The question “Who won on Jeopardy tonight?” Many opinions were expressed. Some people said Ken Chu was the best player, while others called him a villain. In fact, Chu has become the favorite among viewers, and he even embraced the “villain” tag. But the truth is, Holzhauer has gotten less flack than Chu has. He is unassuming and friendly, but he also has his critics.
Holzhauer isn’t your typical Jeopardy player. His performance this season has been very similar to Ken Jennings. He wins by buzzing in ahead of his competitors and rarely gives an incorrect answer. Holzhauer is more reserved than Jennings, who was outgoing. Many critics believe that he is more introverted and quiet than Jennings, but it doesn’t mean he is less dangerous.
Tonight’s Jeopardy! Winner is Amodio, a Yale fifth-year Ph.D student. competition. His winnings are just the third-ever game show contestant to break the $1 million barrier. Holzhauer and Ken Jennings are both among the all-time regular-season money winners. Although Amodio’s strategy appears to be working well so it is still possible to improve.
In other news, Mayim Bikalik, who won 31 consecutive Jeopardy! games, has been granted a five year restraining order against another player. Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik won 31 consecutive games and will host the remaining 2020 season. They are also reportedly contemplating retirement. This will be the final season of Jeopardy! for both of them.
The winner of tonight’s episode is none other than Mattea Roach. The 30-year-old Canadian contestant was able to end her 14-game winning streak for $9,599. Her career winnings now total $320,081 and place her 10th among all-time regular-play winners. Other contestants included Michael Graff, an Eastvale, California-based entrepreneur, and Jessie Francis (a Marietta, Georgia-based mental health therapist).
Holzhauer won $250,000 against Francois Barrcomb and Emma Boettcher to be the Tournament of Champions’ top player. Although he isn’t as well-known as Jennings, the record-setting streak he set on the game show continues inspire viewers. The streak is comparable to Jennings’s 2004 run, which saw him earn $1 million. Jennings is now the executive producer of the show and is the top winner on the show.