The Winner of Today’s Final Jeopardy!
The winner of today’s final game of Jeopardy! is none other than Ph.D. student from Yale, Amodia, who was born in Ohio, won 38 games in a row. She was second in all-time wins to Ken Jennings, who has now won 145 games. Despite her impressive record, she failed to answer a few clues about Rochester, whose estate is in Derbyshire, England. At least half a dozen clues mention that he is “proud.” The correct answer was John Jacob Astor, and Amodia was left speechless.
Kevin Walsh wins fourth straight game of Jeopardy!
It has been a long time since a story analyst from Williamstown, NJ, won a Jeopardy! game. But Kevin Walsh, who is from the area, has been on a winning streak for three games. Walsh has won a total of $62,900 in three games and will play for even more money on Tuesday. In September, the 37th season of “Jeopardy!” returned. But this time, the show is set in a more socially distant environment. It’s not as if a social distancing measure is preventing a virus outbreak. The set in California is primarily composed of a socially disconnected group of celebrities.
The game’s final round is rarely played alone. It takes on a serious air when a contestant plays alone. And the focus shifts to the last player standing. The finale of “Jeopardy!” took on a more serious air this time. Walsh was the only competitor to be in the black after two rounds, while other contestants were in the red. That was the first time in 36 years that a single player has won the game, and this made the final round even more enthralling.
Megan Wachspress wins on easy question
Megan Wachspress won the Final Jeopardy! episode on Monday. She faced off against Tory Leviton, a teacher and musician from Colorado. The question was easy, but Leviton had the advantage in betting. Wachspress had been leading, but Leviton took longer to answer and lost, which meant she won. However, Wachspress took to Twitter to express her disappointment. She had studied the era for her dissertation and felt that she should have won.
Megan Wachspress has won the competition for five consecutive days. In the final episode, she took home $401, which was considerably less than the winnings of the five-day champions. But she did win enough points to qualify for the Tournament of Champions this fall. She’s also the third female to win more than five games in a row. But she didn’t have the most challenging questions, so her streak of winning has remained fascinating.
Brian Chang fails to give correct answer
It is hard to imagine a more exciting way to end a game show than with a tiebreaker. While there have been a few times in the past where the first player to buzz in with the correct answer wins, the tiebreaker in today’s Final Jeopardy! is certainly a doozie. Today’s winner, Brian Chang, is the third person to win the title in four days, after winning $27,600 on Monday.
After tying for first place on Double Jeopardy and Triple Jeopardy earlier in the night, Brian Chang led the Final Jeopardy category until Weller found both Daily Doubles. Chang and Weller were tied at $37,600 each, after betting their entire money on each category. Today, however, the tiebreaker was a high-stakes game for the two players.
Courtney Shah’s standout performance on show
Courtney Shah, a community college history instructor from Portland, Washington, has won her sixth straight game on “Jeopardy!” The 32-year-old has earned a total of $118,558 over the past six days. Her incredible streak was capped on Wednesday’s final episode, when she finished third with a score of 77%.
Despite her lackluster answers, Shah managed to win the game and take home a cool $118,558. Her standout performance this year was the second highest of all time. The Portland, Ore., community college instructor is a former Jeopardy! champion. Her seven consecutive wins came despite her providing only two incorrect answers during the Final Jeopardy round.