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Entertainment James Holzhauer Sets 'Jeopardy!' Return Date as Part of Next Month's 'Tournament of Champions'

22:10  28 october  2019
22:10  28 october  2019 Source:   thewrap.com

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Many-time "Jeopardy!" champion James Holzhauer now knows his return date to the Alex Trebek-hosted game show — and whom he'll face. Holzhauer will play the answers-as-questions game again in next month's "Tournament of Champions," with Wednesday, Nov. 6 marking his first time back at the buzzer since that long winning-streak ended in June.

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The woman who ended it, Emma Boettcher, will also play in the tournament. Ken Jennings, the only competitor to ever win more "Jeopardy!" games than Holzhauer, is not in this one.

Below is the schedule and each day's players.

Monday, November 4

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  • Gilbert Collins, a university administrator from Princeton, N.J.
  • Anneke Garcia, an instructional design consultant from Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Kyle Jones, a music teacher from Aurora, Colo.

Tuesday, November 5

  • Dhruv Gaur, a student at Brown University from Gainesville, Ga.
  • Rachel Lindgren, an astronomy interpreter from Bend, Ore.
  • Rob Worman, an engagement manager from Edina, Minn.

Wednesday, November 6

  • Alan Dunn, a software development manager from Johns Creek, Ga.
  • James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Lindsey Shultz, a physician and healthcare analyst from Pittsburgh, Pa.

Thursday, November 7

  • Eric R. Backes, an attorney and government relations professional from Oviedo, Fla.
  • Emma Boettcher, a user experience librarian from Chicago, Ill.
  • Josh Hill, a network engineer from North Little Rock, Ark.

Friday, November 8

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  • Francois Barcomb, an 11th grade physics teacher from New Paltz, N.Y.
  • Ryan Fenster, a graduate student from Seatac, Wash.
  • Steven Grade, a sports industry consultant from Atlanta, Ga.

In Week 2 of the tournament, the semifinals air Monday, Nov. 11 – Wednesday, Nov. 13 and the two-day finals air Thursday, Nov. 14 and Friday, Nov. 15. The winner will claim the $250,000 grand prize while the second-place finisher earns $100,000, and third place takes home $50,000.

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