Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World Geography) for Friday, November 27, 2020 (Season 37, Game 55):
Of the 6 mainland African countries through which the Equator passes, this landlocked nation is last alphabetically
(correct response beneath the contestants)
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|Chandy McCarty, a civil engineer from Phoenix, Arizona
|Gabriel Ostler, a swim instructor from Orinda, California
|Ryan Hemmel, a legal technology professional from Los Angeles, California (2-day total: $48,802)
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Correct response: What is Uganda?
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The six mainland African countries that the Equator passes through: Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, and Somalia. The equator passes through eleven worldwide: the aforementioned six, as well as São Tomé and Príncipe, Indonesia, Ecuador, Colombia, and Brazil.
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Scores going into Final:
Chandy $12,600 – $4,400 = $8,200 (What is Zimbabwe?)
Gabriel $14,700 – $14,698 = $2 (What is Zimbabwe?)
Ryan $19,400 + $10,001 = $29,401 (What is Uganda?) (3-day total: $78,203)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) PAPERBACK WRITER $600 (clue #20)
Gabriel 8000 -5000 (Ryan 2600 Chandy -600)
2) THE ATMOSPHERE $1200 (clue #23)
Gabriel 9200 +3500 (Ryan 8400 Chandy 10600)
3) RANKS & TITLES $800 (clue #26)
Ryan 10000 +9000 (Gabriel 12700 Chandy 10600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 66
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 115 (2.09 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Ryan $11,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 1 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Chandy $12,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 1 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Gabriel $17,400 Coryat, 26 correct, 6 incorrect, 52.63% in first on buzzer (30/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $41,200
Lach Trash: $8,200 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,600
Ryan Hemmel, career statistics:
56 correct, 3 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts (on 14 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (48/171)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $15,400)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,400
Gabriel Ostler, career statistics:
26 correct, 7 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
52.63% in first on buzzer (30/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,500)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,400
Chandy McCarty, career statistics:
10 correct, 2 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,600
Ryan Hemmel, to win:
4 games: 64.344%
Avg. streak: 4.805 games.
- This website has a section on how to bet in Final Jeopardy. I wish more people studied this facet of the game before going on the show. I have no issue with Gabriel’s bet; he was stuck between having to cover Chandy and win a Double Stumper with Ryan; going nearly all-in here is a reasonable strategic choice. It seemed like Chandy was betting to a round number without regard for what would happen if Ryan was incorrect, and it would have cost her victory had Ryan not gotten Final correct.
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