Hey, Ken Jennings — it’s time to begin sweating.
On Friday’s Jeopardy!, present champ Matt Amodio notched his thirty third consecutive win, touchdown him in second place on the sport present’s all-time consecutive wins checklist. He surpasses earlier silver medalist James Holzhauer, who had 32 consecutive wins.
The Ph.D. scholar from New Haven, Conn. nonetheless has a methods to earlier than reaching No. 1, as Jennings stays firmly atop the leaderboard with a staggering 74 wins.
“Ken’s all the time been the face of Jeopardy! to me, so after I consider Jeopardy!, I consider him,” Amodio mentioned. “To [be] proper behind him is a surreal expertise.”
Amodio’s newest milestone comes precisely one week after he crossed the elusive $1 million mark. His complete now stands at 1,267,801, which locations him third on the all-time Jeopardy! earnings checklist (in common season play), behind Jennings’ $2,520,700 and Holzhauer’s $2,462,216.
Enjoyable reality: With Jennings splitting visitor host duties with Mayim Bialik by way of the top of the 12 months, the reigning GOAT contestant might probably preside over his personal dethroning.
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