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James Holzhauer (pictured left) handed in an incredible 29th straight victory on Tuesday

Danger! genius James Holzhauer has an incredible 29th straight win to bring his total prize money to a whopping $ 2,254,938 – while hitting within reach to break Ken Jennings' record

  • James Holzhauer handed in an incredible 29th straight victory on Tuesday
  • He remains close to reaching Ken Jennings & $ 39 million all-time record
  • Holzhauer and Jennings are the only two players who reach the $ 2 million mark
  • With an average of $ 77,000 per game, Holzhauer was able to record the record within four days
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Reigning Jupardie! champion James Holzhauer has won an incredible 29th consecutive win at the legendary game show – adding another $ 59,381 to his ever-growing prize fund.

The professional gambler from Las Vegas came out as the victor during the episode of Tuesday night and brought his Jeopardy! total profit up to $ 2,254,938.

The 34-year-old remains close to reaching Ken Jennings' $ 2.5 million record since 2004, after capturing a staggering 74-game winning streak.

Holzhauer and Jennings are the only two players who have ever reached the $ 2 million mark.

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James Holzhauer (pictured left) handed in an incredible 29th straight victory on Tuesday

James Holzhauer (pictured left) handed in an incredible 29th straight victory on Tuesday

It took Holzhauer only 27 episodes to reach the milestone. His remarkable run has earned him many admirers, including Jennings.

Jennings called Holzhauer & # 39; s run & # 39; amazing & # 39; at Good Morning America this week.

& # 39; I have been thinking that someone would run on this album for 15 years, because I always knew it could be done & # 39 ;, Jennings said. & # 39; I was there. I saw it happen. What I didn't expect was that someone could make a run on the cash register, about a third of the time. & # 39;

Holzhauer & # 39; s win on Tuesday brought him to a moving distance and crowned himself the biggest player of the show ever – as he is now only $ 265,792 from Jennings & record.

With an average of around $ 77,000 per game, Holzhauer would have to set the record in just four days if his hot form could continue.

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In winning the victories, he applied a new – but risky – strategy that matches his job in Las Vegas.

Alex Trebek Host

Alex Trebek Host

He stays close to reaching Ken Jennings & $ 39 million all-time record, which has been held in place for 15 years

He stays close to reaching Ken Jennings & $ 39 million all-time record, which has been held in place for 15 years

He stays close to reaching Ken Jennings & $ 39 million all-time record, which has been in place for 15 years (Host Alex Trebek seen left)

He often focuses first on the valuable questions to collect money quickly, and then without hesitation disputes his ability to give the correct answer when he arrives at a special Daily Double question.

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Holzhauer planned his strategy from the start, but only deviates from it if the category is

ESPN covers the episodes of Holzhauer on the Chalk betting section.

Holzhauer credits his career with helping & # 39; desensitize & # 39; him when it comes to making big bets.

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