Everyone is still buzzing about the ‘Jeopardy!’ game changer James Holzhauer. The 34-year-old professional sports bettor from Las Vegas has played 33 non-stop games and earned close to $2.5 million on the game show. While ‘Jeopardy!’ has been on the air since 1964, James came out of nowhere and literally changed how to play the game. His method of playing the game is different from any player in the history of the show, and it looks like he’s going to change the future of how it’s played as well.
This is James Holzhauer – the man who basically broke ‘Jeopardy!’
James’ Winning Streak is Over!
On June 3, 2019, James Holzhauer had a winning streak of 32 games and earned a total of $2,462,216. But as of June 4, he lost the game to Emma Boettcher, who won a total of $46,801, marking the end of a long and impressive winning streak. And the sad part? He was just $60,000 away from beating record-holder Ken Jennings who earned over 2.5 million on the show. Now, James will forever be #2.
No streak lasts forever. Until Holzhauer’s last game, he was unbeatable. It was rare for anyone to even come close to winning the game against him. But in the end, he lost fair and square to Emma Boettcher, a librarian from the University of Chicago.