Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, June 6, 2023

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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Historic Organizations) for Tuesday, June 6, 2023 (Season 39, Game 192):

A senator called the 1949 pact that formed this a “fraternity of peace” that “makes the obligation plain …for us & others”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Deborah Claymon, a writer from St. Helena, California
Deborah Claymon on Jeopardy!
Suresh Krishnan, a networking engineer from Suwanee, Georgia
Suresh Krishnan on Jeopardy!
Jared Watson, a quality control specialist from Greenville, Texas (3-day total: $56,202)
Jared Watson on Jeopardy!

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Jared Watson is your 3-day defending champion on Jeopardy!; he picked up his first runaway in last night’s victory. Today, he goes for win #4 against Suresh Krishnan and Deborah Clayton!

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Correct response: What is NATO?

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Oh, cool—another acronym! NATO—which stands for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization—was an expansion of a Western European defense union known as the Western Union. The initial 12 countries in NATO were Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The “fraternity of peace” statements were made by Senator Arthur Vandenberg (R-Mich.) in forging bipartisan support for Truman’s foreign policy initiatives; one other famed Vandenberg quote is “politics stops at the water’s edge”.

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Game Recap & Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Tuesday, June 6, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers, along with a recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: 21St Century Stuff; Quotable Notables; Which Cabinet Department?; Waterfowl-Pourri; Riaa Top-Selling Artists; S-Less, Chaps)

Jared got off to a rocket start, but his score fell back after he dropped $4,000 on a Daily Double at about the two-thirds point in the round.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Jared 9 correct 0 incorrect
Suresh 6 correct 0 incorrect
Deborah 0 correct 1 incorrect

Today’s interviews:

Deborah met her husband when teaching water skiing.
Suresh flies around collecting airline miles
Jared has a Les Paul guitar as a treasured possession.

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Jared 14 correct 1 incorrect
Suresh 8 correct 2 incorrect
Deborah 3 correct 2 incorrect

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Jared $3,800
Suresh $3,000
Deborah $1,400

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Nonfiction Tv; Strait Up; Books & Authors; It Comes In “Wave”S; This & That; You Must Be 12 Letters Long Or More To Enter)

In a round that had many “didn’t remember the constraints of the category” mistakes from our players, Jared lost $3,000 more on the second Daily Double, while Suresh got the last one correct to ensure Jared didn’t have a runaway going into Final!

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Jared 28 correct 4 incorrect
Suresh 14 correct 4 incorrect
Deborah 5 correct 5 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 31 (1 today).

Scores going into Final:

Jared $12,800
Suresh $7,600
Deborah $600

This time, Jared not having a runaway was crucial, as he missed Final Jeopardy; Suresh and Deborah getting it correct means that we have a new champion in Suresh! He’ll be back tomorrow to defend.

Tonight’s results:

Deborah $600 + $599 = $1,199 (What is NATO? It was fun!)
Suresh $7,600 + $3,000 = $10,600 (What is NATO?) (1-day total: $10,600)
Jared $12,800 – $2,401 = $10,399 (What is the United Nations?)

Suresh Krishnan, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 6, 2023 game.)

Other Miscellaneous Game Statistics:

Daily Double locations:

1) 21st CENTURY STUFF $600 (clue #21)
Jared 6800 -4000 (Suresh 3800 Deborah 400)
2) STRAIT UP $1200 (clue #6)
Jared 9800 -3000 (Suresh 3000 Deborah 1400)
3) YOU MUST BE 12 LETTERS LONG OR MORE TO ENTER $1600 (clue #17, $11600 left on board)
Suresh 5400 +2600 (Jared 12000 Deborah 200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -41

Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:

J! Round:
Jared 3 4 1 3 4 3 4 5 2 3 4 5 3*
Suresh 5 2 1 2 5 1 2
Deborah 1

DJ! Round:
Jared 3 4 5 2 3* 3 4 5 4 5 3 5 3
Suresh 4 4*
Deborah 1 3

Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:

Suresh 2.89
Jared 3.58
Deborah 1.67

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $400
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 31 (0.16 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Suresh $6,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 4 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer (14/56), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Jared $19,800 Coryat, 28 correct, 4 incorrect, 50.00% in first on buzzer (28/56), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
Deborah $600 Coryat, 5 correct, 5 incorrect, 16.07% in first on buzzer (9/56), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $27,000
Lach Trash: $13,200 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $13,400

Player Statistics:

