Who won Jeopardy! tonight, October 19?

Jeopardy! host Mayim Bialik(ABC/Casey Durkin)
Jeopardy! host Mayim Bialik(ABC/Casey Durkin) /

Jeopardy! returned with a brand new episode on Wednesday night. It was the latest game in the inaugural Second Chance tournament.

Jessica Stephens and Molly Karol already claimed their spot in the finals. It will be a two-day event to determine which talented Jeopardy! runner-up will bring home the prize.

Who won Jeopardy! tonight?

Tonight’s players included Pam Schoenberg, a dentist and entrepreneur from South Salem, New York, Renée Russell, a branch office administrator from Baltimore, Maryland, and James Fraser, a Naval aviator from Newport Beach, California.

Fraser jumped out to an early lead in the “Jeopardy!” round, banking $8,800. Schoenberg sat in second with $4,400, while Russell found herself in third with $1,000.

In “Double Jeopardy!” play, the standings remained the same as Fraser built his lead. He ended the second round with $20, 899. Schoenberg stayed in striking distance with $15,400. Unfortunately for Russell, she never built momentum and ended with -$800.

“Final Jeopardy!” saw only Fraser answer correctly. As a result, he punched his ticket to Thursday’s finals matchup.

What was tonight’s Final Jeopardy! clue?

Tonight’s “Final Jeopardy!” clue should appeal to history buffs with an interest in the Founding Fathers. Here’s the clue in the category “American History”:

Ben Franklin, John Adams & John Jay succeeded as a trio in this city, though Adams wrote of fearing the other 2 would gang up on him

Jeopardy! host Mayim Bialik (ABC/Casey Durkin) /

Answer: What is Paris?

Pam Schoenberg incorrectly wrote down Philadelphia as her response. James Fraser added $10,902 to his score, although it was all about getting into tomorrow’s final.

Who won Jeopardy! tonight, October 19?

To recap, here’s how Jeopardy! finished on Wednesday, October 19, 2022:

1. James Fraser: $31,801Renée -$800 (By rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy)
2. Pam Schoenberg: $9,900 (What is Philadelphia)
3. Renée Russell: $-800

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