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Friday, April 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Archivists » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:49 am

Game Recap for Show #7975, 2019-04-19

James Holzhauer game 12.

CONTESTANTS
Gabby McGregor, a public affairs manager from Reno, Nevada
Nate Marks, an actuary from Woodland Hills, California
James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (whose 11-day cash winnings total $771,920)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. The big mystery today, of course, is "Can James do it again?" Or will it be the turn of Gabby and Nate, the challengers, to replace him as champion? Let's start finding out. Good luck, players. Here we go. First round of play today has these categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
ROCK ANIMALS (5/5)
WOMEN OF THE WORLD (5/5)
AMERICAN HISTORY (4/5)
PHRASE ORIGINS (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
IN THE CABINET DEPARTMENT (4/5)
NOVEL VOCABULARY (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
James: 17 R, 3 W (including 1 DD)
Nate: 5 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W
Gabby: 3 R, 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 4
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $3,800



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
James found the Daily Double on the 8th clue. James had $1,800, Nate had $1,000, and Gabby was at $800. James made it a True Daily Double, wagering $1,800.

PHRASE ORIGINS $800: 19th c. exhibitions saw fire brigades competing either using water, or in one of these, now a term for a practice effort
(Alex: Anything?)
(James: What is a skirmish?)

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
James: $1,600
Nate: $1,600
Gabby: $1,400

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: How do you get your child to do something you want them to do when they are a little reluctant? Gabby McGregor, you're familiar with that. What did you mother do when you were in college?

Gabby: My mom bribed me to take Italian as my foreign language.

Alex: Why?

Gabby: Well, she had always wanted to go to Italy without having to depend on anyone else to be able to speak English. And I was deciding what language I wanted to take, and I wanted to take something like Swahili or Polish that I'd never get to learn again. And she said, "Well, if you take Italian, I'll take you to Italy."

Alex: Oh, that's--

Gabby: So I took Italian.

Alex: You bet.

Gabby: And it worked out great.

Alex: I would--I would, too, yes.




Alex: Nate Marks is an actuary from Woodland Hills, California, who looks a little bit familiar to me. Didn't I see you on Sports Jeopardy!?

Nate: I was, Alex.

Alex: With Dan Patrick.

Nate: Yes. I played the first season, and I was lucky enough to qualify for the final, and got runner-up in the final that year.

Alex: Runner-up.

Nate: Yeah.

Alex: Which means you won how much money?

Nate: I won $30,000 total.

Alex: $30,000 total.

Nate: Yeah.

Alex: Impressive.

Nate: Not bad.




Alex: Even more impressive, of course, is James here with close to, oh, $800,000. Now, I understand you like eating exotic foods. In fact, you've even eaten scorpion. You're not squeamish about food, right?

James: No, you know, I--"When in Rome" is my policy. Scorpion really didn't taste like much except for the soy sauce it was fried in. But when we were in China, I ate a certain part of the bull anatomy that's supposed to promote virility.

[Laughter]

Alex: How many kids have you got? Oh.

James: One.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
AMERICAN HISTORY $1000: On June 1, 1660 Mary Dyer, one of this religious sect's "Boston martyrs", was hanged on Boston Common
(James: Who are the Puritans?)

PHRASE ORIGINS $1000: This scornful response to an unlikely story comes from British sailors' contempt for other military men

NOVEL VOCABULARY $800: A cutting tool & some body parts are in this word for a surgeon coined by Dickens in "The Pickwick Papers"

IN THE CABINET DEPARTMENT $1000: Office on Violence Against Women

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
James: $5,400
Nate: $2,600
Gabby: $2,000
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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
ANIMAL ROCKS (4/5)
BALLET (2/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
"Z"-POURRI (5/5)
AUTO-BIOGRAPHIES (4/5)
PLAYING VIDEO GAMES (5/5)
THE END (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
James: 18 R (including 2 DDs), 1 W
Gabby: 4 R, 1 W
Nate: 3 R, 2 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 5
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $8,400



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
James snagged the next Daily Double on the 4th clue. James had $8,200, Nate had $4,200, and Gabby was at $2,000. James made it a True Daily Double, wagering $8,200.

THE END $1200: Of the Middle Ages:
Maybe this major change in Christianity that began in 1517

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was James who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 25th clue. James had $28,400, Nate had $1,800, and Gabby was at $2,800. James wagered $15,000.

BALLET $800: At 19 Alessandra Ferri was the Royal Ballet's youngest with this Italian title; at 54, she was its oldest since Margot Fonteyn

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
ANIMAL ROCKS $1600: The Eagle Rock in this California city gave its name to an area where you'll find Occidental College
(Nate: What is Glendale?)

AUTO-BIOGRAPHIES $2000: The beginnings of NASCAR are chronicled in "Big Bill" about this man
(Nate: Who is French?)
(Alex: Sorry? Say--)
(Nate: French?)
(Alex: No.)

BALLET $1200: The creators of 1943's "Fancy Free" called each other Lenny & Jerry--Leonard Bernstein & this choreographer
(James: Who is Herman?)

