He was in a successful series in the Gameshow that has thrilled viewers and praised even the most famous competitor of "Jeopardy's".
Last week, Holzhauer broke the record when he had won his $ 131,127 record of $ 110,914 last week.
Part of his success is based on the use of a controversial method known as "Forrest Bounce". The contestant jumps from category to category and selects tiles to discard his stones or their opponents, as well as his willingness to go after the Daily Doubles and bet big bets.
Holzhauer told NPR, "All good professional players are selectively aggressive."
"You need to choose your seats and place big bets if you identify yourself," said candidate NPR by email. "That's basically my 'Jeopardy' strategy coming soon."
And of course you need money to make money.
"You need a decent bankroll to make a profit, so I'll start with the one at the bottom of the board," Holzhauer said.
Record holder Ken Jennings earned more than $ 2.5 million during his 2004 run on the show and tweeted about Holzhauer's success on Jeopardy.
"As a fan of the show, I'm really into James or anyone who can record the record," Jennings said. "It's bizarre for me that it's still a one-off."