Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, November 15, 2021

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Myths & Legends) for Monday, November 15, 2021 (Season 38, Game 46):

This legendary place has been identified as being in Caerleon, Wales & in Winchester, England

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Jeff Meyers, an accountant from Redondo Beach, California
Jeff Meyers on Jeopardy!
Molly Karol, a CPA from Austin, Texas
Molly Karol on Jeopardy!
Andrew He, a software developer from San Francisco, California (3-day total: $107,101)
Andrew He on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Last week, Andrew He won more in his first three games than recent 5-time champion Tyler Rhode won in his victories. Andrew comes back today looking to solidify his Tournament of Champions chances. One thing that Andrew will need to improve on, though, if he wants a lengthy run: He’s only 4-for-7 on Daily Doubles.

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Correct response: What is Camelot?

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Camelot, the chief home of King Arthur from English mythology, has been placed in a number of locations around the island of Great Britain, including Caerleon in Wales, Cadbury Castle in Somerset, Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, and Winchester in Hampshire, with Caerleon and Winchester holding the most convincing claims. Caerleon’s claims come from a series of Welsh stories named Mabinogion, whereas Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur places Camelot at Winchester Castle.

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

Scores going into Final:
Andrew $30,400
Molly $15,200
Jeff $13,200

Tonight’s results:
Jeff $13,200 + $2,001 = $15,201 (What is Gamora Camelot)
Molly $15,200 + $15,200 = $30,400 (What is Camelot?)
Andrew $30,400 + $1 = $30,401 (What is Camelot?) (4-day total: $137,502)

Andrew He, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 15, 2021 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Andrew $5,600
Molly $5,400
Jeff $2,800


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) A PERSON, PLACE OR RING $1000 (clue #1)
Andrew 0 +1000 (Molly 0 Jeff 0)
2) FAMOUS NAMES $1600 (clue #2)
Molly 7000 +7000 (Andrew 5600 Jeff 2800)
3) COMPOSERS $800 (clue #18, $9600 left on board)
Andrew 14000 +14000 (Molly 12400 Jeff 12800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 300

Unplayed clues:
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

Game Stats:
Andrew $17,200 Coryat, 24 correct, 5 incorrect, 45.61% in first on buzzer (26/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Molly $9,800 Coryat, 20 correct, 5 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Jeff $13,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 4/4 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $40,200
Lach Trash: $3,400 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,400

Andrew He, career statistics:
112 correct, 13 incorrect
10/10 on rebound attempts (on 19 rebound opportunities)
44.74% in first on buzzer (102/228)
6/9 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $28,000)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $22,350

Molly Karol, career statistics:
21 correct, 5 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,800

Jeff Meyers, career statistics:
13 correct, 1 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,200

Andrew He, to win:
5 games: 88.575%
6: 78.455%
7: 69.492%
8: 61.552%
9: 54.520%
Avg. streak: 11.753 games.

Today’s interviews:
Jeff went to Disneyland the day before it closed before the pandemic.
Molly attended the opening of the Austin FC stadium.
Andrew had a donkey as an unexpected dinner guest in Croatia.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Andrew becomes the 9th player to win at least $125,000 over their first 4 wins on the show; $138,202 is the 5th-best 4-day total.
  • Today’s is the 8th regular-play game since October 2004 in which all 3 Daily Doubles were responded correctly for the maximum possible wager.
  • Viewers are reminded that since November 2014, ties after Final Jeopardy! are settled with a tiebreaker clue. This makes betting $1 the correct bet from the lead. Even with his current statistics on Final Jeopardy, Andrew is definitely more likely to get Final Jeopardy! correct and win the game in Final than his chances of winning would be if he didn’t bet, hoping that Molly would either miss Final, not bet enough, or win a tiebreaker.

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17 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, November 15, 2021"

  1. Oh my! Just last night I was watching King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. A good start to the week getting a final jeopardy.

  2. A competitive match between Andrew and Molly, but had Jeff or Molly got and answered correctly the final DD that one would’ve been the new champ. But congrats to Andrew!