BALLET $1600: 3 people flirt on a tennis court in Nijinsky's ballet "Jeux", which means these

BALLET $2000: Part of the Stravinsky/Balanchine "Greek Trilogy", the ballet about this son of Zeus also features the Muses
(Gabby: What is Hercules?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
James: $45,000 (lock game)
Gabby: $4,800
Nate: $2,200

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BRITISH MONARCHS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; lock for second place.
James: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $35,399 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Gabby: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $399 (martian), and enjoy 2nd place.
Nate: You've no hope of catching up... unless Gabby does something stupid. So risk $2,199.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A "VI" has followed these 3 royal names of English kings

FINAL SCORES
Nate: $2,200 - $0 = $2,200 (What is the most benevolent and glorious reign of Queen Shannon I?) (3rd place: $1,000)
Gabby: $4,800 - $300 = $4,500 (What are William, George + Henry?) (2nd place: $2,000)
James: $45,000 + $35,006 = $80,006 (What are George, Edward & Henry happy birthday Katy ♥) (12-day champion: $851,926)
(Alex: [To Nate] And who is Shannon?)
(Nate: My wife.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $12,200

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
James: $25,600, 35 R (including 2 DDs), 4 W (including 1 DD)
Gabby: $4,800, 7 R, 1 W
Nate: $2,200, 8 R, 2 W
Combined Coryat: $32,600

BATTING AVERAGES
James: 36/61 = .590
Nate: 8/58 = .138
Gabby: 7/58 = .121
Team: 51/63 = .810

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
NOVEL VOCABULARY $1000: Hawthorne used "spiracles" to mean airshafts in this novel with another architectural feature in the title
(Nate: What is [*]?)
[ERRATUM: Nate's response was ruled correct, but the title of the work is The House of the Seven Gables.]

AMERICAN HISTORY $600: A 1975 N.Y. Daily News headline after this man opposed a federal bailout:
him "To City: Drop Dead"
(James: Who is Ed Koch?)

WOMEN OF THE WORLD $200: The empress of this country plays the piano with her daughter

ANIMAL ROCKS $1200: Lion Rock looms over this special administrative region of China

ANIMAL ROCKS $2000: In English, Sardinia's Roccia dell'Orso is known as this animal rock

ANIMAL ROCKS $800: A helipad provides the easiest access to Wolf Rock Lighthouse off Land's End in Cornwall, in this country

"Z"-POURRI $800: Seen here is an elder of this group, a branch of the southern Bantu

ANIMAL ROCKS $400: A rock in Mongolia is named for its resemblance to one of these reptiles--oh yeah, I see the shell

CORRECT RESPONSES
a dry run
the Quakers
tell it to the Marines
sawbones
the Justice Department
the Reformation
prima ballerina
Los Angeles
Bill France
Jerome Robbins
games
Apollo
George, Edward & Henry
The House of Seven Gables
(Gerald) Ford
Japan
Hong Kong
bear
England
Zulu
a turtle
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Re: Friday, April 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BRITISH MONARCHS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A “VI” has followed these 3 royal names of English kings

James Holzhauer: 45000+35006=80006 (12x = $851,926)
Nate Marks: 2200-0=2200
Gabby McGregor: 4800-300=4500

Correct response:
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Edward, Henry & George (James added Happy Birthday Katy with a heart) (Nate – The most benevolent and glorious reign of Queen Shannon I) (Gabby – William, George & Henry)

Daily Doubles
James: 1800-1800
James: 8200+8200
James: 28400+15000

Coryats
James: 25,600
Nate: 2200
Gabby: 4800

Combined: 32,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
James: 5400
Nate: 2600
Gabby: 2000
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Re: Friday, April 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:05 am

Alex did mention Nate being on Sports J!

Game threads here:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3003&p=180561
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3038&p=184007
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3061&p=185351

Cue the crying for Nate only having one "The" in the Hawthorne title.

Tough game today and not the best by James and yet he still notches 80K+

The FJ! clue had me work out the names one at a time to be in the over 5 seconds though under 10 seconds range.

Clever way for Nate to get a shout out to his wife.

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Re: Friday, April 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by JayK33 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:22 am

Ouch. Knowing Nate's former success on Sports J!, I was expecting him to be good competition for James.

Congrats to James for running a second week.

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Post by Caboom » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:27 am

Nice softball to complete my first ever 5/5 :mrgreen:

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Re: Friday, April 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by hbomb1947 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:51 pm

Holding the top 5 1-day scores on a show that's had well over 10,000 contestants? Who does that?

James has had a few games where his performance in the SJ round has been relatively pedestrian (at least in the context of his overall standard of play); but one constant throughout his run is that he's been absolutely deadly in DJ.

He has a real chance to pass $1 million in his 14th game (assuming he doesn't lose in his 13th).
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Re: Friday, April 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by mdude04 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:59 pm

So according to the Internet, Alex Trebek earns around $42,500 per episode of Jeopardy. ($10 million per year. 235 episodes per year).

