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Entertainment'Jeopardy!' juggernaut James Holzhauer moves closer to $2 million winnings with 25th win

07:50  23 may  2019
07:50  23 may  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

James Holzhauer explains his winning 'Jeopardy!' strategy

James Holzhauer explains his winning 'Jeopardy!' strategy James Holzhauer is killing it on "Jeopardy!" but it's all in a day's work for the Las Vegas professional sports bettor. He has been on a winning streak on the game show, which has entranced viewers and even drawn praise from "Jeopardy's" most famous contestant. Just last week, Holzhauer broke the single-day record when he won $131,127, smashing his own record of $110,914 set the previous week.

' Jeopardy !' juggernaut James Holzhauer moves closer to $ 2 million winnings with 25 th win . Holzhauer 's average daily winnings eclipse the previous one-day high, ,000, set by Roger Craig in 2010. If he keeps winning and continues at that winnings pace, he will be surpass Jennings' money

James Holzhauer moved closer tonight toward the all-time record for total Jeopardy ! winnings . The professional sports gambler scored his 30th victory in a row, bringing his earnings to $ 2 ,343 Holzhauer ’s impressive earnings include the ,033 he won tonight, slightly less than his ,000

'Jeopardy!' juggernaut James Holzhauer moves closer to $2 million winnings with 25th win© Provided by USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc.

Another day, another triumph for reigning "Jeopardy!" champ James Holzhauer.

Holzhauer, 34, recorded his 25th consecutive win on Wednesday's edition of the popular quiz show.

With $71,885 in winnings Wednesday, Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, now sits at $1,939,027 in total prize money. He would cross the $2 million barrier with one more victory at his current daily average of $77,561.

Holzhauer's streak has spurred renewed interest in the venerable quiz show, which –with host Alex Trebek – is celebrating its 35th anniversary season.

Jeopardy Champ James Holzhauer Wins Another $73,000

Jeopardy Champ James Holzhauer Wins Another $73,000 “They knew the answer, I guessed,” Holzhauer said Wednesday about getting it right on Final Jeopardy.

Jeopardy ! champion James Holzhauer has done it again! Following Thursday’s win , which put him within ,000 of the $ 2 million mark, Holzhauer , 34, won his 27th consecutive game, taking home a whopping His latest win has brought him close to champion Ken Jenning’s record of .5 million.

" Jeopardy !" contestant James Holzhauer eclipsed the million mark in winnings in just 14 appearances on the show. It could be just one more day before ‘ Jeopardy !’ champion James Holzhauer crosses the $ 2 million threshold, after he won his 25 th game on Wednesday.

Holzhauer ranks second all-time in "Jeopardy!" victories and prize money. He trails only Ken Jennings, who remains in the top spot on both lists: 74 victories and $2,520,700 in prize winnings.

Although the current champ remains far from Jennings' win total, he's closing in on the money crown based on a playing strategy that features picking higher-dollar clues first and betting aggressively on Daily Doubles.

Holzhauer's average daily winnings eclipse the previous one-day high, $77,000, set by Roger Craig in 2010. If he keeps winning and continues at that winnings pace, he will be surpass Jennings' money mark with fewer than 10 more victories.


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