James Holzhauer, who garnered national attention this spring with a hugely successful run on "Jeopardy !," won the Friday's Tournament of Champions in the Friday's show and prevailed on rival Emma Boettcher, to win the first prize of $ 250,000.
The 35-year Las Vegas-based sports weather won $ 2.46 million during a 32-game winning streak. This series ended in early June in the hands of Boettcher, the only competitor who has ever defeated him.
The rematch started on Thursday with the first of two competitions in the finals of the Champions' Championship and was only decided in the final Danger! on Friday.
Holzhauer took a remarkable lead of $ 22,926 on Friday ahead of Boettcher, a Chicago librarian. Boettcher took the lead from Holzhauer during the Double Jeopardy round on Friday and was within striking distance of the Final Jeopardy.
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" I had to do Final [Jeopardy] right to avoid a last-minute defeat, "Holzhauer said on Friday E-mail to ESPN "Fortunately, it was a question of Japan, and my grandma can rest assured that I have not forgotten my inheritance."
Holzhauer's career gains on "Jeopardy!" Now there are a total of 2,712 .216 US Dollars, behind Brad Rutter ($ 4,688,436) and Ken Jennings ($ 3,370,700).
Boettcher raised $ 100,000 for second place in the Tournament of Champions and Francois Barcomb . A Gymnasium The physics teacher from New York won $ 50,000 for third place.
"Everyone played great, especially Emma, whose $ 65,000 total was more than ever before in a ToC final," added Holzhauer. "I think the big competition is just great, it definitely proves that their win against me was not a coincidence."
Holzhauer was fast on the buzzer during Friday's game, humming better in the first round than in 54% of the cases According to the community site thejeopardyfan.com. He answered 30 out of 33 clues correctly, but Boettcher stayed firm and answered all 18 of their clues correctly. She took a big step into Double Jeopardy, successfully prevailing with a Daily Double, outperforming Holzhauer for the day.
Five clues later, Holzhauer scored a miss in a separate Daily Double, losing $ 8,615 and placing Boettcher in position wins in Final Jeopardy. However, Holzhauer defeated Final Jeopardy, thwarted the comeback and increased his legacy.
During his mesmerizing spring run, Holzhauer scored the 16 highest single-game scores in Jeopardy's 35 seasons and 23 of the top 27 overall. His peak performance came in the wake of April 9, when he won the record $ 131,127. He appeared at SportsCenter and got a key to Las Vegas. Even the New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady tweeted about Jeopardy James.
"I very much suspect that this is not my last appearance at" Jeopardy! ", Said Holzhauer. "Stay tuned!"
He said he worked as professional weather again during the football season and that's not sure what's next for him.
"I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I could be back on TV next year," said Holzhauer.