Danger! champion James Holzhauer wins 26th straight game and brings his total to $ 1,991,135

Danger! champion James Holzhauer faces his most difficult game as the 26th challenger almost ends his winning series of $ 2 million

  • Host Alex Trebek said & # 39; it's not a runway for change & # 39; at the start of Jeopardy!
  • Participant James Holzhauer continued his winning streak on Thursday's show
  • His total income is now $ 1,991,135 after winning $ 52,108 during the 26th game
  • His rival in the technology advisor in New York City answered correctly but failed to put in enough money
  • Holzhauer is now three-quarters of the way when it comes to challenging the 74-game winning streak of Ken Jennings who won $ 2,520,700 in 2004

Danger! participant James Holzhauer continued his winning streak in the Thursday night episode, bringing his total earnings to $ 1,991,135 in what was his most difficult game to date.

Host Alex Trebek hinted that the professional gamble in Las Vegas, Nevada might have met his meeting with New York City technology consultant, Nate Scheffey, when he opened Thursday's program.

& # 39; About a month and a half ago, the one-day record for winning in an episode of & # 39; Jeopardy! & # 39; was $ 77,000. That record had held for many, many years, & Trebek said.

& # 39; Our current champion, James, averages more than $ 77,000 per show. Each. Day. Scary stuff. The men have had the game, but (it is not over yet). It is not a change for the change. & # 39;

Danger! participant James Holzhauer continued his winning streak at the show on Thursday

His total income is now $ 1,991,135

His total income is now $ 1,991,135

Danger! participant James Holzhauer continued his winning streak at the show on Thursday. His total income is now $ 1,991,135

New York City technology consultant, Nate Scheffey (right), couldn't beat the 34-year-old professional gambler (left)

New York City technology consultant, Nate Scheffey (right), couldn't beat the 34-year-old professional gambler (left)

New York City technology consultant, Nate Scheffey (right), couldn't beat the 34-year-old professional gambler (left)

But Scheffey could not beat the 34-year-old who became legendary.

Scheffey lost after the failure to gamble enough in the Daily Double game.

It left him with only $ 25,800 when it came to the last part of Jeopardy.

Alex Trebek hinted that Holzhauer might have made his match when he opened Thursday's program

Alex Trebek hinted that Holzhauer might have made his match when he opened Thursday's program

Alex Trebek hinted that Holzhauer might have made his match when he opened Thursday's program

Holzhauer looks anxious in the Thursday program

Holzhauer looks anxious in the Thursday program

Holzhauer had $ 31,200 while Scheffey only had $ 25,800 after not betting enough in the Daily Double

Holzhauer had $ 31,200 while Scheffey only had $ 25,800 after not betting enough in the Daily Double

Holzhauer had $ 31,200 while Scheffey only had $ 25,800 after not betting enough in the Daily Double

At that stage of the show, Holzhauer had $ 31,200, but was able to take his win to $ 52,108 when both answered correctly, leaving his rival with only $ 35,800.

Despite its impressive performance, Holzhauer is now three-quarters of the way when it comes to challenging the epic series of 2004 by Ken Jennings.

Jennings won $ 2,520,700 in 74 undefeated games, but so far Holzhauer has lost $ 530,000.

Professional gambler Holzhauer looked stressed before adding $ 20,908

Professional gambler Holzhauer looked stressed before adding $ 20,908

The correct answer then took his prize money

The correct answer then took his prize money

Professional gambler Holzhauer seemed stressed before he added $ 20,908 to his earnings and collected his prize money

Holzhauer was able to take his winnings to $ 52,108, leaving his rival with just $ 35,800

Holzhauer was able to take his winnings to $ 52,108, leaving his rival with just $ 35,800

Holzhauer was able to take his winnings to $ 52,108, leaving his rival with just $ 35,800

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