Greenwald/Ryan/Vered" - April 21
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.
Next, another former
record holder takes to the stage against two round 1
Won $46,800 (3/15)
6-Time Champion: $15,000
Won $27,601 (2/28)
Art & Artists, "Love" on Television, Presidential
Campaign Slogans, The Rural Scene, The Urban Scene, In
$800 In the Dictionary. Leah ($4200 to Jerome's $6800
and Sean's -$800) risks $2500. The clue: from
the Latin for "yield", this verb can mean "to
die" or to yield to temptation. Leah's guess: "What
is succumb?" Correct for $6700.
End of Round:
Leah - $8900
Sean - $1400
Jerome - $7000
categories: The Big Band Era, Stardust, Tuxedo
Junction, South of the Border, Deep Purple, Take
the "A" Train
Daily Double #1: $1200
Deep Purple. Sean ($3800 to Jerome's $9000 and
Leah's $8900) bets only $1000. Clue:
Washington's HQ, a state historic site in
Newburgh, NY, has the first one of these ever
given, in 1783; it's made of wool. Sean's guess: "What is
a Purple Heart?" Correct for $4800.
Daily Double #2: $1600 Stardust.
Sean ($12,000 to Leah's $10,100 and Jerome's
$17,400) bets only $1000. Clue: a faint
constellation in the northern sky,
Camelopardalis represents this animal.
Sean's guess: "What is the snake?" Correct
response: What is the snake? And like the other
two Dailies, Jerome knew that. Sean is down to
End of Round:
Leah - $14,500
Sean - $9000
Jerome - $21,000
In round 2, runners-up are
guaranteed $10,000, while the winner is guaranteed at
Final Jeopardy! Category: 20th Century Asia.
Answer: in 1942, Aung San, commander of this
country's Independence Army, married nurse Khin
Kyi. Correct response: What is Burma?
question: What is Burma? (RIGHT)
Wager: all-in. Final score: $18,000.
Leah's question: What is Burma/Myanmar? (RIGHT)
Wager: $1499. Final score: $15,999.
Jerome's question: What is Burma/Myanmar? (RIGHT)
Wager: $9000. Final score: $30,000.
is pulled through the wringer, coming out on the
losing side. Jerome takes $30,000 into the
quarterfinal, where he joins Dan Melia, Steve Chernicoff,
Michael Rooney, Michael Daunt, Shane
Whitlock, and Brian Moore.
eight is up for grabs tomorrow.