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Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Game Recap for Show #7797, 2018-07-03

CONTESTANTS
Dave Baltmanis, an attorney from Chicago, Illinois
Jim McGinnis, a delivery driver and part-time actor from Beaver, Pennsylvania
Suzanne Koppelman, a museum education manager from New York, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $24,401)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much. And to all of you, welcome again to our program. Happy to be with you, and yes, we will be here to celebrate the Fourth with all of you tomorrow. Jim and Dave, good to have you with us, and good luck to all three of you. Here comes the Jeopardy! Round--the easier round of play, we hope. And here are the categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
FIRST THING IN THE MORNING (5/5)
A NICE CUP OF COFFEE (5/5)
TV MOVIES? (5/5)
NOBEL PRIZE KNOWLEDGE (3/5)
STATE CAPITAL COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double) (Alex: We'll give you the university or the college; you name the state capital for us.)
"F" STOP (3/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Dave: 14 R (including 1 rebound), 4 W (including 1 DD)
Jim: 6 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W
Suzanne: 5 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 4
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $2,800



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Dave found the Daily Double on the 11th clue. Suzanne had $600, Jim had $1,000, and Dave was at $2,600. Dave made it a True Daily Double, wagering $2,600.

STATE CAPITAL COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES $800: Oglethorpe University
(Dave: What is Richmond?)

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Suzanne: $1,600
Jim: $1,600
Dave: $600

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Dave Baltmanis is an attorney from Chicago, and this is not Dave's first competition. You won a trophy when you were just 3 years old, I believe.

Dave: That's right. I was in a big ice fishing competition. My family's Latvian. There are a lot of Latvians in southwest Michigan, where I'm from. And I went there with my father and my uncle John, and I did bait the hook myself, and the thing that came out was the biggest fish. I got the trophy. It's in Latvian. I'm very proud of it. It's one I held on to.

Alex: All right, good for you.




Alex: Jim McGinnis, Beaver, Pennsylvania. How does one drive the wrong way on a turnpike?

Jim: Well, it was black ice. My wife and I were driving all the way cross-country from Colorado home to Ohio at that time. And it was a beautiful drive, all the way until the edge of Ohio. We hit the snow and the ice. The van went sideways across about 100 yards of median, up onto the wrong side. Cars coming right toward me. I said, "We don't belong here," and I just took it right back across.

Alex: Good for you. All right.




Alex: Suzanne Koppelman is our champion. On yesterday's program, you smiled after giving a correct response. The correct response was Pablo Picasso.

Suzanne: Yes, it was.

Alex: Now, you traveled through Europe with sketches done by Picasso?

Suzanne: It was mostly in the United States. It was an exhibition of sketchbooks of Picasso.

Alex: Ah.

Suzanne: And I was actually one of the people who installed the exhibition. I actually--I got to choose which page of the sketchbook was shown at each venue.

Alex: Power. You have power.

Suzanne: Yep.

Alex: All right.

Suzanne: I did.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
NOBEL PRIZE KNOWLEDGE $1000: John Bardeen was the 1st individual to win a 2nd Nobel in one category, for work on this absence of electric resistance

NOBEL PRIZE KNOWLEDGE $800: The youngest winner ever in this youngest Nobel category was 51-year-old Kenneth Arrow
(Dave: What is Literature?)

"F" STOP $400: If you're haughty & standoffish, you're this 5-letter synonym

"F" STOP $600: It's the rhyming brand name of the Christmas helper seen here
(Dave: What is The Elf on a Shelf?)
[Originally ruled correct; ruled incorrect before Double Jeopardy!]

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Dave: $3,400
Suzanne: $3,400
Jim: $3,000
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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
CONFUSING AUTHORS (5/5)
THE ROBBER BARONS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
MISSING LINKS (5/5)
COASTAL TERMINOLOGY (4/5)
TIME FOR OPERA (3/3, including 1 correct Daily Double)
STARS FELL FROM ALABAMA (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Jim: 12 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Suzanne: 9 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Dave: 7 R, 0 W

Clues revealed: 28
Triple Stumpers: 1
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,200



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Suzanne snagged the next Daily Double on the 4th clue. Suzanne had $4,600, Jim had $4,200, and Dave was at $3,400. Suzanne wagered $1,000.

THE ROBBER BARONS $1600: 1860s Calif. governor & university founder: it's said he used bribery & intimidation to help amass his fortune

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Jim who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 26th clue. Suzanne had $14,000, Jim had $14,600, and Dave was at $9,400. Jim wagered $3,000.

