Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, August 11, 2023

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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Artists) for Friday, August 11, 2023 (Season 39, Game 35):

Sabena Airlines commissioned a painting by this artist, “L’Oiseau de Ciel”, a bird whose body is filled with clouds in a blue sky

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Sadie Goldberger, an interpreter from Columbia, Maryland (Yesterday’s total: $4,800)
Sadie Goldberger on Jeopardy!
Jack Weller, a law student originally from San Diego, California (Yesterday’s total: $3,400)
Jack Weller on Jeopardy!
rowan ward, a chart caller, writer & editor from Chicago, Illinois (Yesterday’s total: $30,000)
rowan ward on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

After one of the most impressive Jeopardy! performances of all time, rowan holds a commanding advantage after Game 1 of the final. However, the lead is not insurmountable — absolutely anything can happen! Today’s winner will be seen again next Thursday in the fourth quarterfinal of the Tournament of Champions, against Courtney Shah and John Focht!

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Correct response: Who is René Magritte?

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In the 20th century, Sabena served as the national airline of Belgium, and they commissioned famed Belgian artist René Magritte for “L’Oiseau de Ciel”. After being taken over by Swissair a few years prior, the airline declared bankruptcy in 2001, much to the consternation of the Belgian government. However, the sale of “L’Oiseau de Ciel” for €3.4 million in 2003 was incredibly helpful for former staff, as it meant the 12,000 former employees were able to be paid what was owed to them. As of 2022, Brussels Airlines is Belgium’s current flag carrier.

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Game Recap & Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Friday, August 11, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers, along with a recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Picture The No. 1 Hit; Books & Authors; You Move Me; In The Science Dictionary; From The Latin; The Strongest Link)

Everyone got off to a good start in this game, with Jack doubling up his score on Clue 10. rowan had the best time in the second half of the round, on mostly low-valued clues.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Jack 3 correct 0 incorrect
rowan 5 correct 1 incorrect
Sadie 4 correct 1 incorrect

Today’s interviews:

Sadie has been avoiding thinking of the Tournament of Champions.
Jack thinks the ToC would be an incredible experience.
rowan thinks the ToC would be a dream come true.

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

rowan 16 correct 1 incorrect
Jack 5 correct 0 incorrect
Sadie 6 correct 1 incorrect

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

rowan $6,800
Jack $4,800
Sadie $2,600

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Days Of Yore; State Capital Attractions; Tv Law; African-American Firsts; Myth-Pourri; “Second” Chances)

Jack made it a game in Double Jeopardy, picking up the first Daily Double for $7,000. rowan got the final one themselves for $6,400, but Jack’s strong play meant this wasn’t a runaway! Scores going into Final were Jack at $29,400 ($3,400 yesterday), rowan at $20,000 ($30,000 yesterday), and Sadie at $5,000 ($4,800 yesterday.)

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Jack 18 correct 0 incorrect
rowan 27 correct 2 incorrect
Sadie 9 correct 2 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 8 (0 today).

Scores going into Final:

Jack $29,400
rowan $20,000
Sadie $5,000

Final Jeopardy! was a Triple Stumper, with all three players going the same way. That means rowan is off to the Tournament of Champions!

Tonight’s results:

Sadie $5,000 – $5,000 = $0 + $4,800 = $4,800
rowan $20,000 – $12,201 = $7,799 + $30,000 = $37,799 (Who is Picasso???)
Jack $29,400 – $29,400 = $0 + $3,400 = $3,400 (Who is Pi)

rowan ward, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 11, 2023 game.)

Other Miscellaneous Game Statistics:

Daily Double locations:

1) FROM THE LATIN $1000 (clue #10)
Jack 1800 +1800 (rowan 3600 Sadie 800)
2) MYTH-POURRI $1200 (clue #3)
Jack 7600 +7000 (rowan 5200 Sadie 2600)
3) DAYS OF YORE $1600 (clue #9, $22400 left on board)
rowan 6400 +6400 (Jack 18200 Sadie 2600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 292

Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:

J! Round:
rowan 5 4 3 2 4 4
Jack 5 4 5*
Sadie 5

DJ! Round:
rowan 4*
Jack 4 3* 5 4 3 5† 3
Sadie 3

† – selection in same category as Daily Double

Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:

rowan 3.71
Sadie 4.00
Jack 4.10

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 8 (0.23 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

rowan $15,200 Coryat, 27 correct, 2 incorrect, 49.12% in first on buzzer (28/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Sadie $5,000 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Jack $22,800 Coryat, 18 correct, 0 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $43,000
Lach Trash: $6,800 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,200

Player Statistics:

rowan ward, career statistics:

118 correct, 15 incorrect
6/7 on rebound attempts (on 14 rebound opportunities)
50.00% in first on buzzer (114/228)
6/8 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $16,800)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,600

Jack Weller, career statistics:

66 correct, 8 incorrect
9/10 on rebound attempts (on 21 rebound opportunities)
23.14% in first on buzzer (53/229)
7/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $28,800)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,150

Sadie Goldberger, career statistics:

56 correct, 13 incorrect
5/7 on rebound attempts (on 19 rebound opportunities)
24.12% in first on buzzer (55/228)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $400)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,500

Andy’s Thoughts:

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Jack $29,400 ($3,400) rowan $20,000 ($30,000) Sadie $5,000 ($4,800))

rowan: Jack’s best possible total is $62,200; your best possible total is $70,000. You’re leading; the standard cover bet over Jack is $12,201. (Actual bet: $12,201)

Jack: You have to be correct, and rowan incorrect, to win. Bet at least $5,000; limit your bet to $17,999 to keep Sadie locked out for second place. (Actual bet: $29,400)

Sadie: Bet whatever you like. (Actual bet: $5,000)

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9 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, August 11, 2023"

  1. Saw this episode when it first aired and still missed it, Obscure Belgian Artists category is not my forte.

  2. I got this one only because of the Tom Stoppard play “After Magritte,” not because of any extensive knowledge of art.

  3. I also got this one because of one of the paintings by Magritte himself. But I still need to see if any other art museums have one of these Magritte works.

  4. Knew Sabena was Belgium’s airline so my mind went right to Magritte.

  5. There is an improperly capitalized “Rowan” in the final sentence of the Double Jeopardy! recap. (Of course, that entire sentence is superfluous following the format change made in mid-April.)

  6. It sometimes pays to be a Baby Boomer. I remember Sabena Royal Belgian Airlines when they were operational, before 2001. I also remember the Sabena t.v. commercials from back in the 1970s. That knowledge also led me to Rene Magritte. I remember seeing a few of his works at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (the one with the “Rocky Steps”) back in 1994. They were charming paintings.

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