Here Are The Odds That Maine’s Jeopardy Champ Can Win Tuesday
Mainers will be watching Jeopardy! again tonight in hopes that Jessica Garsed from Augusta will become a two-day champion.
Jessica just squeaked by to win on her debut Monday night. Going into the final Jeopardy! round, she was in the lead with $15,200 with only one contestant who could catch her at $8200. They both got the final Jeopardy question wrong, but Jessica's opponent dropped to $1199 with his $7001 wager. Jessica wagered conservatively at only $2600, giving her the win, despite an incorrect response.
Tonight she takes on two new opponents, but will she win again? If you know where to look, the answer is already out there, but I won't spoil it for you. However, Jeopardy! fans have calculated the odds that Jessica will win.
The Jeopardy Fan website has a formula to predict how far they believe contestants can continue winning. There's a lot of crazy math here that's over my head, but here's what they came up with:
Chances to win 2 games: 48.995%
3 game: 24.005%
4 games: 11.761%
5 games: 5.762%
6 games: 2.823%
So as it stands right now, there's about a 50/50 change that Jessica will win again Tuesday night. Do you think she can? Watch Jeopardy! tonight at 7:30 on WMTW 8 to find out.