Happy Friday! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category State Names) for Friday, May 13, 2022 (Season 38, Game 175):
This state was named for a man born in Herrenhausen Palace in Hanover in 1683
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Ryan Long, a rideshare driver from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
|Marie Shapiro, a retired school registrar from San Francisco, California
|Daniel Nguyen, a high school math teacher from San Jose, California (2-day total: $25,199)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Daniel Nguyen, the San Jose math teacher, has picked up a pair of victories; he goes for victory number three tonight against Marie Shapiro of San Francisco and Philly rideshare driver Ryan Long.
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Correct response: What is Georgia?
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King George II was born in Hanover in 1683; his father, George I, became King of England in 1714 as the closest living Protestant relative of Queen Anne (his second cousin) under the Act of Settlement 1701. George II became King of Great Britain and Ireland in 1727; a few years later, James Oglethorpe founded the colony of Georgia, under a charter issued by (and named for) the King.
(It’s at this point that I’m reminded of a certain Tournament of Champions winner from South Carolina from a few seasons back who liked to troll the state of Georgia by referring to the state as a “penal colony”; while not strictly true, Oglethorpe did propose that the area be a settlement location for what he referred to as “the worthy poor”, suggesting that settlement be used as an alternative to debtors’ prisons. Moreover, the misconception continued due to later convicts being sentenced to provide labor in the colony.)
Jeopardy! Round categories: Brisk Lit; D.C. Tourism; Holidays & Observances; Drop a Letter; Red; Taylor’s Version
A methodical game—Marie played slowly and had the most attempts in the first 15 clues—saw Daniel hold a lead at the first break by virtue of him not giving any incorrect responses. Out of the break, Marie got to the Daily Double and that led to her holding a small break after Single Jeopardy!
Double Jeopardy! Round categories: Treaties; TV: Who Played ‘Em?; Communication; Places in the Bible; Opera; Starts with “Y”
Daniel started like gangbusters, getting the first 7 clues in the round! Ryan stormed back, though, running the TV category in his own right, and this round was determined by the Daily Doubles. Daniel picked up $4,000 on his, whereas Ryan went conservative on his, only picking up $2,000. Unsurprisingly considering the methodical play from the players, there was one unplayed clue. You can’t really pin this on Mayim, though—this one was on the players. Scores going into Final were Daniel at $17,600, Ryan at $12,000, and Marie at $6,700.
In Final Jeopardy! today, Ryan and Marie got final correct, but Daniel did not; this means that Ryan becomes champion! He’ll be back on Monday to defend his title!
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Friday, May 13, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Marie $6,700 + $6,000 = $12,700 (What is Georgia?)
Ryan $12,000 + $6,800 = $18,800 (What is Georgia?) (1-day total: $18,800)
Daniel $17,600 – $6,401 = $11,199 (What is New Hampshire)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) BRISK LIT $1000 (clue #22)
Marie 2000 +1500 (Daniel 1600 Ryan 1600)
2) COMMUNICATION $2000 (clue #20)
Daniel 13200 +4000 (Marie 6300 Ryan 10000)
3) PLACES IN THE BIBLE $1600 (clue #24, $8000 left on board)
Ryan 12400 +2000 (Daniel 17200 Marie 6300)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 121
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: OPERA $2000
Total Left On Board: $2,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 73 (0.42 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Ryan $11,600 Coryat, 20 correct, 4 incorrect, 35.71% in first on buzzer (20/56), 1/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Marie $6,200 Coryat, 10 correct, 4 incorrect, 23.21% in first on buzzer (13/56), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Daniel $15,600 Coryat, 19 correct, 0 incorrect, 28.57% in first on buzzer (16/56), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $33,400
Lach Trash: $11,200 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,400
Daniel Nguyen, career statistics:
60 correct, 8 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 15 rebound opportunities)
32.94% in first on buzzer (56/170)
3/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,200)
1/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,800
Marie Shapiro, career statistics:
11 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
23.21% in first on buzzer (13/56)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,500)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,200
Ryan Long, career statistics:
21 correct, 4 incorrect
1/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
35.71% in first on buzzer (20/56)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,600
Ryan Long, to win:
2 games: 40.455%
Avg. streak: 1.679 games.
Ryan does impressions of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Marie just retired after 30 years at the same school.
Daniel has done an estimated 50 escape rooms.
- Viewers are reminded that as per the rules of the show, players are permitted to change their responses before the host rules. (This seemed to be common in the DROP A LETTER category today.)
- It should also be noted that the film How the Grinch Stole Christmas was released as just The Grinch in the United Kingdom; thus, Marie’s response to TAYLOR’S VERSION $800 was correct.
- Marie’s Final Jeopardy! bet was insufficient to force a cover bet out of Ryan. (See below.)
- Link to the box score: May 13, 2022 Box Score
Final Jeopardy! betting suggestions:
(Daniel $17,600 Ryan $12,000 Marie $6,700)
Daniel: Standard cover bet today is $6,401.
Ryan: You’re stuck in Stratton’s Dilemma today; you can’t both cover Marie and win a Double Stumper with Daniel. If you do decide to go small, your suggested bet is less than $800. If you go big, your suggested bet is at least $1,401, but you might as well go all in if you go big in order to maximize your winnings.
Marie: The only way you can win today is if you’re right, and Daniel is wrong. Go all in to force Ryan to cover you (with a minimum suggested bet of $6,101.)
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