Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category UNESCO World Heritage Sites) for Thursday, June 2, 2022 (Season 38, Game 189):
Known as the female Lawrence of Arabia, Gertrude Bell called this place “a fairy tale city, all pink & wonderful”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Tom Philipose, a writing professor from Forest Hills, New York
|Maya Sudarsana, a customer success manager from Boston, Massachusetts
|Ryan Long, a rideshare driver from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (14-day total: $260,100)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Ryan Long survived a scare yesterday, picking up his 14th victory after a dramatic Final Jeopardy! round. They all count on the same in the standings, though, and Maya and Tom hope to end Ryan’s streak at 14 games.
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Correct response: What is Petra?
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The city of Petra, now located in Jordan, was one of the more prominent cities in the Middle East in antiquity. While it was abandoned by the Middle Ages, its site was rediscovered by archaeologists in the 19th century and is one of the major tourist attractions in the Middle East today. Alex Trebek also visited Petra for a category of clues that aired during the 2011 Tournament of Champions.
That being said: I have a pretty major beef with this clue; this clue is grammatically ambiguous. Here’s how I propose this clue should have been written:
Gertrude Bell, known as the female Lawrence of Arabia, called this place “A fairy tale city, all pink and wonderful”
The fact that “known as the female Lawrence of Arabia” comes first makes this clue ambiguous as to whether or not Gertrude or Petra has the nickname, and has the potential to throw a contestant off—especially under the pressure of the studio.
Jeopardy! Round categories: Thank You for Your Service; The Pacific Ocean; Nuggets of Information; Let’s Play a Game; What Breed of Movie Dog?; Come “Inn”
Tom went out to a rocket start, picking up the first six clues! Ryan then got six of the next nine to nearly catch his challenger. Both Ryan and Tom played strong after the break, with the game staying very close and both Ryan and Tom getting to nearly $9,000 after the Jeopardy! round.
Double Jeopardy! Round categories: Theater; Ye Old “E” Category; USA; A Short Goodbye; 6 Drugs; Rock & Roll
Maya had a strong start to Double Jeopardy!, but her attempt to pull back into the game was derailed by missing the second Daily Double. Ryan then made $3,000 on the final Daily Double as he tried to stay ahead of Tom. Ryan held a small $4,000 lead going into Final. Scores going into Final were Ryan at $22,800, Tom at $18,800, and Maya at $2,000.
Final today was another Triple Stumper—but it looks like the gambits of Ryan of his earlier strategy is paying off, as Tom went all-in and went home in second place. Ryan is now a 15-day champion! However, I would say that Tom really has a good chance at being invited to the Second Chance Tournament by picking up 20 correct responses and nearly $20,000 going into Final!
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Thursday, June 2, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Maya $2,000 – $2,000 = $0 (What is Jaipur?)
Tom $18,800 – $18,800 = $0 (What is Jaipur?)
Ryan $22,800 – $3,500 = $19,300 (What is Baghdad?) (15-day total: $279,400)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THE PACIFIC OCEAN $800 (clue #19)
Tom 5800 +1000 (Ryan 4600 Maya -400)
2) 6 DRUGS $1600 (clue #6)
Maya 3000 -3000 (Ryan 9800 Tom 8800)
3) YE OLD “E” CATEGORY $2000 (clue #11, $23200 left on board)
Ryan 10200 +3000 (Maya 400 Tom 8800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -53
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 78 (0.41 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Ryan $21,800 Coryat, 28 correct, 1 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer (27/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Tom $18,600 Coryat, 20 correct, 0 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Maya $5,000 Coryat, 8 correct, 2 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $45,400
Lach Trash: $4,400 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,200
Ryan Long, career statistics:
364 correct, 56 incorrect
11/18 on rebound attempts (on 46 rebound opportunities)
43.23% in first on buzzer (367/849)
13/20 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $22,000)
7/15 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,280
Maya Sudarsana, career statistics:
8 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,000
Tom Philipose, career statistics:
20 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,600
Ryan Long, to win:
16 games: 61.237%
Avg. streak: 16.580 games.
Tom joined a bone marrow registry along with his brother.
Maya has lived in five different countries.
Ryan hopes to take his son on a trip to California.
- $8,600 is tied for the best second-placed score after the opening round, tied with Sandy Olive from June 22, 2021.
- Link to the box score: June 2, 2022 Box Score
Final Jeopardy! betting suggestions:
(Scores: Ryan $22,800 Tom $18,800 Maya $2,000)
Ryan: Standard cover bet over Tom is $14,801. (Actual bet: $3,500)
Maya: Unless someone overbets, you have no chance of winning. However, your chances of finishing higher are greater if you bet a small amount. (Actual bet: $2,000)
Tom: If Ryan covers and is incorrect, he falls to $7,999. Your bet range should be between $8,001 (in case Ryan does go small) and $10,799 (to win the Double Stumper if Ryan bets to cover). It’s been since last Monday that Ryan hasn’t bet to cover, so I don’t think you’d see occasion to go all-in here. (Actual bet: $18,800)
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