Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Warning: This page contains spoilers for the June 7, 2023, game of Jeopardy! — please do not scroll down if you wish to avoid being spoiled. Please note that the game airs as early as noon Eastern in some U.S. television markets.

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category European Countries) for Wednesday, June 7, 2023 (Season 39, Game 193):

Of all the nations that border Italy, the one that didn’t exist in 1990

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Collette Lee, a middle school math teacher from Paxton, Illinois
Collette Lee on Jeopardy!
Kristine Rembach, a human rights lawyer originally from Ghent, New York
Kristine Rembach on Jeopardy!
Suresh Krishnan, a networking engineer from Suwanee, Georgia (1-day total: $10,600)
Suresh Krishnan on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Suresh Krishnan from Georgia is our defending champion; he picked up $10,600 in winning yesterday. The prediction model is rather sour on Suresh’s chances of winning more, but you never know—outgoing champion Jared Watson was very strong on the signaling device, and there’s always a chance that Suresh will get the timing down this time out.

Meanwhile, all of our opening round categories today appear to be Stephen Sondheim musicals: Into the Woods, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Passion, and Merrily We Roll Along.

PSA: The best way to keep COVID-19 at bay (and keep Jeopardy! producing new episodes) is for everybody to get their vaccinations as soon as they can, including any boosters as recommended. When wearing a mask, please ensure that your mask covers both your nose and your mouth.

Are you going on the show and looking for information about how to bet in Final Jeopardy? Check out my new Betting Strategy 101 page!

I recently updated my tournament wildcard models with as much tournament data as I’ve been able to find! If you’re playing in a tournament, you’ll want to check this out!

(Content continues below)

Do you appreciate the work I do here on The Jeopardy! Fan? Would you like to make a one-time contribution to the site? You may do so here!

Correct response: What is Slovenia?

You can find game-by-game stats here at The Jeopardy! Fan of all 16 players, now including Cris Pannullo and Ray Lalonde, that have won 10 or more games on Jeopardy!

More information about Final Jeopardy:

(The following write-up is original content and is copyright 2023 The Jeopardy! Fan. It may not be copied without linked attribution back to this page.)

Playing this Final at home, I definitely knew it was going to be a former Yugoslav republic after seeing the clue—knowing the map of Europe enough to get this correct is a difficult task, especially when knowing the map of Europe has traditionally been a struggle for many contestants. I’ll be impressed with anyone—contestant or home viewer—who gets this correct.

Meanwhile, Italy borders France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia; until 1991, Slovenia was part of Yugoslavia; it and Croatia were the first states to secede (Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as what is now North Macedonia, soon followed).

If I was to guess, I would say that Croatia, as well as potentially the Czech Republic, or even Slovakia, would be potential incorrect guesses to this clue.

We have many new offerings at The Jeopardy! Fan Online Store! Proceeds from the sale of the “Doctor Oz’s Fast-Acting Snake Oil Elixir” T-shirt are being donated to The Trevor Project:

You can now listen to Alex Trebek-hosted Jeopardy! episodes from TuneIn Radio without leaving The Jeopardy! Fan — listen now!

Game Recap & Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Wednesday, June 7, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers, along with a recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Into The Woods; Company; Follies; A Little Night Music; Passion; Merrily We Roll Along)

Things started off well for our players; Suresh and Colletter both had good scores after the Jeopardy! Round. Unfortunately, Kristine’s incorrect response on the Daily Double prevented her score from being there.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Collette 5 correct 1 incorrect
Suresh 4 correct 0 incorrect
Kristine 2 correct 0 incorrect

Today’s interviews:

Collette got in trouble in Japan at a spa because of a tattoo.
Kristine quit her job to do legal aid for refugees.
Suresh has two daughters; he built a Taj Mahal Lego set with them.