TIME FOR OPERA $1200: At the Bigichungs' Hall, not around sunset but prior to the destruction of Valhalla:
this last part of the "Ring" cycle

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
COASTAL TERMINOLOGY $1200: From the French for "throw", it's a structure extending from the shore, where boats can dock

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Jim: $18,400
Suzanne: $14,400
Dave: $10,200

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE EUROPEAN UNION

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Three-quarters for first place.
Jim: Wager $10,401 to cover Suzanne.
Suzanne: You need to wager $6,001 to cover Dave's doubled score, but no more than $6,400 if you want to top Jim on a Triple Stumper.
Dave: Think about risking $2,200, thereby beating Jim on the Triple Stumper (should Jim wager to cover Suzanne's doubled score).

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Like UNESCO, the EU has heritage sites; 2 of the first 4, a WWII internment camp & a Peace Palace, were in this occupied country

FINAL SCORES
Dave: $10,200 - $1,993 = $8,207 (What is Austria) (2nd place: $2,000)
Suzanne: $14,400 - $4,001 = $10,399 (What is France?) (2-day champion: $34,800)
Jim: $18,400 - $10,401 = $7,999 (What is Poland Switzerland) (3rd place: $1,000)
(Alex: [To Jim] The Peace Palace at the Hague.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $4,000

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Jim: $16,600, 18 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Suzanne: $15,000, 14 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Dave: $12,800, 21 R, 4 W (including 1 DD)
Combined Coryat: $44,400

BATTING AVERAGES
Dave: 21/59 = .356
Jim: 18/59 = .305
Suzanne: 14/59 = .237
Team: 53/63 = .841

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
STATE CAPITAL COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES $200: Grand Canyon University
(Suzanne: What is Arizona?)

STATE CAPITAL COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES $600: Thomas Edison State College
(Suzanne: What is New Jersey? Oh, [*]--)
(Alex: No.)
(Suzanne: What is [*]?)
(Alex: Oh, you got it in in time. Good for you.)

A NICE CUP OF COFFEE $200: In the 1930s Nestle scientist Max Morgenthaler invented this decent-tasting instant coffee
(Jim: What is Taster's Choice?)

"F" STOP $1000: It's the botanical name for the type of highway interchange seen here

FIRST THING IN THE MORNING $200: Suggested benefits of a cold one include improving your circulation & that nothing worse can happen the rest of the day
(Dave: What is a beer?)

FIRST THING IN THE MORNING $400: Many have been jolted awake by this bugle call at start of day

COASTAL TERMINOLOGY $1600: These small pockets of seawater that remain as the ocean ebbs can abound in aquatic lifeforms

CONFUSING AUTHORS $800: (Kelly shows two writers on the monitor.) You might have confused playwright Arthur Miller & novelist Henry Miller on a walking tour--they had homes 500 feet apart in New York City's first commuter suburb, the heights of this borough

COASTAL TERMINOLOGY $2000: A tombolo is one of these that connects an island to the mainland or 2 islands together
(Suzanne: What's an isthmus?)
[Originally ruled incorrect; ruled correct before Final Jeopardy!]

STARS FELL FROM ALABAMA $400: She was born in Birmingham in 1964, 30 years before becoming your TV friend Monica
(Alex: Less than a minute now.)

TIME FOR OPERA $800: 13th century Switzerland:
this opera, Rossini's last
(Jim: What is Wilhelm Tell?)
(Alex: Yes. No.)
[Originally ruled incorrect; ruled correct before Final Jeopardy!]

TIME FOR OPERA $400: "The Girl of the Golden West":
this year that gave California gold rushers their nickname
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

CORRECT RESPONSES
Atlanta
superconductivity
Economics
aloof
The Elf on the Shelf
(Leland) Stanford
Götterdämmerung (or Twilight of the Gods)
a jetty
the Netherlands
Phoenix
Trenton
Nescafe
a cloverleaf
a shower
reveille
tidepools
Brooklyn
a sandbar (or isthmus)
Courteney Cox
William Tell (or Wilhelm Tell)
1849
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FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE EUROPEAN UNION

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Like UNESCO, the EU has heritage sites; 2 of the first 4, a WWII internment camp & a peace palace, were in this occupied country

Suzanne Koppelman: 14400-4001=10399 (2x = $34,800)
Jim McGinnis: 18400-10401=7999
Dave Baltmanis: 10200-1993=8207

Correct response:
Spoiler
Netherlands (Suzanne – France) (Jim – Poland Switzerland) ( Dave – Austria)

Daily Doubles
Dave: 2600-2600
Suzanne: 4600+1000
Jim: 14600+3000

Coryats
Suzanne: 15000
Jim: 16600
Dave: 12800

Combined: 44,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Suzanne: 3400
Jim: 3000
Dave: 3400

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The clues with scoring changes:
Spoiler
“F” STOP $600: It’s the rhyming brand name of the Christmas helper seen here

Dave: What is the Elf on a Shelf?
His +600 became a -600 resulting in his J! round score going from 4600 down to 3400 as the brand name is Elf on the Shelf.

