"Round 2: Eckard/Kailasanath/Moore"
- April 20
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 $25,600 (2/21)
San Mateo, CA
Won $15,000 (2/16)
Won $32,000 (3/17)
Health & Medicine, Jolly Roger, Califunia, Weather Words
& Phrases, There's No Business, Like Show Business.
$600 Jolly Roger. Mark ($800 to Brian's $1800
and Vinita's $400) risks the max of $1000 for
the tie. The clue: in 1996, he became the
founding chairman & CEO of Fox News. Mark's guess: "Don't
know" Correct response: Who is Roger Ailes? Mark
is sub-zero with -$200.
End of Round:
Mark - $3800
Vinita - $1200
Brian - $5600
categories: Decorative Arts; 2 Actors, Same
Role; Measure Up, Bend It Like Beckett, Capital
Cities, "T" Time.
Daily Double #1: $2000
Capital Cities. Brian ($11,200 over Mark's $7000 and
Vinita's $1600) fronts a big bet, $6000. Clue:
honoring one of the country's famous sons, the
Universidad de Belgrano is found in this South
American capital. Brian's guess: "What is
Buenos Aires?" Correct for $17,200.
Daily Double #2: $1600 Bend It Like Beckett.
Brian ($26,800 over Mark's $10,200 and Vinita's
$3200) bets $8000. Clue: Beckett is a major
dramatist of the "Theatre of" this, which
portrays a bewildered & anxious humanity.
Brian's guess: "What is Theatre of the Absurd?" Correct
End of Round:
Mark - $11,400
Vinita - $3200
Brian - $37,600
Needless to say,
a runaway for Brian. In round 2, runners-up are
guaranteed $10,000, while the winner is guaranteed at
Final Jeopardy! Category: Literary Inspirations.
Answer: this real man inspired a 1719 novel
character & a poem that says "I am monarch of
all I survey." Correct response: Who was
question: Who was Richard II? (WRONG)
Wager: $327. Final score: $2873.
Mark's question: Who was Louis XIII? (WRONG)
Wager: $11,300. Final score: $100.
Brian's question: Who was Louis XIV? (WRONG)
Wager: $12,400. Final score: $25,200.
Brian knew he
had the game, so he didn't have to wager much.
He takes another $25,200, giving him a total of
$57,200 as he joins Dan Melia, Steve Chernicoff,
Michael Rooney, Michael Daunt, and Shane
Whitlock in the quarterfinal.
We're a third of
the way to the quarterfinal. Seat number seven
is up for grabs tomorrow.