Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, September 1, 2021


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Middle Eastern Geography) for Wednesday, September 1, 2021 (Season 37, Game 168):

Of the 6 countries that border the Red Sea, it’s last alphabetically

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Ryan Hemmel, a legal technology professional from Los Angeles, California
Ryan Hemmel on Jeopardy!
Paul Trifiletti, an attorney from Athens, Georgia
Paul Trifiletti on Jeopardy!
Jennifer Quail, a wine tasting consultant from Dowagiac, Michigan
Jennifer Quail on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Yemen?


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Remembering that Israel and Jordan’s coastlines are on the Gulf of Aqaba (and that Somalia’s northern coast is on the Gulf of Aden), the 6 countries that border the Red Sea are Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea, and Djibouti (to the west) and Saudi Arabia and Yemen (to the east).


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

Scores going into Final:
Jennifer $17,900
Ryan $10,200
Paul $5,800


Tonight’s results:
Paul $5,800 – $5,700 = $100 (What is Yemen Saudi Arabia?)
Ryan $10,200 + $1,400 = $11,600 (What is Yemen?)
Jennifer $17,900 + $2,750 = $20,650 (What is Yemen?) (Semi-Finalist)


Jennifer Quail today's Jeopardy! winner (for the September 1, 2021 game.)


Wild card standings:
Monday: Ryan Bilger, $32,405
Tuesday: Karen Farrell, $16,200
Wednesday: Jennifer Quail, $20,650
1. Jason Zuffranieri, $18,800 (99.996% to advance)
2. Nibir Sarma, $12,199 (92.186% to advance)
3. Ryan Hemmel, $11,600 (61.603% to advance)
4. Steve Moulds, $4,800 (1.252% to advance)
5. Paul Trifiletti, $100
6. Sarah Jett Rayburn, $0


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Jennifer $5,100
Ryan $3,600
Paul $2,200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) WATER $600 (clue #12)
Jennifer 3800 +1500 (Paul 1200 Ryan -600)
2) NAMES OF WORLD WAR II $1600 (clue #2)
Ryan 4800 +4800 (Jennifer 5100 Paul 2200)
3) LITERARY ANTAGONISTS $1600 (clue #3, $31600 left on board)
Ryan 9600 -3000 (Jennifer 5100 Paul 2200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 108


Game Stats:
Jennifer $17,000 Coryat, 23 correct, 3 incorrect, 43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Ryan $10,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Paul $5,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $32,800
Lach Trash: $12,800 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,400

Jennifer Quail, career statistics:
278 correct, 28 incorrect
16/20 on rebound attempts (on 41 rebound opportunities)
46.44% in first on buzzer (261/562)
15/15 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $31,100)
9/10 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,180

Paul Trifiletti, career statistics:
126 correct, 13 incorrect
7/9 on rebound attempts (on 27 rebound opportunities)
30.53% in first on buzzer (116/380)
7/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $12,800)
4/7 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,943

Ryan Hemmel, career statistics:
114 correct, 9 incorrect
6/8 on rebound attempts (on 27 rebound opportunities)
29.53% in first on buzzer (101/342)
6/8 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $19,200)
5/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,533

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • When you’re above $10,000, it becomes very difficult to figure out proper bet sizing. I can see why Ryan would bet incredibly conservatively.

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1 Comment on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, September 1, 2021"

  1. Myron Rushetzky | September 1, 2021 at 7:42 pm | Reply

    Watching Buzzy Cohen again during this week’s reruns, I would not be unhappy if he got the gig. But, Ken Jennings is still my first choice.

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