"Round 2: Spangenberg/Schwartzberg/Gutowski"
- May 4
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.
Another former Jeopardy!
great tries to one-up two round 1 survivors today...
Season 6's top winner and recordholder until Season
Adult literacy coordinator
Santa Barbara, CA
Won $15,000 (2/17)
Won $22,802 (4/6)
Atilla the Hun, That Went to No 1?, Name That Nation,
The Nature of the Beast, Hallmark Holidays, It Had to Be
$800 Atilla the Hun. Bev ($2200 over Paul's $1000 and
Frank's -$400) bets the level. The
clue: at its peak, Atilla the Hun's empire
ranged from the Rhine River eastward to the Ural
River & this sea.
Bev's guess: "What is the Black Sea?"
Correct response: What is the Caspian Sea? Bev
is down to $1400.
End of Round:
Frank - $4600
Bev - $2600
Paul - $2600
categories: The Library of America, Historic
ESPN, My Heavens!, I Get Them Confused, Around
the Louvre, Pushing "Tin"
Daily Double #1:
$2000 Pushing "Tin". Paul ($5400 to Frank's $10,200 and
Bev's $4600) fronts $2000. Clue: coastal Cornish
village said to be the birthplace of King Arthur.
Paul's guess: "What is Tinseltown?" Good
guess, but wrong. Correct response: What is
Tintagel. Paul drops to $3400.
Daily Double #2: $2000 My Heavens! Frank ($12,200 over
Bev & Paul's $4600) wagers
$3000. Clue: he developed the 3rd of his laws of
planetary motion while serving as provincial
mathematician in Linz, Austria.
Frank's guess: "Who is Kepler?"
Correct for $15,200.
End of Round:
Frank - $18,800
Bev - $5800
Paul - $4600
winner is guaranteed $20,000 at least, while the
runners-up will get $10,000 each.
Final Jeopardy! Category: Vocabulary. Answer:
its original meaning what a residnet of a
certain wealthy city; now it means one who
indulges in luxury. Correct response: What is
question: What is sybarite? (RIGHT)
Wager: $4597. Final score: $9197.
Bev's question: What is cosmopolitan? (WRONG)
Wager: $1100. Final score: $4700.
Frank's question: What is a sybarite? (RIGHT)
Wager: $7000. Final score: $25,800.
the second of eight of the seeded nine to move
forward after spanking the competition. He takes
$25,800, $40,800 total, and joins Dan Melia, Steve Chernicoff,
Michael Rooney, Michael Daunt, Shane
Whitlock, Brian Moore, Jerome Vered, Robert
Slaven, Matt Zielenski, Chris Miller, Lan
Djang, Brad Rutter, Grace Veach, Pam Mueller,
and John Cuthbertson in the quarterfinal.
One ore seed,
two more games. See you tomorrow!