Semifinals: Vaz/Thompson/Mesko - May 15
Fifteen of the best Jeopardy! players this year
have been whittled to nine, as the quest for a title and $250,000 continues.
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.
Today, the first of the three semifinals...
Three days, $72,002
Three days, $57,899
Five days, $68,599
Jeopardy! categories: Nonfiction, An
English-Sports Dictionary, OK Computer, Change the World, Bodies of Water, A
Category of Categories.
Daily Double: $1000 Change the World. Bob ($5000 over Aaron's $4600 and
Vik's $2600) bets the level. The clue: Here are the 2 new coins minted by this
country in 2004.
response: "What is Iraq" Correct for $6000.
End of round:
Double Jeopardy! categories: The Animal Kingdom, Cameo Camera, Historic Amours,
Gone Too Soon, Bohemian Rhapsodies; The "Good", the "Bad" & the "Ugly".
Daily Double #1: $800 Gone Too Soon. Aaron ($11,600 over Vik's
$9600 and Bob's $8000) bets $3000. The clue: of this athlete, Pres. Clinton
said, "We were dazzled by her speed, humbled by her talent & captivated by her
style". Aaron's response: "Who is Florence Griffith Joyner?" Correct for
Daily Double #2: $1600 The "Good", the "Bad" & the "Ugly". Vik ($11,600 to
Aaron's $16,200 and
Bob's $9600) goes $4600. The clue: a mischievous sprite in English folklore also
called Puck. Vik's response: "What is Pan?" Correct response:
Who is Robin Goodfellow? Vik drops to $7000
End of round:
All Aaron has to do is bet $3001 and be right to
lock in the win. Vik and Bob will have to bet everything and hope that Aaron is
wrong in this...
Final Jeopardy! category: Mythology. The clue: the name of this monster is from
the Greek for "she-goat".
Correct response: What is the Chimera?
Vik's response: What is chimera? RIGHT. Wager: $9000. Total:
Bobs response: What is Scylla? WRONG. Wager: $8001. Total: $1999.
Aaron's response: What is Medusa? WRONG. Wager: $3001. Total: 13,999.
was not his usual self, but a lucky play in the
Final means that he goes onto the Final match. He
wasn't as consistent as he was last week. He had
better find his oats if he wants to win this one,
match 2. See you then.