Jennings took a strong lead in the first game of Tuesday's match by borrowing a strategy popularized by Holzhauer, twice betting all of his points on a Daily Double and winning. Holzhauer, a professional gambler, had bet everything, all 44,000, that he would answer it correctly. He went all in on Final Jeopardy, too, and nailed the Greek region of Arcadia, ending Game 1 with 65,600 points to Holzhauer's 34,181 and Rutter's (gulp) zero. Game 1's initial round featured categories inspired by ABC show titles ("The Bachelor", "Modern Family"), and Jennings jumped out to a quick lead by hitting an early Daily Double, ending the round with a commanding 12,800 point total. Jennings, who bet $0 in hopes of Holzhauer missing, correctly answered "Iago". As with every night of GOAT so far, the trio plays two games of Jeopardy in an hour-long special.
Holzhauer was leading in the second game of the match, where the "Final Jeopardy" question asked the competitors to identify the non-title character in a Shakespearean tragedy with the most speeches.
At the end, Hozhauer and Rutter hoisted Jennings on their shoulders in honour. The answer: "This area of Greece, home to Pan, is synonymous with a rural paradise; it's setting for Virgil's Shepherd poems the Eclogues".More news: 9,10, 11, 7, 6 . says Guardiola
Jennings won the first and third nights of the GOAT tournament last week.
"I'm going to miss you, Alex", Rutter said during the portion of the show where Trebek chats with each player in turn.
As Trebek opened the show Tuesday, he noted that he was bringing out the trophy for the victor. They've got me off one of my chemo drugs, which was killing me. And are you happy to see Ken Jennings crowned the champ? Though he was correct, Jennings wagered zero, keeping his score at 23,000. The two runners up will receive $250,000 each.More news: Soleimani Awarded Syria's Medal of Honor, Posthumously Promoted After US Strike
Jeopardy's! all time earning record is still held by Brad Rutter, who, during his five-day winning streak in 2000, won $55,102 as well as two cars. He lost each time except in the 2011 "IBM Challenge" tournament, when both men lost to IBM's Watson computer.
James Holzhauer, also known as Jeopardy James, holds the top 15 single-day winning records on Jeopardy!More news: Trump gets warm reception at the LSU-Clemson national championship game