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Entertainment'Jeopardy!': James Holzhauer scores 29th victory, moving closer to money-winning record

08:50  29 may  2019
08:50  29 may  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

'Jeopardy!' contestant James Holzhauer ties for the 2nd longest winning streak in the show's history

'Jeopardy!' contestant James Holzhauer ties for the 2nd longest winning streak in the show's history James Holzhauer won his 20th game of "Jeopardy!" Wednesday, which means he now ties for the second-longest winning streak in the show's history. Holzhauer won $101,682, bringing his 20-day total to $1,528,012. The 34-year-old from Las Vegas now shares the second-longest winning streak title with Julia Collins, who won 20 games in 2014. Ken Jennings holds the record of the longest streak, which lasted 74 games in 2004, according to the show's Hall of Fame. The episode's final clue came from the King James Bible. "Of the four riders mentioned in Revelation 6, only this one is explicitly named," the clue read.

On "Jeopardy!," James marches on.

Reigning champ James Holzhauer continued his domination of the popular game show Tuesday, claiming his 29th consecutive victory with a winning score of $59,381.

That amount is huge by traditional 'Jeopardy!' standards but below Holzhauer's jaw-dropping daily average of $77,756.

"Who needs Powerball? All you need is 28 days on 'Jeopardy!'" legendary host Alex Trebek said at the start of Tuesday's episode, referring to the current champ.

'Jeopardy!' contestant James Holzhauer reveals Alex Trebek has a 'potty mouth' when cameras are off

'Jeopardy!' contestant James Holzhauer reveals Alex Trebek has a 'potty mouth' when cameras are off “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek “has a potty mouth” according to record-breaking contestant James Holzhauer. The game show superstar gave an interview to a student newspaper for Shaler Area Middle School in Glenshaw, PA where he revealed the biggest thing he learned about the show so far. “I learned that Alex Trebek has a potty mouth once the cameras aren’t recording,” Holzhauer said. The 35-year-old contestant is on a 21-game winning streak and has captured the attention of “Jeopardy!” fans far and wide. He already surpassed the $1 million mark faster than any other contestant that’s come before him.

Holzhauer achieved another runaway win, securing his victory by the end of Double Jeopardy. His challengers finished with $16,801 and $10 following Final Jeopardy.

With Tuesday's haul, Holzhauer's overall winnings total $2,254,938, solidifying his No. 2 spot in prize money and putting him less than $300,000 away from Ken Jennings' all-time "Jeopardy!" total of $2,520,700. They are the only two "Jeopardy!" contestants to amass $2 million in regular, non-tournament winnings, a barrier Holzhauer crossed in Friday's episode.

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Holzhauer, known for his aggressive clue selection and wagering strategy, also has the second-highest number of "Jeopardy!" victories, but substantially trails Jennings' record 74 wins.

Holzhauer's run on ‘Jeopardy!’ finally ends

Holzhauer's run on ‘Jeopardy!’ finally ends Holzhauer's run on ‘Jeopardy!’ finally ends

In an interview Tuesday with ABC's "Good Morning America," Jennings said he's long thought someone might surpass his amazing "Jeopardy!" accomplishments.

"For 15 years, I have thought somebody was gonna make a run at this record, 'cause I always knew it could be done. I was there," Jennings said. "I know it's been possible."

He is surprised, however, at how quickly Holzhauer has racked up prize money, approaching Jennings' series record in fewer than half the number of episodes.

"What I did not expect, was that somebody could make a run at the cash record in, like, a third (of) the time," he said. "It's really just astounding, what he's doing."

Contributing: Jayme Deerwester and Erin Jensen

'Jeopardy!': James Holzhauer scores 29th victory, moving closer to money-winning record
'Jeopardy!': James Holzhauer scores 29th victory, moving closer to money-winning record
'Jeopardy!': James Holzhauer scores 29th victory, moving closer to money-winning record
'Jeopardy!': James Holzhauer scores 29th victory, moving closer to money-winning record
'Jeopardy!': James Holzhauer scores 29th victory, moving closer to money-winning record
'Jeopardy!': James Holzhauer scores 29th victory, moving closer to money-winning record
'Jeopardy!': James Holzhauer scores 29th victory, moving closer to money-winning record
'Jeopardy!': James Holzhauer scores 29th victory, moving closer to money-winning record
'Jeopardy!': James Holzhauer scores 29th victory, moving closer to money-winning record
'Jeopardy!': James Holzhauer scores 29th victory, moving closer to money-winning record
'Jeopardy!': James Holzhauer scores 29th victory, moving closer to money-winning record
'Jeopardy!': James Holzhauer scores 29th victory, moving closer to money-winning record
'Jeopardy!': James Holzhauer scores 29th victory, moving closer to money-winning record
'Jeopardy!': James Holzhauer scores 29th victory, moving closer to money-winning record
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"Jeopardy" champion and professional sports bettor James Holzhauer lost in his 33rd episode of the TV game show, which aired on Monday, finishing $58,484 short of the all-time winnings record . (The show aired first on the CBS affiliate in Montgomery, Alabama, on Monday.) Of course, Holzhauer, 34, won big. He made $2,462,216 in those 33 appearances, including the $2,000 prize he received for finishing second in his last show on Monday. Only one "Jeopardy" champion, Ken Jennings, has made more money ($2,520,700) and had more appearances (74). The IRS also won big.

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