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Its All-Time Champion
Jan 15, 2020 2:54 AM CST
Crowns Its All-Time Champion
Ken Jennings wins 3rd match in GOAT tournament
- It's official: Ken Jennings is the greatest
contestant of all time. The 45-year-old won his third two-game match in the
Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time
tournament, taking both the title and the $1 million prize. Jennings, whose 74-game winning streak in 2004 has never been equalled, defeated...
Jennings Is a Win Away
Jan 10, 2020 5:14 AM CST
Jennings Is a Win Away From
He beat Holzhauer, Rutter for a second time Thursday
- Ken Jennings is closing in on the title in the
Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time
tournament. Jennings, who already holds the records for consecutive wins and regular-play earnings, took a 2-1 lead over James Holzhauer with a win Thursday night, the
New York Daily News
reports. The first contestant...
Alex Trebek Gives a
Health Status Update
Jan 9, 2020 12:49 AM CST
Alex Trebek Gives a Health Status Update
As James Holzhauer evens score in Jeopardy! tournament
- The brief farewell that Alex Trebek says will close his final
episode isn't on the horizon. "I don't foresee that 30-second moment coming up in the near future," Trebek said Wednesday, referring to his request for time to close out his decades-long run with the...
Taking a New Gamble
Jun 23, 2019 6:39 AM CDT
Champ Taking a New Gamble
James Holzhauer will make his debut in the World Series of Poker
- After a formidable run in trivia, James Holzhauer is getting back to his roots. The
phenom oft-described as a professional gambler is hitting Las Vegas and doing a little, well, gambling, vis a vis the World Series of Poker. As the
Las Vegas Review-Journal
reports, Holzhauer is set to...
Here's Where $1K of
Holzhauer's Money Went
Jun 18, 2019 2:59 PM CDT
Here's Where $1K of Holzhauer's Money Went
Well, $1,109.14, a fact that Jeopardy! trivia fans might understand the significance of
pro James Holzhauer is $2,462,216 richer, minus what he owes Uncle Sam. And minus a little more than $1,000. The Naperville, Illinois, native was asked to participate in this year's Naperville Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk, a fundraising event started by Ann Zediker, whose father died...
Librarian Who Beat Holzhauer
Is Using a Familiar Strategy
Jun 6, 2019 11:15 AM CDT
Librarian Who Beat Holzhauer Is Using a Familiar Strategy
Emma Boettcher has won 3 in a row and bets big on Daily Doubles, as Holzhauer did
- Don't look now, but the
player who dethroned James Holzhauer has a three-day streak of her own going. Chicago librarian Emma Boettcher, 27, has racked up more than $97,000 heading into Thursday's game, reports the
. The winning average may not be as high as...
Jun 4, 2019 3:05 PM CDT
'Very, very, very appropriate' action will be taken against perpetrators
- The day before viewers were to tune in to
to see whether James Holzhauer beat Ken Jennings' winnings record, someone leaked the portion of the episode showing the answer to that question. "Somebody alerted us that they had seen it on YouTube. By the time we saw it,...
Before She Beat Holzhauer,
She Had Never Heard of Him
Jun 4, 2019 6:21 AM CDT
Before She Beat Holzhauer, She Had Never Heard of Him
Emma Boettcher did her master's paper on Jeopardy!
- For weeks, Americans have been wondering if anybody could beat seemingly unstoppable
juggernaut James Holzhauer. But the show is recorded months in advance and when she walked into the studio in mid-March, Emma Boettcher, the 27-year-old University of Chicago librarian who defeated Holzhauer in the game that aired Monday...
Results Are In
Jun 3, 2019 12:00 PM CDT
Wiz Beat Record? The Results Are In
Spoiler alert: Stop reading now if you don't want to learn how James Holzhauer fares
- (Warning: spoilers ahead.) James Holzhauer went into Monday's
contest one big game away from surpassing Ken Jennings as the show's all-time money champ. Did he do it? Stop reading now if you don't want to know, because the advance word is out. Surprisingly, the answer...