Jared Watson, career statistics:

101 correct, 16 incorrect
7/10 on rebound attempts (on 27 rebound opportunities)
40.97% in first on buzzer (93/227)
5/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$4,000)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,700

Suresh Krishnan, career statistics:

15 correct, 4 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
25.00% in first on buzzer (14/56)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,600)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,600

Deborah Claymon, career statistics:

6 correct, 5 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
16.07% in first on buzzer (9/56)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $600

Suresh Krishnan, to win:

2 games: 29.060%
3: 8.445%
4: 2.454%
5: 0.713%
6: 0.207%
Avg. streak: 1.410 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Jared $12,800 Suresh $7,600 Deborah $600)

Jared: Standard cover bet over Suresh is $2,401. (Actual bet: $2,401)

Suresh: Make sure you bet at least $2,801 to have any chance at winning. Keep your bet under $6,399, though, to guarantee second place. (Actual bet: $3,000)

Deborah: Bet whatever you like—though I’d suggest not going all-in, just in case Suresh does. (Actual bet: $599)

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15 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, June 6, 2023"

  1. One of my cousins made up names for acronyms like Northern Afghanistans Terrorizing in Oklahoma. CAP wasn’t Civil Air Patrol but Community Apple Pickers.

  2. Got it immediately. I never predict a triple get. But this definitely was in my wheelhouse.

  3. NATO, of course! There hasn’t been an easier get for a while.

    I am enjoying Jared as sort of a “bungling everyman” who comes out on top. . . much to his surprise!

    • Except for the second-guessing that can come from “so easy”. NATO was my immediate response, but then I started thinking “which could they get together and finalize faster after WWII, NATO or the U.N.?” I was thinking that since the countries of NATO had just been involved in a war, they could come together faster, so said U.N. (for 1949) instead.

      Plus, the quote seemed more apt for the U.N. than for NATO.

  4. This was a very easy get. NATO was something I learned years ago. Still i kept this acronym in my mind. I would never have predicted a triple get but a double solve is better

  5. Michael Johnston | June 6, 2023 at 2:34 pm |

    Easy get today which has allowed me to surpass my nine-game win streak from last season!

  6. I should have gotten it right but I just blanked. I thought “what was the Western alternative to the Warsaw Pact and never got there.

  7. I have an issue with tonight’s episode. They ruled against Jared on the question about the body of water North of Calais, when he said English Channel. He was technically right, as the Strait of Dover is part of the English Channel.

    • The show made the correct judging decision. “The English Channel” does not fit within the constraints of a category titled STRAIT UP. It was clearly about bodies of water with “Strait” in their name.

  8. Judith P. | June 7, 2023 at 1:22 am |

    Drat! I missed today’s Final! question. I answered “The United Nations.” I’m sad to see Jared go. He described himself as a “dorkopotamus.” Hilarious.

  9. Jared was fun. And he had the best Coryat by far today. But hard to win when you miss two DDs and FJ.

  10. Bill Vollmer | June 7, 2023 at 10:53 am |

    Andy; you mentioned in your article on weekly happenings, that Davies, and, the rest of the Jeopardy production team are planing on a “champion’s wild card” competition. The TV Insider web site, citing an Inside Jeopardy episode, says that there will be an Invitational, as a “qualifer” for the second Masters tourney. The Wild Card that Davies and, etc., envision was to be a “qualifier” for the Second Chance tourney, and/or to the T of C itself. Will both happen, presuming the WGA strike is settled, just one (which?) or, neither. (If the WGA strike isn’t settle before taping is scheduled to resume, I’d think everything is “up in the air.”
    Tuesday’s Final Jeopardy; I overthought my response. When the “answer” was revealed, I said “What is NATO?” But while waiting to see if I was right, focusing on the part of the answer that said peace, as well as, the year 1949, “corrected” myself, and, said “What is the UN?” If I’d followed the old Match Game “rule” of following ones first thought, I would have had the correct response.

    • Both are scheduled to happen in Season 40; Champions Wild Card will be immediately prior to the Tournament of Champions, while the Jeopardy! Invitational Tournament will happen at some point between the Tournament of Champions and Season 2 of Jeopardy! Masters.

    • Bill V., read my earlier comment. I did pretty much exactly the same thing (concerning NATO) as you did.

  11. I found the “S-Less, Chaps” category to be extremely awkward. It seemed the contestants did too. I hope the writers improve on that sort of thing in the future.

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