Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World Flags) for Thursday, November 12, 2020 (Season 37, Game 44):
Both Wales & Bhutan have flags bearing one of these mythical creatures
(correct response beneath the contestants)
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|Kate Lazo, an assistant athletics director from Menlo Park, California
|Nalin Kashyap, a clinical data analyst from Tempe, Arizona
|Greg Marrero, a school administrator from Huntington Beach, California (2-day total: $41,200)
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Correct response: What is a dragon?
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You can see the flags of Wales (top) and Bhutan (bottom) below; they both have dragons on them. It will be interesting to see if Greg is leading again going into Final Jeopardy! if any of the challengers decide to bet everything based on the fact that Greg didn’t make a standard cover bet in yesterday’s game. This is one reason why the writers do ask easier questions in Final from time to time—in order to keep leaders betting to win.
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Scores going into Final:
Greg $4,800 + $4,799 = $9,599 (What is a dragon?)
Nalin $8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000 (What is a dragon?)
Kate $12,800 + $4,000 = $16,800 (What is a dragon?) (1-day total: $16,800)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) CHOCOLATE $800 (clue #24)
Greg 2200 +1200 (Nalin 2200 Kate 4400)
2) 20th CENTURY AMERICA $800 (clue #2)
Nalin 2400 +2000 (Greg 3200 Kate 6000)
3) HOW ARTSY $2000 (clue #28)
Greg 8800 -4000 (Nalin 8000 Kate 12800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 92
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: HOW ARTSY $400 A TOTAL SMOKE SHOW $400
Total Left On Board: $800
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 112 (2.55 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Kate $12,800 Coryat, 18 correct, 1 incorrect, 29.09% in first on buzzer (16/55), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Nalin $6,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 25.45% in first on buzzer (14/55), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Greg $8,400 Coryat, 11 correct, 4 incorrect, 21.82% in first on buzzer (12/55), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $28,000
Lach Trash: $17,800 (on 14 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,400
Greg Marrero, career statistics:
47 correct, 7 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
26.83% in first on buzzer (44/164)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,200)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,800
Nalin Kashyap, career statistics:
15 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
25.45% in first on buzzer (14/55)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,800
Kate Lazo, career statistics:
19 correct, 1 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
29.09% in first on buzzer (16/55)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,800
Kate Lazo, to win:
2 games: 45.449%
Avg. streak: 1.833 games.
- Normally I’d suggest that Greg bet to take the lead on the final Daily Double, but the fact that Nalin’s score on the final Daily Double was $8,000 exactly means that Greg’s bet of $4,000 was the singular best wager, as it keeps him in contention for a victory on an incorrect response.
- Because of these scores, though, only Nalin made a good wager in Final Jeopardy; Greg needed to bet everything to defend against Kate’s minimum cover bet, and Kate only needed to bet $3,201—betting more than that risks losing to Greg outright on a sole get from Greg.
- Kate’s mother is Meg Gardiner, a mystery writer. The Jeopardy! Fan has yet been able to absolutely confirm whether or not Meg’s games are in J! Archive.
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