- Part 2" - May 19
We started with 135 players
fighting for 45 slots. Then we threw in nine of
Jeopardy!'s best for fun, whittling the field to 18. Now
we're down to the six best - Brad Rutter, the Million
Dollar Master; Pam Mueller, the lady of the bunch; Frank Spangenberg,
the living legend; John Cuthbertson, the
underdog; Chris Miller, the newbie; and Jerome Vered,
the guy everyone likes. Two of these players will go on
to next week's finals against the reining King of Quiz,
Ken Jennings. At stake: $2,000,000 for the winner,
$500,000 for the first runner-up, and $250,000 for the
Today, the final card is
TV quiz show host
Predators, Tribute Bands, Forbes' Billionaires,
Russian Geography, Draw It Up, Time for a "Con"test
$600 Russian Geography. Brad ($400
over Chris' $200) bets $400 early. The clue:
Kaliningrad, a small piece of Russian territory,
sits between Poland & Lithuania on this sea. Brad's guess: "What
is the Baltic Sea?" Correct for the doubler,
End of Round:
Brad - $5400
John - $3200
Chris - $5000
categories: Pre-Daters, Glenn Close Encounters,
Grand Canyon National Park, World Coins, Author!
Arthur!, Secretaries of State Before & After.
Daily Double #1: $1600 Pre-daters. Brad ($11,000
over John's $3200 and Chris' $7800) fronts $2000. Clue:
the last city to host the Olympics before St.
Moritz in 1948. Brad's guess: "What is
London?" Correct response: What is Berlin?
Brad drops to $9000.
Daily Double #2: $800
Author! Arthur!. Brad ($16,200
over John's $3200 and Chris' $7800), the only
one to control the board after achieving some
ethereal Zen state, goes
$3200. Clue: it's no mystery; he was knighted in
1902 for his work defending British policy in
the Boer War. Brad's guess: "Who is Arthur
Conan Doyle?" Correct
End of Round:
Brad - $26,600
John - $5200
Chris - $7800
is a two-day affair. Scores from yesterday will
be added to today. The winner is guaranteed at
least $50,000, second place is guaranteed
$30,000, while third is guaranteed $20,000. The
winner will join Jerome Vered and Ken Jennings
in the final NEXT WEEK!
Final Jeopardy! Category: Historic Objects. Answer:
given to Washington by Lafayette, one of the
keys to this is on display at Mount Vernon. Correct response: What is
What ? (WRONG) Wager: $5000. Final score: $200.
What is something? (WRONG)
Wager: $6101. Final score: $1699.
Brad's question: What is the Bastille? (RIGHT) Wager:
$0. Final score: $26,600.
It was over when Brad
got a hold of the board, riding it for all its worth. He
moves on with $50,000 today, $115,000 total. Chris
leaves with $93,844, while John takes home $97,900.
So there you have it...
Jerome Vered, Brad Rutter, and Ken Jennings... And the
only things that separates these three from a $2 million
payday are three days and each other... The tripleheader
for all that cheddar NEXT WEEK!