Published: Sat, November 16, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

James Holzhauer wins the ‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions

James Holzhauer wins the ‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions

James Holzhauer, who won $2,464,216 with 32 straight victories earlier this year, played in the "Jeopardy!".

Holzhauer is playing against Emma Boettcher, a librarian from Chicago, and Francois Barcom, a high school physic teacher from New Paltz, New York.

But the 35-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas made good on his payback promise against Boettcher and Teachers Tournament victor Francois Barcomb, a 50-year-old physics teacher from New Paltz, NY, in the first half of the "Jeopardy!". Tournament of Champions finals on Friday evening, and once again showed off his skills by winning the tournament.

The tournament concludes after contestants answer trivia questions and when earnings from both games are combined. Tournament of Champions is a cumulative contest where the victor also takes home a $250,000 grand prize.

The competition's runner-up won't leave empty-handed, though.

Boettcher wins $100,000 for coming in second, while Barcomb won $50,000 for arriving in the show position. Unfortunately he ended the night with only $1,800 and it is highly unlikely he will pose much of a threat to the other juggernauts.

Those hoping to live stream the tournament on a computer or smart device can do so on the ABC or NBC website as well as the respective network apps.

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A teacher from the Hudson Valley scored the highest total while advancing in Jeopardy's "most prestigious tournament of the year".

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© Getty Alex Trebek hosts 'Jeopardy!' On Monday's show, "Jeopardy!" college champ Dhruv Gaur authored a heart-warming tribute to host Alex Trebek, substituting "We (heart) you Alex!" in place of a Final Jeopardy answer. "It'll cost you $1,995".

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