- May 8
Fifteen of the best Jeopardy! players this year
have returned for one more shot at $250,000. In the next two weeks, three will
play in a two-day final to determine who will walk away with the grand prize.
Another standard two-week affair awaits with an
increased minimum guarantee of $100,000 for second place and $50,000 for third.
Semifinalists are guaranteed at least $10,000,
while quarterfinalists are guaranteed $5000 for participation. As always, any
and all winning accrued depends on how far up the ladder a player goes.
But first, game one...
Three days, $66,802
2004 College Champion
Five days, $122,360
Jeopardy! categories: Pick the Mammal, New York
Times Sports, Paint Job, Porper Names, Let Us Worship, Latin Lexicon
Daily Double: $800 Let Us Worship. Maria ($4600 over Doug and Kermin's $600
each) bets $3000. The clue: selenolatry is the worship of this object. Marias
response: "What is the moon?" Correct for $7600.
End of round:
Double Jeopardy! categories: Plays & Playwrights, No. 1 Albums, First Ladies, A
World of Facts, They Said It In 2005, "C" Food.
Daily Double #1: $1600 "C" Food. Kermin ($2000 to Marias
$8800 and Doug's $1000) bets $1000. The clue: a plant disease known in the US as
this smut creates a Mexican delicacy known as huitlacoche. Kermin's response:
"What is corn?" Correct for $3000.
Daily Double #2: $800 They Said It In 2005. Doug ($3000 to Maria's $4200 and
Kermins $4200) fronts $2000. The clue: "To my fellow journalists... risking all
and to each of you, courage". Doug's response: "Who is Dan Rather?" Correct
End of round:
Final Jeopardy! category: Science. The clue: The symbol of this element first
isolated in 1783 comes from its German name. Correct response: What is
Kermin's response: What is cobalt? WRONG. Wager: $4101. Total:
Dougs response: What is iron? WRONG. Wager: $3001. Total: $5999.
Marias response: What is nitrogen? WRONG. Wager: $6800. Total: $6400.
made a move today... Surprisingly not a smart move if you're ahead in the
Quarterfinal Final Jeopardy! Just play the math, and let the others play the
odds, because you're trying to guarantee yourself a spot in the final. She was
incredibly lucky today.
Second quarterfinal tomorrow.