"Round 2: Chernicoff/Gillispie/Cooper"
- April 14
In round one, 45
players won their games. Now they join nine
seeded opponents in Jeopardy! lore for 18 more game. The 18 winners then face off for six
slots. The two winners of those semifinal games have a
date with destiny in the form of one Ken Jennings for a
three-day final. The winner of those games wins $2
million. Second place is guaranteed $500,000, while
third place is guaranteed $250,000.
No wild cards, no second
chances. It's (my favorite words when it comes to
Jeopardy! tourneys) win or go home.
Won $21,201 (4/12)
Project manager & expectant father
Won $15,000 (4/11)
New York City
Won $16,000 (3/28)
Triangles, Horton Hears the Who, Also a Candy, Gorge,
$800 "W". Steve ($1400 to India's $1800 and
Scott's $1200) bets $600. The clue: when
measuring a horse using hands, you measure from
the ground up to these, not the ears. Steve's guess: "What
are the withers?"
Correct for $2000 and the lead.
End of Round:
Steve - $3600
Scott - $3200
India - $3400
Close game gets
even closer. Double Jeopardy! categories:
Historic Charleston, Reel People, Italian
Composers, Mouse Pads, Along the Trans-Canada
Highway, "Z" Breeze.
Daily Double #1: $1600
Italian Composers. Steve ($6400 over Scott's $4400 and
India's $3800) bets $2000. Clue: Ottorino; he
pined for Rome. Steve's guess: "Who is
Respighi?" Correct for $8400.
Daily Double #2: $2000 Along the Trans-Canada
Highway. Steve ($16,400
over Scott's $9600 and India's $4600) fronts $5000. Clue:
the eastern terminus of the Trans-Canada Highway
is at this provincial capital. Steve's guess:
"What is Halifax, Nova Scotia?" Correct
response: What is St. Johns, Newfoundland? Back
to a close game as Steve has $11,400.
End of Round:
Steve - $13,400
Scott - $10,800
India - $6600
In round 2, runners-up
are guaranteed $10,000, while the winner is guaranteed at
Final Jeopardy! Category: Ancient Cities.
Answer: it sided with Sparta in the
Peloponnesian War, & the Bible includes 2
letters to its Christians. Correct response:
What was Corinth?
question: What is Corinth? (RIGHT)
Wager: $6600. Final score: $13,200.
Scott's question: What is Corinth? (RIGHT)
Wager: $10,700. Final score: $21,500.
Steve's question: What is Corinth? (RIGHT)
Wager: $8201. Final score: $21,601.
Once Steve found
a groove, he would not let up (save for late in
the Double Jeopardy!) round, but still, an ugly
win is a win, and Steve will take that, and
$42,802, to the quarterfinal, where he will join
of triumvirates tomorrow.