Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, August 12, 2022

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Final Resting Places) for Friday, August 12, 2022 (Season 38, Game 48):

A cemetery on this island has the graves of Robert Fulton & 2 of the first 4 Treasury Secretaries

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California
Amy Schneider on Jeopardy!
Max McDonald, a freelance artist & designer from Brooklyn, New York
Max McDonald on Jeopardy!
Andrew He, a software developer from San Francisco, California (5-day total: $157,365)
Andrew He on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Today’s game was originally broadcast on November 17, 2021.

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Correct response: What is Manhattan?

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Yes, Manhattan is an island; it is bounded by the Hudson River, Harlem River, East River, and New York Harbor. The northern part of the Harlem River, Spuyten Duyvil Creek (that forms the northern part of Manhattan’s border), was the key part of a famous Final Jeopardy! that the show asked during the Ultimate Tournament of Champions back in 2005 and was the start of Grace Veach’s unlikely run to the Round of 18 in that tournament.

Robert Fulton, Alexander Hamilton (the first Treasury Secretary), and Albert Gallatin (the fourth Treasury Secretary) are all buried at Trinity Church Cemetery on the island of Manhattan.

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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Nations By World Heritage Sites; Italian Arts & Culture; Biblical First Names; It’s A New Machine; 1985 In Entertainment; Beverage Rhymes)

Max got out to an early advantage but fell back after missing a Daily Double. Following that, Andrew found a bit of a groove and jumped out to a bit of a lead after Single Jeopardy!

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Andrew 6 correct 1 incorrect
Amy 3 correct 1 incorrect
Max 3 correct 1 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Andrew 13 correct 1 incorrect
Amy 9 correct 1 incorrect
Max 5 correct 1 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: The Pittsburgh Address; It’s History; Readers, Digest; Science; Grammy’s Album Of The Year; Same First & Last Letter)

Amy got to the first Daily Double and used it to jump into the lead, which she kept until the midpoint. Unfortunately for her, Andrew got to the last Daily Double—and he successfully doubled up through it to jump into a commanding lead! Unfortunately for him, he was unable to turn it into a runaway. Scores going into the Final were Andrew at $26,800, Amy at $19,600, and Max at $6,800.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Andrew 21 correct 1 incorrect
Amy 23 correct 1 incorrect
Max 10 correct 1 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 4 (0 today).

Andrew not having a runaway was crucial, as Amy was the only correct contestant tonight. So, she’ll be today’s win. (Spoiler alert: You’ll see a few more of Amy’s games going forward during these reruns.)

Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Friday, August 12, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:

Andrew $26,800
Amy $19,600
Max $6,800

Tonight’s results:

Max $6,800 – $6,798 = $2 (What is Martha’s Vineyard)
Amy $19,600 + $12,000 = $31,600 (What is Manhattan?) (1-day total: $31,600)
Andrew $26,800 – $12,401 = $14,399 (What is Ellis Island?)

Amy Schneider, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 12, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Andrew $7,200
Amy $3,600
Max $1,200


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) ITALIAN ARTS & CULTURE $800 (clue #8)
Max 1400 -1400 (Andrew 0 Amy 1000)
2) IT’S HISTORY $1200 (clue #7)
Amy 7600 +2000 (Andrew 8000 Max 2400)
3) SCIENCE $1600 (clue #15, $16800 left on board)
Andrew 10800 +10800 (Max 4000 Amy 12800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 26

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 4 (0.08 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Amy $18,800 Coryat, 23 correct, 1 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Andrew $17,600 Coryat, 21 correct, 1 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Max $8,200 Coryat, 10 correct, 1 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $44,600
Lach Trash: $6,800 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $2,600

Andrew He, career statistics:

159 correct, 19 incorrect
11/12 on rebound attempts (on 23 rebound opportunities)
43.57% in first on buzzer (149/342)
7/11 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $37,800)
3/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,533

Max McDonald, career statistics:

10 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,400)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,200

Amy Schneider, career statistics:

24 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,800

Amy Schneider, to win:

2 games: 61.790%
3: 38.180%
4: 23.592%
5: 14.577%
6: 9.007%
Avg. streak: 2.617 games.

Today’s interviews:

Amy has a podcast about “Downton Abbey”.
Max was a test subject for acupuncture students in college.
Andrew has perfect pitch.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • There’s always a chance that a player who doesn’t have a runaway will lose in Final Jeopardy. Andrew could have gone significantly longer; luck just came for him early.
  • Amy significantly lowered her chances of winning by betting too much in Final Jeopardy, falling for Zerg’s Fallacy in this case. Amy should have bet no more than $5,199.
  • Today’s “Clue of the Day” was: In 1756 Voltaire wrote that this, which had lasted nearly a thousand years, was none of the 3 elements in its name; it was in the category It’s History. The correct response: What is the Holy Roman Empire?

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Andrew $26,800 Amy $17,600 Max $6,800)

Andrew: Standard cover bet over Amy is $12,401. (Actual bet: $12,401)

Max: You don’t really have much of a chance of improving your position unless someone overbets. Bet whatever you like; however, if you bet at least $1,600, it would defend against one of Amy’s more likely overbets. (Betting to pass Tyler’s score by $1.) (Actual bet: $6,798)

Amy: If Andrew bets to cover you and is incorrect, he falls to $14,399. Thus, limit your bet to $5,199. (Actual bet: $12,000)

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8 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, August 12, 2022"

  1. Michael Johnston | August 12, 2022 at 10:29 am |

    Finally get an episode where I definitely remember getting it wrong 😅 I guessed ‘Long Island’ for this, although Manhattan sure jumps out now :/

    Between Seasons FJ streak: 1L for a final (but unofficial) record of 9-1. If all the FJ clues I think I might have got wrong were counted as wrong, that would go to 5-5. With that much uncertainty, I’ll just keep my record for Season 38 as it was, counting only the games where I had started recording my answers. We’ll be picking up next week with games deeper into Amy’s run when I started coming here regularly and recording my FJ answers.

    • I also got it wrong originally, for some reason thinking it might have been Roosevelt Island.
      Manhattan is not the first place that comes to my mind when thinking of islands. When I lived there briefly around 50 years ago, I thought it just felt like part of the mainland…

  2. Such a significant game. If Andrew had known the Final Jeopardy, Amy would have been one and done and wouldn’t have become the celebrity she has.

  3. This is an all time classic episode. I thought Andrew was an extremely strong player when originally these episodes. I didn’t realize it was Amy that beat him. The TOC is going to be amazing.

  4. Kind of jarring to see Amy have to play from behind after her dominant run, but the unflappability under pressure will serve her well in ToC.

    • huzzah for competitive games with some excitement and drama.
      SO much better than boring runaway/lock games.

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