Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, September 6, 2021


It’s Semifinal Monday at the 2021 Tournament of Champions! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 20th Century Artwork) for Monday, September 6, 2021 (Season 37, Game 171):

The artist’s wife described the scene of this 1942 painting as “Brilliant interior of cheap restaurant”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Ryan Hemmel, a legal technology professional from Los Angeles, California
Ryan Hemmel on Jeopardy!
Karen Farrell, a political consultant from Chesapeake, Virginia
Karen Farrell on Jeopardy!
Sam Kavanaugh, a teacher originally from Carlton, Minnesota
Sam Kavanaugh on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is “Nighthawks”?


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Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks", as asked about during Final Jeopardy! on September 6, 2021.

Edward Hopper’s famous 1942 painting “Nighthawks” depicts three people sitting around a diner late at night, and is one of the most recognizable paintings in American art. Shortly after its completion, it was sold to the Art Institute of Chicago.


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Scores going into Final:
Sam $28,600
Karen $11,400
Ryan $3,800


Tonight’s results:
Ryan $3,800 + $107 = $3,907 (What is Nighthawks?)
Karen $11,400 + $1,119 = $12,519 (What is Nighthawks?)
Sam $28,600 + $0 = $28,600 (What is Nighthawks?) (Finalist)


Sam Kavanaugh, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the September 6, 2021 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Sam $6,600
Karen $4,200
Ryan $600


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) STARTS WITH SOMETHING YOU CAN RIDE $800 (clue #17)
Ryan 3200 -3200 (Sam 3400 Karen 3400)
2) ELEMENT”IUM” $1600 (clue #1)
Ryan 600 +2000 (Sam 6600 Karen 4200)
3) NON-ITALIAN ROMAN EMPERORS $1200 (clue #7, $25200 left on board)
Sam 13000 +8000 (Karen 4200 Ryan 4200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 62


Game Stats:
Sam $21,800 Coryat, 23 correct, 1 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Karen $11,400 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Ryan $6,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $39,800
Lach Trash: $7,800 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,400

Sam Kavanaugh, career statistics:
162 correct, 14 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts (on 26 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (150/450)
12/13 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $70,800)
6/8 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,225

Karen Farrell, career statistics:
243 correct, 26 incorrect
15/20 on rebound attempts (on 52 rebound opportunities)
37.88% in first on buzzer (225/594)
8/13 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,900)
9/11 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,491

Ryan Hemmel, career statistics:
129 correct, 12 incorrect
6/8 on rebound attempts (on 28 rebound opportunities)
29.07% in first on buzzer (116/399)
7/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $18,000)
6/7 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,400


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