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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Landmarks) for Wednesday, January 25, 2023 (Season 39, Game 98):
Pskov & Nizhny Novgorod are 2 of the cities that have a fortress called this
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|David Maes, an attorney from Chicago, Illinois|
|Kristina Zimmerman, a youth program coordinator from Seattle, Washington|
|Troy Meyer, a music executive from Tampa, Florida (4-day total: $137,600)|
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
Yesterday, Troy Meyer became only the 7th player in the “Sky’s The Limit” era to win their first four games in runaway fashion. None of the previous six picked up a runaway in game number 5. Today, he faces off against Kristina Zimmerman and David Maes.
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Correct response: What is a kremlin?
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While the most famous Kremlin is located in Moscow (and is often referred to in the Western world as “The Kremlin” in reference to the Russian—or in the past, Soviet—government), the general term for a major historic Russian fortified complex is “kremlin”. A number of them—including the Moscow Kremlin and the Novgorod Kremlin—are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Nizhny Novgorod’s kremlin dates to the early 16th century, while Pskov’s was constructed in the late 15th.
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(Categories: Garden Variety Stories; 3-Letter Responses; How Do I Get There?; Pacino Played ‘Em; You Wear Me Out; We Grade That H-Plus)
Troy got off to the best start, picking up 10 correct and $9,000 before the interviews. Coming out of the break, Troy did well, but Kristina and David were picking up on the signalling device.
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Troy 10 correct 1 incorrect
Kristina 3 correct 1 incorrect
David 1 correct 0 incorrect
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Troy 17 correct 2 incorrect
Kristina 6 correct 1 incorrect
David 4 correct 0 incorrect
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: Book Of The Year; Classical Is In; The SNL Alumnus Who…; How Many Dotted Letters?; Good Luck; We’Re All Counting On You)
Double Jeopardy! saw Troy only get in 8 times on the signalling device! This game David an opening; he doubled through the first Daily Double. Kristina found the last one, but went conservative, and her incorrect response put her into third going into clue #61. Troy had a narrow lead going into Final at $18,400. David had $16,400 and Kristina had $9,200.
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Troy 24 correct 3 incorrect
David 15 correct 2 incorrect
Kristina 13 correct 2 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 14 (0 today).
Final Jeopardy! today was a triple-get; Troy is now a 5-day champion! He goes for win #6 tomorrow.
Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Wednesday, January 25, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Kristina $9,200 + $0 = $9,200 (What is kremlin?)
David $16,400 + $2,001 = $18,401 (What is kremlin?)
Troy $18,400 + $14,401 = $32,801 (What is kremlin?) (5-day total: $170,401)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) 3-LETTER RESPONSES $800 (clue #11)
Troy 3400 +3400 (Kristina 1200 David 800)
2) BOOK OF THE YEAR $1200 (clue #4)
David 4800 +4800 (Troy 11600 Kristina 3000)
3) THE SNL ALUMNUS WHO… $1600 (clue #23, $4800 left on board)
Kristina 11800 -3000 (Troy 17200 David 16400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 175
Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:
Troy 4 5 3 5 4 5 3 4*
Kristina 3 3
Troy 4 3 3 3 4
Kristina 2 1 4 2† 2 4*
David 4 5 3 3* 3 5 5 4† 5† 2 2 5
† – selection in same category as Daily Double
Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 14 (0.14 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Troy $15,800 Coryat, 24 correct, 3 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
David $12,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Kristina $12,200 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $40,800
Lach Trash: $7,000 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,200
Troy Meyer, career statistics:
153 correct, 11 incorrect
8/10 on rebound attempts (on 17 rebound opportunities)
49.82% in first on buzzer (142/285)
7/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $28,000)
4/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $25,120
Kristina Zimmerman, career statistics:
14 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,200
David Maes, career statistics:
16 correct, 2 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,800)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,800
Troy Meyer, to win:
6 games: 85.324%
Avg. streak: 10.814 games.
David played against Obama’s softball team in Chicago.
Kristina has a Swiss passport.
Troy had a basketball thrown to him by Lebron.
- $170,401 is the 9th-best adjusted 5-day total of all time—$1 more than Amy Schneider.
- Today’s box score: January 25, 2023 Box Score.
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Troy $18,400 David $16,400 Kristina $9,200)
Troy: Standard cover bet over David is $14,401. (Actual bet: $14,401)
Kristina: You have exactly one good bet today: $5,200. This will cover against David’s smallest cover bet, while staying $1 ahead of Troy if he covers David and misses. Anything else significantly reduces your chances of winning. (Actual bet: $0)
David: Standard cover bet over Kristina is $2,001. (Actual bet: $2,001)
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