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Jyrki Pitkäjärvi (9 November 1956 – 30 November, 2010), a senior inspector from Helsinki, was a contestant on the 2000 autumn season of the Finnish version of the show on 5 and 10 November, 2000. He walked away with 350,000 mk, having decided to walk away in the 14th question, making him one of the most successful contestants in the Finnish version. He is one of the four contestants (alongside Markku Rikola, Janica Halminen, and Antti Ahonen) who have seen the 14th question in the Finnish version.

Jyrki was also a contestant in Maailman ympäri quiz show (video) on 20 September, 2002.

WWTBAM Run Edit

Fastest Finger First Edit

Jyrki Pitkäjärvi FFF
Fastest Finger First question
In terms of surface area put following provinces in order, starting with the largest
• A: North Karelia • B: Åland
• C: Lapland • D: Kymenlaakso
From the 6 contestants, 5 got it right, but Jyrki (with a time of 5.66 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-A-D-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Jyrki's (Partial) Run to the Million Edit

Jyrki Pitkäjärvi 350000mk

Jyrki got the 13th question right and won 350,000 mk.

350,000 mk (13 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the 20th word of 'Maamme'* song's first stanza?
*Maamme is the Finnish national anthem
• A: Homeland (Kotimaa) • B: Northern (Pohjoinen)
• C: Land (Maa) • D: This (Tää)


500,000 mk (14 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these four is NOT a member of pop band Tiktak?
• A: ? • B: ?
• C: ? • D: ?
Preceded by
Mikko Rekimies
Finnish contestant
(2000 autumn season)

Jyrki Pitkäjärvi
Succeeded by
Eija Ijäs

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