    One of the easier FJ’s, one I expected all 3 to get.


    Maybe this will finally, finally kill the idea that you should play for the tiebreaker in a lock-tie from the lead. Good grief.

    Andrew is a champ, love the Daily Double bets, and for all of the commentariat haranguing, I don’t think he has a wagering clue problem.

  4. Very easy final and I got camelot as well. But still andrew made a good bet today since he had strong opponent in Molly. I think he will probably get a streak going if he wins game 5. Andrew has shown that he is capable of getting into the toc just like Alan Lin and Andrew Pau did in their previous runs

  5. What a situation for Andrew to be in; Molly had half of his total going into FJ!!! So with just a dollar wager, would he respond correctly or not? We have a 4 day champ now. What an exciting win today. Geez!!!

  6. Brad (not Rutter) | November 15, 2021 at 6:06 pm |

    Andrew has guts, that’s for sure. Great game!

  7. I don’t really understand betting $1. I thought he should bet enough to beat the 3rd place guy if he got it wrong. If he gets it right he gets more money and if he gets it wrong, he will probably lose anyway unless the person in second does an odd bet.

    • Of the 26 times this situation has happened, “odd bet” from second has happened six times.

      • IIRC, in a previous someone had $10,600 which was exactly half of Kelly Donohue’s score, and they got the question right but only wagered $3,601, which I presume was to cover third place (but they actually cost themself the win because Kelly bet $1 and got the answer wrong.)

  8. Andrew should have bet $30,400, all his money, if he was going to bet to win. If he got it wrong with a $1 bet, he would lose. Why not bet it all? He would only lose $1000 if he got it wrong by betting it all. As it is, he lost $30,399.

    • He doesn’t lose every time he bets $1, though. Molly could miss Final, or she could not bet enough. Plus, he needs to keep Jeff from having a chance to win, too. Betting everything, he’ll lose about half the time. Betting $0, he’ll lose about 20% of the time (give or take), and betting $1 he only loses about 10-15% of the time. Betting $1 is really the best choice here.

      • Not sure of where percentages of getting a correct answer depend on the amount that one bets? The correct bet is based on gauging his relative knowledge against the person who can double and tie him. Evidently, he believed that Molly was more likely than not to double her amount, thereby obtaining a tie—so he bet $1 to win, knowing that a $0 bet would lead to a toss-up question with an unknown category. If he didn’t think she was likely to be correct, he would have bet $0. The old saying “in for a dime, in for a dollar” holds here. He showed his gambling spirit (all in on double jeopardy). Just surprised that he didn’t bet it all since if he was wrong, he would get $1000 versus $2000 in second place with a $1 bet—but leave with over $60,800 if he bet it all and was correct. I wish it was true that when I place a bet on an outcome, the less I bet means I have a better chance of winning!

        • Hal:

          When I say “Betting x, he loses y% of the time”, it means “he loses the game outright”, not “he gets Final Jeopardy incorrect”, and it’s, quite frankly, insulting to me as a recognized expert in this field to imply that I mean anything different.

          That “loses y% of the time” takes into account “How well does 1st and 2nd place historically do in Final Jeopardy”, the presence of third place, etc.

          Your suggestion of “bet everything” is, quite frankly, asinine, considering that it completely fails to take into account the fact that Andrew has significant amounts of future winnings to play for.

          The numbers surrounding the math here are readily available on both this site and J! Archive if you wish to recreate it yourself, but essentially, by betting everything here, Andrew is essentially risking about $87,000 in average potential future winnings in order to win an extra $30,000. It’s just not worth it.

  9. exciting game

  10. Jay Rosenberg | November 15, 2021 at 9:02 pm |

    Would “What is King’s Arthur’s Court” be an acceptable FJ response?

  11. Dougan Giambrone | November 15, 2021 at 9:27 pm |

    Anyone know what the known last time the very first clue picked in the Jeopardy! round was the Daily Double?

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