Warning: This page contains spoilers for the May 12, 2023, first game of Jeopardy! Masters — please do not scroll down if you wish to avoid being spoiled. It will be updated alongside the Eastern Time airing of the show, beginning at about 8:00 PM Eastern.
This game’s Jeopardy! Masters contestants:
|Amy Schneider, a writer from Oakland, California (2 points)
|Sam Buttrey, an associate professor at the Naval Postgraduate School from Pacific Grove, California (2 points)
|Andrew He, a software developer from San Francisco, California (5 points)
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:
(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:
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:
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!
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)
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:
Andrew 5 5 5 5 4 4 3*
Sam 4 4 4 5 3
Amy 5 4 3 3
Andrew 3 3 5 2*
Amy 2 3 4 5* 4
Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:
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
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%
- Today’s box score: Jeopardy! Masters Box Score for May 12, 2023 (Game 1).
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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