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
9July 13, 2004Ken Jennings$37,200
9May 3, 2019James Holzhauer$37,200
9October 4, 2021Matt Amodio$37,200
12September 15, 2004Ken Jennings$37,000
13April 17, 2019James Holzhauer$36,600
14October 8, 2004Ken Jennings$36,400
15November 24, 2004Ken Jennings$36,200
16June 4, 1997*Wes Ulm ($18,000)$36,000
16November 5, 2004Ken Jennings$36,000
16April 16, 2019James Holzhauer$36,000
19May 21, 1992*Jerome Vered ($17,900)$35,800
19September 17, 2004Ken Jennings$35,800
21June 11, 2004Ken Jennings$35,400
21April 9, 2019James Holzhauer$35,400
23October 1, 2021Matt Amodio$35,200
24April 14, 2003Brian Weikle$35,000
24October 7, 2021Matt Amodio$35,000
26October 6, 2021Matt Amodio$34,600
27September 14, 2010Roger Craig$34,400
28April 23, 2019James Holzhauer$34,000
29June 24, 2004Ken Jennings$33,800
30September 7, 1994*Steve Chernicoff ($16,800)$33,600
30September 4, 1997*Dan Melia ($16,800)$33,600
30April 22, 2019James Holzhauer$33,600
30May 31, 2019James Holzhauer$33,600
34September 9, 2004Ken Jennings$33,400
34October 8, 2015Matt Jackson$33,400
34April 18, 2019James Holzhauer$33,400
37June 17, 2004Ken Jennings$33,200
37July 20, 2004Ken Jennings$33,200
37September 13, 2019Jason Zuffranieri$33,200
37August 10, 2021Matt Amodio$33,200
41July 11, 2005David Madden$33,000
41September 29, 2011Chris Fleitas$33,000
43May 18, 1992*Jerome Vered ($16,400)$32,800
44June 15, 2004Ken Jennings$32,600
44October 6, 2004Ken Jennings$32,600
46October 11, 1991*Leszek Pawlowicz ($16,100)$32,200
46September 13, 2004Ken Jennings$32,200
46June 22, 2010Paul Kursky$32,200
49April 24, 2019James Holzhauer$32,000
49May 20, 2019James Holzhauer$32,000
49May 28, 2019James Holzhauer$32,000
52November 3, 2004Ken Jennings$31,800
52May 2, 2019James Holzhauer$31,800
54December 2, 1988*Jack Lechner ($15,800)$31,600
54November 26, 2004Ken Jennings$31,600
54October 3, 2005Jason Richards$31,600
54April 19, 2016Andrew Pau$31,600
54May 22, 2019James Holzhauer$31,600
59April 9, 1996*Michael Dupée ($15,700)$31,400
59April 17, 2009Kevin Joyce$31,400
59May 3, 2018Josh Hill$31,400
59May 21, 2019James Holzhauer$31,400
59May 29, 2019James Holzhauer$31,400
59December 17, 2020Brayden Smith$31,400
59August 12, 2021Matt Amodio$31,400
59September 21, 2021Matt Amodio$31,400
67September 13, 2021Matt Amodio$31,200
67September 29, 2021Matt Amodio$31,200
69December 8, 1987*Sandra Gore ($15,500)$31,000
69July 30, 2021Matt Amodio$31,000
69August 4, 2021Matt Amodio$31,000
69October 12, 2021Jonathan Fisher$31,000
73July 16, 2004Ken Jennings$30,800
73April 15, 2019James Holzhauer$30,800
73September 24, 2021Matt Amodio$30,800
76December 22, 1994*Richard Rasumssen ($15,300)$30,600
76September 28, 1995*Linda Roberts ($15,300)$30,600
76June 4, 2004Ken Jennings$30,600
79June 8, 2004Ken Jennings$30,400
79July 1, 2004Ken Jennings$30,400
79May 20, 2008Larissa Kelly$30,400
79September 12, 2019Jason Zuffranieri$30,400
83October 15, 1991*Leszek Pawlowicz ($15,100)$30,200
83May 29, 1998*Lara Robillard ($15,100)$30,200
83April 19, 2004David Abolafia$30,200
83July 22, 2004Ken Jennings$30,200
83October 13, 2011Katie Proctor$30,200
83September 30, 2021Matt Amodio$30,200
83November 22, 2021Amy Schneider$30,200
90July 1, 1998*John Skelton ($15,000)$30,000
90June 3, 2004Ken Jennings$30,000
90September 15, 2021Matt Amodio$30,000
90September 28, 2021Matt Amodio$30,000

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