- James Holzhauer’s 32-game winning streak is over.
- The “spoiler alert” news began circulating Monday morning, and later leaked footage also appeared to show his defeat.
- He was beat by University of Chicago librarian Emma Boettcher.
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After a day of spoiler alerts, and leaked clips, Monday night’s East Coast airing of “Jeopardy!” confirmed the news: Yes, James Holzhauer’s 32-game winning streak is over.
He was beat by University of Chicago librarian Emma Boettcher.
Holzhauer’s impressive run was 42 games short of Ken Jennings’ 74-game streak, but what Holzhauer lacked in longevity he made up for in winnings. He raked in a total of $US2,462,216.
His strategy to go after high-risk but high-reward clues, search for the Daily Doubles, and make high wagers meant that in 32 games he was only $US58,484 shy of Jennings’ $US2,520,700 non-tournament winnings, according to The New York Times. (With tournaments, Jennings won $US3,370,700.)
Though Holzhauer didn’t surpass Jennings in either games won or total non-tournament earnings, he holds the top record for highest single-game winnings – and at least the nine spots below it, according to the “Jeopardy!” hall of fame.
The 34-year-old profressional sports gambler also had an impressive 11 games where he never buzzed in an incorrect answer.
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