Jeopardy! Masters Recap – Friday, May 12, 2023 (Game 1)

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This game’s Jeopardy! Masters contestants:

Amy Schneider, a writer from Oakland, California (2 points)
Amy Schneider on Jeopardy! Masters
Sam Buttrey, an associate professor at the Naval Postgraduate School from Pacific Grove, California (2 points)
Sam Buttrey on Jeopardy! Masters
Andrew He, a software developer from San Francisco, California (5 points)
Andrew He on Jeopardy! Masters

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Today’s first matchup—Andrew He vs. Sam Buttrey vs. Amy Schneider—is a rematch of the Tournament of Champions final. This should give Amy some confidence, as Amy did win 3 of the 6 games back in November. However, Andrew has had the best run of the three of these players in Masters thus far. I expect to see a game as exciting as the ToC Final was tonight!

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Game Recap & Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! Masters today? Here’s the Friday, May 12, 2023 Jeopardy! Masters (game 1) by the numbers, along with a recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Revolt-ing History; Hang In There; Present Company Accepted; Johnny Gilbert’s Musical Theater Audition; The Suffering Of Jesus; Table Talk)

The players went Daily Double hunting, and Andrew found it halfway though the round; he got his score to $9,400 by the end of the round. Meanwhile, Sam and Amy had a strong battle for second going in the second half of the round.

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Andrew 8 correct 0 incorrect
Sam 12 correct 1 incorrect
Amy 7 correct 0 incorrect

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Andrew $9,400
Sam $4,800
Amy $4,200

Today’s interviews:

Amy wagered a tribute to her cousin in Final Jeopardy in a past Masters game.
Sam was the captain of his college rugby team.
Andrew was introduced to “Minnesota Sushi” by Eric Ahasic in the ToC.

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Funny Ladies; Medieval Literature; Isle Be “C”ing You; Invertebrates; Christian-ity; Mnemonic Possession)

More True Daily Doubles! However, Andrew got to the last one, which propelled him into a runaway! He’s going to make James or Mattea keep pace! Amy sat second and Sam third going into Final.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Andrew 20 correct 1 incorrect
Amy 15 correct 3 incorrect
Sam 17 correct 1 incorrect

Scores going into Final:

Andrew $37,600
Amy $14,800
Sam $8,800

Final Jeopardy category: New England Women

Final Jeopardy! clue: At her funeral in 1936, it was said that “the touch of her hand…literally emancipated a soul”

Correct response: Who is Annie Sullivan?

Nobody got Final this game; 3 points to Andrew, 1 to Amy, 0 to Sam!

Tonight’s results:

Sam $8,800 – $8,800 = $0 (Who is Barton?)
Amy $14,800 – $5,000 = $9,800 (Who is Eddy?)
Andrew $37,600 – $0 = $37,600 (Who)

Jeopardy! Masters Game 1 results for May 12, 2023.

Other Miscellaneous Game Statistics:

Daily Double locations:

1) REVOLT-ING HISTORY $600 (clue #16)
Andrew 4400 +4400 (Sam 2400 Amy 3000)
2) ISLE BE “C”ING YOU $2000 (clue #5)
Amy 6600 +6600 (Andrew 10200 Sam 4800)
3) MEDIEVAL LITERATURE $800 (clue #10, $22000 left on board)
Andrew 15400 +15400 (Sam 6000 Amy 13200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 300

Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:

J! Round:
Andrew 5 5 5 5 4 4 3*
Sam 4 4 4 5 3
Amy 5 4 3 3

DJ! Round:
Andrew 3 3 5 2*
Sam 4
Amy 2 3 4 5* 4

Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:

Andrew 4.00
Amy 3.67
Sam 4.00

Game Stats:

Andrew $19,200 Coryat, 20 correct, 1 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Amy $10,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Sam $8,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 1 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $38,200
Lach Trash: $9,600 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,200

Player Statistics:

Andrew He, career statistics:

377 correct, 48 incorrect
24/28 on rebound attempts (on 68 rebound opportunities)
34.11% in first on buzzer (350/1026)
23/29 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $112,600)
7/18 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,544
To win: 16.3%
To make finals: 54.0%
To make semifinals: 75.4%

Sam Buttrey, career statistics:

336 correct, 42 incorrect
15/18 on rebound attempts (on 52 rebound opportunities)
36.33% in first on buzzer (331/911)
10/13 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $27,200)
7/16 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,175
To win: 7.4%
To make finals: 21.0%
To make semifinals: 30.4%

Amy Schneider, career statistics:

1563 correct, 107 incorrect
74/91 on rebound attempts (on 203 rebound opportunities)
47.89% in first on buzzer (1442/3011)
72/84 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $226,200)
35/53 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $23,883
To win: 11.4%
To make finals: 35.8%
To make semifinals: 46.6%

Andy’s Thoughts:

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Andrew $37,600 Amy $14,800 Sam $8,800)

Andrew: No reason to bet anything. (Actual bet: $0)

Sam: Go all in. (Actual bet: $8,800)

Amy: Cover bet over Sam is $2,801. (Actual bet: $5,000)

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5 Comments on "Jeopardy! Masters Recap – Friday, May 12, 2023 (Game 1)"

  1. aaronthecrystalclod | May 12, 2023 at 7:48 pm |

    I know Matt Amodio isn’t here to make this joke valid, but I’m saying it anyways – what’s… deja vu?

  2. Michael Johnston | May 12, 2023 at 9:18 pm |

    Wow, that seems like a really good clue that I would probably have never gotten. A flowery turn of phrase that I mistook for metaphor despite the presence of literally🤦

    Current FJ streak: 1L
    No time to cry over the end of my win streak… I have to try and get the rebound in the next game!

  3. Bill Vollmer | May 12, 2023 at 9:19 pm |

    I took this Final Jeopardy to mean religously emnacipated, and, like Amy thought Mary Baker Eddy.

    • Mary Baker Eddy died in 1910 [not that I knew that until after reading your comment]. I find it interesting that the years she lived were near concurrent with those of Harriet Tubman. Eddy died about 2 years before Tubman whose birth year was not known but was assumed to be “give or take” only about a year different that Eddy’s date of birth.

  4. I knew that Anne Sullivan was older than Helen Keller and died younger but did not realize it was as long ago as 1936! [I remember when Helen Keller died when I was in high school, but of course THAT doesn’t seem as long ago as it actually was. But regardless, that was over 30 years after Annie died.]

    I had guessed Harriet Tubman as I knew she lived into the 20th century, but within the 30 seconds, I did not do the math to figure out it could not have been as late is 1936. [If I had, I would have figured out I had to be wrong but would not have had time left to come up with anyone else.]

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