Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, July 11, 2023

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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Olympic Teams) for Tuesday, July 11, 2023 (Season 39, Game 217):

A city of about 2.5 million people, since 1984 for political reasons it has been in the name of an Olympic team

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Erin Sheedy, a library science graduate student from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Erin Sheedy on Jeopardy!
Justin White, a director of orchestra personnel from Overland Park, Kansas
Justin White on Jeopardy!
James Tyler, a senior editor from Blandon, Pennsylvania (1-day total: $8,200)
James Tyler on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

James Tyler is your new Jeopardy! champion after his victory last night. One important matter from a strategic perspective: always note what the champion has bet in Final Jeopardy. It could become a major advantage if you realize that James did not make the standard cover bet in last night’s final round. Immediately, the best strategy from second place is to go all-in in order to force the leader to make that cover bet.

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Correct response: What is Taipei?

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International recognition of the People’s Republic of China versus the Republic of China has been a sticky point in international relations; the Republic of China was expelled from the United Nations in 1971 over the dispute over its sovereignty and was prohibited from displaying its national symbols (flag, anthem, and national name) at international events. Things came to a head at the Olympic level in 1976 when the Canadian government informed the Republic of China that they could not compete under that name at the Montréal games, with Canada giving recognition to the People’s Republic of China in 1970. The Republic of China responded by boycotting the Montreal Olympics; in 1979, the International Olympic Committee responded with the Nagoya Resolution, which permitted both the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of China to compete at the Olympics, with the latter being known as Chinese Taipei. The Republic of China agreed to the Nagoya Resolution in 1981, and both countries competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. The deliberately ambiguous (with “Chinese” potentially referring to either state or culture) term “Chinese Taipei” has now gained wide international acceptance in both sporting and diplomatic contexts.

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Game Recap & Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Tuesday, July 11, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers, along with a recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Space Cuisine; So You Got Your “M.A.”; Cartoon Critters; First Name Verbs; Friends; In High Places)

Everyone had an excellent opening round, with Erin at Third Podium leading at both quarter-time and half-time! Everyone was still very much in it, though!

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Erin 5 correct 0 incorrect
James 5 correct 1 incorrect
Justin 4 correct 1 incorrect

Today’s interviews:

Erin has her grandmother as her contestant guest.
Justin also builds musical instruments, most notably a pogo cello.
James attended elementary school on Penny Lane in Liverpool.

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Erin 10 correct 0 incorrect
James 10 correct 1 incorrect
Justin 7 correct 2 incorrect

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Erin $5,400
James $4,200
Justin $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: A Century Ago: 1923; 2 Books In One; “B” In Music; A Game Of Cards; City Folk; 7-Letter Words)

Justin got to both Daily Doubles; unfortunately, was thrown off by the first one (it took me awhile for the light to dawn, too, at home, to be honest) but he got the second to make sure James didn’t have a runaway going into Final!

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

James 19 correct 1 incorrect
Justin 17 correct 5 incorrect
Erin 13 correct 1 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 36 (0 today).

Scores going into Final:

James $15,000
Justin $9,200
Erin $7,000

Justin was the only player correct in Final—that means he ended up with the most money, and therefore, gets named Jeopardy! Champion! He’ll be back tomorrow to go for win #2.

Tonight’s results:

Erin $7,000 – $0 = $7,000 (What is Pittsburgh)
Justin $9,200 + $5,501 = $14,701 (What is Taipei?) (1-day total: $14,701)
James $15,000 – $4,000 = $11,000 (What is Serbia + Monteneg)

Justin White, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the July 11, 2023 game.)

