Today's Final Jeopardy - Friday, April 7, 2023 – The Jeopardy! Fan (2023)

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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Geography) for Friday, April 7, 2023 (Season 39, Game 150):

Of the 13 nations through which the Equator passes, it’s the only one whose coastline borders the Caribbean Sea

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Rachel Clark, a director of client strategy from Washington, D.C.
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Brandie Ashe, a personal assistant from Panama City, Florida
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Brian Henegar, a guest services agent from La Follette, Tennessee (3-day total: $68,202)
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Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Brian Henegar has just gotten better over the course of this week; in yesterday’s game, he picked up 33 correct responses. It’s clear that he’s a very capable and very strong player. Today, his challengers are Brandie Ashe and Rachel Clark.

One thing that I touched on a couple of days ago: When you’re playing at the level that Brian is playing at right now, you need to be striving for mastery of the game’s advanced strategies. You have to be willing to go all-in on early Daily Doubles. Your Daily Double hunting needs to be mistake-free, in order to keep those Daily Doubles out of the hands of your opposition. After all, one of the major reasons why I continue to write the things that I do is to hopefully help potential future contestants prepare for their own appearances on the show, and I like to be instructive in that respect.

Meanwhile, the spring Gamers vs. MS Twitch live-stream charity relay will start today! As always, many Twitch streamers—I’ll be joining the relay for the fifth time—will collectively raise money for MS Canada from April 7–17. Canada has some of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world, with an estimated 1 in 385 Canadians living with MS. MS is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that attacks myelin, the protective covering over the nerves. If the damage is bad enough, nerve impulses can be completely disrupted. There is no cure; however, researchers are learning more daily.

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Correct response: What is Colombia?

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Only one South American country extends from the Caribbean Sea to south of the Equator: Colombia.

I expect that for many familiar with South American geography, this may be a 50/50 proposition between Colombia and its neighbor Venezuela.

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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Norway Is Famous For…; Americana; Landing On Planet Franchise; De-Composing; Good “E”; Two Shoes)

Brian had a slow start, missing a Daily Double and having a correct response overturned at the break. However, he picked up 10 correct after the interviews to take a commanding lead!

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Brian 7 correct 2 incorrect
Brandie 3 correct 0 incorrect
Rachel 2 correct 0 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Brian 17 correct 2 incorrect
Brandie 5 correct 0 incorrect
Rachel 3 correct 1 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: You Totally Ruled!; Life & Death In Literary Titles; Science; The Secret Of Acronym; Pop Culture; Animalistic Words)

The first half of Double Jeopardy! belonged to our challengers; Rachel took the lead with DD2. However, Brian got to the last Daily Double and picked up the lead himself going into Final! Scores going into Final were Brian at $15,200, Rachel at $12,000, and Brandie at $10,000.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Brian 24 correct 4 incorrect
Rachel 12 correct 1 incorrect
Brandie 13 correct 1 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 23 (0 today).

Final Jeopardy! today was a Triple Stumper, and it came down to the wagers. Rachel ended up with the most money by $100 and is our new champion!

Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Friday, April 7, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:

Brian $15,200
Rachel $12,000
Brandie $10,000

Tonight’s results:

Brandie $10,000 – $4,000 = $6,000 (What is Venezuela?)
Rachel $12,000 – $5,500 = $6,500 (What is Ecuador) (1-day total: $6,500)
Brian $15,200 – $8,800 = $6,400 (What is Brazil?)

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Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Brian $8,000
Brandie $2,800
Rachel $1,000

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) DE-COMPOSING $1000 (clue #8)
Brian 3000 -1000 (Brandie 800 Rachel 600)
2) YOU TOTALLY RULED! $1600 (clue #18)
Rachel 7000 +3000 (Brian 6800 Brandie 9600)
3) SCIENCE $1600 (clue #24, $7600 left on board)
Brian 8000 +4000 (Brandie 10000 Rachel 11200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 60

Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:

J! Round:
Brian 3 4 1 3 4 5*
Brandie 5
Rachel 2

DJ! Round:
Brian 3 3 4*
Brandie 4 5 1 1 2 3 4 5 1 3
Rachel 2 3 4 5 2 2 3 4* 5† 1† 1

† – selection in same category as Daily Double

Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:

Rachel 2.83
Brian 3.33
Brandie 3.09

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 23 (0.15 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Rachel $10,600 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Brian $13,800 Coryat, 24 correct, 4 incorrect, 45.61% in first on buzzer (26/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Brandie $10,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 1 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $34,400
Lach Trash: $14,200 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,400

Brian Henegar, career statistics:

114 correct, 20 incorrect
5/6 on rebound attempts (on 15 rebound opportunities)
51.77% in first on buzzer (117/226)
5/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,200)
1/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,250

Brandie Ashe, career statistics:

13 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,000

Rachel Clark, career statistics:

12 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,600

Rachel Clark, to win:

2 games: 40.528%
3: 16.425%
4: 6.657%
5: 2.698%
6: 1.093%
Avg. streak: 1.681 games.

Today’s interviews:

Rachel is the child of an elementary school librarian.
Brandie has a sock obsession, owning over 600 pairs of socks.
Brian works for a chain of gas stations helping truck drivers.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • I’ve been bringing up Daily Double bet sizing all week and the importance of it in terms of mastering Jeopardy!. Even if Brian wasn’t comfortable with the prospect of falling to $0, a bet of more than $6,000 would have meant that Brian was in a “crush game” position going into Final—and he would have survived a Triple Stumper for a fourth victory.
  • Christine Whelchel is still the winningest contestant representing Tennessee in the history of Jeopardy!.
  • Today’s box score will be linked to when posted by the show.

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Brian $15,200 Rachel $12,000 Brandie $10,000)

Brian: Standard cover bet over Rachel is $8,801. (Actual bet: $8,800)

Brandie: Limit your bet to $3,599 to have the best chance of winning a Triple Stumper. If not, go all in to force Rachel to cover you. (Actual bet: $4,000)

Rachel: You can’t both win a Triple Stumper and cover Brandie. If not covering Brandie, limit your bet to $1,999 and force Brandie to be correct to pass you. If you are going to cover Brandie, you might as well go all in to force Brian to cover you. (Actual bet: $5,500)

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