Spoiler Alert: Jeopardy! James Holzhauer Loses, Fails to Beat Ken Jennings's Record

Spoiler Alert: Jeopardy! James Holzhauer Loses, Fails to Beat Ken Jennings's Record

Holzhauer, a 34 year old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas has, became only the second person in the show's history to win over $2 million in regular season play.

James Holzhauer's time on Jeopardy! has finally come to an end. By the time Final Jeopardy came around, she had $23,400 while Holzhauer had $17,800. "I knew going in that Daily Double hunting was something that I could do and feel confident doing", she told the Times.

"You'll see people start to emulate the strategy and I think you'll start to see more exciting Jeopardy games down the line", he said.

Robert Raiola, director of the sports and entertainment practice at PFK O'Connor Davies, said that federal and California taxes will trim Holzhauer's net winnings to $1.29 million, a 47.6% haircut.

Holzhauer was on a 32-game winning streak and garnered national attention for his record-breaking spree. Holzhauer and Boettcher each answered the prompt correctly-the answer was: "Who is Kit Marlowe?", a 16th-century playwright from England.


Holzhauer high-fived Boettcher immediately after, while the typically neutral host Alex Trebek said, "What a game! There's no greater honor than knowing an opponent had to play a ideal game to defeat me", he wrote.

"I really felt like I had been playing with house money, so I wasn't too upset to see my run end", Holzhauer told the Associated Press in an email interview.

Holzhauer, who makes his home in Las Vegas, also gave a shout-out Monday to that city's National Hockey League squad, of which he is a fan.

The UNC School of Information and Library Science tweeted about her win.

James Holzhauer is on a historic hot streak on "Jeopardy", but is his constant winning taking the fun out of the game? Boettcher, on the other hand, bet a whopping $20,000 on the question, bringing her total to $46,801. Had the third-place contestant answered correctly and Holzhauer wrongly, with a bet of $1,399, he would keep the second place with $22,001.


He noted that some of his opponents adjusted to his approach of going for high-value questions first and then hunting Double Jeopardy items. But spoilers for Monday night's episode leaked earlier in the day, revealing that Holzhauer lost in his 33rd matchup.

Holzhauer's run on "Jeopardy!" ended after 32 straight wins with a total of $2,464,216.

"I plan to take a long break before preparing for the Tournament of Champions, but I expect a tough competition".

"Hello, I'd like to bet against myself on this pre-recorded TV show".


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