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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category African Countries) for Wednesday, July 5, 2023 (Season 39, Game 213):
Nicknamed “the kingdom in the sky”, this landlocked nation is the only country in the world to lie entirely above 4,000 feet
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Anji Nyquist, a social media coordinator from Minneapolis, Minnesota
|Aubrey Gilleran, a high school English teacher from Charlotte, North Carolina
|Kate Campolieta, a corporate communications specialist from Simsbury, Connecticut (1-day total: $11,513)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
It certainly doesn’t feel like it, but it’s Wednesday! Kate Campolieta won yesterday’s game after her competitors ended up on the wrong end of some close, but absolutely correct, judges’ decisions (I do have some things to say about that, which I’ll go into more detail this weekend in my Weekly Thoughts column). Today, she goes for win #2 against Aubrey Gillian and Anji Nyquist.
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Correct response: What is Lesotho?
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Lesotho, completely surrounded by South Africa, is situated in the Maloti Mountains in Southern Africa; its lowest points are situated in the country’s west; King Moshoeshoe I had allied with the British in the 19th century against the Boers. Under the British, the area became known as Basutoland, which gained its independence from the United Kingdom on October 4, 1966.
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Game Recap & Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Wednesday, July 5, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers, along with a recap:
(Categories: Born On The 5th Of July; All Shapes & Sizes; U.S. City Of The Book; Opposites; Art & Artists; World Of Food)
All three players had difficulty pulling out a lead in the Jeopardy! round, as high-valued incorrect responses kept the score down. Anji led at both commercial breaks, as Kate’s Daily Double bet of $201 made for some amusing jokes out of Ken.
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Anji 3 correct 0 incorrect
Aubrey 2 correct 0 incorrect
Kate 4 correct 2 incorrect
Anji is short; her family tends to pass her height at the age of 11.
Aubrey is the 4th teacher in his family.
Kate is part of a very musical family.
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Anji 6 correct 1 incorrect
Kate 9 correct 4 incorrect
Aubrey 5 correct 3 incorrect
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: Nations’ Last Monarchs; Rhyming Phrases; Memoirs; Religion; Math Abbreviations & Symbols; Who Are “U”?)
Double Jeopardy! saw Aubrey have an excellent round, picking up three $2,000 responses to lead going into Final. Unfortunately, an incorrect response on his Daily Double meant, crucially, that he did not have a runaway going into Final.
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Aubrey 13 correct 4 incorrect
Kate 16 correct 4 incorrect
Anji 11 correct 2 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 36 (1 today).
Scores going into Final:
Anji was the only player to get Final Jeopardy! today; she is your new champion, winning from third! She’ll be back tomorrow to defend.
Anji $4,800 + $4,000 = $8,800 (What is Lesotho) (1-day total: $8,800)
Kate $6,900 – $6,900 = $0 (What is Burundi? 🙂 ❤️)
Aubrey $11,200 – $2,601 = $8,599 (What is Ethiopia?)
Other Miscellaneous Game Statistics:
Daily Double locations:
1) U.S. CITY OF THE BOOK $1000 (clue #12)
Kate 800 -201 (Aubrey 1000 Anji 800)
2) RHYMING PHRASES $1600 (clue #16)
Aubrey 8200 -1400 (Kate 4999 Anji 3600)
3) RELIGION $1600 (clue #18, $15200 left on board)
Kate 5799 +1101 (Aubrey 6800 Anji 3600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -18
Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:
Kate 5 4 1 1 3 2 3 5*
Aubrey 3 2
Anji 2 1
Kate 4 2 1 5 3 5 4*
Aubrey 4 3 2 5 1 3 1 4* 2
Anji 1 2
Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: NATIONS’ LAST MONARCHS $2000
Total Left On Board: $2,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 36 (0.17 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Anji $4,800 Coryat, 11 correct, 2 incorrect, 23.21% in first on buzzer (13/56), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Aubrey $12,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 4 incorrect, 26.79% in first on buzzer (15/56), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Kate $7,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 4 incorrect, 28.57% in first on buzzer (16/56), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $25,000
Lach Trash: $18,000 (on 17 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,000
Kate Campolieta, career statistics:
33 correct, 10 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
31.86% in first on buzzer (36/113)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $900)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,600
Aubrey Gilleran, career statistics:
13 correct, 5 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
26.79% in first on buzzer (15/56)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,400)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,600
Anji Nyquist, career statistics:
12 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
23.21% in first on buzzer (13/56)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,800
Anji Nyquist, to win:
2 games: 23.310%
Avg. streak: 1.304 games.
- I am very glad not to see the † in today’s “Clue Selection By Row” stats.
- Today’s box score: July 5, 2023 Box Score.
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Aubrey $11,200 Kate $6,900 Anji $4,800)
Kate: If you want to try to maneuvre for second place, a bet of $2,701 does cover Anji and would pass Aubrey’s cover bet range. However, going all-in is never a bad idea from your position, as it maximizes winnings if you’re correct and Aubrey is not. (Actual bet: $6,900)
Aubrey: Standard cover bet over Kate is $2,601. (Actual bet: $2,601)
Anji: Being that you can only win if you’re the only player correct, you have to bet at least $3,800. However, going all in does maximize winnings on a correct response. (Actual bet: $4,000)
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