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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Name’s The Same) for Tuesday, November 15, 2022 (Season 39, Game 47):
Name shared by a Victorian novelist & an 1805 flagship captain whose name is heard in a famous phrase
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Sam Buttrey, an associate professor of operations research at the Naval Postgraduate School from Pacific Grove, California (0 wins)
|Andrew He, a software developer from San Francisco, California (1 win)
|Amy Schneider, a writer from Oakland, California (0 wins)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
Andrew He took Game 1 of the Tournament of Champions finals, in spite of being in third place in both attempts and buzzer timing, because he found and converted a pair of True Daily Doubles. If Amy or Sam wants to win this tournament, they need to make adjustments to their own playing style. In Game 1, Amy and Sam went to the board’s top row—where Daily Doubles are incredibly unlikely to be–once apiece in both the Jeopardy! and Double Jeopardy! rounds before the Daily Doubles in those rounds had been found.
I realize that Amy specifically has said in interviews, Don’t play the way Matt wants to play”, and I fear that this is going to be her downfall. The problem is that the way that Matt (or Andrew) wants to play is the most optimal way of playing Jeopardy and that not playing that way is going to give space to opponents to beat you, much like Andrew did in Game 1. Daily Doubles are just too important at this level of play to give your opponents a better chance to find them, and if Andrew keeps finding them, this series will be over in 3 or 4 games.
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Correct response: Who is Thomas Hardy?
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The writing staff has put out another banger of a Final Jeopardy! clue for today’s game. Of the two referred to in the clue, the Victorian author Thomas Hardy is very well-known to most Jeopardy! viewers; he is famous for works such as Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Far from the Madding Crowd, The Mayor of Casterbridge, and Jude the Obscure. However, what makes this clue Tournament of Champions finals-level is that Thomas Hardy was also the name of the captain of the HMS Victory at the famous Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, where the Royal Navy defeated a combined French and Spanish fleet off the southern coast of Spain. While Victorian-era historians attempted to gloss this over by deliberately misrecording the phrase, it is generally accepted that “Kiss me, Hardy”, referring to the captain, was among Admiral Nelson’s dying words.
(Categories: Zoom Backgrounds Of Historic People; Usa; Facts & Figures; Playing The Hits Of 2022; What Can I Bring In My Carry On?; Jeoportmanteau!)
Amy got off to the best start, but only a half-hearted attempt by Amy and Sam to hunt the Daily Double led to Andrew finding it and doubling up to jump out into a big lead after 30 clues. (This is basically the Jeopardy! equivalent of leaving Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals wide open in the high slot.)
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Andrew 5 correct 1 incorrect
Amy 5 correct 0 incorrect
Sam 3 correct 1 incorrect
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Andrew 12 correct 1 incorrect
Amy 8 correct 0 incorrect
Sam 7 correct 2 incorrect
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: First-Time Responses; A Little Peace Of History; Now Streaming On Dumont+; Late 20Th Century Books; Talkin’ Econ; Champion Words)
Amy got to a Daily Double; she did not go all in. Andrew, however, did go all in. This proved to be crucial as Amy’s late-round comeback fell $1,000 short of Andrew. Scores going into Final are Andrew at $23,200, Amy at $22,200, and Sam at $9,400.
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Andrew 17 correct 3 incorrect
Amy 20 correct 1 incorrect
Sam 15 correct 3 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 12 (0 today).
Final Jeopardy! today was a Triple Stumper—Amy’s small bet means that she wins game #2 (and that the alleged “spoiler” from the Jeopardy! website is not one, as this series is going at least four games! Game 3 is tomorrow!
Tonight’s Game Stats:
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Scores going into Final:
Sam $9,400 – $0 = $9,400 (0 wins) (What is Gridley?)
Amy $22,200 – $1,100 = $21,100 (1 win) (What is Nelson?)
Andrew $23,200 – $21,201 = $1,999 (1 win) (What is Gridley?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) FACTS & FIGURES $800 (clue #22)
Andrew 3800 +3800 (Amy 2800 Sam 2600)
2) TALKIN’ ECON $1200 (clue #5)
Amy 6200 +4000 (Andrew 9600 Sam 2600)
3) A LITTLE PEACE OF HISTORY $1200 (clue #12, $22000 left on board)
Andrew 10000 +10000 (Amy 10200 Sam 3400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 265
Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 12 (0.26 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Amy $19,400 Coryat, 20 correct, 1 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Sam $9,400 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Andrew $11,400 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $40,200
Lach Trash: $8,400 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,400
Amy Schneider, career statistics:
1418 correct, 91 incorrect
67/81 on rebound attempts (on 175 rebound opportunities)
51.04% in first on buzzer (1304/2555)
69/79 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $219,200)
29/45 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $25,822
Andrew He, career statistics:
239 correct, 31 incorrect
15/17 on rebound attempts (on 36 rebound opportunities)
39.12% in first on buzzer (223/570)
15/20 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $81,000)
4/10 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,000
Sam Buttrey, career statistics:
193 correct, 19 incorrect
11/13 on rebound attempts (on 31 rebound opportunities)
40.35% in first on buzzer (184/456)
5/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,600)
5/8 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,025
Remaining Players’ Tournament of Champions Chances (after 100,000 Simulations)
Chances of 4 games: 28.491%
Chances of 5 games: 36.869%
Chances of 6 games: 24.285%
Chances of 7 games: 10.355%
Sam is a keyboard player who has written “The Colonoscopy Song” and “Get That Cat Butt Out Of My Face”.
Andrew tried to use an AI chatbot to learn more about classic movies.
Amy got married in May.
- I think that Andrew is comprehensively outplaying Amy through two games, and I think she’s lucky to make it out with a split. There was an overnight taping break between this game and tomorrow’s; I hope Amy is able to regroup before Game 3.
- Today’s box score: November 15, 2022 Box Score.
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Andrew $23,200 Amy $22,200 Sam $9,400)
Amy: Bet between $2,001 (in case Andrew tries to bet small) and $3,399 (thereby keeping Sam locked out.) (Actual bet: $1,100)
Andrew: Standard cover bet over Amy is $21,201. That being said: You’re up a game in the series, and this might be a very interesting spot to try a Shore’s Conjecture gambit—doing so would be a $2,401 bet and might cause wagering chaos going forward, which might work in your favor. (Actual bet: $21,201)
Sam: If Andrew covers Amy and is incorrect, he falls to $1,999. Limit your bet to $7,399. (Actual bet: $0)
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