Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Priceless Objects) for Thursday, November 11, 2021 (Season 38, Game 44):
It dates back to the “French Blue”, which was set in gold & suspended from a neck ribbon when Louis XIV wore it on ceremonial occasions
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Tucker Shope, a Ph.D student from Starkville, Mississippi
|Willa Perlmutter, a lawyer from Portland, Oregon
|Andrew He, a software developer from San Francisco, California (1-day total: $52,001)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Yesterday’s game saw Andrew He break a record that not even James Holzhauer or Ken Jennings could break: the largest ever first victory on the show, at $52,001—breaking Myron Meyer’s record of $50,000 set back in 2002. The most recent Tournament of Champions winner, Sam Kavanaugh, mentioned on Twitter yesterday that Andrew had helped Sam prepare for the Tournament. This certainly explains why Andrew is such a strong player in his own right! Andrew’s first-game correct response numbers weren’t quite as eye-popping as Matt Amodio’s were a few months ago, but Andrew is certainly a strong enough player that I’d be shocked if he didn’t win a second game today.
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Correct response: What is the Hope Diamond?
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Jean Baptiste Tavernier sold what is now known as the Hope Diamond in 1668 to King Louis XIV; it lasted in French hands for over a century before being looted in the French Revolution. From there, it ended up in the hands of King George IV, who sold it in 1830 to pay off massive debts. About a decade later, it was recorded as being in the hands of the Hope family, from where it gets its current name. The diamond was donated to the Smithsonian Institution in 1958. Trace amounts of boron in the stone give the diamond its blue color. The stone currently is about 45 carats (the original stone in 1668 was 112 3/16 carats).
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Willa $9,200 – $7,500 = $1,700 (What is
Cordon bleu? Blue)
Tucker $9,600 – $9,599 = $1 (What is the Croix de Guerre?)
Andrew $25,800 – $5,500 = $20,300 (What is Mastercard?) (2-day total: $72,301)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) BLOOD $600 (clue #13)
Andrew 7400 +7400 (Willa 400 Tucker 1400)
2) DIG THAT ARCHAEOLOGY $1600 (clue #10)
Andrew 24600 +2000 (Willa 3600 Tucker 4000)
3) FERRIES $1600 (clue #16, $15200 left on board)
Andrew 27000 -2000 (Willa 6000 Tucker 5200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 101
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 4 (0.09 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Andrew $20,600 Coryat, 26 correct, 2 incorrect, 43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Willa $9,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Tucker $9,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $39,400
Lach Trash: $8,800 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,800
Andrew He, career statistics:
55 correct, 7 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
44.74% in first on buzzer (51/114)
3/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $15,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,900
Willa Perlmutter, career statistics:
12 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,200
Tucker Shope, career statistics:
14 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,600
Andrew He, to win:
3 games: 84.905%
Avg. streak: 7.625 games.
Tucker has been hosting trivia on Zoom for his family for 15 months.
Willa recently went river rafting on the Snake River for the first time.
Andrew recently planned a Valentine’s Day meal of Oklahoma’s official state meal.
- Andrew becomes the 24th player to win at least $70,000 over their first 2 wins on the show; $72,301 is the 15th-best 2-day total.
- $18,600 is tied for the 7th-highest score of all time after the Jeopardy! round (tied with Matt Amodio on September 21 and October 4). James Holzhauer holds the top 6 scores in this category.
- Being that Andrew is 3-for-5 on Daily Doubles thus far, I think it’s a good idea for him to be more conservative in his bets on Daily Doubles; this takes a bit of variance out of play.
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