James is averaging more than $70,000 per episode.

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Re: Friday, April 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by ParrotRob » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:25 pm

hbomb1947 wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:51 pm
He has a real chance to pass $1 million in his 14th game (assuming he doesn't lose in his 13th).
He has an outside chance of doing it in game 13. Yeah I know that's $140,000, but no one thought $131k was possible just a week ago...

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Re: Friday, April 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Robert K S » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:28 pm

mdude04 wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:59 pm
So according to the Internet, Alex Trebek earns around $42,500 per episode of Jeopardy. ($10 million per year. 235 episodes per year).

James is averaging more than $70,000 per episode.
The "Internet" (which apparently didn't consult the Archive) is definitely wrong about the number of games per season (it's 230) and is just guessing as to his salary (which is undisclosed but, sure, likely in that range).

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Post by Xu Donym » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:29 pm

hbomb1947 wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:51 pm
Holding the top 5 1-day scores on a show that's had well over 10,000 contestants? Who does that?

James has had a few games where his performance in the SJ round has been relatively pedestrian (at least in the context of his overall standard of play); but one constant throughout his run is that he's been absolutely deadly in DJ.

He has a real chance to pass $1 million in his 14th game (assuming he doesn't lose in his 13th).
Refreshed for a Monday game, and already holding the daily record at $131,127, it's not entirely implausible that James could reach the $1 million mark by earning $148,074 in his 13th game. On the other hand, to do it in his 15th he would need just $49,358 in each of the next three games. It's amazing that we can now think in terms of "just $49,358" -- that's certainly a testimony to James' excellence at the game! With his lowest score so far at $27,190, even managing that for the next six days would put him at $1 million after just 18 days of play.

Ken Jennings needed 74 wins to reach his $2,520,700; James' current average going forward would get him to that number after just 36 games. Allow for a few more 100,000+ days and James could very plausibly break Jennings' regular-play winnings record after fewer than 30 games. Wow!

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Post by OntarioQuizzer » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:42 pm

Robert K S wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:28 pm
just guessing as to his salary (which is undisclosed but, sure, likely in that range).
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Post by hbomb1947 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:44 pm

ParrotRob wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:25 pm
hbomb1947 wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:51 pm
He has a real chance to pass $1 million in his 14th game (assuming he doesn't lose in his 13th).
He has an outside chance of doing it in game 13. Yeah I know that's $140,000, but no one thought $131k was possible just a week ago...
Actually a little over $148,000 is required, but yeah, I would say he's capable.

And anyone who saw his $114K game, and how much money he left on the table in it, had to have believed that $131K was possible. I would agree that as recently as two weeks ago, few would have thought a contestant could win $131K in a single game.
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Re: Friday, April 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by mdude04 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:23 pm

Robert K S wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:28 pm
mdude04 wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:59 pm
So according to the Internet, Alex Trebek earns around $42,500 per episode of Jeopardy. ($10 million per year. 235 episodes per year).

James is averaging more than $70,000 per episode.
The "Internet" (which apparently didn't consult the Archive) is definitely wrong about the number of games per season (it's 230) and is just guessing as to his salary (which is undisclosed but, sure, likely in that range).
Both points acknowledged, but the thesis statement remains. When James is on the show, he is the highest-earning individual on that stage, outpacing Trebek. Even if the margin is not exactly what I calculated

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Post by Robert K S » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:41 pm

mdude04 wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:23 pm
When James is on the show, he is the highest-earning individual on that stage, outpacing Trebek.
Very likely, but not definitely. Trebek could make $20 million a year for all we know.
Not sure what you're trying to show from this link, but the net worth estimators don't have any inside knowledge, and a back-computation from a guess is still a guess.

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Post by ACW » Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:56 pm

Any reason for the extra $6 in the FJ wager?

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Post by Caboom » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:17 pm

This was added to the King James page: "After 12 games, James Holzhauer already has earned more than anyone else in their first 26 games. Thus, unless he ends his final game with a negative score, he has clinched the records for Highest Jeopardy! Earnings After 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26 games."

Looks like the author of the page isn't an expert on Jeopardy winnings, thinking he can lose back some of his money.

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Post by mdude04 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:23 pm

Also of note: James is now #3 on the all-time money list. Only Brad and Ken have won more. That's from Jeopardy careers that span 15-19 years. James? Less than three weeks.

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Post by Linear Gnome » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:33 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:05 am
Cue the crying for Nate only having one "The" in the Hawthorne title.
But he was missing the important one, wasn't he? Has another rule been changed when I wasn't paying attention?

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Post by xxaaaxx » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:36 pm

Another run of the mill $80k payday. This is normal, yet not normal. J! isn't this easy. Have I been watching a different game show all these years!? J! isn't this easy! I missed nearly all of KJ's run due to RL. Is this what it was like to watch?

Instaget FJ. This feels like it should've been a triple get. *shrug*

I feel bad for whoever draws James in the TOC quarterfinals. Not only will they lose badly, there might not be enough money left on the board to even try for a wild card.

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