Spoiler! Find Out Whether James Holzhauer Finally Breaks ‘Jeopardy!’ Record

Spoiler! Find Out Whether James Holzhauer Finally Breaks ‘Jeopardy!’ Record

This past weekend, "Jeopardy!" executive producer Harry Friedman was looking forward to Monday, when millions of viewers would eagerly tune in to see if phenom James Holzhauer would break champion Ken Jennings' record winnings. "But not all of them have had the guts to actually back it up with a big bet".

Considering his aggressive betting and all-purpose knowledge, Holzhauer seemed to be positioned to possibly beat Jennings' record in the episode that airs June 3.

Jennings also tweeted at Holzhauer, sharing a photo from Avengers: Endgame after Thanos has wiped out half the universe.

James Holzhauer's long reign on "Jeopardy!" came to an end on Monday night's episode.

Let's not forget the woman of the moment, librarian Emma Boettcher. So under any assumption that contestant (and eventual new champion) Emma Boettcher would get Final Jeopardy right, it was virtually impossible for Holzhauer to come out ahead. "So my only concern was getting overtaken by third place, and I bet just enough to make sure of locking him out".

"His wager, a modest one for the first time", said an audibly surprised Alex Trebek, as it was revealed that Holzhauer had bet a conservative $1,399, bumping his score from $23,400 to $24,799. The clue: "The line "a great reckoning in a little room" in "As You Like It" is usually taken to refer to this author's premature death".

"Oh gosh! What a payday", exclaimed Trebek, as Holzhauer strolled across the podium to give the giant-killer a sporting high-five.

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"Nobody likes to lose", Holzhauer said in an interview with the New York Times. 'But I'm very proud of how I did, and I really exceeded my own expectations for the show. "I knew going in that Daily Double hunting was something that I could do and feel confident doing", she told the Times.

Game show winnings are taxed as ordinary income, with the highest rate at 37 percent. His run began airing on TV on April 4. In fact, on Monday, USA Today published a story about statisticians who predicted Holzhauer would win 98 more games before losing. Her thesis, "Predicting the Difficulty of Trivia Questions Using Text Features", incorporated Jeopardy! clues.

Throughout Holzhauer's run he appeared to enjoy interacting with fans on Twitter and other venues.

Boettcher and her family did not return Tribune requests for comment.

"James will eventually beat himself by flubbing one of his big bets".

However, if "Jeopardy James!" put in all his chips and had the wrong answer, he would have been left with $0. He bested the previous record for single-day winnings many times over, becoming the first and only player to earn more than $100,000 in a single game, which he achieved six times.

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