Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category National Historic Sites) for Tuesday, July 5, 2022 (Season 38, Game 212):
Less than 100 yards north of the J. Edgar Hoover Building is this notorious location
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Jake Marvin, a banking analyst from Charlotte, North Carolina
|Suzy Garver, an elementary school teacher originally from Eugene, Oregon
|Yungsheng Wang, a public defender from Los Angeles, California (1-day total: $22,800)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
Yungsheng Wang of Los Angeles won yesterday’s game after being the only player to get Final Jeopardy! correct. During yesterday’s game, per the box scores, he attempted to signal on 45 clues! That’s quite a high number, but he also gave six incorrect responses. If he can be incorrect less, he could go on a bit of a run!
On a more personal note: For the past two and a half years, I have often raised money for the MS Society of Canada through their “Gamers vs. MS” program. This July, Gamers vs. MS is running a month-long fundraising campaign called “Boss Battles.” In an attempt to raise $25,000, the Gamers vs. MS team has designed a “fundraising adventure” to defeat eight evil bosses. (Much like a Mario game might have eight bosses to defeat.) You can get more information about the program at https://www.gamersvsms.ca/bossbattles, and if you’d like to donate, you can do so via Tiltify!.
Also, a heads-up to those who watch the show on WXPI in Pittsburgh: Starting yesterday, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! are switching time slots; Jeopardy! will be airing in Pittsburgh at 7:30, while Wheel of Fortune moves to 7:00.
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Correct response: What is Ford’s Theatre?
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Just across E St. NW from the north side of the J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington, DC sits Ford’s Theatre, the location where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865.
Being Canadian, I’m not sure if there’s really a way in to this other than “name a notorious site in Washington, DC”. I’m sure some commenters will certainly tell me otherwise if I’m wrong, though!
(Categories: It Happened in July; A Number Between 1 & 100; Animal Sounds?; A Novel Death; The III; Stuck in the Middle with “Q”)
Yungsheng definitely kept the incorrect responses down today, getting 9 correct (and 0 incorrect) in Single Jeopardy! to have a big lead after 30 clues! Jake had a strong opening to the game, but missed a True Daily Double just after the break to drop his score back to $0.
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: A Dip in the Bay; Economics; Actresses in the Show; 19th Century Technology; The Arts; Tool Words & Phrases)
Both Jake and Yungsheng got to play Daily Doubles in Double Jeopardy—Jake for $3,500 to jump out to a big lead, and then Yungsheng reeled him in with $3,000 on his own! The scores going into Final were Yungsheng at $15,800, Jake at $12,500, and Suzy at $4,600.
Yungsheng was the only correct respondent today in Final Jeopardy!, which means he’s now a 2-day champion! He goes for win #3 tomorrow!
Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Tuesday, July 5, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Suzy $4,600 – $4,599 = $1 (What is the grassy knoll?)
Jake $12,500 – $12,500 = $0 (What is Watergate?)
Yungsheng $15,800 + $9,201 = $25,001 (What is Ford’s Theater?) (2-day total: $47,801)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) A NUMBER BETWEEN 1 & 100 $600 (clue #19)
Jake 2400 -2400 (Yungsheng 3400 Suzy 1800)
2) A DIP IN THE BAY $2000 (clue #7)
Jake 5800 +3500 (Yungsheng 4400 Suzy 1000)
3) 19th CENTURY TECHNOLOGY $2000 (clue #18, $13600 left on board)
Yungsheng 8800 +3000 (Suzy 4200 Jake 9300)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -6
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 83 (0.39 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Yungsheng $14,800 Coryat, 18 correct, 1 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Suzy $4,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 5 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Jake $13,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 4 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $32,800
Lach Trash: $11,800 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,400
Yungsheng Wang, career statistics:
42 correct, 7 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
36.84% in first on buzzer (42/114)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,200
Suzy Garver, career statistics:
13 correct, 6 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,600
Jake Marvin, career statistics:
19 correct, 5 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,100)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,400
Yungsheng Wang, to win:
3 games: 44.972%
Avg. streak: 2.817 games.
Jake was part of a game show sketch in college.
Suzy dreamed of being on opera star.
Yungsheng was taught Chinese by his grandmother playing mah jongg.
- Link to the box score: July 5, 2022 Box Score
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Yungsheng $15,800 Jake $12,500 Suzy $4,600)
Yungsheng: Standard cover bet over Jake is $9,201. However: If you think Jake knows really advanced betting strategy, or you really dislike the category, you could take a chance on a bet of $0—this is the famous “Faith Love” betting scenario today. (Actual bet: $9,201)
Suzy: If Yungsheng bets to cover, he falls to $6,599. Thus, your absolute minimum bet today needs to be $2,000. Going all-in isn’t a terrible idea, just in case Jake bets exactly $3,300 (or even an ill-advised $3,301). (Actual bet: $4,599)
Jake: If you limit your bet to $3,299, you are guaranteed to stay ahead of Suzy for second place. (Actual bet: $12,500)
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