Danger! Masters player James Holzhauer outshines Andrew He with brutal Twitter diss ahead of semifinals

JAMES Holzhauer confronted Andrew He ahead of the semifinals of Jeopardy! attacked. Master.

The special’s top contender challenged his followers to choose the winner in a Twitter poll, but instead referred to Andrew as “another” instead of using his name.

James Holzhauer shadowed Andrew He ahead of last week's Jeopardy! master


James Holzhauer shadowed Andrew He ahead of last week’s Jeopardy! masterPhoto credit: Danger!
He gave fans the opportunity to vote for the winner without Andrew aka


He gave fans the opportunity to vote for the winner without Andrew aka “Other”.Photo credit: Twitter/James_Holzhauer

Danger! Masters – the game show’s Super Champ special – is upon us after two weeks of can’t-miss games.

The semifinals, again hosted by Ken Jennings, will air Mondays and Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC, ahead of the finals on Wednesday.

The placement of the semi-finalists in the tournament – worth $500,000 and a “Trebek Trophy” – will now be reset.

Andrew, Matt Amodio, Mattea Roach and self-proclaimed game show villain James emerged in the top four.

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James challenged his Twitter followers on Monday to pick their favorite to reach the semifinals, more or less.

He wrote: “The #JeopardyMasters semifinals begin tonight! Who will take the Trebek Trophy home?”

The options were himself, Mattea and Matt, and instead of Andrew the last option was “other”.

“Really James?”

Fans of the infamous James laughed, but also told him to save it for the stage, when one person replied, “LOL ‘other’. Trolling at its finest James!”

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Another defendant: “You must be talking a lot about someone who is 7-0 on Final Jeopardy.” [in the special].”

A third joked: “Andrew must not be named” and a fourth wrote: “Really James?”

And a fifth wrote: “Lol ‘Other’ I guess I’d take that as a mark of respect” as Andrew has been second to James so far.

A fifth wrote that they would be supporting James: “It’s not close. After watching, the villain was great fun. Good luck to you, sir.”

A sixth asked, “What about the ‘other’?” We all know there are four candidates. Say his name!”

Danger! The Masters began Monday, May 8, and the colossal competition has since been downgraded from six stars to four.

Sam Buttrey was eliminated last week along with Amy Schneider as the two lowest ranked players.

After his departure, Sam gave Matt Amodio a loving hug on stage after Matt said he was “the dearest friend”. [he’s] made in all of Jeopardy!”


Andrew is a software developer from San Francisco, California.

Although he originally had the lowest number of games won – Andrew kindly announced in the middle of the special that he was having a son – it seems to be James’ toughest competitor.

While James took first place in the quarterfinals with 18 points, Andrew was hot on his heels with 13 points.

Aside from James, the star of the 2019 32-game show, who hasn’t competed since the 2020 GOAT tournament, the other contestants have all played each other before.

Andrew finished second behind Amy in the 2022 Tournament of Champions, but it was pretty close and it took her six final games to push through.

He also beat 23-time winner Mattea in the tournament, despite only competing as a five-time champion.

Andrew did this by going all-in on every daily double in that ToC and taking a page from James’ book.

Andrew’s original run was ended by none other than Amy for her first of 40 wins.


James, on the other hand, has fought his way to the top with trash talk and made for some hilarious TV shows after his much-anticipated return.

In a Masters episode, James, who wore a championship belt, was criticized by Andrew for being short on money after hitting an early daily double.

Andrew started off strong, ending up in a daily double early and saying, “I bet it all plus James’ points.”

Andrew wagered his $2,000 and joked that James still had $0 at that point – referring to a to kid James pointed out that Brad Rutter had $0 in the 2020 GOAT tournament.

“I think James’ score is actually still correct,” joked GOAT winner Ken, laughing as he indulged in the innuendo.

James didn’t accept the shadow while sitting, however, but walked over to Andrew and pretended to greet him with his Jeopardy! hit. Tournament of Champions belt.

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The rest of the schedule is as follows:

  • Monday 22 May: 2 semi-final matches
  • Tuesday 23rd May: 2 semi-finals with another champion eliminated
  • Wednesday May 24: Final
One fan replied,


One fan replied, “LOL ‘other’. Trolling at its best James!’ another wrote: “Really?”Photo credit: Jeopardy Productions, Inc
All possible combinations of the remaining four champions will go head-to-head in the semi-finals, with one eliminated on Tuesday


All possible combinations of the remaining four champions will go head-to-head in the semi-finals, with one eliminated on TuesdayPhoto credit: ABC
Match points will now reset, although James and Andrew have emerged as the front runners so far


Match points will now reset, although James and Andrew have emerged as the front runners so farPhoto credit: ABC


CELINE CASTRONUOVO is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. CELINE CASTRONUOVO joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: celine@dailynationtoday.com.

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