Other Miscellaneous Game Statistics:

Daily Double locations:

1) FIRST NAME VERBS $1000 (clue #5)
Erin 1000 +1000 (James 1000 Justin -600)
2) “B” IN MUSIC $1200 (clue #3)
Justin 4200 -2800 (James 4200 Erin 5400)
3) A GAME OF CARDS $1200 (clue #8, $27600 left on board)
Justin 3800 +2200 (James 5000 Erin 7000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 91

Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:

J! Round:
James 1 3 4
Erin 2 5*

DJ! Round:
James 1
Justin 1 2 3* 4† 2 3*
Erin 5†

† – selection in same category as Daily Double

Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:

Justin 2.50
James 2.25
Erin 4.00

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 36 (0.17 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Justin $11,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 5 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
James $15,000 Coryat, 19 correct, 1 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Erin $7,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 1 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $33,000
Lach Trash: $14,400 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,600

Player Statistics:

James Tyler, career statistics:

32 correct, 4 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (30/114)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,600

Justin White, career statistics:

18 correct, 5 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$600)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,000

Erin Sheedy, career statistics:

13 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,000

Justin White, to win:

2 games: 32.879%
3: 10.810%
4: 3.554%
5: 1.169%
6: 0.384%
Avg. streak: 1.490 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Viewers are reminded that in order to fit the game in for time and ensure we see all 61 clues more often, the show is apt to edit dead air out of the broadcast. That would explain why Justin was given what appeared to be a short amount of time on the second Daily Double—he would have been given a normal amount of time on stage, but cutting out the dead air time, in this case, would ensure that we get to see an extra clue or two at the end of the round.
  • Today’s box score: July 11, 2023 Box Score.

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: James $15,000 Justin $9,200 Erin $7,000)

James: Standard cover bet over Justin is $3,201. (Actual bet: $4,000)

Justin: James didn’t cover yesterday. Go all in, in case he picks a low random number. (Actual bet: $5,501)

Erin: Bet at least $4,800 to have any chance of winning. (Actual bet: $0)

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13 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, July 11, 2023"

  1. I didn’t know the year, but I knew Taipei had to be the answer.

  2. Michael Johnston | July 11, 2023 at 9:37 am |

    tsk It makes sense now that I know it, but I could not work it out on my own :/

    Current FJ! streak: 1L

    Andy: I’ll be looking forward to your next Weekly Thoughts page. I’ve got some thoughts about particulars of last night’s game to bounce around🙂

  3. Easy FJ for me, as I am very much aware of the situation between the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan, both as regards the Olympics and otherwise.

  4. I am well aware of the tensions between China and Taiwan. Although I did fly there for a layover two months ago with my mom heading to Beijing. Still this was an easy get for me.

  5. As a native Kansan, I take an interest in any contestant from the state. I can’t remember anybody else from Kansas winning since I started watching in 2017.

  6. Robert J. Fawkes | July 11, 2023 at 6:58 pm |

    My wife is from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, so this was an easy one for me to come up with even though they are different cities in Taiwan.

  7. To the Denver and vicinity fans: due to the All Stars game airing at 6:00 pm this evening, Jeopardy will air at 1:00 am Wednesday morning.

  8. Drat! I guessed “Sarajevo” for today’s Final J! clue. I knew the 1984 Winter Olympics were held there, before the dissolution of the country of Yugoslavia. I didn’t think about Taipei or Taiwan, sadly.

    • Sarajevo hasn’t been in the name of an Olympic team/delegation.

      • He didn’t mean he picked wrong between two responses that were at least semi-correct. In trying to think what fit the clue, I, too, first ran Sarajevo through my mind, but I correctly picked “the capital of Taiwan”. Unfortunately I miss-remembered what that was and said Taipan instead of Taipei. NOW I know that Taipan is the name of a very deadly snake!

        • Sorry, Judith, I had you and Rashaad mixed up by the time I paged back and made my comment. [I’ve barely been reading this board for 2 days while monitoring Prime Days (personally, not professionally).]

  9. Bill Vollmer | July 12, 2023 at 12:50 pm |

    Since Chinese Taipei has been used as a subsitute name for the Republic of China in most international sports, I was surprised that this Final Jeopardy wasn’t a “triple get.” I got from the “answer” as soon as it was revealed.
    Now quite probably it is my hearing, but the clip of “God Bless America” used for the answer in the Daily Double “‘B’ in Music” I couldn’t tell the melody was supposed to be. I figured out from the “answer” that the correct response was going to be Irving Berlin. But, again to my ears the clip of “God Bless America” was of no help.

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