"Round 2: Dawson/Djang/Richmond"
- April 27
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 $21,250 (3/8)
Health policy analyst
Won $26,850 (4/5)
Won $23,300 (2/23)
They Used to Be in Charge, Singers Also Known As,
Beastly Business, Terminator of Endearment, Playing the
Percentages, "Nym" Droppers.
$800 "Nym" Droppers. Jeff ($2000 to Lan's $5000
and Mark's $3400): "Uh, I'll bet it all." The clue:
guillotine and sandwich are examples of these.
Jeff's guess: "I'm sorry, I don't know" Correct
response: What is eponym? Jeff loses everything.
End of Round:
Mark - $3400
Lan - $7800
Jeff - -$800
categories: Literary Greece, Academy
Award-Winning Roles, National Parks; Oscar,
Meyer, Wiener; "C" in Shakespeare, Also a
Daily Double #1: $1600
National Parks. Lan ($18,200 over Mark's $8600 and
Jeff's -$400) bets $1800. Clue: this nat'l park
in Florida consists of 27 low coral islands,
none of which has fresh water, thus its
"parched" name. Lan's guess: "What is
Everglades?" Correct response: What are the Dry
Tortugas? Lan drops to $16,400, but his next
Daily Double #2: $1200 Oscar, Meyer, Wiener.
Lan wagers $2000. Clue: he quipped, "It is only
shallow people who do not judge by appearances".
Lan's guess: "Who is Oscar Wilde?" Correct
End of Round:
Mark - $10,600
Lan - $18,800
Jeff - $1600
In round 2, runners-up are
guaranteed $10,000, while the winner is guaranteed at
Final Jeopardy! Category: Religious History.
Answer: from the Greek, the name of this
movement of the early Christian era means that
its members has knowledge of God. Correct response: What
question: What is Gnosticism? (RIGHT)
Wager: all-in. Final score: $3200.
Mark's question: What is Gnostics? (RIGHT)
Wager: all-in. Final score: $21,200.
Lan's question: What is Gnosticism? (RIGHT)
Wager: $2450. Final score: $21,250.
Lan did the math
in his head. He knew he had the game won as he
takes a total of $48,100 into the next round,
joining Dan Melia, Steve Chernicoff,
Michael Rooney, Michael Daunt, Shane
Whitlock, Brian Moore, Jerome Vered, Robert
Slaven, Matt Zielenski, and Chris Miller.
decided, still seven to go. See you tomorrow!