James Holzhauer Wins 2019 "Jeopardy!" Tournament of Champions

James Holzhauer achieved greatness for the second time this year, winning the 2019 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions this past Friday. The professional sports gambler took home the $250,000 grand prize after beating out second-place finished Francois Barcomb and third-place finisher Emma Boettcher--the woman who ended his 32-game win streak this past June. "What an amazing player she is," Holzhauer said about Boettcher after his win. "I knew I had to hunt for those Daily Doubles to keep her from getting them 'cause that was the real danger, letting her double up over and over." Vulture notes that Holzhauer is now the third highest-winningJeopardy!contestant ever, behind Ken Jennings’s $3,370,700 and Brad Rutter’s record-breaking $4,688,436.

 
 
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