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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Literary Groups) for Tuesday, May 30, 2023 (Season 39, Game 187):
Windermere, Thirlmere & Grasmere are 3 of the sites that helped give a 19th century literary group this name
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Nathan Dennis, a C-17 loadmaster from Charlotte, North Carolina
|Ilhana Redzovic, an investment associate from Chicago, Illinois
|Diandra D’Alessio, a technical writer from Montreal, Quebec, Canada (2-day total: $15,700)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
No, Jeopardy! is not in reruns, as much as some Facebook commenters have believed, thanks to the partial operability of the Jeopardy! website as it stands right now. Last night’s boxscore has yet to be posted, and we are on Day 2 of having zero contestant information on the website. Thus, once again, Jeopardy! fans looking for information on the day’s contestants are stuck looking at the closing “preview” at the end of yesterday’s games. (And, of course, the fact that other outlets have failed to find or use this information is another reason why I am led to believe that my work is being stolen—because if those other outlets actually watched the entire show, they would have this information already.)
In any case, 2-day champion Diandra D’Alessio of Montreal takes on Chicago’s Ilhana Redzovic & Charlotte’s Nathan Dennis.
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Correct response: Who are the Lake Poets?
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With its most famous members being William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Robert Southey, the Lake Poets are a famed group of 19th-century poets who all lived in the Lake District in England. Wordsworth was arguably the poet whose poetic vision was most influenced by the area’s landscape; Coleridge and Southey, while living in the area, both had differing viewpoints from Wordsworth.
Interestingly, this was an easier Final Jeopardy! for me, if only because this group was in my head from having discounted the Lake Poets on a recent LearnedLeague question about the Graveyard Poets.
Game Recap & Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Tuesday, May 30, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers, along with a recap:
(Categories: Authors’ First Novels; The Year That Was; The Band’S Songs Tell A Story; Fruity Rhyme Time; “M.C.”; Hammer)
Ilhana really caught her stride in the second half of the opening round, picking up 8 correct responses to take a big lead after 30 clues!
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Ilhana 5 correct 0 incorrect
Nathan 5 correct 0 incorrect
Diandra 4 correct 0 incorrect
Nathan has tried out for the show in 1996 and 2001.
Ilhana worked hosting meet & greets at Lollapalooza.
Diandra had a job working at airport duty-free making maple taffy.
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Ilhana 13 correct 1 incorrect
Nathan 9 correct 2 incorrect
Diandra 5 correct 1 incorrect
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: Mountains; Czech It Out!; Scientists; Cat Breeds; Disney Endings; Middle “G”)
Double Jeopardy! saw both challengers pick up Daily Doubles; Nathan bet what I assume was a unit number—1356—while Ilhana bet $5,000 on hers. Unfortunately, $6,000 might have been the better choice, as Ilhana ended up a few hundred dollars short of a runaway.
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Ilhana 23 correct 2 incorrect
Nathan 19 correct 4 incorrect
Diandra 11 correct 2 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 30 (0 today).
Scores going into Final:
Final Jeopardy! today was a Triple Stumper, but Ilhana’s big lead means that she is the new champion! She’ll go for win #2 tomorrow!
Diandra $7,200 – $7,199 = $1 (Who are the Algonquin Round Table?)
Nathan $10,756 – $3,745 = $7,011 (Who are the Meadowmen?)
Ilhana $21,000 – $600 = $20,400 (What is Algonquin Round Table?) (1-day total: $20,400)
Other Miscellaneous Game Statistics:
Daily Double locations:
1) THE YEAR THAT WAS $600 (clue #3)
Diandra 400 +400 (Ilhana 0 Nathan 200)
2) CAT BREEDS $1200 (clue #18)
Nathan 7400 +1356 (Diandra 2800 Ilhana 8400)
3) SCIENTISTS $1600 (clue #26, $4800 left on board)
Ilhana 15600 +5000 (Diandra 2800 Nathan 10756)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 90
Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:
Diandra 1 3*
Diandra 2 1 4 3 1
Ilhana 2 5 3 2 2 3 4 5 4*
Nathan 1 2 3 4 4 5 1 3 3* 5 2† 4†
† – selection in same category as Daily Double
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: 30 (0.16 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Ilhana $17,600 Coryat, 23 correct, 2 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Nathan $10,600 Coryat, 19 correct, 4 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Diandra $7,400 Coryat, 11 correct, 2 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $35,600
Lach Trash: $9,800 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,600
Diandra D’Alessio, career statistics:
38 correct, 7 incorrect
5/6 on rebound attempts (on 19 rebound opportunities)
20.47% in first on buzzer (35/171)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $400)
1/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,000
Ilhana Redzovic, career statistics:
23 correct, 3 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,600
Nathan Dennis, career statistics:
19 correct, 5 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,356)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,600
Ilhana Redzovic, to win:
2 games: 66.562%
Avg. streak: 2.991 games.
- I personally prefer players who make an effort to try win the game, and not bet numbers that are inside jokes to one’s friends and/or coworkers.
- Today’s box score: May 30, 2023 Box Score.
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Ilhana $21,000 Nathan $10,756 Diandra $7,200)
Diandra: Limit your bet to $6,175; this way, you have the best chance of staying ahead of Nathan if he’s incorrect. (Actual bet: $7,199)
Ilhana: Standard cover bet over Nathan is $513. (Actual bet: $600)
Nathan: You have to bet at least $9,733 to have any chance of winning today. (Actual bet: $3,745)
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