Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, September 14, 2023

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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category World Capitals) for Thursday, September 14, 2023 (Season 40, Game 4):

In English, name of 1 of the 2 4-letter capitals with the same first & last letter, one in the N. & one in the S. Hemisphere

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Hari Parameswaran, a hardware engineer from Cupertino, California
Hari Parameswaran on Jeopardy!
Jill Tucker, an operations manager from Mulino, Oregon
Jill Tucker on Jeopardy!
David Maybury, a magnetics engineer originally from Richmond, Virginia
David Maybury on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Today and tomorrow, the three players who won Monday, Tuesday, and yesterday—Jill Tucker, David Maybury, and Hari Parameswaran respectively—return for a 2-game total-point battle for a spot in the new Champions’ Wildcard event taking place later this fall. Of our three players, one interesting commonality is that none of the three was strongest on the signalling device in their respective quarterfinals. As it was, though, David had the most number of attempts, with 45. (Hari had 42, while Jill had just 37). Hari has the most room for improvement, being able to signal on only 38% of his attempts. Today and tomorrow will be very interesting!

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Correct response: What are Oslo (Norway) or Apia (Samoa)?

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Of the 13 world capitals whose English names have the same first & last letter (Hmm. I wonder if that could turn into a Complete the List category…), two of them are just four letters in length: Oslo, the capital of Norway, and Apia, the capital of Samoa.

The entire 2-day match could come down to how aggressive contestants are daring to be on this category, in addition to whether or not they are able to pull a correct response on this and if they’ve compartmentalized the list of world capitals well enough to pull within 30 seconds. (Oslo is definitely the easier of the two.)

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Game Recap & Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Thursday, September 14, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers, along with a recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Reconstruction; Let’S See How You Do With American Football; The Ohio Universities; Biology; The 2023 Time 100; Let’S “See”)

David picked up 9 correct before the first break to jump out to a big lead after 15 clues. While Jill got to the Daily Double, David still had a commanding lead after 30.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

David 9 correct 0 incorrect
Hari 2 correct 0 incorrect
Jill 2 correct 1 incorrect

Today’s interviews:

Hari has his mom in the audience and is happy she could come.
Jill is the third champion from her initial game.
David got advice to “be joyful” from Mattea Roach and rowan ward.

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

David 15 correct 1 incorrect
Jill 7 correct 1 incorrect
Hari 5 correct 0 incorrect

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

David $9,400
Jill $2,800
Hari $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Reconstruction; Pop Culture; Alliterative Geography; Hip-Hop Literary References; Speechify”Ing”; Such Colorful Language!)

Double Jeopardy saw both Jill and Hari get to the Daily Doubles; both used them to pull back into contention! Things were close going into Final!

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

David 25 correct 2 incorrect
Jill 15 correct 2 incorrect
Hari 13 correct 2 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 0 (0 today).

Scores going into Final:

David $17,000
Jill $13,600
Hari $9,600

Jill was the only one to determine the show’s intended interpretation of this clue, and she got the northern hemisphere capital to hold a big lead going into tomorrow’s decider!

Tonight’s results:

Hari $9,600 – $8,000 = $1,600 (What is Doha?)
Jill $13,600 + $6,000 = $19,600 (What is Oslo?)
David $17,000 – $10,272 = $6,728 (What is Lisl?)

Today's Jeopardy! results (for the September 14, 2023 game.)

Other Miscellaneous Game Statistics:

Daily Double locations:

1) THE OHIO UNIVERSITIES $800 (clue #20)
Jill 1000 +1000 (David 7800 Hari 1600)
Hari 2200 +2200 (David 9400 Jill 2800)
3) POP CULTURE $2000 (clue #11, $19600 left on board)
Jill 4800 +4800 (David 14200 Hari 8400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 300

Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:

J! Round:
David 5 4 3 4 5 3 2 1 3 4 5 2
Jill 3 5 3 4*
Hari 4 4 5 5

DJ! Round:
David 1† 4 5 4
Jill 5*
Hari 5 4* 3† 2† 3 5

† – selection in same category as Daily Double

Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:

Jill 4.00
David 3.44
Hari 4.00

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 0 (0.00 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Jill $10,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
David $17,000 Coryat, 25 correct, 2 incorrect, 45.61% in first on buzzer (26/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Hari $9,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,600
Lach Trash: $9,600 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,800

Player Statistics:

David Maybury, career statistics:

71 correct, 6 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
40.35% in first on buzzer (69/171)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,800)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,533

Jill Tucker, career statistics:

47 correct, 7 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (42/171)
4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $10,200)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,533

Hari Parameswaran, career statistics:

45 correct, 11 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
29.34% in first on buzzer (49/167)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $200)
1/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,267

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Because anything earned in the main game tomorrow can be doubled, Jill has an “effective” lead of $6,436 over David and $9,000 over Hari.
  • In Jill’s interview today, Ken very surprisingly referred to the initial 2004 J! Archive definition of “superchamp” (meaning “someone who won 6 or more games”) and not the show’s more recent definition (“someone who won 10 or more games”.) Whether this was just a slip-up by Ken or a change in the show’s definition is as yet unknown.
  • As much as fans will claim a potential alternative interpretation of this clue, Oslo/Apia are the only pair that fits all aspects of the clue. However, I will have more to say this weekend in my “Weekly Thoughts” column.
  • No wagering suggestions will be posted today as today was not a deciding game.
  • Today’s box score: September 14, 2023 Box Score.

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1 Comment on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, September 14, 2023"

  1. I missed the reading of the Final Jeopardy answer (accidently skipped it in my DVR playback of this game.) Having heard and seen the correct responses, and, seeing the answer, I understand this Final Jeopardy. Not sure if I would have with just the answer, in the 30e 30 secons allotted.

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