James Holzhauer, the Las Vegas sports activities bettor who’s on a historic run on “Jeopardy!,” returned to the airwaves Monday and bought proper again to enterprise.
Holzhauer gained his 23rd consecutive sport in Monday’s episode, racking up $89,229 to shut in on previous champion Ken Jennings’ all-time, regular-play winnings document. It was Holzhauer’s first look on “Jeopardy!” in two weeks because of a academics event.
Holzhauer has gained $1,780,237 throughout his run. Jennings gained greater than $2.5 million throughout his document 74-game profitable streak in 2004. Holzhauer is on tempo to surpass Jennings in 10 extra video games.
Holzhauer, a 34-year-old husband and father, has used an aggressive fashion — typically risking giant sums on Day by day Doubles — and an uncanny knack at buzzing in first to dominate competitors. Throughout Monday’s episode, he buzzed in first 56.15 % of the time, discovered all three Day by day Doubles and gained $21,429 on them.
Holzhauer had $49,229 heading into Remaining Jeopardy! Second-place contestant Jenny Gibbs, a handywoman and gardener from Charlottesville, Virginia, had $four,600. Holzhauer risked $40,000 on Remaining Jeopardy! and confronted a class of “Title the French Creator.”
Holzhauer had the proper response to, “I’m making myself liable to articles 30 & 31 of the legislation of 29 July 1881 concerning the press, which make libel a punishable offense” by writing down “Who Is Emile Zola?”
Throughout his run, Holzhauer has offered 841 appropriate solutions and solely 27 incorrect responses, in response to thejeopardyfa.com knowledge, and thru 23 video games, solely two contestants have gone into Remaining Jeopardy! inside hanging distance of Holzhauer.
Holzhauer holds the highest 13 one-day totals within the present’s 35 seasons.