Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Countries of the World) for Wednesday, August 3, 2022 (Season 38, Game 21):
Nazi Germany annexed this nation & divided it into regions of the Alps & the Danube; the Allies later divided it into 4 sectors
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Jonathan Fisher, an actor originally from Coral Gables, Florida
|Jessica Stephens, a statistical research specialist from Nashville, Tennessee
|Matt Amodio, a Ph.D student from New Haven, Connecticut (38-day total: $1,518,601)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
Today’s episode originally aired October 11, 2021.
As a reminder: Jeopardy! is in the middle of six weeks of encore presentations. This means that, for the next six weeks, the New York Times Clue of the Day is going to be one of the other clues from the game. This is not unusual behaviour; this has happened every summer. Moreover, the show has also run a 46-week season—a season, that I might add, is the longest in American game shows—since 1986.
As a result of this game, because Jessica performed admirably against both Matt and Jonathan, she was invited to the Second Chance Tournament. (In fact, this game was the inspiration in Michael Davies’ mind for a Second Chance Tournament.)
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Correct response: What is Austria?
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Much like post-World War II Germany, post-World War II Austria (and Vienna) was partitioned into American, British, French, and Soviet occupation sections; Austria was famously annexed by the Nazis in 1938, in what was known as the Anschluss. From 1942 to 1945, the area was known as “Alpine and Danube Reichsgaue”. For many years following World War II, Austria portrayed itself as “the Nazis’ first victim” which completely failed to acknowledge the country’s contribution to the Nazi regime; it was not until nearly the turn of the century before Austria began reckoning with its past (its President, Nazi intelligence officer Kurt Waldheim, was seen as persona non grata in much of the world during his Presidency in the late ’80s and early ’90s).
(Categories: City Nicknames; Potpourri; This One Goes To 2011; Sporty Anagrams; Biographies; The Ickiest Of The “Icky”)
Matt had his usual strong Jeopardy! round, picking up 17 correct. However, Jonathan got to the Daily Double and doubled up through it in order to sit in second after the opening 30 clues.
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Matt 9 correct 0 incorrect
Jessica 3 correct 0 incorrect
Jonathan 2 correct 0 incorrect
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Matt 17 correct 1 incorrect
Jonathan 6 correct 0 incorrect
Jessica 4 correct 0 incorrect
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: George Washington Did It; Med. Abbrev.; National Literary Titles; It Doesn’t Mean What It Sounds Like; Talk Like A Farmer; Recent Movies)
In a surprising about-face, both Jessica and Jonathan figured out the signalling device, with both picking up 10 correct responses! Moreover, Jonathan got to both Daily Doubles. Matt struggled mightily, picking up 4 incorrect responses as he sat a shocking third going into Final. Scores going into Final were Jonathan at $14,600, Jessica at $14,400, and Matt at $10,600.
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Jonathan 16 correct 2 incorrect
Jessica 14 correct 0 incorrect
Matt 23 correct 5 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 0 (0 today).
Both of our challengers today got Final correct — Jonathan is the giant killer, ending Matt Amodio’s 38-game winning streak!
Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Wednesday, August 3, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Matt $10,600 – $5,000 = $5,600 (What is Poland?)
Jessica $14,400 + $14,399 = $28,799 (What is Austria?)
Jonathan $14,600 + $14,600 = $29,200 (What is Austria?) (1-day total: $29,200)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THIS ONE GOES TO 2011 $600 (clue #19)
Jonathan 1600 +1600 (Matt 7400 Jessica 2200)
2) GEORGE WASHINGTON DID IT $1200 (clue #22)
Jonathan 12800 -2000 (Matt 8600 Jessica 13600)
3) NATIONAL LITERARY TITLES $800 (clue #23, $3600 left on board)
Jonathan 10800 +3000 (Matt 8600 Jessica 13600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 112
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 0 (0.00 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Jonathan $13,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Jessica $14,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 0 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Matt $10,600 Coryat, 23 correct, 5 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer (27/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $38,400
Lach Trash: $6,200 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,400
Matt Amodio, career statistics:
1305 correct, 122 incorrect
55/64 on rebound attempts (on 125 rebound opportunities)
56.00% in first on buzzer (1237/2209)
76/86 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $304,200)
29/39 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $27,913
Jessica Stephens, career statistics:
15 correct, 0 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,400
Jonathan Fisher, career statistics:
17 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,600)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,400
Jonathan Fisher, to win:
2 games: 46.990%
Avg. streak: 1.886 games.
Jonathan did play readings for Shakespeare Star Wars.
Jessica has a special tattoo in tribute to her mother’s breast cancer.
Matt is starting to get recognized in public.
- Obviously, finding both Daily Doubles in Double Jeopardy! helped Jonathan’s victory chances significantly, but what I think really hurt Matt was only scoring a net $800 in Double Jeopardy, only getting in first on the signaling device 9 times, and giving 4 incorrect responses.
- Today’s “Clue of the Day” was: A 1791 proclamation by President George ordered the first this of the District of Columbia; a young George would’ve done it himself; in the category George Washington Did It. The correct response: What is a survey?
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Jonathan $14,600 Jessica $14,400 Matt $10,600)
Matt: If Jessica bets to cover you, she falls to $7,599. Bet no more than $2,999 in order to stay in front, in case the Triple Stumper happens. (Actual bet: $5,000)
Jessica: Standard cover bet over Matt is $6,801. (Actual bet: $14,399)
Jonathan: Standard cover bet over Jessica is $14,201. (Actual bet: $14,600)
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