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Suresh 9 correct 0 incorrect
Collette 8 correct 3 incorrect
Kristine 5 correct 1 incorrect

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Suresh $5,800
Collette $3,600
Kristine $800

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Astronomical Anagrams; Join The Club; The Presidential Line Of Succession, Today; Etymology; A Novel Character Breakdown; A ’90s Kid)

In a round that absolutely did not play to the contestants’ strengths, Triple Stumpers were the order of the day. However, only two incorrect responses were given (one on the Daily Double). To me, that’s a sign that the writers may have gone slightly too hard on this one. As it was, Kristine getting the last Daily Double correct meant that she led going into Final!

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Kristine 10 correct 1 incorrect
Suresh 11 correct 0 incorrect
Collette 12 correct 5 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 33 (2 today).

Scores going into Final:

Kristine $8,500
Suresh $7,000
Collette $3,500

Both Collette and Suresh got Final correct—Suresh is now a 2-day champion! He’ll go for win #3 tomorrow.

Tonight’s results:

Collette $3,500 + $3,499 = $6,999 (What is Slovenia?)
Suresh $7,000 + $3,499 = $10,499 (What is Slovenia?) (2-day total: $21,099)
Kristine $8,500 – $5,501 = $2,999 (What is Montenegro?)

Suresh Krishnan, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 7, 2023 game.)

Other Miscellaneous Game Statistics:

Daily Double locations:

1) A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC $400 (clue #20)
Kristine 1600 -1600 (Suresh 3600 Collette 3000)
2) ETYMOLOGY $1600 (clue #7)
Collette 4800 -2500 (Suresh 5800 Kristine 3200)
3) ASTRONOMICAL ANAGRAMS $800 (clue #20, $10400 left on board)
Kristine 4000 +2500 (Suresh 6600 Collette 1900)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -90

Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:

J! Round:
Suresh 1 3 4 5 1 3 4 1 3 5
Kristine 3 2 2*
Collette 2 2 4 5 2 5 4

DJ! Round:
Suresh 3 4 1
Kristine 2 3 4 5 2 3 3 4 5 2 3 2*
Collette 4* 5† 2 5 2

† – selection in same category as Daily Double

Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:

Suresh 2.92
Kristine 3.00
Collette 3.50

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $800
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 33 (0.17 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Suresh $7,000 Coryat, 11 correct, 0 incorrect, 20.00% in first on buzzer (11/55), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Kristine $8,400 Coryat, 10 correct, 1 incorrect, 14.55% in first on buzzer (8/55), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Collette $6,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 5 incorrect, 29.09% in first on buzzer (16/55), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $21,400
Lach Trash: $27,800 (on 23 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,000

Player Statistics:

Suresh Krishnan, career statistics:

27 correct, 4 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
22.52% in first on buzzer (25/111)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,600)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,800

Kristine Rembach, career statistics:

10 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
14.55% in first on buzzer (8/55)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $900)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,400

Collette Lee, career statistics:

13 correct, 5 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
29.09% in first on buzzer (16/55)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,500)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,000

Suresh Krishnan, to win:

3 games: 24.665%
4: 6.083%
5: 1.500%
6: 0.370%
7: 0.091%
Avg. streak: 2.327 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • As best as I can tell, no overall show records were set in this game. The overall known record for the number of Triple Stumpers was set on February 23, 2005. Additionally, I am loath to report on such matters, as it usually ends up being a cudgel of sorts to beat abuse onto the contestants. It’s an unfortunate situation where the material on the day just didn’t suit the players’ strengths. I personally invite every single person who thinks they can do better to put their money where their mouth is and take the Anytime Test.
  • Today’s box score: June 7, 2023 Box Score.

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Kristine $8,500 Suresh $7,000 Collette $3,500)

Suresh: I would recommend making the minimum cover bet over Collette—$1.(Actual bet: $3,499)

Kristine: Standard cover bet over Suresh is $5,501. (Actual bet: $5,501)

Collette: I would recommend going all-in, to defend against the possibility that Suresh might bet exactly $1. (Actual bet: $3,499)

Become a Supporter now! Make a monthly contribution to the site on Patreon!

