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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Fighting Forces) for Thursday, July 27, 2023 (Season 39, Game 229):
Formed in 1831 to help with the conquest of Algeria, its ranks have included German, Turks & Chinese
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Zach Razavi, a palliative physician from St. Paul, Minnesota
|Alicia Schaffer, a physician from Indianapolis, Indiana
|Lucas Partridge, a school counselor from Las Vegas, Nevada (1-day total: $20,100)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
Yesterday’s game saw Lucas Partridge score over $20,000 before Final Jeopardy; that’s a good sign that he might win a couple of more games before this season reaches its conclusion! Today, Alicia Schaffer and Zach Razavi hope that they instead can become a Jeopardy! champion!
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Correct response: What is the French Foreign Legion?
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King Louis Philippe I founded the French Foreign Legion in 1831 as a way of consolidating the foreign corps that had been fighting under the French flag, including the Swiss regiment of the Royal Guard, and the German-led Hohenlohe Regiment. Additionally, during that era of French history, there were a number of refugee veterans with significant professional military training but were unable to become a part of the main French army itself. Therefore, as a way of protecting France against what might otherwise be a strong military force within its borders, the French Foreign Legion was created so that these professionals might still fight for France, but not disrupt the government. This group was immediately sent to Algeria as reinforcements to aid in the conquest. The modern French Foreign Legion has remained commissioned from 1836 until the present day and has represented France in many conflicts since.
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Game Recap & Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Thursday, July 27, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers, along with a recap:
(Categories: Historic Americans; Books Of The Old Testament; Triple Time; The Forbes 2023 Billionaires List; Retitled Movie Adaptations; Anatomical Anagrams)
Lucas punctuated the opening segment with picking up $2,000 on a Daily Double to extend his lead! A number of Triple Stumpers kept the scores down in the second half of the round, but Alicia made up some of the gap to Lucas.
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Lucas 8 correct 1 incorrect
Alicia 3 correct 1 incorrect
Zach 1 correct 0 incorrect
Zach wrote a letter of recommendation for the woman he ended up marrying.
Alicia has a big cheese problem.
Lucas is playing the game in a way his mother would hate.
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Lucas 10 correct 2 incorrect
Alicia 8 correct 3 incorrect
Zach 2 correct 0 incorrect
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: World Cities; Play Time; Starts With “H-I”; The Bar Mitzvah Boy; That Song Slays; Here Be Pirates!)
Alicia got to both Daily Doubles in this round; unfortunately, she only got one of them correct. This meant that Lucas was able to hold a $2,600 lead going into Final!
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Lucas 21 correct 3 incorrect
Alicia 16 correct 4 incorrect
Zach 3 correct 1 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 43 (0 today).
Scores going into Final:
Everyone got Final correct today; Lucas is now a 2-day champion! He’ll go for win #3 in the season finale tomorrow!
Zach $2,000 + $1,986 = $3,986 (What is the French Foreign Legion?)
Alicia $11,000 + $6,999 = $17,999 (What is the French Foreign Legion?)
Lucas $13,600 + $8,500 = $22,100 (What is the French Foreign Legion?) (2-day total: $42,200)
Other Miscellaneous Game Statistics:
Daily Double locations:
1) HISTORIC AMERICANS $800 (clue #15)
Lucas 3200 +2000 (Alicia 1200 Zach 200)
2) PLAY TIME $1600 (clue #13)
Alicia 8800 -2000 (Lucas 8000 Zach 2000)
3) WORLD CITIES $2000 (clue #15, $18000 left on board)
Alicia 6800 +1800 (Lucas 8000 Zach 2000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 66
Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:
Lucas 1 3 5 3 1 2 3 4*
Alicia 4 1 2 3 1 2
Lucas 3 2 3 4 1 3
Alicia 2 5 1 2 4* 5† 5*
Zach 1 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: 43 (0.19 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Lucas $12,400 Coryat, 21 correct, 3 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Alicia $13,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 4 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Zach $2,000 Coryat, 3 correct, 1 incorrect, 5.26% in first on buzzer (3/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $27,600
Lach Trash: $20,400 (on 19 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,000
Lucas Partridge, career statistics:
45 correct, 5 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
36.84% in first on buzzer (42/114)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,900)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,300
Alicia Schaffer, career statistics:
17 correct, 4 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$200)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,200
Zach Razavi, career statistics:
4 correct, 1 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
5.26% in first on buzzer (3/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $2,000
Lucas Partridge, to win:
3 games: 55.627%
Avg. streak: 3.254 games.
- Today’s box score: July 27, 2023 Box Score.
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Lucas $13,600 Alicia $11,000 Zach $2,000)
Lucas: Standard cover bet over Alicia is $8,401. (Actual bet: $8,500)
Alicia: Limit your bet to $5,799 and play for the Double Stumper. (Actual bet: $6,999)
Zach: Bet whatever you like. (Actual bet: $1,986)
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