Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, August 3, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Espionage) for Monday, August 3, 2020 (Season 18, Episode 173):

He was born in India; his father worked for the British government & he was nicknamed for a Kipling character

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Today’s contestants:

Frank Spangenberg, a lieutenant in the New York Police Department from Douglaston, New York
Frank Spangenberg on Jeopardy!
Rachael Schwartz, a lawyer with an international law firm from Washington, D.C.
Rachael Schwartz on Jeopardy!
Bob Harris, an author, comedian, and radio commentator from Los Angeles, California
Bob Harris on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Kim Philby?

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Kim Philby was a famous British intelligence officer who, while serving as the chief British liaison with American intelligence, was also a Soviet double agent. While he resigned from MI6 in 1951 after two British diplomats defected to the Soviet Union and was exonerated in 1955, his double-agent status was revealed in 1963 as part of the Cambridge Five, a Soviet spy ring who had passed information to the Soviet Union. Philby then defected to the Soviet Union himself and lived there until his death in the late ’80s.

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

Scores going into Final:
Frank $19,200
Bob $15,800
Rachael $10,100

Tonight’s results:
Rachael $10,100 + $2,301 = $12,401 (Who was Kim Philby?)
Bob $15,800 + $4,200 = $20,000 (Who was Kim Philby?) (Semi-Finalist)
Frank $19,200 – $12,401 = $6,799 (Who is John LeCarre)

Wild card standings:
Monday: Bob Harris, $20,000
1. Rachael Schwartz, $12,401
2. Frank Spangenberg, $6,799

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Bob $7,000
Rachael $6,000
Frank $4,800

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) WAX MUSEUMS $800 (clue #25)
Rachael 4000 +1000 (Bob 6000 Frank 3000)
2) MIDDLE NAMES $1200 (clue #18)
Frank 13600 +4000 (Bob 14600 Rachael 7200)
3) THE NEW YORK TIMES ARTS & LEISURE $1200 (clue #28)
Rachael 8000 -1500 (Bob 15800 Frank 22800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 36

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

Game Stats:
Bob $15,800 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Rachael $11,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 1 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Frank $16,400 Coryat, 20 correct, 3 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $43,600
Lach Trash: $3,400 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,000

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7 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, August 3, 2020"

  1. Looks like a great start to a fun week!

  2. Brad (not Rutter) | August 3, 2020 at 5:09 pm |

    Man, what a tough finish for Frank! Had a commanding lead, had gotten 20 answers correct without a mistake, but missed the last two clues in DJ and then FJ to wind up a distant third.

    • Gary Kevin Ware | August 3, 2020 at 10:33 pm |

      But his Final Jeopardy wager should have been zero or no more than $5200, as I previously theorized, to give himself the best chance of at least being a wild card.

  3. Brad (not Rutter) | August 3, 2020 at 10:58 pm |

    Watching old episodes, it just seems like they were not very smart with their wagers in FJ back in the day.

  4. Michael McGee | August 4, 2020 at 5:44 pm |

    Frank should of bet 1,000 just enough to cover Rachel if she bets it all to give him best chance to move on without trying to go for the win. If Bob is thinking the same thing then he would also cover Bob.

    • Gary Kevin Ware | August 4, 2020 at 5:55 pm |

      Yes, that would have been my ideal strategy, although Frank would have to bet 1001. Bob didn’t bet enough to cover Rachel, not himself, but by my theory, he bet too much in case he missed the Final Jeopardy.

  5. Gary Kevin Ware | August 8, 2020 at 12:11 am |

    Obviously, Rachel should have bet everything because she is now out of the tournament. Her bet wasn’t enough to get a wild card and if she misses, it doesn’t matter anyway.

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