Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Countries of the World) for Monday, August 22, 2022 (Season 38, Game 98):
The only nation in the world whose name in English ends in an H, it’s also one of the 10 most populous
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Rhone Talsma, a librarian from Chicago, Illinois
|Janice Hawthorne Timm, a music educator & choral director from Ukiah, California
|Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California (40-day total: $1,382,800)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
“Best of Season 38″‘s encore presentations have entered Week 4; today’s game features the end of Amy Schneider’s streak. As I said back in January, “When your streak reaches these heights, it’s going to be a matter of “when does the unlucky set of circumstances strike?” Jeopardy! has variance baked into its format, especially due to the Daily Doubles and Final Jeopardy. Ken, Matt, and James all had an unlucky set of circumstances (in some form or another) to cause their defeat. It’s going to happen at some point with Amy as well.”
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Correct response: What is Bangladesh?
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Bangladesh, located east of India, is the world’s 8th-most populous country. It’s also the most populous country in the world never to have won an Olympic medal. I think that this is a relatively straightforward clue for anyone who knows what the most populous countries in the world are; however, this is also a clue that could potentially trip someone up if they get lost trying to think of too many populous countries. Back in January, I said it would be interesting to see how it plays. It sure was!
(Categories: The Carolinas; Creature Comforts; Cereal; Homophones; 10 Of A Kind; Conference Championship Heroes)
Amy had the best opening round, picking up 14 correct, but Rhone showed flashes of brilliance, even though he got the Daily Double incorrect.
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Amy 6 correct 1 incorrect
Rhone 5 correct 1 incorrect
Janice 2 correct 0 incorrect
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Amy 14 correct 1 incorrect
Rhone 8 correct 1 incorrect
Janice 5 correct 0 incorrect
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: That 1770s Show; Book Bindings; OMG!; Alphabet Soup; Celebs Who Appeared On Kids’ TV; E Before I)
The game was trending towards the usual “Amy Schneider runaway” when Rhone found the final Daily Double—and doubled his score. Amy still led, but it wasn’t a runaway. The scores going into the final clue were Amy at $27,600, Rhone at $17,600, and Janice at $3,200.
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Amy 28 correct 1 incorrect
Rhone 16 correct 2 incorrect
Janice 8 correct 2 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 13 (0 today).
Rhone was the only correct player in Final—he becomes a giant killer, ending Amy’s 40-game win streak!
Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Monday, August 22, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Janice $3,200 – $500 = $2,700 (What is Syry ?)
Rhone $17,600 + $12,000 = $29,600 (What is Bangladesh?) (1-day total: $29,600)
Amy $27,600 – $8,000 = $19,600 (What is ?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THE CAROLINAS $1000 (clue #6)
Rhone 1400 -1400 (Amy 0 Janice 800)
2) THAT 1770s SHOW $2000 (clue #5)
Amy 10400 +4000 (Janice 2000 Rhone 3800)
3) OMG! $1200 (clue #23, $6400 left on board)
Rhone 7800 +7800 (Amy 24000 Janice 3600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 38
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 13 (0.13 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Rhone $12,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Amy $25,600 Coryat, 28 correct, 1 incorrect, 49.12% in first on buzzer (28/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Janice $3,200 Coryat, 8 correct, 2 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $41,200
Lach Trash: $8,000 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,800
Amy Schneider, career statistics:
1337 correct, 77 incorrect
60/67 on rebound attempts (on 152 rebound opportunities)
52.77% in first on buzzer (1230/2331)
66/76 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $210,200)
28/41 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $26,946
Janice Hawthorne Timm, career statistics:
8 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $3,200
Rhone Talsma, career statistics:
17 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,400)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,400
Rhone Talsma, to win:
2 games: 56.118%
Avg. streak: 2.279 games.
Rhone taught an online dating class for senior citizens at his library.
Janice owns a 1928 Steinway grand piano that was owned by a Nobel Prize winner.
Amy has been taught by her girlfriend Genevieve about pop culture.
- Link to the box score: January 26, 2022 Box Score
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Amy $27,600 Rhone $17,600 Janice $3,200)
Amy: Standard cover bet over Rhone is $7,601. (Actual bet: $8,000)
Janice: Not much you can do unless someone overbets. I’d recommend not betting it all, though, just in case Rhone goes all in. (Actual bet: $500)
Rhone: If Amy bets to cover and is incorrect, she falls to $19,999. You must bet at least $2,401. You can safely bet up to $11,199 and still keep Janice locked out. (Actual bet: $12,000)
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