Danger! participant James Holzhauer has set a new record for the average amount of money won from the show, as he achieved his 24th consecutive victory.
Holzhauer, 34, again finished in first place by earning $ 86,905.
The win also gave him a new barrier, claiming the title for the highest average per game of $ 77,798.
The figure is the highest in the history of Jeopardy! who has been in the air for almost 50 years.
James Holzhauer, 34, has won nearly $ 1.9 million, collecting more than 24 consecutive wins in the popular Jeopardy quiz show!
The professional gambler from Las Vegas saw his total winnings rise to a massive $ 1,867,142.
He also holds the one-day record for the prize money won: $ 131,127 set on April 9, after reporting a record he had previously made.
& # 39; James could not be caught – what else is there, & # 39; Alex Trebek said just before the show ended.
& # 39; We will keep it running. He will make it roll, but can he be stopped? & # 39; he asked.
& # 39; James could not be caught – what else is there, & # 39; Alex Trebek said just before the show ended. & # 39; We will keep it running. He will make it roll, but can he be stopped? & # 39; he asked
With his victories lasting more than a month, Holzhauer has come a step closer to the record of $ 2.5 million ever set by Ken Jennings.
Jennings won 74 consecutive games that dominated the 2004 quiz show.
But Holzhauer's winning streak is even more unbelievable because he is on track to win as much money as Jennings, but in less than half the number of games.
It has been calculated that if Holzhauer maintains his current pace, he must beat Jennings' record record for cumulative wins after his 33rd game.
Holzhauer has succeeded in winning an average of $ 77,798 per game, more than double the $ 34,000 that Jennings earned each time he played.
On Tuesday he had $ 86,905 on the popular quiz show
Holzhauer set a new average game record, winning an average of $ 77,798 every time he plays
Holzhauer was comfortably ahead in the Jeopardy final on Tuesday evening
Holzhauer has the top eight single-game totals in the show's history, but Jennings has openly said he is rooting for Holzhauer to break the all-time cash record.
& # 39; We see the history made before our eyes, the Jeopardy! equivalent of a basketball player who carves 70-point games for a season or a baseball player who hits the cycle in every game, & Jennings wrote in an opinion piece The Washington Post on Sunday.
& # 39; I am the only living person who knows firsthand how difficult it is to do what Holzhauer is doing, and therefore I am rooting him & # 39 ;, said Jennings. & # 39; I can hold a pair of Jeopardy! records, but I am just a fan of the show. And for every true fan, this series is something special. & # 39;
& # 39; Even casual fans of the show have probably heard how Holzhauer is doing: he is a sports bet that makes a super comfortable bet and he plays the game board from below, starting with the highest dollar values and collecting money before the Daily Doubles and while his poor opponents are still finding their feet. & # 39;
The other two participants, Kate Kelly and Jason Manganm, looked despondent because of their loss
Holzhauer, 34, again finished in first place on Tuesday by earning $ 86,905. He goes one step closer to the all-time cash record of $ 2.5 million
Danger! returned to his regular participants after a two-week break during which teachers took part in the show.
Earlier this month Holzhauer gave an interview to a high school newspaper in which he revealed the secret of his Jeopardy! good luck.
& # 39; I was an undisciplined student, but I set a goal for Jeopardy and really focused on achieving it & # 39 ;, he told the Sams Salmon Exclusive.
The very best record of the show, set by Ken Jennings, who was $ 2.5 million in 2004
& # 39; No one has ever played Jeopardy! like me, but I did not refrain from approaching the game as I thought I should. & # 39;
Holzhauer said he first started taking the online test to catch Jeopardy! in 2006, but it wasn't until 2012 that he started seriously preparing.
His strategy was simple: read as many children's books as possible.
& # 39; I am committed to learning at least the basics of every topic I could imagine, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; For me, that meant reading a lot of children's books because they are specifically designed to interest the reader in a new topic. & # 39;
Holzhauer says he first used a strategy to answer the most expensive questions.
When he has a & # 39; Daily Double & # 39; hit, he bets large sums of money.
Holzhauer says he was driven to make it on Jeopardy! because of his grandmother.
& # 39; I wanted to be on the show since childhood, when I was watching my beloved grandmother & # 39 ;, he said.
& # 39; I promised her I would be on the show someday, so I always felt that I owed her. & # 39;
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