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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Opera Source Material) for Wednesday, July 26, 2023 (Season 39, Game 228):
Henri Murger, who was broke & lived in a freezing attic apartment in Paris, wrote the source material for this 1896 opera
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Alex Muhler, a policy analyst from Oakland, California
|Lucas Partridge, a school counselor from Las Vegas, Nevada
|Julie Sisson, a library circulation assistant from Everett, Washington (1-day total: $11,210)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
Yesterday, Julie Sisson, courtesy of a correct response on Final Jeopardy, became champion! Today, in the antepenultimate game of Season 39, faces off against Lucas Partridge and Alex Muhler.
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Correct response: What is La Bohème?
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Henri Murger’s Scenes of Bohemian Life, published in 1851, was the source material for Giacomo Puccini’s famous 1896 opera La Bohème. Modern musical theatre audiences would be very familiar with the material as well, as in 1996, Jonathan Larson adapted it into the smash hit musical Rent.
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Game Recap & Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Wednesday, July 26, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers, along with a recap:
(Categories: Crooks; Recent Tv Shows By Episode Title; All Kinds Of Literature; World Of Religion; I’M Blue; “Da” Or “Ba” Or “Dee”)
Alex had the best Jeopardy! Round, picking up 12 correct and the Daily Double to hold a $2,600 lead over Lucas after 30 clues.
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Alex 6 correct 0 incorrect
Lucas 5 correct 1 incorrect
Julie 2 correct 0 incorrect
Alex got to hunt foxes in Mongolia.
Lucas made 50 cocktails in 50 days for 50 states.
Julie paints rocks with book illustrations.
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Alex 12 correct 0 incorrect
Lucas 10 correct 1 incorrect
Julie 5 correct 0 incorrect
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: Brace For Landing; Dual Biographies; Physics; Taking Stock; Long Movies; From The French)
Lucas picked up his game in Double Jeopardy, holding a good-sized lead which became a runaway when Alex missed the second Daily Double. A conservative bet on the last Daily Double cemented a runaway for Lucas!
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Lucas 22 correct 2 incorrect
Alex 20 correct 4 incorrect
Julie 8 correct 2 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 43 (0 today).
Scores going into Final:
Despite everyone laughing at the category upon its reveal, Final Jeopardy today was a triple get! Lucas with his runaway is your new champion.
Julie $3,200 + $390 = $3,590 (What is La Boheme?)
Alex $6,000 + $100 = $6,100 (What is La Bohème?)
Lucas $20,100 + $0 = $20,100 (What is La Boheme?) (1-day total: $20,100)
Other Miscellaneous Game Statistics:
Daily Double locations:
1) WORLD OF RELIGION $800 (clue #10)
Alex 1000 +1000 (Julie 1200 Lucas 800)
2) DUAL BIOGRAPHIES $1200 (clue #22)
Alex 11200 -4000 (Julie 5200 Lucas 15800)
3) PHYSICS $1600 (clue #29, $2000 left on board)
Lucas 18200 -100 (Julie 3200 Alex 6000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 64
Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:
Julie 2 4 5 1
Lucas 1 1 2
Alex 3 3 4*
Julie 1 2 5 4
Lucas 1 1 2 5 1 2 5 1 2 4 5 2 3 4*
Alex 3 4 2 3 3 4 3 3* 4† 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: 43 (0.19 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Lucas $20,200 Coryat, 22 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Alex $9,800 Coryat, 20 correct, 4 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Julie $3,200 Coryat, 8 correct, 2 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $33,200
Lach Trash: $10,000 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,800
Julie Sisson, career statistics:
24 correct, 4 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (22/114)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$4,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,700
Lucas Partridge, career statistics:
23 correct, 2 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$100)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,200
Alex Muhler, career statistics:
21 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,800
Lucas Partridge, to win:
2 games: 64.207%
Avg. streak: 2.794 games.
- Today’s box score: July 26, 2023 Box Score.
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Lucas $20,100 Alex $6,000 Julie $3,200)
Julie: Bet at least $2,400 to have the best chance at second place. (Actual bet: $390)
Lucas: Limit your bet to $8,099 and take home win #1. (Actual bet: $0)
Alex: Standard cover bet over Julie is $401. (Actual bet: $100)
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