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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Famous Paintings) for Wednesday, July 19, 2023 (Season 39, Game 223):
A German guidebook to a 1937 World’s Fair dismissed it as a “hodgepodge of body parts that any four-year-old could have painted”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Liz Cotrufello, a 4th grade teacher from Broomall, Pennsylvania
|Sean Weatherston, a physical therapist from Nampa, Idaho
|David Bederman, an attorney from Los Angeles, California (1-day total: $28,401)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
A number of diehards thought after Friday that Daniel Moore would have a longer run than the two games he did win; on yesterday’s episode, though, David Bederman—who moonlights as a DJ—became Jeopardy! champion. Today, he embarks on his first title defense against Idaho’s Sean Weatherston and Pennsylvania’s Liz Cotrufello.
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Correct response: What is Guernica?
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Pablo Picasso’s famous painting Guernica was painted in response to the April 1937 German bombing of the Basque town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War. The Spanish Republican government had commissioned Picasso to create a mural for the Spanish pavilion at the 1937 Paris World’s Fair. (That would certainly explain the Germans’ cold reaction towards the painting in Paris.) At Picasso’s request, the painting was not delivered to Spain until 1981, after Spain had instituted a constitutional monarchy.
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Game Recap & Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Wednesday, July 19, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers, along with a recap:
(Categories: Painter Selfies; Same 2 Letters, Different Place; Fashion Old & New; Julie & Julia; 5 About 4; Add An E At The End)
Missing the Daily Double didn’t affect David; he still got 12 correct in the round and held a good-sized lead at both of the first two commercial breaks!
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
David 8 correct 1 incorrect
Sean 5 correct 2 incorrect
Liz 0 correct 1 incorrect
Liz was a tour guide on Goat Island.
Sean is 6’5″ and has a son that is a 6’10” opera singer.
David was in a taiko drumming group in Japan, and it attracted TV attention.
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
David 12 correct 1 incorrect
Sean 8 correct 2 incorrect
Liz 4 correct 2 incorrect
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: Titles With Punctuation; Geology; Musical Menagerie; Get Your Kicks On Route 66; History; The “Ll” You Say)
Liz got on a roll early in Double Jeopardy in a style reminiscent of the mid-’90s, but David had more urgency in trying to find the last Daily Double! David made that pay off for him to the lead going into Final, despite Liz getting 14 correct in the round to David’s 5!
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
David 17 correct 2 incorrect
Liz 18 correct 3 incorrect
Sean 12 correct 2 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 41 (0 today).
Scores going into Final:
David and Sean got Final correct; David is now a 2-day champion! He’ll go for win #3 tomorrow.
Sean $7,000 + $3,000 = $10,000 (What is Guernica?)
Liz $12,200 – $2,801 = $9,399 (What is Woman descending)
David $15,000 + $9,401 = $24,401 (What is Guernica?) (2-day total: $52,802)
Other Miscellaneous Game Statistics:
Daily Double locations:
1) PAINTER SELFIES $600 (clue #6)
David 2200 -1000 (Sean 200 Liz 0)
2) GEOLOGY $1600 (clue #14)
Liz 6600 +1600 (David 6600 Sean 4200)
3) GET YOUR KICKS ON ROUTE 66 $1200 (clue #21, $10800 left on board)
David 8200 +4000 (Sean 5800 Liz 11000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 28
Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:
David 4 3 5 4 3*
David 4 3*
Sean 1 3 2
Liz 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 2 3 4* 5† 1 5
† – 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 $13,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Sean $7,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Liz $12,200 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $32,400
Lach Trash: $15,400 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,200
David Bederman, career statistics:
40 correct, 2 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (32/114)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,900
Sean Weatherston, career statistics:
13 correct, 2 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,000
Liz Cotrufello, career statistics:
18 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,600)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,200
David Bederman, to win:
3 games: 54.106%
Avg. streak: 3.179 games.
- Today’s box score: July 19, 2023 Box Score.
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: David $15,000 Liz $12,200 Sean $7,000)
David: Standard cover bet over Liz is $9,401. (Actual bet: $9,401)
Sean: So, you have two choices here. If you think Liz will make a big bet, then defend against the Double Stumper with David, limiting your bet to $1,400 or less. If you think Liz will make a small bet, then you need to bet at least $3,400 (though you might as well go all in if you’re not trying to win a Double Stumper with David. (Actual bet: $3,000)
Liz: Standard cover bet over Sean is $1,801. (Actual bet: $2,801)
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