“I approach both sports betting and ‘Jeopardy!’ with the same attitude: What can I do differently than the average person to give myself an edge?” — James Holzhauer, “Jeopardy!” Record Holder (The Washington Post, 2019)
Utilizing the same strategies that earned him the big bucks as a professional gambler, James Holzhauer has found the secret to beating the intellectual game show “Jeopardy!”. After notching his twentieth victory last night and upping his total winnings to nearly $1.5 million, Holzhauer is now tied for the second-longest winning streak in the history of the show — yet remains dozens of episodes away from tying all-time record-holder Ken Jennings, a former computer scientist that racked up a 74-game winning streak in 2004. The 34-year-old professional sports better is on a record-pace to become the highest-earning player in the show’s six decades on air, leading game show Enthusiasts to ponder if Holzhauer’s enormous success may alter the rules of the game in the future — with the show’s producers possibly capping the amount of money a “Jeopardy!” contestant can win. We’ll take “Ridiculous Game Show Rules” for $1000, Alex.