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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Man-Made Objects) for Tuesday, July 18, 2023 (Season 39, Game 222):
Around since 1998, it’s now roughly the length of a football field & travels at about 5 miles per second
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Chelsea Watt, a communications manager from New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
|David Bederman, an attorney from Los Angeles, California
|Daniel Moore, a contract compliance analyst from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2-day total: $39,800)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
Happy Tuesday! In yesterday’s game, Daniel won in spite of 8 incorrect responses, the most number of incorrect responses of anyone who’s won a game this season. Today, he faces off against L.A.’s David Bederman and Vancouver-area’s Chelsea Watt! One other thing to note: Daniel only bet to tie in yesterday’s game, not the full cover bet—that certainly changes the strategy from second place; going all in from second is now potentially a viable option.
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Correct response: What is the International Space Station?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
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The International Space Station (ISS), a collaboration between NASA, Russia’s Roscosmos, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, the European Space Agency, and the Canadian Space Agency, has been in low Earth orbit as a microgravity and space environment research laboratory since 1998. Over 250 people have visited the ISS.
I think that this will be a straightforward Final as long as contestants realize that they can stray from the surface of the Earth. Otherwise, they might have a difficult time.
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Game Recap & Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Tuesday, July 18, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers, along with a recap:
(Categories: The Songs Of Max Martin; An Abbreviated Category; College Tuition: Then & Now; Prefixes & Suffixes; Stars On The Nation’s Flag; Shark!)
Daniel got off to the best start, but it was David who doubled up through the Daily Double to jump into the lead after 15 clues. He picked up another 7 correct after the break to extend his lead, but everyone was playing well at the midway point.
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
David 5 correct 0 incorrect
Daniel 7 correct 0 incorrect
Chelsea 3 correct 0 incorrect
Chelsea is terrified of whales, but is okay with sharks.
David moonlights as a DJ.
Daniel hopes to visit every major suspension bridge in America.
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
David 12 correct 0 incorrect
Daniel 9 correct 2 incorrect
Chelsea 8 correct 1 incorrect
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: American History; Authors’ First Major Works; African Films; 3-Word Responses; World Of First Names; 4 Letters, Ends In “Y”)
The good news for Chelsea: She got to both Daily Doubles. The bad news for Chelsea: She got both Daily Doubles incorrect. As it was, David picked up 9 correct without being incorrect to hold a lead going into Final!
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
David 21 correct 0 incorrect
Daniel 19 correct 3 incorrect
Chelsea 13 correct 3 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 41 (0 today).
Scores going into Final:
Everyone today got Final correct, and we have a new champion in David! He’ll be back tomorrow to defend.
Chelsea $5,800 + $5,000 = $10,800 (What is the International Space Station?)
Daniel $14,200 + $14,200 = $28,400 (What is the International Space Station?)
David $17,800 + $10,601 = $28,401 (What is the International Space Station?) (1-day total: $28,401)
Other Miscellaneous Game Statistics:
Daily Double locations:
1) AN ABBREVIATED CATEGORY $800 (clue #13)
David 2000 +2000 (Daniel 4000 Chelsea 2400)
2) WORLD OF FIRST NAMES $1200 (clue #21)
Chelsea 8600 -2000 (Daniel 12200 David 16600)
3) AUTHORS’ FIRST MAJOR WORKS $1600 (clue #23, $3600 left on board)
Chelsea 7400 -2000 (Daniel 12200 David 16600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 50
Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:
Daniel 5 5 5 4 3 1 5
David 4 5 4*
Chelsea 1 2 2
Daniel 5 2 5 1 5 5 5 4 5
David 3 4 3 4 3 4 4 3
Chelsea 2 2 3 3* 2† 4*
† – 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: 41 (0.18 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
David $16,600 Coryat, 21 correct, 0 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Daniel $14,200 Coryat, 19 correct, 3 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Chelsea $9,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $40,600
Lach Trash: $7,600 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,800
Daniel Moore, career statistics:
72 correct, 14 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
45.03% in first on buzzer (77/171)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $10,800)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,400
David Bederman, career statistics:
22 correct, 0 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,600
Chelsea Watt, career statistics:
14 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$4,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,800
David Bederman, to win:
2 games: 57.889%
Avg. streak: 2.375 games.
- With how slow-paced the opening round was today, I was both surprised and impressed that we saw all 61 clues today.
- Today’s box score: July 18, 2023 Box Score.
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: David $17,800 Daniel $14,200 Chelsea $5,800)
Daniel: Limit your bet to $2,599 to keep Chelsea locked out. (Actual bet: $14,200)
David: Standard cover bet is $10,601. (Actual bet: $10,601)
Chelsea: Bet at least $1,401 to pass David if he’s incorrect, but being that you need to be correct to win, you might as well go all-in to maximize potential winnings. (Actual bet: $5,000)
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