COASTAL TERMINOLOGY $2000: A tombolo is one of these that connects an island to the mainland or 2 islands together

Suzanne was negged for isthmus when Alex wanted sandbar. The decision was reversed so Suzanne went from 10400 up to 14400 for the FJ! round.

OPERA $800: 13th century Switzerland: This opera, Rossini’s last

Jim got a yes then a no for Wilhelm Tell as Dave rebounded William Tell.

Jim’s neg was reversed taking his score for the FJ! round from 16800 up to 18400.
The funny clue was the one in CONFUSING AUTHORS with Arthur & Henry Miller since that came up recently on the board in relation to Alex asking BMS or not.

FIRST THING IN THE MORNING $200: Suggested benefits of a cold one include improving your circulation & that nothing worse can happen the rest of the day
Dave got negged with beer although he got a laugh. Jim got the rebound with the expected shower. I went a different way and said swim. Judges?

The players had clue selection all over the place, so this game is a nightmare for those who like the orderly approach. They mostly handled it well as the 44,400 combined Coryat shows.

So what happens in that case? An 0/3 on the FJ! clue. I’ll make it an 0/4 as I matched Jim’s cross-out over going with Dave’s response in a 50:50 I had with little confidence. The correct response was not on my radar as a UNESCO/EU/WWII trifecta does not favor me.

After the corrected scores Suzanne ended up with wider advantage over Dave. Before that it looked like the last clue selection could be a point to revisit as Dave led Suzanne 10200 to 10000 with control of the board in Opera with $400, $1600 and $2000 remaining. Dave went to $400 which Suzanne got to gain second place behind Jim. Naturally the round then ended with the 2 biggies remaining hidden.

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I went with Holland. Judges? --Bob

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Poland for me.
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I went for Austria.
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Bob78164 wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:46 pm
I went with Holland. Judges? --Bob
I think they give it to you. Even in the Netherlands, this is the common name for the country.

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The $200 clue seemed like the hardest one in the Coffee category.

I said Poland on FJ. It seemed too obvious but I had no other guesses.

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Having had some rotten games lately, I was quite pleased with myself for getting this FJ. I wrote down several different answers and crossed them out in succession (Czech Republic, Poland, Austria) finally hitting on the Netherlands and scribbling it in in the final seconds of think time.

Also, it was nice for my Coryat that "isthmus" got a reversal.

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Poland on FJ.

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ran Robber Barons and Missing Links categories. Trash pickup: superconductivity, economics, Atlanta DD, aloof.
Also guessed Poland for FJ. My second guess would've been Czechoslovakia. No way I would've guessed Netherlands.
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Got FJ by latching onto The Hague as a site for peace talks - I had no idea about detention camps. I dismissed Eastern European countries by mistakenly thinking the heritage site concept probably went back before those countries joined the EU.

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I had Poland. I switched to Netherlands too late to be able to write it down.

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Started with Austria, but didn't like the Peace Palace part there. The Netherlands fit that part, so I just assumed that it was right and I just wasn't sure where the camp was.

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So 'TV actress Cox' doesn't warrant a BMS...in a category with two of them as answers. OK then judges.

Who was it that said that BMS requests should be met with a response of 'no, give me my money'?

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xxaaaxx wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:05 pm
Who was it that said that BMS requests should be met with a response of 'no, give me my money'?
That was me.

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35 right.

First Thing in the Morning (3), Nice Cup of Coffee (2), TV Movies? (5), Nobel Prize Knowledge (3), Capital Colleges/Universities (4), "F" Stop (3)
Confusing Authors (4), Robber Barons (4), Missing Links (2), Coastal Terminology (0), Time for Opera (2), Stars Fell From Alabama (3)

Lach Trash: economics; Daily Double: Atlanta

I had Poland for FJ as well.

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xxaaaxx wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:05 pm
So 'TV actress Cox' doesn't warrant a BMS...in a category with two of them as answers. OK then judges.

Who was it that said that BMS requests should be met with a response of 'no, give me my money'?
There was very clearly a cutaway to a judge's conference for the Laverne Cox clue.
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47 R
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: Superconductivity, Economics, (Atlanta), Aloof, Jetty

Knew that the Peace Palace was the home of the International Court of Justice. Another difficult Final Jeopardy! correct for me.
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