A model new episode of Jeopardy! Season 39 aired on Friday, July 21, 2023, that includes three gamers. One-day winner Nik Berry returned to defend his profitable title in opposition to two new gamers — Ben Sasamoto and Taylor Clagett. All three gave robust competitors to one another within the newest episode.
The official synopsis of the syndicated sport present reads:
“A returning champion and two challengers take a look at their buzzer expertise and their information in a variety of educational and standard classes.”
Within the July 21 episode, returning champion Nik Berry, a social research instructor from Baltimore, Maryland, performed in opposition to Taylor Clagett, a advertising director initially from Chesapeake Seashore, Maryland, and Ben Sasamoto, an environmental guide from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Right now’s Jeopardy! winner is Taylor Clagett
Nik Berry gained Jeopardy! sport within the July 20 episode and returned to play his second sport on Friday. Though he was the winner within the earlier installment, he didn’t carry out nicely within the newest episode in opposition to Ben Sasamoto and Taylor Clagett.
Within the first spherical, the classes included “Completely happy seventy fifth Birthday Israel!, Shakespeare, That Hole Feeling, The Romaines Of The Day, Monitor & Subject, and Homophone Connection.”
All three gamers performed nicely within the first phase. Whereas Ben reached the highest rank sooner resulting from Day by day Double, Taylor struggled a bit however then matched his rating with Ben. Returning champion Nik, however, landed in third place.
The scores of the gamers within the first spherical have been Taylor at $3,800, Ben at $3,800, and Nik at $3,000.
Within the second spherical, the classes included “Explorers, Internally Yours, Previous Hollywood Scribes, Motley Clues, Stately Demonyms, and Ends In ‘X’.”
Nik and Taylor discovered Day by day Doubles, respectively, within the Double Jeopardy spherical. Each gamers incorrectly answered their respective Day by day Double questions and thus their scores went down. Ben didn’t get any Day by day Double benefit, nevertheless, ranked first within the second spherical.
The scores of the contestants have been Ben at $9,400, Taylor at $5,400, and Nik at $1,200.
Within the Last Jeopardy spherical, solely Taylor was in a position to accurately reply the ultimate query. Apparently, he was the one one with the best variety of incorrect solutions among the many three gamers. However his luck labored in his favor within the last spherical as he wagered all his earnings and thankfully gave the right reply. Nik and Ben didn’t wager loads however misplaced the sport.
Therefore, Taylor Clagett gained Jeopardy! right this moment.
Last Jeopardy! outcomes right this moment
The ultimate spherical of the July 21 episode was underneath the class of “Numbers Previous & New,” and the ultimate clue/query learn:
“Expressed in right this moment’s numbers, it’s the sum whole in case you add the 7 Roman numerals collectively.”
The right reply was “1666.”
Solely Taylor gave the right reply whereas Ben forgot so as to add “1” to his reply and misplaced the sport. Nik, too, wrote an incorrect response.
Take a look at the final results of the July 21 episode, hosted by Ken Jennings:
Taylor Clagett: $5,400 + $5,400 = $10,800 (What 1,666?) (1-day whole: $10,800)
Ben Sasamoto: $9,400 – $3,000 = $6,400 (What 666?)
Nik Berry: $1,200 – $17 = $1,183 (What’s 2166?)
In right this moment’s episode, Nik misplaced his profitable title as viewers discovered a brand new winner. Taylor grew to become the one-day winner who will return to the sport present subsequent week to play in opposition to two new gamers.
The subsequent episode will air on Monday, July 24, 2023.