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James Holzhauer’s historic Jeopardy! run comes to an end

It didn’t seem like he’d ever lose, but then he ran into Emma Boettcher.

James Holzhauer’s historic Jeopardy! run, which saw him earn more than $2.4 million over the course of 32 victories, came to an end at the hands of Boettcher on Monday.

Boettcher, a 27-year-old librarian from Chicago, played an impressive game and entered Final Jeopardy! with a $3,200 lead over Holzhauer.

Both contestants got the right answer in Final Jeopardy!, but Holzhauer made an uncharacteristically low wager of just $1,399.

Boettcher, on the other hand, put an exclamation mark on her big win with a wager of $20,201, giving her a total of $46,801 and a lopsided victory.

“Oh God, $20,000, what a pay day,” said Trebek as Boettcher’s bet was revealed. “What a game, oh my God!”

Holzhauer’s 32-game run ends with 29 of his victories being considered “runaway games.”

He had a 97% response accuracy, a 97% correct Final Jeopardy! rate and 70 of 74 correct answers on daily doubles.

<who>Photo Credit: Jeopardy!

The Las Vegas native won an average of $76,944 per game and makes up the entire top 10 list when it comes to highest single-game winnings on the show.

That includes the single-game record of $131,127, which he won on April 17.

Holzhauer will return to the Jeopardy! stage for the next edition of the show’s Tournament of Champions.



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