzzer (97/224)
5/8 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $21,895)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,600

Xiaoke Ying, career statistics:
46 correct, 5 incorrect
7/7 on rebound attempts (on 21 rebound opportunities)
18.10% in first on buzzer (40/221)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,250

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Nibir becomes only the fifth wild card to win the College Championship, and the first since Monica Thieu in 2012.

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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, August 28, 2020"

  1. Prithvi Sudhakar | August 28, 2020 at 9:26 pm |

    Nibir: “You da man, Alex!”

    Alex IS da man!

  2. I find it strange that “radi” was accepted as a plural for “radius” when the clue clearly says that the correct response has 5 letters. The way Nibir breezed through the finals is pretty amazing, considering the fact that he was not that impressive in the quarterfinal round.

    • Gary Kevin Ware | August 28, 2020 at 11:30 pm |

      I thought of that too. She might have meant ‘radii’ but pronounced it like ‘radi’. I didn’t like the way that Nibir crossed out the right answer for Final Jeopardy in order to put a ‘tribute’ or nonsense answer.

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