The end of this Monday witnessed the end of the exciting run of James Holzhauer on “Jeopardy!”. He became the show’s most dominant player in years and broke several records. James Holzhauer became somewhat a bit of a pop culture phenomenon during his weeks-long entertaining and watch worthy winning streak on “Jeopardy!”.
James Holzhauer could not beat Ken Jennings record on Jeopardy!
However, this appeared to be invincible professional gambler who owned heaps and tons of knowledge complimented with a quick buzzer finger failed to crack the ultimate record. He came just 58,484 dollars short of the 2.52 million dollars garnered by Ken Jennings in 74 game long run.
Holzhauer without a doubt reached his own victory much faster than Ken. It took a total of 74 straight winnings for ken to reach his total while James scaled his victory in only 32 straight winnings.
He has made the record of mustering most amount of money in one episode. However, this is not the end he owns the second, as well as all the next 14 spots. During his entire winning streak, for a total of 11 times he succeeded in completing the episode sans an incorrect buzz.
We have a new champion! Congratulations, Emma Boettcher!
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) June 4, 2019
The question that weather he will break the computer scientist Ken Jennings all time record of $2.52 million that he has set in 2004 was rummaging through ever Jeopardy! viewers mind.
Emma Boettcher became the new champion
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) June 4, 2019
Even though he answered the final question correctly, yet Emma Boettcher earned more money during the game and ergo came out on the top. Emma is a university librarian in Chicago who through this game earned world-wide recognition.
Even if James would have bet all of his money on the last question still beating Emma was impposible. For even then she would have won by difference of 1 dollar.
However, James Holzhauer accepted his defeat in the most dignified manner and high-fived the victorious Emma. One of the most shocking things was that the video of the episode got leaked on Sunday. The channel had to claim copyright in order to remove the video’s from the different sites.
In an interview with The New York Times James said
“Nobody likes to lose, But I’m very proud of how I did, and I really exceeded my own expectations for the show. So I don’t feel bad about it.”
Actual photo of James Holzhauer walking off stage at Jeopardy, his reign of destruction completed. pic.twitter.com/Xdf5PFR3QD
— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) June 4, 2019
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