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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The British Royal Family) for Wednesday, September 6, 2023 (Season 39, Game 2):
Prince Philip’s titles included Baron Greenwich & Duke of Edinburgh, but not Prince Consort, last used by this royal
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Justin Tarbox, a software engineer from Hoover, Alabama
|April Marquet, a digital production artist from Oakland, California
|Luigi de Guzman, an attorney from Arlington, Virginia (2-day total: $65,801)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
In yesterday’s game, Luigi de Guzman completely dominated the proceedings, seemingly ringing in at will and picking up over $40,000. That said, viewers should be reminded of the old proverb—one swallow does not make a summer. One great game does not automatically make a super-champ—though I think that a lot of people are curious to see if Luigi can repeat yesterday’s very strong performance.
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Correct response: Who is Prince Albert?
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Prince Albert has been the only Prince Consort in British History, having been given that title after marrying Queen Victoria in 1840. He held that title until his death in 1861; Albert’s death devastated Victoria and she wore black for the remainder of her life and reign.
Interestingly, Jeopardy! itself in the past (’80s & ’90s being “the past” in this case) has failed to note this distinction; a number of games in that era of the show definitely gave Prince Philip the title of “Prince Consort”.
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Game Recap & Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Wednesday, September 6, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers, along with a recap:
(Categories: 1960s America; Alphabetically Next; Broadcasting History; Going On A Power Trip; New To The OED; NFL Opening Weekend)
The Jeopardy Round belonged to Justin today! Despite having a response overturned on review, he picked up $8,200 and held a lead over Luigi after 30 clues!
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Justin 8 correct 0 incorrect
Luigi 4 correct 0 incorrect
April 3 correct 2 incorrect
Justin met Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings at quiz bowl tournaments.
April wrote trivia questions that were too difficult for fifth-graders.
Luigi does pro bono immigration work.
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Justin 14 correct 1 incorrect
Luigi 9 correct 1 incorrect
April 5 correct 3 incorrect
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: Do You Feel A First Draft?; Synonyms; A Chem/Physics/Bio Sampler; Full Of Holes; European Places; 20th Century Song, 21st Century Ad)
April was in a distant third place until midway through Double Jeopardy, when she made this into a very tight 3-way game by picking up $5,000 on a Daily Double! Luigi pulled back into the lead when he got the final Daily Double in the closing stages, but he also didn’t bet enough—April got the final $1600 clue of the round to hold a very slim lead going into the Final!
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
April 15 correct 4 incorrect
Luigi 19 correct 3 incorrect
Justin 18 correct 2 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 4 (1 today).
Scores going into Final:
Both Luigi and April got Final correct—April looked very sullen after Luigi’s response and bet were revealed, and that was because she knew she hadn’t bet enough! Luigi won his third game and is now at $97,200! (He went on to win 5.)
Justin $11,000 – $1,500 = $9,500 (Who is George V)
Luigi $15,700 + $15,699 = $31,399 (Who is
Prince Prince Albert?) (3-day total: $97,200)
April $16,600 + $1,801 = $18,401 (Who is Prince Albert?)
Other Miscellaneous Game Statistics:
Daily Double locations:
1) NEW TO THE OED $1000 (clue #18)
Justin 4600 +2000 (Luigi 2800 April 200)
2) A CHEM/PHYSICS/BIO SAMPLER $800 (clue #20)
April 5600 +5000 (Luigi 12400 Justin 11400)
3) DO YOU FEEL A FIRST DRAFT? $1200 (clue #28, $3600 left on board)
Luigi 13200 +2500 (April 15000 Justin 11000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 152
Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:
Luigi 1 1 3 2 5
April 1 4 3 4
Justin 2 3 5 2 4 5 3 4 5*
Luigi 2 1 2 3 4 5 5 2 1 1 5 3*
April 3 5 1 3 4 2* 1 2 3 4 5 1
Justin 4 4 3 2
Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: DO YOU FEEL A FIRST DRAFT? $2000
Total Left On Board: $2,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 4 (2.00 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Luigi $14,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 3 incorrect, 33.93% in first on buzzer (19/56), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
April $12,400 Coryat, 15 correct, 4 incorrect, 28.57% in first on buzzer (16/56), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Justin $10,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 2 incorrect, 30.36% in first on buzzer (17/56), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,800
Lach Trash: $8,400 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,800
Luigi de Guzman, career statistics:
80 correct, 7 incorrect
7/7 on rebound attempts (on 16 rebound opportunities)
43.11% in first on buzzer (72/167)
5/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $18,300)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,533
April Marquet, career statistics:
16 correct, 4 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
28.57% in first on buzzer (16/56)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,400
Justin Tarbox, career statistics:
18 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
30.36% in first on buzzer (17/56)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,000
Note: The above career statistics are as of the original air date of today’s game, September 13, 2022.
- At the time of this show’s original airing, April reported on Reddit that she had intended to make the cover bet but failed to do so under the pressure of the situation. She then locked in the bet that she did and found herself unable to change it, even though she had wanted to.
- It still would not surprise me if we saw April in a future Second Chance Tournament.
- Today’s box score: September 6, 2023 Box Score
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: April $16,600 Luigi $15,700 Justin $11,000)
Luigi: Standard cover bet over Justin is $6,301. (Actual bet: $15,699)
April: Standard cover bet over Luigi is $14,801. (Actual bet: $1,801)
Justin: If Luigi bets just to cover you and is incorrect, he falls to $9,399. Limit your bet to $1,599. (Actual bet: $1,500)
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