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Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Archivists » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:53 am

Game Recap for Show #7982, 2019-04-30

James Holzhauer game 19.

CONTESTANTS
Libby Wood, a marketing writer from Seattle, Washington
Jason Lai, a financial risk consultant from Duluth, Georgia
James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (whose 18-day cash winnings total $1,329,604)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Hello, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to our program. I'm sure many of you noticed at the end of yesterday's show that I was so excited over the closeness of the score at the end of Final Jeopardy! that I forgot to give James' 18-day total. But you just heard it, so enough about that. Jason and Libby, welcome aboard, and good luck. Here we go. Now the categories. First off...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
U.S. PRESIDENTS (5/5)
THAT'S A NOVEL PLACE (4/5)
"SUPER" ENTERTAINMENT (5/5)
TASTE SENSATIONS (4/5)
BROOKLYN (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
9...9 (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
James: 20 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Libby: 5 R, 0 W
Jason: 3 R, 1 W

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



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
James found the Daily Double on the 1st clue. James had no money, Jason was scoreless, and Libby had nothing in the bank. James wagered $1,000.

BROOKLYN $1000: The edifice built as Brooklyn City Hall is now called this, reflecting Brooklyn's status within New York City

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
James: $9,600
Libby: $1,600
Jason: $1,400

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Libby Wood is a marketing writer from Washington, who I think has attended a rock and roll camp for ladies. Am I correct?

Libby: Yes, I have. It's this great camp that's--you show up Friday morning. You don't have to have any musical experience.

Alex: Oh.

Libby: They teach you how to play an instrument. You form a band. You write your own song, and you have a show at a rock club on Sunday evening.

Alex: How many bands have you been a member of?

Libby: I've been in six different ones.

Alex: Okay. A different instrument with each band?

Libby: I've played the bass, I've sang, and I've played the drums.

Alex: Okay. Good for you.




Alex: Jason Lai is from Duluth, Georgia. You are a risk consultant, and you're obviously a young man who enjoys taking risks.

Jason: Yes.

Alex: Because you've been bungee jumping, skydiving, and you also rode the fastest roller coaster in the country. Where is it? Is that the one in Ohio?

Jason: It's Kingda Ka in Jackson, New Jersey. I actually did it to pre-game for when I was going skydiving.

[Laughter]

Alex: Double-dipping, huh? Boy, you are a courageous young man. I don't know if I would do that.




Alex: James, let's talk about your daughter. I know she's precocious, but she has a story she likes to tell about you and a llama?

James: Oh, it's her favorite story ever. We were at a petting zoo in Ireland, and, you know, they gave us some animal feed to feed all the animals. They didn't tell us which ones liked the food and which ones don't, so I'm like, trying to force-feed this llama, and the llama had enough of it, and he spit in my face not once but twice. So she wants to tell the whole world, "Tell the story about llama spitting on Papa", you know.

Alex: I wanna meet that young lady.

James: Yeah.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
TASTE SENSATIONS $400: Big, full-bodied, jammy &, dare we say, unsubtle red wines are called these "bombs"

THAT'S A NOVEL PLACE $400: A rum drink, or a 1998 Elmore Leonard novel
(Jason: What is Yuma?)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
James: $12,600
Libby: $3,000
Jason: $1,200
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Re: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD (5/5)
LESSER-KNOWN NAMES (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
VIDEO GAMES (5/5)
STAGE CRAFT (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
AMERICAN GODS (5/5)
CROSSWORD CLUES "G" (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
James: 23 R (including 2 DDs), 0 W
Jason: 3 R, 0 W
Libby: 3 R, 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 1
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,200



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
James snagged the next Daily Double on the 5th clue. James had $19,400, Jason had $1,200, and Libby was at $3,000. James wagered $11,914.

LESSER-KNOWN NAMES $1200: It was philosopher Herbert Spencer, not Darwin, who coined his 4-word phrase that sums up natural selection

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was James who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 11th clue. James had $36,114, Jason had $2,800, and Libby was at $3,000. James wagered $9,812.

