Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Happy Tuesday! Welcome to Day 2 of Savannah Guthrie’s hosting stint. Yesterday, $11,699 was raised for the Bowery Mission. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category American Women) for Tuesday, June 15, 2021 (Season 37, Game 187):

During her second marriage, she split her time among homes in New York, New Jersey, Paris & Greece & a yacht

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Erin Rion, a director of clinical services from Napanoch, New York
Erin Rion on Jeopardy!
Quan Do, a catalyst development engineer originally from Annandale, Virginia
Quan Do on Jeopardy!
Katie Sekelsky, a graphic designer from Kent, Ohio (2-day total: $16,698)
Katie Sekelsky on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Katie has won twice now thanks to savvy wagering in Final Jeopardy! She’s above average on the signalling device, but she’s also already in the double digits in incorrect responses. If she can keep that statistic low, she’s got a better chance of win number three.

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Correct response: Who is Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis?

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After the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the widowed first lady married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis in 1968; he was one of the world’s richest men at the time. During their short marriage, ending with Aristotle’s death in 1975, the couple lived in many locations: Jackie’s penthouse apartment in the Upper East Side, Aristotle’s apartment in Paris, Jackie’s horse farm in New Jersey, his house in Athens, his private island in Greece, and his yacht, Christina O.

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

Scores going into Final:
Katie $11,600
Erin $9,600
Quan $3,600

Tonight’s results:
Quan $3,600 + $600 = $4,200 (Who is Jackie Kennedy Onassis)
Erin $9,600 + $0 = $9,600 (Who is Jacqueline Kennedy?)
Katie $11,600 + $7,601 = $19,201 (Who is Jackie Kennedy?) (3-day total: $35,899)

Katie Sekelsky, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 15, 2021 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Katie $7,400
Erin $3,600
Quan $3,600

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) I HAVE TO GIVE YOU CREDIT $1000 (clue #23)
Katie 4400 +2000 (Quan 2400 Erin 2600)
2) THE STAGE $1600 (clue #16)
Erin 7200 +2000 (Katie 8200 Quan 3600)
3) AT FREDDY’S $1600 (clue #24, $6800 left on board)
Katie 9000 +1000 (Quan 6000 Erin 9200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 84

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 192 (1.03 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Katie $11,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Erin $9,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 5 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Quan $3,600 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $24,000
Lach Trash: $18,000 (on 17 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,000

Katie Sekelsky, career statistics:
54 correct, 13 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
33.92% in first on buzzer (58/171)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
1/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,333

Quan Do, career statistics:
12 correct, 3 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $3,600

Erin Rion, career statistics:
16 correct, 5 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,200

Katie Sekelsky, to win:
4 games: 31.591%
5: 9.980%
6: 3.153%
7: 0.996%
8: 0.315%
Avg. streak: 3.462 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • $33,900 has been donated to the Bowery Mission through 2 games. $1,728,876 has been donated from all guest hosts.

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22 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, June 15, 2021"

  1. I had no clue until I saw Greece, and then it was my only guess.

  2. With Greece and yacht in the clue, I got this one right away. I expect all three players will, too.

  3. For anyone old enough to remember the 60’s and 70’s, this should be a piece of cake. It will be interesting to see what those born in the 1980’s and after know about Jackie. She wasn’t on all those Life Magazine covers during their lifetime.

    • What do they say, “If you can remember the 70’s you weren’t really there”. None the less I was there and I do remember. Easiest (for me) Final Jeopardy question ever. All three had better get this one.

      • I’ve heard that said about the 60’s also, but it probably applies to both decades.

  4. It’s the 1st time in weeks the correct response came to me before I even finished reading the clue. “Greece” & “yacht” sealed it.
    For the sake of such a worthy cause, I hope the amount raised today for the Bowery Mission will be considerably larger than it was yesterday.

  5. I was wrong but can blame my young age of 48 right??! I should’ve known it but thought Elizabeth Taylor 😄🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️my parents knew right away!

  6. Jackie Kennedy came to me directly since the decades of the 60s and 70s were not new to me. She was always on those covers of Life magazines since the greece and yacht clue pointed me to her. Even when I was younger I still remember her life as a former first lady.

  7. David John Craven | June 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm |

    Hmmmm… Shouldn’t two of those answers been marked wrong. I would have thought the last name of Onassis would have been required. This was much better written than yesterday and frankly, kind of crazy easy.

    • She’s well known by both names and nothing in the clue required including Onassis, so, no.

    • Considering the number of people who have just called her Jackie Kennedy even in today’s comment section, I think you’re in the wrong here.

  8. Brad (not Rutter) | June 15, 2021 at 5:15 pm |

    Katie is growing on me. Glad to see a healthy payday this time. Let’s win two more and book a spot in the TofC!

  9. Jim Cardillo | June 15, 2021 at 8:03 pm |

    I don’t understand Erin’s FJ wager. In the middle position, betting $0 seems risky.

  10. One thing I really like about Katie is that she puts some thought into her wagers. Savvy FJ bets her first two days got her through, and of course today she bet what she had to in FJ to cover second place doubling. On the last DD, she clearly wasn’t all that comfortable with the category, so rather than trying to go big, she bet small. I love watching contestants who use a little strategy.

    • Taking a look into my own archives, I’m not surprised at all that Katie brings a high degree of wagering knowledge to Jeopardy!. Katie’s appearance on Complete the List (Season 2, Episode 3) remains the closest three-way game entering the final round in the history of the podcast. She was one point behind the two co-leaders after the six main rounds, and went low with one and a half. Like her first two J! wins, the final question was a triple stumper; unfortunately for her in that CtL episode, one of the co-leaders bet the minimum of one and eked out the win. (Recap at the link at the bottom.)

      I hope the four episodes “sitting in the editing bay”, recorded during the Fall 2020 Gamers vs. MS streaming marathon, come out some day.

      • Since Katie’s from Ohio, local news said she was called to appear in March 2020 but due to COVID-19 things changed so she had time to focus on betting strategies. I’m rooting for my fellow Ohioan! 😀

  11. There have been a lot of triple stumpers lately. On the plus side it gives me more opportunities to feel good when I get something correct that they don’t!

  12. Erin didn’t get flustered and didn’t shy away from a category she liked even after missing. Staying calm is how you get back in the game.

  13. Jamie Schmidt | June 16, 2021 at 10:35 am |

    As a Brady Bunch fan, I immediately was reminded of Aunt Jenny being invited to a birthday party of Ari’s yacht!

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