Semifinals: Falk/Richards/Wenglinsky - May 17
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.
Who joins Vik Vaz and Bill MacDonald in the final on Thursday? Find out... right
Three days, $59,403
Old Town, ME
Four days, $99,200
Five days, $122,360
Jeopardy! categories: 21st Century History, Horse
Racing, Art & Artists, Americana, Inside the Brain, Techword Mash-Up
Daily Double: $1000 Horse Racing. Jason ($3800 to Michael's $5600 and Maria's
$3200) bets $600. The clue: in 1711 Queen Anne saw the potential for this
racecourse; its royal enclosure still has a formal dress code.
response: "What is Ascot?" Correct for $4400.
End of round:
Double Jeopardy! categories: Sir Walter Scott's Personality Parade, Memorable
Movies, Dead Guys with 3 Names, By the Numbers, The Early Earth, Ends in "TH".
Daily Double #1: $1600 Dead Guys with 3 Names. Maria ($5800 to Michael's
$6800 and Jason's $5600) bets $2000. The clue: he lost to McKinley twice & Taft
once, and for helping Wilson get elected was made Secretary of State. Maria's response: "Who
was William Jennings Bryan?" Correct for
Daily Double #2: $1200 Sir Walter Scott's Personality Parade. Michael ($7600
over Maria's $6200 and
Jason's $5600) goes for $1000. The clue: it was no "Modest Proposal" when Sir
Walter Scott edited a 19-volume edition of this "Tale of a Tub" satirist. Bill's response
after a lengthy pause: "Who is Bruno Hauptmann?" Correct for $15,800
End of round:
Jason can wager up to $4400 and still win if the
other two are wrong. Maria can wager everything and still win if Michael gets it
wrong. Michael needs only to bid $8201 (thanks, J-Archive.com!).
Final Jeopardy! category: British Monarchs. The clue: the last British monarch
who was not the child of a monarch. Correct response: Who was Victoria?
Jason's response: Who is George I? WRONG. Wager: $4000. Total:
Marias response: Who was Victoria? RIGHT. Wager: $11,000. Total:
Michael's response: Who was Victoria? RIGHT. Wager: $8201. Total:
expert Jeopardy! players, no doubt, but just when
you think you have the game all figured out to the
end... Upset! Just goes to show you what Chris
Berman says... "That's why we play the game."
Michael only let up once and not enough to pose any
dangerous harm, which means we should be in for one
heck of a match.
And then there were
Tomorrow, three men, two days, one quarter mill.