Happy Thursday! Today is Savannah Guthrie’s ninth day as guest host; through eight, $179,880 has been raised for the Bowery Mission! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category American Authors) for Thursday, June 24, 2021 (Season 37, Game 194):
“Camelot”, “The Pilgrims” & “A Postscript by Clarence” are chapters in a classic novel by this author
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Kirsten Haas, a nonprofit executive director from Reading, Pennsylvania
|Arman Ramnath, a law student from Columbus, Ohio
|Sandy Olive, a high school English teacher from St. Louis, Missouri (2-day total: $52,200)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Sandy has had a very strong first two games, averaging over 25 correct responses. If she can keep the Daily Doubles away from her opposition, she will be a very strong favorite to win her third game today.
Today’s Clue of the Day for the Alexa sweepstakes: A SIDE OF CHILE: It’s the official language of Chile
Clue of the Day correct response: What is Spanish?
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Final Jeopardy! correct response: Who is Mark Twain?
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These are all chapters in Mark Twain’s famed 1889 work of early science fiction A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. (I’m glad they’re asking for just the author and not the work; I guess the writers do have a reasonable streak from time to time.) In the work, a 19th-century engineer named Hank Morgan gets transported back into the past to the time of King Arthur, and uses his knowledge of the future to make people believe that he is a very powerful magician.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Kirsten $3,400 – $3,399 = $1 (Who is Harriet Beecher Stowe)
Arman $14,000 + $5,205 = $19,205 (Who is Twain) (1-day total: $19,205)
Sandy $19,200 – $9,000 = $10,200 (Who is Nathaniel Hawthorne?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) REAL PEOPLE ON FILM $1000 (clue #6)
Arman 1400 +1000 (Sandy 400 Kirsten 400)
2) CHURCHILL SPEAKS $1200 (clue #21)
Arman 7400 +5000 (Sandy 16800 Kirsten 7800)
3) OFFICIAL STATE FOSSILS $2000 (clue #30, $0 left on board)
Sandy 17200 +2000 (Arman 14000 Kirsten 3400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 151
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 195 (1.01 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Arman $10,200 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Sandy $19,200 Coryat, 25 correct, 2 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Kirsten $3,400 Coryat, 10 correct, 5 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 1/3 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $32,800
Lach Trash: $7,600 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $13,600
Sandy Olive, career statistics:
77 correct, 6 incorrect
4/6 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
41.52% in first on buzzer (71/171)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,000
Arman Ramnath, career statistics:
21 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,200
Kirsten Haas, career statistics:
10 correct, 6 incorrect
1/3 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $3,400
Arman Ramnath, to win:
2 games: 46.537%
Avg. streak: 1.870 games.
- Thank you to Jay Johnson for his assistance getting the last three clues of Double, as well as Final, after KTRK in Houston was pre-empted mid-game.
- Through 9 days, $202,085 has been donated to the Bowery Mission. $1,897,061 has been donated to all charities.
- Even at the $2,000 level, a Daily Double, on average, plays easier than the average Final Jeopardy. It’s usually in a player’s best interest to bank one’s win chances on the Daily Double instead, even at risk of the game otherwise. It would have worked out for Sandy today.
- Oftentimes, subject matter experts (like a high school English teacher for example in a literature category) will suffer from knowing too much about a given category and won’t have the time in 30 seconds to filter out the “noise” of what they know about other things from the “signal” of the correct response.
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