Top Coryat Scores Of All-Time

This page lists the top Coryat scores of all-time on Jeopardy. This statistic was created by Karl Coryat in his preparation for his 1996 appearance on the show. In the Coryat score, there is no penalty for forced incorrect responses on Daily Doubles, but correct responses on Daily Doubles earn only the natural values of the clues, and any gain or loss from the Final Jeopardy! Round is ignored. It’s a very good way of tracking how much of the board material an at-home player has a grasp of.

With the recent run of James Holzhauer on Jeopardy, there has been an interest in seeing the top single-game Coryat scores of all time on the show. Thus, I have compiled every single known and verified Coryat score in J! Archive over $30,000 ($15,000 in a game before clue values were doubled.)

Scores from before clue value doubling are marked in the table below with a * beside the player’s name.

RankDateNameCoryat Score
1June 10, 2004Ken Jennings$39,200
2July 29, 2021Matt Amodio$39,000
3May 1, 2019James Holzhauer$38,200
3August 9, 2021Matt Amodio$38,200
5October 8, 2021Matt Amodio$38,000
6April 30, 2019James Holzhauer$37,800
7July 23, 2004Ken Jennings$37,600
7May 27, 2019James Holzhauer$37,600
9January 20, 2022Amy Schneider$37,400
10July 13, 2004Ken Jennings$37,200
10May 3, 2019James Holzhauer$37,200
10October 4, 2021Matt Amodio$37,200
13September 15, 2004Ken Jennings$37,000
14April 17, 2019James Holzhauer$36,600
15October 8, 2004Ken Jennings$36,400
16November 24, 2004Ken Jennings$36,200
17June 4, 1997*Wes Ulm ($18,000)$36,000
17November 5, 2004Ken Jennings$36,000
17April 16, 2019James Holzhauer$36,000
20May 21, 1992*Jerome Vered ($17,900)$35,800
20September 17, 2004Ken Jennings$35,800
22June 11, 2004Ken Jennings$35,400
22April 9, 2019James Holzhauer$35,400
24October 1, 2021Matt Amodio$35,200
25April 14, 2003Brian Weikle$35,000
25October 7, 2021Matt Amodio$35,000
25January 11, 2022Amy Schneider$35,000
28October 6, 2021Matt Amodio$34,600
29September 14, 2010Roger Craig$34,400
30January 18, 2022Amy Schneider$34,200
31April 23, 2019James Holzhauer$34,000
32June 24, 2004Ken Jennings$33,800
33September 7, 1994*Steve Chernicoff ($16,800)$33,600
33September 4, 1997*Dan Melia ($16,800)$33,600
33April 22, 2019James Holzhauer$33,600
33May 31, 2019James Holzhauer$33,600
37September 9, 2004Ken Jennings$33,400
37October 8, 2015Matt Jackson$33,400
37April 18, 2019James Holzhauer$33,400
40June 17, 2004Ken Jennings$33,200
40July 20, 2004Ken Jennings$33,200
40September 13, 2019Jason Zuffranieri$33,200
40August 10, 2021Matt Amodio$33,200
44July 11, 2005David Madden$33,000
44September 29, 2011Chris Fleitas$33,000
46May 18, 1992*Jerome Vered ($16,400)$32,800
47June 15, 2004Ken Jennings$32,600
47October 6, 2004Ken Jennings$32,600
47December 31, 2021Amy Schneider$32,600
50October 11, 1991*Leszek Pawlowicz ($16,100)$32,200
50September 13, 2004Ken Jennings$32,200
50June 22, 2010Paul Kursky$32,200
53April 24, 2019James Holzhauer$32,000
53May 20, 2019James Holzhauer$32,000
53May 28, 2019James Holzhauer$32,000
53January 25, 2022Amy Schneider$32,000
57November 3, 2004Ken Jennings$31,800
57May 2, 2019James Holzhauer$31,800
57January 25, 2022Amy Schneider$31,800
60December 2, 1988*Jack Lechner ($15,800)$31,600
60November 26, 2004Ken Jennings$31,600
60October 3, 2005Jason Richards$31,600
60April 19, 2016Andrew Pau$31,600
60May 22, 2019James Holzhauer$31,600
65April 9, 1996*Michael Dupée ($15,700)$31,400
65April 17, 2009Kevin Joyce$31,400
65May 3, 2018Josh Hill$31,400
65May 21, 2019James Holzhauer$31,400
65May 29, 2019James Holzhauer$31,400
65December 17, 2020Brayden Smith$31,400
65August 12, 2021Matt Amodio$31,400
65September 21, 2021Matt Amodio$31,400
73September 13, 2021Matt Amodio$31,200
73September 29, 2021Matt Amodio$31,200
75December 8, 1987*Sandra Gore ($15,500)$31,000
75July 30, 2021Matt Amodio$31,000
75August 4, 2021Matt Amodio$31,000
75October 12, 2021Jonathan Fisher$31,000
75January 3, 2022Amy Schneider$31,000
75January 7, 2022Amy Schneider$31,000
75January 19, 2022Amy Schneider$31,000
82July 16, 2004Ken Jennings$30,800
82April 15, 2019James Holzhauer$30,800
82September 24, 2021Matt Amodio$30,800
82January 21, 2022Amy Schneider$30,800
86December 22, 1994*Richard Rasumssen ($15,300)$30,600
86September 28, 1995*Linda Roberts ($15,300)$30,600
86June 4, 2004Ken Jennings$30,600
89June 8, 2004Ken Jennings$30,400
89July 1, 2004Ken Jennings$30,400
89May 20, 2008Larissa Kelly$30,400
89September 12, 2019Jason Zuffranieri$30,400
93October 15, 1991*Leszek Pawlowicz ($15,100)$30,200
93May 29, 1998*Lara Robillard ($15,100)$30,200
93April 19, 2004David Abolafia$30,200
93July 22, 2004Ken Jennings$30,200
93October 13, 2011Katie Proctor$30,200
93September 30, 2021Matt Amodio$30,200
93November 22, 2021Amy Schneider$30,200
93December 23, 2021Amy Schneider$30,200
101July 1, 1998*John Skelton ($15,000)$30,000
101June 3, 2004Ken Jennings$30,000
101September 15, 2021Matt Amodio$30,000
101September 28, 2021Matt Amodio$30,000

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