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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Poets) for Tuesday, November 1, 2022 (Season 39, Game 37):
Inspired by stories from his grandfather, his “Battle of Lovell’s Pond” appeared in the Portland Gazette in 1820 when he was 13
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Christine Whelchel, a graduate assistant from Spring Hill, Tennessee
|Andrew He, a software developer from San Francisco, California
|Jonathan Fisher, an actor originally from Coral Gables, Florida
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
Well, at least one of my predictions from my Tournament of Champions preview will not be coming true today: Jonathan Fisher will not be the first super-champion to lose in this tournament. Maureen O’Neil pulled off a big upset in yesterday’s first quarterfinal, knocking off Ryan Long. Today’s game will be interesting, with Jonathan Fisher, Andrew He, and Christine Whelchel taking part.
J!6 is showing a PLAYS & PLAYWRIGHTS category in the opening round and a HE DIRECTED THAT? category in Double. Both of those should play to Jonathan’s strengths—he was incredibly strong in both theatre and movie categories in his opening run. However, Andrew was a strong enough player overall to nearly keep Amy Schneider from becoming a 1-game champion, let alone a 40-game champion. I’m expecting this to be a very close game, and Christine might be able to pick up a victory if both Jonathan and Andrew falter. I also hope our contestants are ready for wordplay today: On the heels of the “only vowels” world parliaments category in yesterday’s game—a category that I didn’t think was unfair, only a category that didn’t hit the strengths of yesterday’s players—it looks like we’re going to see a “Vowelless Hawaiian” category in today’s Jeopardy! round (at least, I assume I’ve interpreted the J!6 categories properly!)
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Correct response: Who was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow?
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Famed American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was the grandson of noted American Revolutionary War officer Peleg Wadsworth (who served in the US House of Representatives after the War). Inspired by the Revolutionary War, Longfellow wrote “The Battle of Lovell’s Pond” in 1820; the poem is still available from the Maine Historical Society.
While this clue does seem generally straightforward, this is also the sort of good Tournament of Champions-level Final Jeopardy! clue that requires more than just cursory knowledge of 19th-century American poetry. One must know that Longfellow is associated with Portland (as opposed to both Poe and Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., who were also born in the Northeast at about the same time and were also not associated with Portland).
(Categories: European Happenings; Slogans & Mottoes; Crocodile Pop; Catch-2022; Plays & Playwrights; Vwllss Hwn)
Things started off much better than yesterday’s game, with both Jonathan and Andrew trading correct responses. However, it was Christine who found the Daily Double, keeping it out of the hands of the others. Jonathan had a slim lead after 30.
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Andrew 7 correct 0 incorrect
Jonathan 6 correct 1 incorrect
Christine 1 correct 2 incorrect
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Jonathan 13 correct 1 incorrect
Andrew 13 correct 0 incorrect
Christine 2 correct 2 incorrect
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: Art & Artists; Crossword Clues “Q”; He Directed That?; Bridge; I Bid; 5 Hearts)
The good news for Andrew: he found both Daily Doubles. The bad news for Andrew: he got the second one wrong after betting $10,000. Amazingly, he didn’t let it faze him—he clawed back and was within two-thirds going into Final Jeopardy!, with scores going into Final at Jonathan at $19,800, Andrew at $13,800, and Christine at $2,200.
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Jonathan 25 correct 2 incorrect
Andrew 23 correct 1 incorrect
Christine 5 correct 2 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 8 (0 today).
Final Jeopardy! was a Triple Stumper, so it came down to the wagering! Jonathan made the cover bet, and it cost him when Andrew bet small—it’s Andrew who is going to be a semifinalist today!
Tonight’s Game Stats:
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Scores going into Final:
Christine $2,200 – $0 = $2,200 ($5,000) (Who is Whitman?)
Andrew $13,800 – $1,799 = $12,001 (Who is Holmes?) (Semi-Finalist)
Jonathan $19,800 – $7,801 = $11,999 ($5,000) (Who is Thoreau?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) EUROPEAN HAPPENINGS $400 (clue #12)
Christine -400 -1000 (Jonathan 3400 Andrew 5000)
2) 5 HEARTS $2000 (clue #10)
Andrew 12000 +5000 (Jonathan 14600 Christine -200)
3) I BID $800 (clue #14, $16400 left on board)
Andrew 18600 -10000 (Jonathan 14600 Christine -200)
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: 8 (0.22 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Andrew $20,800 Coryat, 23 correct, 1 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Jonathan $19,800 Coryat, 25 correct, 2 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer (27/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Christine $3,200 Coryat, 5 correct, 2 incorrect, 8.77% in first on buzzer (5/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $43,800
Lach Trash: $6,200 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,000
Jonathan Fisher, career statistics:
331 correct, 41 incorrect
12/14 on rebound attempts (on 46 rebound opportunities)
44.31% in first on buzzer (327/738)
12/18 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $12,400)
8/13 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,138
Andrew He, career statistics:
182 correct, 21 incorrect
12/13 on rebound attempts (on 26 rebound opportunities)
42.61% in first on buzzer (170/399)
8/13 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $32,800)
3/7 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,429
Christine Whelchel, career statistics:
119 correct, 18 incorrect
9/10 on rebound attempts (on 31 rebound opportunities)
32.65% in first on buzzer (111/340)
3/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$9,500)
4/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,267
Remaining players’ Tournament of Champions win chances (after 100,000 simulations):
Amy Schneider: 18.511%
Matt Amodio: 28.604%
Mattea Roach: 10.949%
Maureen O’Neil: 0.695%
Andrew He: 14.946%
Brian Chang: 1.040%
Tyler Rhode: 1.072%
Margaret Shelton: 1.470%
Courtney Shah: 0.358%
Rowan Ward: 4.728%
John Focht: 2.733%
Eric Ahasic: 6.626%
Jaskaran Singh: 1.626%
Jackie Kelly: 2.897%
Zach Newkirk: 1.049%
Jessica Stephens: 0.442%
Sam Buttrey: 2.254%
Christine has returned to school for a music degree.
Andrew hosted a “Newlywed Game” at a friend’s wedding.
Jonathan now has the sarcastic “Jeopardy! Champion Jonathan Fisher” as a nickname.
- I can tell you right now: I don’t think there’s any Tournament of Champions winner who would have done anything other than Jonathan’s bet today. Champions bet on their knowledge.
- Today’s box score: November 1, 2022 Box Score.
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Jonathan $19,800 Andrew $13,800 Christine $2,200)
Jonathan: Standard cover bet today is $7,801. (If you have a perfect read on Andrew, though, are convinced he’s going to bet small, and you dislike the category, a bet between $0 and $4,198 would work here—but it is immensely risky and, as I said, I think that it would require a perfect read on Andrew in order to attempt.) (Actual bet: $7,801)
Andrew: If Jonathan makes the cover bet, he falls to $11,999. You should limit your bet to $1,799. (Actual bet: $1,799)
Christine: Honestly, bet whatever you like. (Actual bet: $0)
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