Jeopardy! continued its Tournament of Champions on Tuesday night. One talented player claimed their spot in the semifinals.
Last night, Maureen O’Neil pulled off something of an upset when she knocked off fan-favorite Ryan Long. Tonight, another player looked to join O’Neil in the next round.
Who won Jeopardy! tonight?
Tonight’s Jeopardy! game featured Christine Whelchel, a graduate assistant from Spring Hill, Tennessee, Andrew He, a software developer from San Francisco, California, and Jonathan Fisher, an actor originally from Coral Gables, Florida.
Both He and Fisher jumped out to a hot start in the “Jeopardy!” round. Fisher led with $8,200, but He wasn’t far behind with $7,600. On the other hand, Whelchel had a lot of catching up to do from her total of -$1,000.
In “Double Jeopardy!” play, Fisher put some distance between himself and He. The actor finished the round with $19,800. He remained in second place with $13,800, while Whelchel sat in a distant third with $2,200.
No player could come up with the correct response in “Final Jeopardy!.” But Andrew He’s conservative wager made the difference and gave him the win.
What was tonight’s Final Jeopardy! clue?
Even knowledgeable literary scholars may have struggled with tonight’s “Final Jeopardy!” clue. Here it is in the category “Poets”:
Inspired by stories from his grandfather, his “Battle of Lovell’s Pond” appeared in the Portland Gazette in 1820 when he was 13
Answer: Who is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow?
Christine Whelchel wrote down Walt Whitman as her guess, but it didn’t cost her anything. Jonathan Fisher’s guess of Henry David Thoreau cost him $7,801. Finally, Andrew He came up with Oliver Wendell Holmes. The winner only wagered $1,799 and won the game by $2.
Who won Jeopardy! tonight, November 1?
To recap, here’s how Jeopardy! finished on Tuesday, November 1:
1. Andrew He: $12,001
2. Jonathan Fisher: $11,999
3. Christine Whelchel: $2,200
Did you get the final clue correct? Let us know how you did in the comment section below!