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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Movies & Literature) for Thursday, November 17, 2022 (Season 39, Game 49):
Ridley Scott’s first feature film, “The Duellists”, was based on a story by this author to whom Scott’s film “Alien” also pays tribute
(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 (2 wins)
|Amy Schneider, a writer from Oakland, California (1 win)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
After yesterday’s game–which will surely be discussed for a very long time—Andrew He is now one victory away from winning the 30th Tournament of Champions. However, the series doesn’t end until a player wins three games, and both Amy Schneider and Sam Buttrey are still in contention until that happens. One thing that I thought the players did improve upon significantly in Game 3 compared to Game 1 and Game 2: The Daily Double hunting was taken up by all three players in Double Jeopardy. If this continues, this will give Andrew less of a chance of finding those Daily Doubles and will increase Amy’s and Sam’s chances of winning games.
(For what it’s worth, I also have more to say about last night’s game with further thoughts on how I think further online brouhahas in this area can be prevented; I have an editorial already written, which will be published on Saturday.)
In an amusing bit of timing, the opening round today contains a category called “the King James Bible Saith”—I can’t wait to see how this category is going to be received by the audience tonight.
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Correct response: Who is Joseph Conrad?
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Tonight’s Final Jeopardy feels significantly more straightforward than yesterday’s. Ridley Scott’s film The Duellists was based on the Joseph Conrad short story “The Duel”/”Point of Honor” (published as a part of Conrad’s 1908 short story collection A Set of Six). Moreover, the spaceship Nostromo in Ridley Scott’s Alien is named after Joseph Conrad’s 1904 novel of the same name. Again, I think this is an excellent Tournament of Champions-level clue, as Conrad is usually only associated with Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim in a Jeopardy! context.
(Categories: Historic Dates; The King James Bible Saith; Head For The Hills; A Word Of Warning; Songs From The Hit Album; We’Ll All Need A Drink After This)
Amy had control for most of this round and was unlucky that Andrew got to play the Daily Double. While Andrew did double up, Amy had more than $10,000 after the Jeopardy! round and held a commanding lead.
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Amy 8 correct 0 incorrect
Sam 4 correct 0 incorrect
Andrew 2 correct 1 incorrect
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Amy 16 correct 0 incorrect
Andrew 7 correct 1 incorrect
Sam 6 correct 1 incorrect
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: Native American Place Names In The U.S.; Memoirs & Personal Accounts; Far Out; Miscellany; Double Letters In The Middle; Silent Films With Jacqueline Stewart)
Double Jeopardy! was another huge battle—this time between Amy and Sam. Sam doubled up on a Daily Double, while Amy went more conservative on hers—picking up only $4,000. It was enough for Amy to hold the lead going into Final at $25,000! Sam had $20,000 and Andrew was in a distant third at $6,800.
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Amy 28 correct 1 incorrect
Sam 18 correct 3 incorrect
Andrew 11 correct 1 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 12 (0 today).
Final today was a Triple Stumper; Sam went for a big bet but Amy successfully predicted a difficult clue and ended up with victory at $19,000! Amy has her second win as Game 5 tomorrow becomes crucial!
Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Thursday, November 17, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Andrew $6,800 – $5,999 = $801 (Who is Dick?) (2 wins)
Sam $20,000 – $20,000 = $0 (Who is A.C. Clarke?) (0 wins)
Amy $25,000 – $6,000 = $19,000 (Who is Lovecraft?) (2 wins)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) HISTORIC DATES $1000 (clue #20)
Andrew 1600 +1600 (Amy 8200 Sam 2400)
2) FAR OUT $1600 (clue #13)
Sam 6000 +6000 (Amy 13800 Andrew 6000)
3) NATIVE AMERICAN PLACE NAMES IN THE U.S. $800 (clue #20, $8400 left on board)
Amy 17000 +4000 (Andrew 6000 Sam 16800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 224
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 (0.24 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Amy $21,800 Coryat, 28 correct, 1 incorrect, 43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Andrew $6,200 Coryat, 11 correct, 1 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Sam $15,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $43,600
Lach Trash: $4,800 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,600
Amy Schneider, career statistics:
1462 correct, 97 incorrect
69/85 on rebound attempts (on 182 rebound opportunities)
50.43% in first on buzzer (1346/2669)
70/81 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $218,200)
30/47 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $25,345
Andrew He, career statistics:
265 correct, 37 incorrect
15/17 on rebound attempts (on 41 rebound opportunities)
36.55% in first on buzzer (250/684)
18/23 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $89,400)
4/12 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,033
Sam Buttrey, career statistics:
229 correct, 24 incorrect
12/14 on rebound attempts (on 37 rebound opportunities)
38.77% in first on buzzer (221/570)
6/8 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $10,600)
5/10 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,460
Remaining Players’ Tournament of Champions Chances (after 100,000 Simulations)
Chances of 5 games: 74.273%
Chances of 6 games: 19.000%
Chances of 7 games: 6.727%
Sam is a published constructor of crossword puzzles.
Andrew has visualized Ken throwing cue cards at him in the hotel room.
Amy got to throw out the first pitch at a Giants and A’s game.
- The wagering gambits have started. I’m okay with Amy’s bet, as regardless of the outcome, it keeps Andrew locked out, and the tournament continues.
- Today’s box score: November 17, 2022 Box Score.
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Amy $25,000 Sam $20,000 Andrew $6,800)
Amy: Standard cover bet over Sam is $15,001. If you want to try to finesse Sam, a bet between $1,401 and $4,999 might work. (Actual bet: $6,000)
Andrew: If Amy covers Sam, she falls to $9,999. Thus, you should bet at least $3,801. (Actual bet: $5,999)
Sam: Bet between $5,000 and $6,399, thereby keeping Andrew locked out. (Actual bet: $20,000)
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