Happy Monday! To my North American readers, I hope you’ve remembered to change clocks after the time changed on Sunday! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World War I) for Monday, March 14, 2022 (Season 38, Game 131):
Suvla Bay & Cape Helles were major landing sites along this peninsula
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Amy Bekkerman, an academic copy editor from Durham, New Hampshire
|Susan Swan, an employment attorney from San Diego, California
|Matt Glassman, a bar owner from Los Angeles, California (1-day total: $8,900)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: A more difficult game on Friday saw the defeat of 4-day champion Maureen O’Neil. Matt Glassman best navigated the minefield and became a 1-day champion, with winnings of $8,900. Susan Swan of San Diego, California and Amy Bekkerman of Durham, New Hampshire are your challengers for a new week of episodes. Later this week, a number of CBS affiliates are going to begin their March Madness coverage, which will likely lead to pre-emptions in areas of the country where CBS airs the show.
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Correct response: What is Gallipoli?
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The Turkish peninsula of Gallipoli (then part of the Ottoman Empire) was invaded by the Entente powers in early 1915. The Ottoman forces held their positions well, to the point where most historians consider the attempt to be a resounding defeat for British forces. The British Empire’s casualties included significant losses by Australia and New Zealand, to the point where the April 25 anniversary of the landings is now known as Anzac Day in those countries. The Dominion of Newfoundland—at that point its own country and not a province of Canada—also was involved at Gallipoli. You can actually find out more about the Dominion of Newfoundland’s involvement at Gallipoli (and all of World War I) at the Provincial Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador, at The Rooms in St. John’s. I went last November and it was an enjoyable visit!
Jeopardy! Round categories: A Few Moments with Millard Fillmore, Hobbies, I Love You 3,000, Europe, ’70s Television, Words with Only One Consonant
Matt got off to a hot start, but it was Amy who found the Daily Double on Clue 8; she made it a True Daily Double and doubled through. At the first break, Amy held a $600 lead over Matt. Coming out of the break, Matt had a very strong set of 15 clues, picking up 9 of them to take a $2,800 lead after Single Jeopardy.
Double Jeopardy! Round categories: The New York Times Book Review, Tune River, Nuclear Physics, Rhyming with the Greek Gods, Libraries, “Sh”!
The two Daily Doubles came up on back-to-back clues; Amy picked up them both, but split them for a net negative-$2,000. For most of the round, Matt had a runaway situation, but Amy picked up enough in the second half of the round to prevent a runaway.
In Final, Amy was the only player to get Final correct, and that led to a come-from-behind victory for her—and a bit of a shock, as it seems! Congratulations to her; she’ll be back tomorrow to defend!
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Monday, March 14, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Susan $5,600 – $0 = $5,600 (What is Hellenic?)
Amy $9,600 + $6,500 = $16,100 (What is Gallipoli?) (1-day total: $16,100)
Matt $16,000 – $3,201 = $12,799 (What is Danzig?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) EUROPE $400 (clue #8)
Amy 1000 +1000 (Matt 2800 Susan 0)
2) LIBRARIES $1600 (clue #9)
Amy 5200 -4000 (Matt 11200 Susan 3600)
3) NUCLEAR PHYSICS $1600 (clue #10, $22400 left on board)
Amy 1200 +2000 (Matt 11200 Susan 3600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 123
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 47 (0.36 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Amy $12,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Matt $16,000 Coryat, 25 correct, 1 incorrect, 43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Susan $5,600 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $34,200
Lach Trash: $14,000 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,800
Matt Glassman, career statistics:
39 correct, 7 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
36.04% in first on buzzer (40/111)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,500)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,700
Susan Swan, career statistics:
9 correct, 3 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,600
Amy Bekkerman, career statistics:
16 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,600
Amy Bekkerman, to win:
2 games: 32.893%
Avg. streak: 1.490 games.
Amy was a roller derby referee as Marian the Barbarian.
Susan became a big Jeopardy! fan while in bed rest.
Matt has now completed his second life goal; the first was a hole-in-one, which he did in 2017.
- It was nice to see Ken open the show by talking about the Tournament of Champions tracker.
- Today’s boxscore will be linked to once provided by the show.
Final Jeopardy! betting suggestions:
Matt: Standard cover bet today is $3,201. I’d generally recommend not going higher than that, as there’s a nonzero chance of the trailing player not betting enough. $4,799 would be the upper limit to keep Susan locked out of winning, though.
Susan: You need a correct response and an overwager from Matt in order to win. I personally like holding back $2, in case Amy holds back $0 or $1. Thus, I’d bet $5,598.
Amy: The absolute minimum you should bet is $3,201. If you want to get fancy, you could cap your bet at $3,999 in order to force Susan to be correct to beat you. But, I’d probably bet the full $9,600 in order to maximize your potential winnings.
Link to the box score: March 14, 2022 Box Score
Contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com
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