Hello! Today is Monday, April 26, 2021 (Season 37, Game 151). It’s Day 6 of Anderson Cooper’s guest hosting stint. Last week’s games raised $118,000 for the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Haiti. This week’s winnings are being matched by the show and being donated to Justice Defenders. On with the show, here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category City Origin Stories):
The mythical founder Byzas consulted the Oracle of Delphi before establishing what’s now known as this city
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Nick Arciero, a writers’ assistant originally from Mounds View, Minnesota
|Lyrka Lawler, a digital media specialist from Big Rock, Illinois
|Kelly Donohue, a bank examiner from Winthrop, Massachusetts (2-day total: $48,000)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Kelly has played two very strong games, but was very fortunate to escape with victory on Friday, after his nearest opponent failed to bet enough in Final Jeopardy! to take advantage of Kelly’s missing the clue. It’s a new week, though, and it’s never easy to reclaim a previous week’s momentum.
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Correct response: What is Istanbul, Turkey?
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When consulting the Oracle, Byzas was told to find “the land opposite the city of the blind” in searching for a place to set up a colony for the city-state of Megara (near Athens). When he arrived at the current location of Istanbul, where the Sea of Marmara meats the Bosporus, he found the colony of Chalcedon on one shore, and then realized that Chalcedon was “blind” for not taking advantage of what was seen even at that time as the more advantageous half—what is now seen as the European side of the city. The new city was named Byzantion (Byzantium); it was renamed to Constantinople in 330 and Istanbul in 1930.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Nick $2,400 – $2,400 = $0 (What is Byzantium?)
Lyrka $15,800 + $7,000 = $22,800 (What is Istanbul?)
Kelly $19,800 + $11,801 = $31,601 (What is Istanbul?) (3-day total: $79,601)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) 18th CENTURY STUFF $800 (clue #21)
Nick 3200 -1600 (Kelly 4800 Lyrka 1400)
2) HARD SCIENCE $1200 (clue #8)
Kelly 8400 +3000 (Lyrka 5000 Nick 1000)
3) THE CABINET $1200 (clue #11, $25200 left on board)
Nick 1800 -1800 (Kelly 11400 Lyrka 5400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -104
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 176 (1.17 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Kelly $18,000 Coryat, 24 correct, 2 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Lyrka $15,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 1 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Nick $5,800 Coryat, 10 correct, 4 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $39,600
Lach Trash: $8,200 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,200
Kelly Donohue, career statistics:
68 correct, 9 incorrect
2/4 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
38.60% in first on buzzer (66/171)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $15,000)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,600
Lyrka Lawler, career statistics:
18 correct, 1 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,800
Nick Arciero, career statistics:
10 correct, 5 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,400)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,800
Kelly Donohue, to win:
4 games: 61.187%
Avg. streak: 4.576 games.
- That was a classic RTQ error (Read the Question) for Nick in Final Jeopardy; a mistake commonplace in trivia. It’s obvious that he didn’t pay enough attention to “what’s now known as”.
- $34,601 has been raised thus far for Justice Defenders.
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