Today's Final Jeopardy - Wednesday, June 12, 2024 (2024)

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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Famous Names) for Wednesday, June 12, 2024 (Season 40, Game 198):

Vying with Eiffel, this engineer wanted to create big; an admiring account said the Obelisk of Luxor is too short to be a spoke

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Enzo Cunanan, a student from Orlando, Florida
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Connor Townsend, an attorney from Chelsea, Michigan
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Adriana Harmeyer, an archivist from West Lafayette, Indiana (10-day total: $225,700)
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Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Yesterday, Adriana Harmeyer became the 17th player in Jeopardy! history to win at least 10 regular games on the show, forever cementing her legacy in J!‘s historical lore. In what might be called “an interesting historical curio but not statistically meaningful in any way”, the previous 16 all won their 11th game. However, if there was a time for that streak to end, it might be today: challenger Enzo Cunanan was the captain of University College, Oxford’s entry in Series 29 of University Challenge (airing in 2022–23). Of course, that says nothing about second challenger Connor Townsend, who passed the same test and is equally capable of playing giant-killer today. I know I am looking forward to what happens!

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Correct response: Who is George Ferris?

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After the success of the Eiffel Tower at the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris, the Americans felt a need to outdo the French. At a height of 264 feet, the Ferris Wheel ended up as the most important attraction at Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. Modeled on the principles of a waterwheel and a bicycle wheel, it was powered by a 1,000-horsepower steam engine. During the 1893 fair, almost 1.5 million people paid to ride on the wheel itself. It was later transported to St. Louis for the 1904 fair in that city and was demolished in 1906 by St. Louis.

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Game Recap & Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Wednesday, June 12, 2024 Jeopardy! by the numbers, along with a recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: The Photographs Of Mathew Brady; Nature; Regional Food; You’ll Need Some Protection; Name The Disney Princess; “D” Facto)

This game started as a two-contestant battle (Connor got in just once); Enzo’s incorrect response on the Daily Double meant that Adriana led after 15 clues with $3,600; Enzo had $2,600 at the intervirews and Connor had -$800.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Adriana 7 correct 0 incorrect
Enzo 5 correct 1 incorrect
Connor 0 correct 1 incorrect

Today’s interviews:

Enzo has written a novel about Henry VIII.
Connor encountered Eminem at a historical village in Michigan.
Adriana gets to teach students and researchers how to use archives.

The second half of the opening round saw Adriana pick up another 7 correct responses to extend her lead through 30 clues.

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Adriana 14 correct 0 incorrect
Enzo 7 correct 1 incorrect
Connor 6 correct 1 incorrect

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Adriana $7,600
Enzo $4,000
Connor $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Rivers Of Europe; Dreamy Shakespeare Quotes; Don’t Want To Fight; Gemstones; Numerically Named Musicians & Bands; Vowel Switcheroo)

Enzo picked up DD2 to shoot into the lead, but Adriana continued her strong play. She picked up another 11 correct–and the last Daily Double—to ensure she led going into Final Jeopardy.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Adriana 25 correct 0 incorrect
Enzo 17 correct 3 incorrect
Connor 12 correct 1 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 18 (0 today).

Scores going into Final:

Adriana $20,600
Enzo $16,400
Connor $9,600

Enzo and Adriana were both correct in Final; that makes Adriana an 11-day champion as she takes home her biggest one-day total to date (and moves her to #16 in all-time regular play winnings.)

Tonight’s results:

Connor $9,600 – $2,600 = $7,000 (Who is Borglum?)
Enzo $16,400 + $15,000 = $31,400 (Who is Ferris?)
Adriana $20,600 + $12,400 = $33,000 (Who is Ferris?) (11-day total: $258,700)

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Other Miscellaneous Game Statistics:

Daily Double locations:

1) NATURE $600 (clue #6)
Enzo 1800 -1200 (Adriana 1200 Connor 0)
Enzo 6800 +4000 (Adriana 7600 Connor 7600)
3) RIVERS OF EUROPE $1600 (clue #22, $12400 left on board)
Adriana 14400 +1000 (Connor 8000 Enzo 10800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -1

Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:

J! Round:
Adriana 1 2 3 4
Enzo 5 3*

DJ! Round:
Adriana 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 4*
Connor 2 3 4 5 1 1
Enzo 5 4 3* 2† 1† 3

† – selection in same category as Daily Double

Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:

Adriana 2.50
Enzo 3.25
Connor 2.67

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 18 (0.09 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Adriana $21,200 Coryat, 25 correct, 0 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Enzo $14,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Connor $9,600 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $45,600
Lach Trash: $4,600 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,800
Lead Changes: 4
Times Tied: 4

Player Statistics:

Adriana Harmeyer, career statistics:

264 correct, 28 incorrect
17/19 on rebound attempts (on 46 rebound opportunities)
39.71% in first on buzzer (249/627)
8/13 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $9,500)
9/11 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,164

Connor Townsend, career statistics:

12 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,600

Enzo Cunanan, career statistics:

18 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,800)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,800

Adriana Harmeyer, to win:

12 games: 60.156%
13: 36.187%
14: 21.769%
15: 13.095%
16: 7.878%
Avg. streak: 12.510 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Today’s box score will be linked to when posted by the show.

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Adriana $20,600 Enzo $16,400 Connor $9,600)

Adriana: Standard cover bet over Enzo is $12,201. (Actual bet: $12,400)

Connor: If Adriana makes a cover bet and is incorrect, she falls to $8,399. However, if Enzo just makes the cover bet over you himself and is incorrect, he falls to $13,599. Because you can’t both bet less than $1,200 and more than $4,000, you should choose one of those options. Personally, I think “Enzo bets too much, and it’s a Triple Stumper” is the most likely happenstance here, so I would bet $1,200 or less. (Actual bet: $2,600)

Enzo: Standard cover bet over Connor is $2,801. (Actual bet: $15,000)

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