Contestant photo credit:

When commenting, please note that all comments on The Jeopardy! Fan must be in compliance with the Site Comment Policy.

If you are going to quote any information from this page or this website, attribution is required.

Have you had a chance to listen to our podcast game show, Complete The List, yet? Check it out! It’s also available on Apple Podcasts.

20 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, June 7, 2023"

  1. Michael Johnston | June 7, 2023 at 10:21 am |

    Yeah, I had already made a brief study of a current map of Europe (after a missed FJ! from last season), but remembering some of the history of the breakup of Yugoslavia would have been enough to get Slovenia.

  2. I went with Czech Republic, so at least with Andy’s write up, he thinks it’s a reasonable incorrect response. I haven’t been to Italy since 1989, and the train entered from France (had been in Nice), and left through Austria (on my way to Munich).

  3. Jim Cardillo | June 7, 2023 at 12:01 pm |

    I guessed Croatia, which misses bordering with Itlay by a few scant miles (Slovenia gets in the way).

  4. I thought maybe Croatia. Close but no cigar.

  5. I’m jinxing myself with this, but I am 3/3 this week
    I had a good friend, since deceased, who was from the Slovenian portion of the former Yugoslavia

  6. I predict a short run of one or two days as champ unless Suresh changes his playing strategy. Suresh is really smart too so we will see if I’m incorrect in my prediction

  7. What’s the record for triple stumpers in a game because good golly I can’t remember the last time I heard that sound effect that many times in an episode

    • Saving the HTML source of the February 23, 2005 J-Archive page Andy has mentioned, and searching for “Stumper”, I found 24 occurrences.

    • Agree! It was odd, almost disconcerting.

    • Robert Fawkes | June 7, 2023 at 6:13 pm |

      The known record for Triple Stumpers is 24 set on February 23, 2005, as shown in “Andy’s Thoughts” above. Tonight’s episode came close but did not quite make the record.

    • I can tell you definitively that this game does not set an outright record for Triple Stumpers in regular play, nor for potential Lach Trash. The October 30, 2015 episode also had 23 Triple Stumpers, the aggregate value of which was $29,200.

    • Judith P. | June 7, 2023 at 8:51 pm |

      For me personally, today’s Jeopardy! had the most Triple Stumpers in one game that I’ve ever witnessed. It was painful to watch.

  8. It might help with today’s FJ if you were a fan of Melania Trump. Maybe that’s why I didn’t know it.

  9. Katerina E. | June 7, 2023 at 2:44 pm |

    Being of one-quarter Slovenian heritage, and being very proud of that, this was super-easy for me. For most folks it’s probably not nearly so easy, however.

    • Katerina E. | June 7, 2023 at 7:44 pm |

      Talking with my Dad just now (after the episode aired locally), and he who is responsible for my Slovenian heritage (his maternal grandparents came over in the 1900s, his grandmother from the same city as the former First Lady) did not know the answer. He would say that I know it because I have an MA in Geography, and because I was closely following the wars during the break-up of Yugoslavia. I also have a Yugoslavian flag I got from the UN gift shop when I was there in high school in 1988, and a Slovenian flag I got from the same shop, seven years later, when I was there for National Model UN in college.

  10. That was a good comment on the triple stumper record. Your perspective is definitely one of the reasons I enjoy this site.

  11. Judith P. | June 7, 2023 at 8:37 pm |

    Yay! I got today’s Final! correct. I knew that it must be a former Yugoslav republic. When Melania Trump was our First Lady, I took a moment to look up Slovenia on a map. Prior to Melania Trump, I had no specific reason to learn which area of Yugoslavia that Slovenia was located in. So I remembered that Slovenia borders Italy.

  12. As soon as I saw the clue I said to my wife, “It’s the country we drove into from Italy….Slovenia”. Then she said, “It isn’t Croatia?” and I dithered about whether Croatia shared a border with Italy and changed my answer. So I blame her for this one 🙂 but at least I had the right idea.

Comments are closed.