Jeopardy! Run Is Over for Woman Who Beat Holzhauer

She flubbed question on Woody Guthrie
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2019 4:06 AM CDT

Emma Boettcher earned a place in Jeopardy! history by defeating James Holzhauer in the game that aired Monday—but her run on the show didn't break any records. The 27-year-old University of Chicago librarian finished in third place Thursday after flubbing a Final Jeopardy clue on American music legends, the New York Daily News reports. The other two contestants correctly answered "Woody Guthrie," but Boettcher wrote down "A. Guthrie." Boettcher, whose winnings total $98,002 over three games, tells the Chicago Tribune that she plans to use the money to pay off student loans and make a donation to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, where she earned her master's degree with a paper that focused on game shows. (She won with a strategy similar to the one Holzhauer used in his 32-game run.)

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