Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, July 20, 2021


Happy Tuesday! Today is Robin Roberts’ second day of guest hosting. Yesterday, $31,405 in total was matched for Be The Match. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The 20th Century) for Tuesday, July 20, 2021 (Season 37, Game 212):

The code name for a historic meeting at this city was “Argonaut”, after the heroes who searched for the Golden Fleece on the Black Sea

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Darwin Fu, a data scientist from Nashville, Tennessee
Darwin Fu on Jeopardy!
Grace deVuono, a writer from North Hollywood, California
Grace deVuono on Jeopardy!
Josh Saak, a traffic engineer from Boise, Idaho (2-day total: $46,800)
Josh Saak on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Josh has played very well over his first two games, and his opponents will need a very strong performance in order to dethrone him as champion. One thing that may work to their advantage: Josh seemed to bet too conservatively on his final Daily Double, and that led to him not quite having a runaway game after Double Jeopardy.


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Correct response: What is Yalta?


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Held in February 1945, the Yalta Conference was a meeting held between Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin in order to discuss the reorganization of Europe following World War II. One point that would cause future minor tensions was the lack of an invitation extended to France’s Charles de Gaulle. It was eventually decided that Germany and Berlin were to be partitioned into Allied Occupation Zones; the Soviet zone eventually became East Germany, whereas the American, British, and French zones became West Germany. One other major sticking point is that Stalin reneged on his promise made at Yalta to allow free elections in Poland; most of Eastern Europe became Russian satellite states following the war.


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

Scores going into Final:
Josh $17,600
Grace $9,800
Darwin $2,400


Tonight’s results:
Darwin $2,400 + $0 = $2,400 (What is Yalta?)
Grace $9,800 – $9,800 = $0 (What is Tehran?)
Josh $17,600 + $2,005 = $19,605 (What is Yalta?) (3-day total: $66,405)


Josh Saak, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the July 20, 2021 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Grace $5,800
Josh $2,200
Darwin $0


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) GEOGRAPHY $1000 (clue #16)
Josh 3600 -2400 (Grace 2400 Darwin 400)
2) AMERICAN NICKNAMES $1200 (clue #11)
Darwin 2000 -2000 (Josh 7800 Grace 9400)
3) PARTS OF THE OCEANS $1600 (clue #21, $14000 left on board)
Josh 11400 +2600 (Grace 8200 Darwin 800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -144


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 198 (0.93 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Josh $19,000 Coryat, 25 correct, 4 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer (27/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Darwin $4,400 Coryat, 8 correct, 5 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57), 0/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Grace $9,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $33,200
Lach Trash: $12,200 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,600

Josh Saak, career statistics:
75 correct, 10 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
42.69% in first on buzzer (73/171)
5/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $13,600)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,467

Grace deVuono, career statistics:
15 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,800

Darwin Fu, career statistics:
9 correct, 5 incorrect
0/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,400

Josh Saak, to win:
4 games: 73.843%
5: 54.528%
6: 40.266%
7: 29.733%
8: 21.956%
Avg. streak: 5.823 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Through Robin Roberts’ hosting stint, $54,010 has been donated to Be The Match. $2,345,426 has been donated in total through all hosts.
  • For the third game in a row, Josh has bet way too conservatively on the final Daily Double and has ended up just short of a runaway game. This is going to catch up to him eventually.

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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, July 20, 2021"

  1. Having lost 2/3 of his winnings in his 1st DD, I’m thinking Josh was too nervous to really “Go for it” in his 2nd DD.
    Also, it was no help to his confidence that Grace had over twice his winnings after the J! round.
    I wish him well, but sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and “do what James H. would do”.

  2. Brad (not Rutter) | July 20, 2021 at 7:12 pm |

    Josh is solid. Seems like a ToC caliber player. Hope he gets there.

  3. Robin Roberts may be my favorite guest host so far.

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