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)
|Ryan Hemmel, a legal technology professional from Los Angeles, California
|Paul Trifiletti, an attorney from Athens, Georgia
|Jennifer Quail, a wine tasting consultant from Dowagiac, Michigan
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Season 38 begins September 13 with the return of 18-day champion Matt Amodio; in the interim, Jeopardy! is running four weeks of reruns. The first two weeks were the 10 “Alex Around the World” episodes that ran in his memory in late December; the 2021 Tournament of Champions, hosted by Buzzy Cohen, will air from August 30 through September 10. Today’s episode was the third quarterfinal of the 2021 Tournament of Champions that originally aired on May 19, 2021.
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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).
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
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)
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:
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
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
- 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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