Ken Jennings 'Astounded'
by Holzhauer's Winnings
May 29, 2019 12:03 AM CDT
Ken Jennings 'Astounded' by Holzhauer's Winnings
Jeopardy ! champ scores 29th win
- After Final Jeopardy on Tuesday night, the three contestants had totals of $59,381, $16,801, and $10. No prizes for guessing which one was James Holzhauer. The
phenomenon scored a 29th win and now has a grand total of $2,254,938, the
New York Post
A Key Stat Shows
May 28, 2019 6:54 AM CDT
A Key Stat Shows Why Holzhauer Is Winning So Much
His average daily-double wager is a whopping $9K
- He's not slowing down. James Holzhauer nabbed $130,222—just shy of his one-day record of $131,127—in his 28th consecutive
win Monday, bringing his total earnings to $2,195,557, per
. That means he's within $325,143 of Ken Jennings' legendary $2,520,...
Holzhauer Nearly Blows It
May 25, 2019 4:06 PM CDT
Holzhauer Nearly Blows It
But the 'Jeopardy!' phenom fixed it just in time
- James Holzhauer nearly made a rare gaffe Friday on
—or so it seemed—and just as he approached the elite $2 million mark,
reports. The trivia phenom's Final Jeopardy clue was, "Astronomy buffs visit Idaho for the USA’s first Dark Sky Reserve. Oddly,...
Whiz Could Do
Something Big Tonight
May 23, 2019 3:23 AM CDT
Whiz Could Do Something Big Tonight
There's a good possibility James Holzhauer will pass the $2M mark
- James Holzhauer steamrollered the competition on
once again Wednesday night, winning $71,855 for a total of $1,939,027 over his 25-game winning streak. His daily average over the run is $77,561—higher than the pre-Holzhauer single-day winnings record—meaning he is likely to pass the $2...
Racks Up 24th Win
May 22, 2019 12:07 AM CDT
Champ Racks Up 24th Win
Former contestant thinks only one person can stop him
- "James could not be caught—what else is new?" quipped Alex Trebek after
sensation James Holzhauer scored his 24th straight win on the game show Tuesday night. The professional gambler won $86,905, bringing his total winnings to $1,867,142, reports
Holzhauer is relentlessly closing...
Tom Brady Makes Unusual
May 21, 2019 2:09 AM CDT
Tom Brady Makes Unusual Bet on
He said he'd eat his first strawberry if Holzhauer lost
- After a two-week hiatus for a teachers' tournament, James Holzhauer was back on
on Monday night doing what he has become famous for: crushing the opposition. The professional gambler won his 23rd straight game, adding $89,229 to his haul for a total of $1,780,237, the
One Unexpected Fan
May 20, 2019 11:05 AM CDT
Whiz Has One Unexpected Fan
Ken Jennings is really rooting for James Holzhauer right now
- James Holzhauer , who will be starting up his run again on
Monday, is getting increasingly closer to smashing Ken Jennings' all-time cash winnings record on the show of $2.5 million—and Jennings hopes he does it. Writing for the
with nary a hint of schadenfreude,...
When He Was 4
May 6, 2019 9:08 AM CDT
Whiz ... When He Was 4
Paper digs up article on James Holzhauer
- Long before he was racking up win after win —and oodles of cash—on
, James Holzhauer was impressing an entirely different demographic: his preschool teachers. The
has unearthed an article that appeared in its pages in January 1989, when Holzhauer was just 4 years old and...
Breaks Another Record
May 3, 2019 5:00 AM CDT
Juggernaut Breaks Another Record
Holzhauer presented with key to Las Vegas Strip
juggernaut James Holzhauer's seemingly unstoppable run continued in the episode that aired Thursday night. The 34-year-old scored his 21st win, putting him ahead of Julia Collins, who won 20 games in 2014. He is now in second place for most consecutive games won in
history, CNN reports....
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