Today is Day #2 of Joe Buck’s hosting stint! Yesterday, $13,400 of winnings was matched for Kidsmart. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Fictional Places) for Tuesday, August 10, 2021 (Season 37, Game 227):
A savage people called Zapoletes are contrasted with the inhabitants of the title place of this 16th-century work
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Silpa Kovvali, a screenwriter from Los Angeles, California
|Allie Lane, a technical editor from Rochester, New Hampshire
|Matt Amodio, a Ph.D student from New Haven, Connecticut (14-day total: $440,600)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Matt Amodio moved to #4 on the all-time regular play money winnings list yesterday. Let’s look back to what I said going into his second game on July 22: “Matt knocked off a strong 3-day champion in Josh Saak yesterday, aided greatly by picking off 7 clues off the bottom of the board and another 5 off the fourth row. That sort of wide, deep knowledge is going to be difficult to beat.” Doing well on bottom of the board clues can be incredibly predictive of sustained success, as those are the most likely clues that only one of the three players knows the correct response to. Combine that with Matt’s dominance on the signalling device and you have the building blocks for a very long streak that does not show signs of stopping.
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Correct response: What is Utopia?
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Utopia was a work, published in 1516, by English polymath Thomas More; the word “Utopia” is now used to describe an imaginary community that has near-perfect qualities of its citizens.
Later in life, More became famous for opposing the divorce of Henry VIII and opposing the English break from the Catholic church; considering that one of the ideals in More’s Utopia was “easy divorce”, this ironic real-life about-face certainly led to More’s treason conviction and execution in 1535.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Silpa $1,400 – $1,400 = $0 (What is Paradise Lost?)
Allie $12,800 + $5,800 = $18,600 (What is Utopia?)
Matt $33,000 + $2,000 = $35,000 (What is Utopia?) (15-day total: $475,600)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) INAUGURATING A PRESIDENT $800 (clue #6)
Matt 2200 +2200 (Allie 1000 Silpa 0)
2) 19th CENTURY MUSIC $1600 (clue #4)
Matt 13000 -4000 (Allie 6000 Silpa 600)
3) NATIONS $1600 (clue #5, $28800 left on board)
Matt 9000 +4000 (Allie 6000 Silpa 600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 114
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 209 (0.92 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Matt $33,200 Coryat, 33 correct, 3 incorrect, 57.89% in first on buzzer (33/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
Allie $12,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 1 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Silpa $1,400 Coryat, 4 correct, 0 incorrect, 7.02% in first on buzzer (4/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $47,400
Lach Trash: $2,400 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,200
Matt Amodio, career statistics:
480 correct, 56 incorrect
24/28 on rebound attempts (on 55 rebound opportunities)
54.33% in first on buzzer (458/843)
29/34 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $102,200)
10/15 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $26,347
Allie Lane, career statistics:
20 correct, 1 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,800
Silpa Kovvali, career statistics:
4 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
7.02% in first on buzzer (4/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $1,400
Matt Amodio, to win:
16 games: 90.291%
Avg. streak: 24.299 games.
- $51,400 has been donated thus far to Kidsmart; $2,866,026 has been donated on behalf of all hosts.
- Counting tournament play, Matt at $475,600 moves to #12 in all-time winnings. Austin Rogers sits #11 at $486,000.
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