The rematch runs as an epic "Jeopardy!" The showdown between a prolific champion and the candidate who defeated him is scheduled to start on Thursday.
James Holzhauer, a Las Vegas sporting weather, who has 32 games in a row on "Jeopardy!" Earlier this year, she moved on Tuesday to the finals of the tournament of Champions of the TV series. He meets Emma Boettcher – a librarian from Chicago who ended Holzhauer's winning streak in an episode aired in June – in the two-day final, which airs on Thursday and Friday.
Holzhauer meanwhile won $ 2.46 million in his historic run, which aired in the spring, earning the 16 highest single-player results in the history of the show. Thanks to Boettcher, Holzhauer won around $ 56,000 less than computer scientist and author Ken Jennings, who won $ 2.52 million in 2004 in a series of 74 wins.
Boettcher won $ 46,801 for Best Woodcutter In the episode, which aired on June 3, she would win the next two games before falling in her fourth appearance, but it was enough to get a place in the To get hold of the Tournament of Champions.
Holzhauer, known for his speed The buzzer admitted that Boettcher had unsettled him at his first meeting.
"I was a bit shaken during the Double Jeopardy," said Holzhauer after losing to ESPN, "because I played from behind and was constantly beaten on the bench by Emma Summer."
Boettcher won in the Tournament of Champions their semi-final with $ 29,601 in the episode aired on Monday. Holzhauer secured his place in the final with a performance of $ 30,156 in the semi-final.
Holzhauer answered 27 of his 28 answers correctly and hummed in the first 42.1% of the cases. Boettcher was right in 21 of their 23 responses and was first in 38.6% of clues in their semi-final round.
A third candidate for the finals will be decided in the episode of Wednesday.