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February 16, 2011

Final day of Watson on Jeopardy - Watson wins, Jennings Second

Brad Rutter had $11200 on day two for a two day total of $21,600. Ken Jennings added $19,200 to yesterday’s total, resulting in $24,000. Watson had $41,413 on day two for a two day total of $77,147





Round 1 of Day 3



The categories were: EU, The European Union; Actors Who Direct; Dialing for Dialects; Breaking News; One Buck or Less; and Also on Your Computer Keys. At the break, Watson was in the lead with $4200, but Ken wasn’t far behind with $3400, while Brad had $600. The Daily Double was in the category Breaking News, and it went to Ken with $3600. He made it a True Daily Double and got it correct, giving him $7200. At the end of the round, Ken was leading the others with $8600, while Watson had $4800 and Brad had $2400.

Round 2 of Day 3



The first Daily Double went to Watson, who wagered $2127 in the category Nonfiction and got it wrong, leaving him with $6273. The second Daily Double was in the category Legal “E”s and also went to Watson, who wagered $367 and got it right, giving him a total of $15,440. At the end of the round, Watson was in the lead with $23,440, but Ken wasn’t far behind with $18,200. Brad was in third with $5600.

Final Jeopardy of Day 3

The category was: 19th Century Novelists. The clue was: “William Wilkinson’s ‘An Account of the Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia’ inspired this author’s most famous novel.” All three answered correctly with, “Who is Bram Stoker?” and Ken even added an amusing, “I for one welcome our new computer overlords.” Brad doubled his total and added $11,200 to his previous total, resulting in $21,600. Ken added $1000 to today’s total and added $19,200 to yesterday’s total, resulting in $24,000. Watson was the big winner and added $17,973 to today’s total, giving him $41,413 to add to yesterday and resulting in $77,147.

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