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Entertainment 'Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time': James Holzhauer Jokingly Taunts Brad Rutter and Twitter Can't Get Enough

12:10  08 january  2020
12:10  08 january  2020 Source:   etonline.com

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  Everything You Need to Know About Jeopardy!’s Ultimate VIP Tournament Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer, and Brad Rutter face off.Since the rules of the tournament aren’t exactly the easiest to understand at first glance, Vulture is here to answer some questions you may have about what to expect over the next few days, as well as unpack the history of our trio of smarties. Let the games, and those super-quick buzzer fingers, begin.

" JEOPARDY ! The Greatest of All Time " is an epic television event that brings together the three highest money winners in the long-running game show’s history: Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer .

Answer: This person gets bragging rights as the greatest # Jeopardy champion. Question: Who is the winner of next week's “ Jeopardy ! Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter , and James Holzhauer will compete in an epic television event that you cannot miss! Jeopardy ! The Greatest of All Time begins January 7

Brad Rutter, Ken Jennings posing for the camera© Eric McCandless via Getty Images

*Caution: Spoilers below!*

The biggest showdown in Jeopardy!history kicked off Tuesday with Day 1 of the special Greatest Of All Time tournament, pitting the three biggest winners in the show's history against one another for a $1 million grand prize and the right to claim the title of GOAT.

James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter all took their places behind their podiums, buzzers in hand, for a tense night of trivia, and the long-awaited showdown had fans glued to their TVs as the brainy contestants duked it out.

The competition is a little different this time around. Instead of how the game normally works, all three trivia champs will go head-to-head in back-to-back 30-minute episodes, and this time they are playing for points, not cash.

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Three “ Jeopardy !” champions — from left, James Holzhauer , Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter — will vie for the title of “ greatest of all time .”Credit Eric McCandless/ABC. Rutter hadn’ t lost a match, but at that time in the game show’s history, contestants were kicked off after winning five straight games.

James Holzhauer takes that to the extreme. Jeopardy . When placed against other Jeopardy ! legends—including all - time money winner Brad Rutter , who has never lost to a human opponent— Holzhauer decisively Then there are the Big Three: Jennings, Rutter , and Holzhauer .

Who ever scores the most points combined, between the two episodes, wins that day's match. The first player to win three matches wins the whole thing.

Holzhauer -- who made a name for himself winning 32 straight games of Jeopardy! in early 2019 and was famously fast on the buzzer -- won the hearts of viewers with his acerbic sense of humor early on during Tuesday's match.

Holzhauer took a moment to mock Rutter when he rang in first for a question about Philadelphia, pointing and laughing before correctly answering.

Fans had a lot of feelings about the playful jab, but in general the tournament brought out a lot of supporters who were excited to see the show lean into fostering real competition.

‘Jeopardy!’ Champ James Holzhauer Throws Away Points To Pay Tribute To Alex Trebek

  ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ James Holzhauer Throws Away Points To Pay Tribute To Alex Trebek Alex Trebek really is the greatest game-show host. On Night 3 of the ongoing “Jeopardy!: Greatest of All Time” competition, contestant James Holzhauer paid tribute to the iconic TV host in the best way, People reported. RELATED: Alex Trebek Says He Knows What He Will Say In Final ‘Jeopardy!’ Farewell The contestants were presented with the answer, “These 2 foreign-born directors have each won 2 best director Oscars, but none of their films has won best picture.”Not knowing the correct question, Holzhauer wrote, “Who is the GHOST? (greatest host of syndicated TV)?” He added, jokingly "Pat Sajak," but crossed it out to write Trebek's name.

(L-R) James Holzhauer , Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter appear on the new tournament, " Jeopardy ! Although the most seasoned Jeopardy ! player, the 45-year-old Washington state native was confident he could have just as successful of a turnout in the upcoming tournament as he has with his previous

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For what it's worth, the first night was a real nail biter -- especially between Jennings and Holzhauer, with Jennings taking home the first win, and Holzhauer winning the second.

However, Jennings had a higher combined score, thus winning the first match of the tournament. Two more matches, and he'll be taking home the title.

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‘Jeopardy!’ Winner Ken Jennings Says He & James Holzhauer Have ‘Actually Become Very Good Friends’ .
Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer really bonded over their shared love for “Jeopardy!” Jennings caught up with People after being crowned the “Greatest of All-Time” on the popular game show. The “Jeopardy!” genius had lots of praise for his fellow “Greatest of All-Time” contestants. “We actually met briefly in Seattle, when I hosted a trivia night at a local music festival, although I didn’t remember,” Jennings said. “But he reached our after his show and had some questions about 'Jeopardy!' fame.

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