It’s Semifinal Monday at the 2021 Tournament of Champions! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 20th Century Artwork) for Monday, May 24, 2021 (Season 37, Game 171):
The artist’s wife described the scene of this 1942 painting as “Brilliant interior of cheap restaurant”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Ryan Hemmel, a legal technology professional from Los Angeles, California
|Karen Farrell, a political consultant from Chesapeake, Virginia
|Sam Kavanaugh, a teacher originally from Carlton, Minnesota
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Of the three semifinals, this is probably the most evenly-matched three-way match of the round. All 3 players have a good chance of winning, per the prediction model; this game will definitely come down to who can best convert the four big clues. I’d almost put this match in the “too close to call” box.
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Correct response: What is “Nighthawks”?
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Edward Hopper’s famous 1942 painting “Nighthawks” depicts three people sitting around a diner late at night, and is one of the most recognizable paintings in American art. Shortly after its completion, it was sold to the Art Institute of Chicago.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Ryan $3,800 + $107 = $3,907 (What is Nighthawks?)
Karen $11,400 + $1,119 = $12,519 (What is Nighthawks?)
Sam $28,600 + $0 = $28,600 (What is Nighthawks?) (Finalist)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) STARTS WITH SOMETHING YOU CAN RIDE $800 (clue #17)
Ryan 3200 -3200 (Sam 3400 Karen 3400)
2) ELEMENT”IUM” $1600 (clue #1)
Ryan 600 +2000 (Sam 6600 Karen 4200)
3) NON-ITALIAN ROMAN EMPERORS $1200 (clue #7, $25200 left on board)
Sam 13000 +8000 (Karen 4200 Ryan 4200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 62
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 188 (1.10 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Sam $21,800 Coryat, 23 correct, 1 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Karen $11,400 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Ryan $6,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $39,800
Lach Trash: $7,800 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,400
Sam Kavanaugh, career statistics:
162 correct, 14 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts (on 26 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (150/450)
12/13 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $70,800)
6/8 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,225
Karen Farrell, career statistics:
243 correct, 26 incorrect
15/20 on rebound attempts (on 52 rebound opportunities)
37.88% in first on buzzer (225/594)
8/13 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,900)
9/11 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,491
Ryan Hemmel, career statistics:
129 correct, 12 incorrect
6/8 on rebound attempts (on 28 rebound opportunities)
29.07% in first on buzzer (116/399)
7/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $18,000)
6/7 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,400
- The prediction model’s favoring Sam in this match was definitely predicated on him being able to convert Daily Doubles. He certainly did that today.
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