"Round 2: Beck/Rutter/Naegeli"
- April 28
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
recordholder tries his luck.
Won $19,000 (2/24)
TV quiz show host
THE Million Dollar Master: $15,000
Won $21,600 (3/31)
What Brought THAT
On?, And Doggie Makes Three, Official Alaskan State
Stuff, Kennedy Space Center, About Schmidt, On the "Go"
$600 Official Alaska State Stuff. John ($2600 to
Brad's $5600 and Bruce's $1400) has no choice
but to catch up with the leader. He makes it
true. The clue: it was a "crowning" achievement
in 1962 when this was named Alaska's state fish.
John's guess: "What is the king salmon?" Correct
for the doubler, $5200.
End of Round:
John - $6000
Brad - $8800
Bruce - $1400
categories: Geology, Headliners on Tour,
Authors' Children, "V", Circus Slang, On the Go
Daily Double #1: $1600
Authors' Children. Brad ($14,400 over John's $4800 and
Bruce's $2600) bets $4400. Clue: as an assistant
to this author, Samuel Beckett had to fight off
the advances of his daughter Lucia. Brad's guess: "Who
is James Joyce?" Correct for $18,800.
Daily Double #2: $1600 Geology.
Brad ($30,400 over John's $7200 and Bruce's
$5400) wagers just the $400. Clue: this crater
is formed when a volcano explodes & the cone
collapses; Oregon's Crater Lake is an example.
Brad's guess: "What is the caldera?"
Correct for $30,800.
End of Round:
John - $7200
Brad - $33,200
Bruce - $7000
Looks like it's
going to be a fight for second, although both
second and third are guaranteed $10,000. Brad
may collect here...
Final Jeopardy! Category: British Military
History. Answer: he commanded the forces that
rescued the survivors of the infamous Black Hole
of Calcutta in 1756. Correct response: Who was
question: Who was Clive? (RIGHT)
Wager: all-in. Final score: $14,000.
John's question: Who is Nelson? (WRONG)
Wager: all-in. Final score: $0.
Brad's question: Who is Kitchener? (WRONG)
Wager: $15,000. Final score: $18,200.
Had this been a
closer match, Brad may have lost it on the
Final, but through the game, he proves to the
world why he's the Million Dollar Master,
picking up $20,000, $35,000 in the tourney so
far, and joining Dan Melia, Steve Chernicoff,
Michael Rooney, Michael Daunt, Shane
Whitlock, Brian Moore, Jerome Vered, Robert
Slaven, Matt Zielenski, Chris Miller, and Lan
Djang in the quarterfinal.
So the big nine
breaks through at long last, but how will the
next three fare? See you tomorrow!