Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Note: This page contains spoilers for the August 8, 2023, game of Jeopardy! — please do not scroll down if you wish to avoid being spoiled. Please also note that today’s game is an encore presentation of the game that originally aired on October 25, 2022.

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Bodies of Water) for Tuesday, August 8, 2023 (Season 39, Game 32):

The Kattegat & Skagerrak Straits separate these 2 seas

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Jack Weller, a law student originally from San Diego, California
Jack Weller on Jeopardy!
Alicia O’Hare, a social worker from Long Beach, New York
Alicia O'Hare on Jeopardy!
Tom Philipose, a writing professor from Forest Hills, New York
Tom Philipose on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Jeopardy!‘s encore presentations continue tonight with Tom Philipose, Alicia O’Hare, and Jack Weller’s Second Chance game from last fall.

Speaking of Second Chance, Season 40 this fall will be seeing increased consolation prizes and a return of some contestants from Season 37 and 38, as Michael Davies announced yesterday on Inside Jeopardy. I’ll have more thoughts about the situation this weekend in my “Andy’s Weekly Thoughts” segment of the site, but as of right now, I am finding it very difficult to be enthused about the programming that we’ll be seeing until the WGA strike comes to an end.

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Correct response: What are the North Sea and the Baltic Sea?

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The Skagerrak and Kattegat Straits are found in northern Europe, connecting the North Sea to the Baltic Sea, along with the various Danish straits. Even though it is a major international shipping route, I thought that when this Final initially aired that it was going to play difficult for the players. As you can see below, it ended up not being a Triple Stumper; kudos to Jack for actually getting it correct!

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Game Recap & Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Tuesday, August 8, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers, along with a recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Women On The Map; TV Cartoons; A Green Party; The Elements; Mcdonald’s Around The World; Plurals That Don’t End In S)

Midway through the opening segment, Jack found signaling device timing and went on a roll; by the time he was done, he had $9,000! While Alicia and Tom were able to claw back in the second half of the round, Jack held a big lead after the Jeopardy! round.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Jack 9 correct 1 incorrect
Tom 3 correct 0 incorrect
Alicia 3 correct 0 incorrect

Today’s interviews:

Jack had the hashtag #BringBackJack that manifested his return.
Alicia pretended The Email inviting her back to Second Chance was a bad paper cut.
Tom was at a family celebration of a new nursing scholarship when he got invited back.

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Jack 11 correct 2 incorrect
Alicia 11 correct 1 incorrect
Tom 8 correct 3 incorrect

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Jack $9,200
Alicia $6,200
Tom $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Revolts; Recent Movies; Miscellany; Festivals; Essay Questions; Rhymer’s Delight)

Jack found the Daily Doubles on back-to-back clues early in the round, picking up a combined $8,000 on them! From there, it was a matter of “will it be a runaway”—and it was, barely.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Jack 21 correct 3 incorrect
Alicia 18 correct 3 incorrect
Tom 16 correct 3 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 8 (0 today).

Scores going into Final:

Jack $26,400
Alicia $13,000
Tom $10,000

Jack was the only player correct in Final today; he moves on to Thursday and Friday’s final!

Tonight’s results:

Tom $10,000 – $3,001 = $6,999 (What are Caspian + Black?)
Alicia $13,000 – $13,000 = $0 (What are the North & Atlantic)
Jack $26,400 + $100 = $26,500 (What are the Baltic + North Seas?) (1-day total: $26,500)

Jack Weller, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 8, 2023 game.)

Other Miscellaneous Game Statistics:

Daily Double locations:

1) THE ELEMENTS $1000 (clue #12)
Jack 5000 +4000 (Tom 800 Alicia 2000)
2) REVOLTS $1200 (clue #7)
Jack 12000 +5000 (Tom 2400 Alicia 7800)
3) ESSAY QUESTIONS $1600 (clue #8, $26400 left on board)
Jack 17000 +3000 (Tom 2400 Alicia 7800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 139

Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:

J! Round:
Tom 4 3
Alicia 3 4 3
Jack 4 5 3 2 4 4 5*

DJ! Round:
Tom 3 3 2
Alicia 2 3
Jack 4 3* 4*

Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:

Jack 3.80
Tom 3.00
Alicia 3.00

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 8 (0.25 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Jack $18,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 3 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Tom $10,000 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 4/4 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Alicia $13,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $41,200
Lach Trash: $6,800 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,000

Player Statistics:

Tom Philipose, career statistics:

36 correct, 5 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (34/114)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,300

Alicia O’Hare, career statistics:

44 correct, 6 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
36.84% in first on buzzer (42/114)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$4,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,600

Jack Weller, career statistics:

38 correct, 4 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
26.09% in first on buzzer (30/115)
5/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $20,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,700

Andy’s Thoughts:

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Jack $26,400 Alicia $13,000 Tom $10,000)

Tom: Bet between $3,001 and $3,999—that way, you’ll stay ahead of Alicia if she misses and bets to cover you. (Actual bet: $3,001)

Alicia: Standard cover bet over Tom is $7,001. (Actual bet: $13,000)

Jack: Bet between $0 and $399 and enjoy your trip to the final! (Actual bet: $100)

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1 Comment on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, August 8, 2023"

  1. In October I posted that I thought I remembered ‘Kattegat’ from the show ‘Vikings’ so had said “the North Sea and that sea that starts with a ‘B’ but is not ‘Bering’ because that is in Alaska”. 🙃

    As I recall, “Baltic” even occurred to me (which is where I got the ‘B’) but I am always thinking of “Baltic” as being down in the general area of the Mediterranean, which I am sure is due to playing Monopoly a lot as a child! [Baltic and Mediterranean being only one space apart on the Monopoly Board]

    This time I remembered and said “Baltic Sea and North Sea”.

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