Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World Capitals) for Tuesday, November 23, 2021 (Season 38, Game 52):
An annual event called Winterlude includes skating on the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in this city
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Matt King, an attorney from Lewisville, Texas
|Genesis Whitlock, a diversity & inclusion professional from Brooklyn, New York
|Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California (4-day total: $155,600)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Amy Schneider has won over $150,000 in her first four games. In the last 20 years, only James Holzhauer and Roger Craig have won more money through four games. This upcoming Tournament of Champions field is very likely going to be one of the strongest ever, and I can not wait to see how that plays out going forward.
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Correct response: What is Ottawa?
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Ottawa is probably my 2nd-favorite city in Canada to visit (after St. John’s, Newfoundland.) I’ve been to Ottawa during Winterlude. It’s very beautiful, and the ice sculptures in Confederation Park (just southeast of Parliament Hill) are absolutely stunning. I’ve never skated on the Rideau Canal, though. (That being said, that is more because of my inability to ice skate with any semblance of skill.)
The show will probably come under fire for what viewers perceive to be an easier Final clue. However, I have no issue with either this or other easier Final Jeopardy! clues. As I have said multiple times in the past, easier Final Jeopardy! clues keep the wagering “honest” and it keeps leaders betting for victory. If easy Final Jeopardy! clues did not exist, then leaders would have an incentive to play the round more conservatively, and that makes for a worse game overall. Moreover, a contestant might see World Capitals as a category and completely overlook Canada—I would venture that any contestant mistakes would come from this reason right here. I’m hoping that today goes 3-for-3 in Final. Considering Amy’s betting tendencies in Final, I’m also hoping that we get to see another big payday out of her, maybe even one that brings her over the $200,000 mark.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Matt -$6,400 (By rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy)
Genesis $6,600 – $5,000 = $1,600 (What is Paris?)
Amy $23,800 – $9,000 = $14,800 (What is Amsterdam?) (5-day total: $170,400)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) BLUE $600 (clue #18)
Genesis 1400 +1000 (Amy 5200 Matt 3000)
2) BUSINESS HISTORY $1200 (clue #10)
Amy 12200 +4000 (Genesis 5000 Matt -1600)
3) BOOK TITLE MATH $800 (clue #24, $3200 left on board)
Amy 24600 -2000 (Genesis 7000 Matt -6000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 96
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: BUSINESS HISTORY $400 THE BODY HUMAN $400 TESTING YOUR “ESP” $400 $800
Total Left On Board: $2,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 8 (0.15 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Amy $23,000 Coryat, 27 correct, 3 incorrect, 47.17% in first on buzzer (25/53), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
Genesis $6,200 Coryat, 8 correct, 2 incorrect, 15.09% in first on buzzer (8/53), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
Matt -$6,400 Coryat, 8 correct, 10 incorrect, 30.19% in first on buzzer (16/53), 0/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $22,800
Lach Trash: $13,000 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $16,200
Amy Schneider, career statistics:
150 correct, 8 incorrect
10/10 on rebound attempts (on 25 rebound opportunities)
48.04% in first on buzzer (135/281)
7/8 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $19,400)
4/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $24,120
Genesis Whitlock, career statistics:
8 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
15.09% in first on buzzer (8/53)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,200
Matt King, career statistics:
8 correct, 10 incorrect
0/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
30.19% in first on buzzer (16/53)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/0 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: -$6,400
Amy Schneider, to win:
6 games: 85.068%
Avg. streak: 10.697 games.
Matt is a 3rd-generation Notre Dame alumnus.
Genesis had an unusual job interview where the interviewer had the wrong resume.
Amy finds team managing better than writing code.
- Amy is the 25th player to win at least $150,000 (or $75,000 before the dollar values were doubled)
within their first 5 games, and only 8 players have won more than Amy has: James Holzhauer ($298,687), Frank Spangenberg (adjusted to $205,194), Roger Craig ($195,801), Jerome Vered (adjusted to $193,602), Austin Rogers ($188,700), Larissa Kelly ($179,797), David Siegel (adjusted to $172,400), and Doug Lach (adjusted to $170,800).
- I would say the four unplayed clues today is due to the 10 combined incorrect responses in Double Jeopardy; it does take time to have all of the rebounds.
- The last time we had 3 consecutive games with only 2 players in Final Jeopardy: Feb. 28–March 2, 2017.
- Canadian media will not be particularly thrilled that this clue saw 0 correct responses.
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