STAGE CRAFT $1600: Captain Corcoran is in command of this title Gilbert & Sullivan ship

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
STAGE CRAFT $1200: The musical "Anything Goes", set on an ocean liner, has a song with this appropriate French title

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
James: $56,726 (lock game)
Libby: $7,400
Jason: $6,400

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
EUROPEAN CITIES

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; three-quarters for second place.
James: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $41,925 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Libby: Wager $5,401 to cover Jason.
Jason: Risk between $1,001 and $4,400, covering Libby's $0 bet.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Founded, according to tradition, in 11 B.C., this former capital lies about halfway between Paris & Berlin

FINAL SCORES
Jason: $6,400 - $1,001 = $5,399 (What is Bern?) (2nd place: $2,000)
Libby: $7,400 - $5,401 = $1,999 (What is congrats to James) (3rd place: $1,000)
James: $56,726 + $40,000 = $96,726 (What is Bonn?) (19-day champion: $1,426,330)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $2,000

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
James: $37,800, 43 R (including 3 DDs), 0 W
Libby: $7,400, 8 R, 0 W
Jason: $6,400, 6 R, 1 W
Combined Coryat: $51,600

BATTING AVERAGES
James: 44/61 = .721
Libby: 8/58 = .138
Jason: 6/58 = .103
Team: 58/63 = .921

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
TASTE SENSATIONS $1000: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a diagram of the trigeminal system on the monitor.) The nerves in the trigeminal system in the tongue & mouth can detect chemical sensations, like this cool-tasting compound in peppermint

THAT'S A NOVEL PLACE $1000: This Michael Crichton novel features a gorilla named Amy
(Alex: [To James] You did well in those $1,000 clues.)

IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD $1200: It's the structure of the inner ear highlighted here

VIDEO GAMES $1200: In "Destiny 2", you can explore our solar system, including the surface of this 2-letter moon

CORRECT RESPONSES
Borough Hall
fruit bombs
Cuba Libre
survival of the fittest
the H.M.S. Pinafore
"Bon Voyage"
Bonn
menthol
Congo
the cochlea
Io
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FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
EUROPEAN CITIES

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Founded, according to tradition, in 11 B.C., this former capital lies about halfway between Paris & Berlin

James Holzhauer: 56726+40000=96726 (19x = $1,426,330)
Jason Lai: 6400-1001=5399
Libby Wood: 7400-5401=1999

Correct response:
Spoiler
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Bonn (Jason – Bern) (Libby – Congrats to James)

Daily Doubles
James: 0+1000
James: 19400+11914
James: 36114+9812

Coryats
James: 37800
Jason: 6400
Libby: 7400

Combined: 51,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
James: 12600
Jason: 1200
Libby: 3000

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Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:13 am

James opened play finding DD1 and ran the $1000 clues to have $6000 after six clues.

James (doing most of the ringing in), Jason & Libby ran through the material so quickly there was time for a full credits run to end the show.

No chance for me on the FJ! clue. Drawing a mental map between two European cities? Useless. Former capitals? I have enough trouble with current capitals. Knowing which cities may or may not go back to the BCs? Yeah, right. To have something on paper I wrote Rotterdam.

When Alex said Jason was close I did not make the 4-letter connection and instead thought, "Zurich?" Geneva? I'll take under 50% on the weekly poll for this one, so perhaps one of James's best FJ! clues solve so far. That's lucky 13 in a row and James stands alone for that feat.

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Post by MinnesotaMyron » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:42 pm

Fortunately I stuck on "former capital" after realizing I didn't really know what countries were between Germany and France. For a visually oriented guy, I don't know actual maps very well.

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Post by ParrotRob » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:37 pm

Was pretty easy if you consider that Berlin (current capital) was in East Germany and that the former West Germany/Bonn lay smack in the middle between East Germany and France.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:27 pm

I really struggled on these boards. Think I got maybe 9 or 10 right.

Didn't know the eyes had literal "blind spots".

It's clear that it's been too long since I last watched Steven Universe, as I didn't know "garnet".

I couldn't think of what a goddess would protect women from when placed under a bed. My best WAG was "sleep". What was the TOM for "childbirth" there?

Can't say I've heard of the correct response before.
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Post by 9021amyers » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:46 pm

After a close call yesterday, back to our regularly scheduled curb-stomping....

Brownie points to anyone who pulled the Carolingian capital of Aachen for FJ.

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Post by RKane » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:59 pm

VROOM! VROOM!!

A little bolder on the DDs, we could have had another 100k game!
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Post by gnash » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:59 pm

13!

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Post by StevenH » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:00 pm

This was another enjoyable board, though the "survival of the fittest" DD was a joke.

I could have told you that Bonn was Beethoven's birthplace and was the capital of West Germany, but I couldn't connect the dots on the clue. I honestly had no idea that it was that old a city.

