Zielenski/Miller/Djang" - May 13
In round one, 45
players won their games. They joined nine seeded players
of which two moved on with sixteen others. Now they face
each other in six more games, as they move closer and
closer to the two semifinal matches and a dream quiz
date with Jeopardy!'s reigning king of quiz, 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.
Orig. from Broadview Heights, OH
Health policy analyst
Geometry, NFL Home Stadiums, We're Gonna Make You Wine,
Middle Earth, Sing a Song of Sing Sing, 3-Letter the
$800 Middle Earth. Lan ($1800 to
Chris' $2800 and
Matt's $1200) bets $1600. The clue: they're
the 3 South American countries through which the
Lan's guess: "What are Ecuador, Colombia &
You forgot Brazil. Lan drops to $200.
End of Round:
Matt - $200
Chris - $3400
Lan - $2200
categories: CNN25 People; Sean Penn, This is
Your Movie; Democratic Presidential Contenders
2004, Universities by Alumni, Poem & Poet; Be a
Daily Double #1: $1200 Democratic Presidential
Contenders 2004. Matt ($1800 to Chris' $7800 and
Lan's $5800) goes all-in. Clue: a congressman
from 1977 to 2005, he was known for his firm
opposition to NAFTA. Matt's guess: "Who is
Gephardt?" Matt doubles up to $3600.
Daily Double #2: $1600
Universities By Alumni. Lan ($7800
to Chris' $13,000 and Matt's $7200) goes
$1800. Clue: mathematician John Nash, Donald
Lan's guess: "What is Princeton?" Correct
End of Round:
Matt - $8400
Chris - $18,200
Lan - $9600
Chris is hoping
that he'll come out on top with at least $30,000
for this game, while the other two are playing
for that amount. Should they fail, they will
each get $15,000 for their efforts.
Final Jeopardy! Category: National Anthems. Answer:
Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore wrote the
national anthems of these two countries. Correct response:
What are India & Bangladesh?
What are India & Sri Lanka? (WRONG)
Wager: $8400. Final score: $0.
Lan's question: What are India & Sri Lanka? (WRONG)
Wager: $8650. Final score: $950.
Chris' question: What are India & Bangladesh? (RIGHT) Wager:
$1001. Final score: $19,201.
It was a two-man
race, but Chris has the only correct response,
giving him $30,000 more, $73,844 total, and a
slot with Brad Rutter, Pam Mueller, Frank Spangenberg,
and John Cuthbertson in the quarterfinal.
One more slot.
Will it go to Dan Melia, Michael Daunt, or
Jerome Vered? It's an instant classic, Monday!