Jeopardy! Top 3 to Meet in Prime-Time Showdown

Winner of January tournament will take home $1M
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2019 5:30 PM CST
Jeopardy! Top 3 to Meet in Prime-Time Showdown
James Holzhauer appears on "Jeopardy!" in April.   (Jeopardy Productions, Inc. via AP)

When James Holzhauer was piling up Jeopardy! victory after victory, "a lot of people were wondering, well, how would he do against Ken Jennings? How would he do against Brad Rutter?" host Alex Trebek said. They'll find out. Jeopardy! plans a Greatest of All Time tournament involving the game show's three biggest winners ever. The tournament will air in prime time on ABC, starting Jan. 7, USA Today reports. The player with the most combined winnings from the two games wins, and the tournament goes on until one of them has won three matches—possibly as long as seven days. The victory is worth $1 million to the winner. The other two will collect $250,000. "I don't know how this doesn't become an event," an ABC executive said. (More Jeopardy stories.)

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