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Post by opusthepenguin » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:17 pm

James had an endearing moment today as he counted off the words in "survival of the fittest," arrived at a number he liked, and smiled.

I got a couple of lach trash off him this game: Cuba Libre and Bon Voyage. For the latter, I could also have sung the first few words of the song. Did not get the other lach trash which was fruit bombs.

Bonn was a possibility I considered but for reasons unknown even to myself, I rejected it in favor of Antwerp. Also in the running were Geneva, Lucerne, and Strassbourg but, for some reason, not Zurich.

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Post by Don't Think Twice » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:31 pm

I 've seen elsewhere where James was referred to as "The Joey Chestnut of Jeopardy", so I laughed out loud when Joey Chestnut came up in the Brooklyn category. (Chestnut wins the July 4 hot dog eating contest every year in Coney Island.)

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Post by econgator » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:36 pm

Bonn was the only former capital I could think of up in that area.

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Post by CasketRomance » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:00 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:27 pm
I really struggled on these boards. Think I got maybe 9 or 10 right.

Didn't know the eyes had literal "blind spots".

It's clear that it's been too long since I last watched Steven Universe, as I didn't know "garnet".

I couldn't think of what a goddess would protect women from when placed under a bed. My best WAG was "sleep". What was the TOM for "childbirth" there?

Can't say I've heard of the correct response before.
me too...think i missed the 1st 6 or 7 clues....well under 50 percent for this game...game blew

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Post by CasketRomance » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:02 pm

StevenH wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:00 pm
This was another enjoyable board, though the "survival of the fittest" DD was a joke.

I could have told you that Bonn was Beethoven's birthplace and was the capital of West Germany, but I couldn't connect the dots on the clue. I honestly had no idea that it was that old a city.
yeah i didn't get it either...that 11bc crap really had me scratching...bonn was the only former capital in that area i could name had no idea what 11bc had to do with anything related to bonn

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Post by pretzelgreg » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:10 pm

RKane wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:59 pm
VROOM! VROOM!!

A little bolder on the DDs, we could have had another 100k game!

A "modest" $115K game tomorrow and James' 20 day average will top Roger Craigs $77K (former) top day ever!

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Post by hbomb1947 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:23 pm

So James ties David Madden's win total but James's winnings so far are nearly $1 million more than David's were. Unbelievable - as are James's new record of 13 consecutive FJ's correct, and his overall FJ solving rate of 18/19. While it's true that as a group those FJ's have leaned towards the easy side, they haven't all been gimmes. Today's certainly wasn't.

Regarding today's FJ: I think the date of the city's founding was a red herring that was in there to pin the clue but wasn't going to help anyone solve it. Once I realized that thinking of old cities was getting me nowhere, I figured it out with roughly the following thought process: "Germany is to the right of France on the map, Berlin was in East Germany - hence the Berlin Wall - so could it be Bonn, which was the capital of West Germany and therefore might be roughly halfway between Paris and Berlin?" I wasn't fully confident as I locked in Bonn, though. BTW, Bern wouldn't have been a bad guess if the clue hadn't specified that they were looking for a former capital.

Back to James: I get the feeling that yesterday was the big opportunity for someone to knock him off; but that since it didn't happen, it could be a long time before circumstances align again to expose him to the possibility of defeat.
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Post by twelvefootboy » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:00 pm

Tornado and severe weather pre-emption for most of the show here in the alley. The show cut back in with James at $45K and two shell shocked players beside him. We saw the category, but had to come back here for the clue because we weren't scared s**tless enough for the local affiliates.

I worked out that it would be the capital of West Germany, but I couldn't pull the city, and it is no head slap for me after the reveal. Munich was my WAG for the capital after ruling out Frankfort but thought both were too far south. Great clue, writers. This is crap we should know.
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Post by CasketRomance » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:02 pm

twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:00 pm
Tornado and severe weather pre-emption for most of the show here in the alley. The show cut back in with James at $45K and two shell shocked players beside him. We saw the category, but had to come back here for the clue because we weren't scared s**tless enough for the local affiliates.

I worked out that it would be the capital of West Germany, but I couldn't pull the city, and it is no head slap for me after the reveal. Munich was my WAG for the capital after ruling out Frankfort but thought both were too far south. Great clue, writers. This is crap we should know.
why would you have even considered the capital of kentucky for this clue?

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