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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Business History) for Thursday, June 8, 2023 (Season 39, Game 194):
What is dubbed “the world’s first initial public offering” took place in 1602 in this current European capital
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Allison Strekal, a nonprofit development director from Missoula, Montana
|David Ford, a sales manager from Pasadena, Maryland
|Suresh Krishnan, a networking engineer from Suwanee, Georgia (2-day total: $21,099)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
Suresh Krishnan is now a 2-day champion after his victory in yesterday’s game; it was a game that the writers seemed to want to win. All of the contestants seemed to struggle with the material, and even many viewers at home commented after the game that the material was a struggle for them. Anyways, we’re on to a new day, and two new challengers: today’s challengers are David Ford and Allison Strekal.
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Correct response: What is Amsterdam?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
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In 1602, in response to a company formed in England two years earlier that was granted a monopoly on that country’s trade in Asia, the Dutch formed what is now known as the Dutch East India Company to manage its interests in what is now Indonesia. Its original name was the United East India Company, or VOC (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie). The company was the world’s first to sell shares and have shareholders; any resident in the Netherlands could own stock in the company.
Game Recap & Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Thursday, June 8, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers, along with a recap:
(Categories: History Hysteria; 2 Parts Make A Whole; Catch Of The Day; Silent Letter Words; Late Night Talking; Hairy Styles)
While it was Suresh who found the first Daily Double, it was Alison who had the best round, picking up 13 correct and $7,000!
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Allison 7 correct 0 incorrect
Suresh 4 correct 1 incorrect
David 2 correct 2 incorrect
Allison played golf in high school.
David crashed Pat Sajak’s wedding rehearsal at the age of 6.
Suresh brings cold weather wherever he goes.
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Allison 13 correct 1 incorrect
Suresh 4 correct 1 incorrect
David 4 correct 2 incorrect
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: Yes, You Canal; Literature; A “Mid” Category; Romancing The Stones; Impostors; Big & Lil Pop Culture)
David went back to $0 after the first Daily Double, but Allison decided that she was apparently okay with someone else finding the last one, as she picked the two clues, in succession, least likely to have it. Needless to say, Suresh doubled up to take away Allison’s runaway going into Final.
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Allison 22 correct 3 incorrect
Suresh 13 correct 3 incorrect
David 10 correct 3 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 33 (0 today).
Scores going into Final:
Suresh’s late double-up proved crucial, as Suresh was the only player correct in Final! He’s now a 3-day champion!
David $4,400 – $4,200 = $200 (What is London? (Hi Charlotte & Declan))
Suresh $12,800 + $4,300 = $17,100 (What is Amsterdam?) (3-day total: $38,199)
Allison $17,000 – $8,601 = $8,399 (What Berlin?)
Other Miscellaneous Game Statistics:
Daily Double locations:
1) HISTORY HYSTERIA $600 (clue #3)
Suresh 400 +1000 (David -200 Allison 200)
2) A “MID” CATEGORY $1600 (clue #4)
David 1600 -1600 (Suresh 2400 Allison 6200)
3) YES, YOU CANAL $1200 (clue #28, $3600 left on board)
Suresh 5600 +5600 (David 2400 Allison 17000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 120
Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:
Suresh 1 3*
Suresh 2 3 1 5 3 4 2 3*
David 1 2 3 4* 1 2 3 2 3
Allison 4 5 1 4 5 4 1 2 5 5† 1
† – 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: 33 (0.17 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Suresh $8,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer (14/56), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Allison $17,000 Coryat, 22 correct, 3 incorrect, 35.71% in first on buzzer (20/56), 4/4 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
David $6,000 Coryat, 10 correct, 3 incorrect, 21.43% in first on buzzer (12/56), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $31,000
Lach Trash: $13,400 (on 14 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,600
Suresh Krishnan, career statistics:
41 correct, 7 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 16 rebound opportunities)
23.35% in first on buzzer (39/167)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $9,200)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,200
David Ford, career statistics:
10 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
21.43% in first on buzzer (12/56)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,600)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,000
Allison Strekal, career statistics:
22 correct, 4 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
35.71% in first on buzzer (20/56)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,000
Suresh Krishnan, to win:
4 games: 28.570%
Avg. streak: 3.400 games.
- Even if the Daily Double is in your worst category imaginable, find it and bet $5 on it if you have to. Keep it out of the hands of your opponents. (Though, Allison will probably find herself invited to Second Chance.)
- Today’s box score: June 8, 2023 Box Score.
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Allison $17,000 Suresh $12,800 David $4,400)
Suresh: I would limit my bet to $3,999 to keep David locked out. (Actual bet: $4,300)
David: Bet at least $4,000 to pass Allison if she misses Final and you’re correct. (Actual bet: $4,200)
Allison: Standard cover bet over Suresh is $8,601. (Actual bet: $8,601)
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