A video clip showing to allege “Jeopardy!” phenom James Holzhauer’s historical rush reach to an discontinuance made the rounds Sunday on social media.
The minute-lengthy snippet — believed to be a leaked clip from an episode anticipated to air on Monday — picks up as the contestants indicate their responses in the Final Jeopardy phase, and ends with the 34-year-outdated knowledgeable gambler in an abnormal do of dwelling: 2d remark, trailing leader Emma Boettcher by $3,200.
Though Holzhauer offered the vibrant response — “Who is [16th-century English playwright] Kit Marlowe?” — the Las Vegas resident wager an uncharacteristically low sum.
“His wager, a modest one for the first time,” mentioned an audibly taken aback Alex Trebek, because it became printed that Holzhauer had wager a conservative $1,399, bumping his gain from $23,400 to $24,799.
Boettcher, who led with $26,600, sealed the deal and her remark in recreation-allege lore by moreover acing Final Jeopardy, wagering $20,201 to discover a total of $46,801 — along with gasps from Trebek and the target audience.
“Oh gosh! What a payday,” exclaimed Trebek, as Holzhauer strolled across the rostrum to present the huge-killer a sporting excessive-five. “What a recreation! Oh my gosh!”
The terrifying stumble cuts down Holzhauer after a tips-boggling 32 consecutive wins, appropriate for a entire haul of $2,464,216, including the $2,000 he would receive for ending 2d on Monday’s episode.
He comes up brief, nonetheless, of besting anecdote Ken Jennings, who notched 74 wins appropriate for $2,520,700 in 2004 — and marveled at Holzhauer’s rush as “wonderful.”
The it sounds as if leaked clip first began making the rounds on social media on Sunday, in the end drawing copyright strikes from Sony Photos, which produces “Jeopardy!”
Neither Sony nor Holzhauer immediately spoke back to requests for commentary on the clip.