Ken Jennings wins 'Jeopardy! Greatest of All TIme'

Ruben Hill
January 15, 2020

"(Greatest Host of Syndicated TV)", Holzhauer answered. " player of all time".

After winning both games of the "Jeopardy!" doubleheader Tuesday night, Jennings secured his third win of the primetime special, clinching the championship and the $1 million cash price.

The competition between James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter kicked off earlier in the week, with Alex Trebek hosting the game. The two runners-up walk away with $250,000 each.

Each contestant in the GOAT showdown was picked for his record-setting performance on the popular quiz program. The two-game showdown was a close race between Holzhauer and Jennings. He has never lost Jeopardy to a human opponent. The points (or dollars) earned in each one were added together. The contestant with the highest score at the end of the hour earned one point. Jennings has won two of the first three games by using a strategy made famous by Holzhauer.

The title was officially given out on January 14, 2020, with Ken Jennings coming out victorious. The battle will continue until one contestant wins three nights. Holzhauer went into the first game's Final Jeopardy only 10,000 points behind - not much by these champions' standards - but Jennings bet big and answered correctly, racking up 65,600 points. Heading into the last Final Jeopardy, Holzhauer seemed in position for a late comeback when Jennings surprisingly bet zero points on a Shakespeare-related category. His winnings to date are $2,712,216. Rutter has yet to win a game of GOAT.

Quick wits were on display during Tuesday night's fourth and final matchup, too.

The men took a moment to banter-Jennings' children, who were young when he first appeared on the show, are now teenagers, and Holzhauer joked to Jennings that his interests were gambling and sports when he entered college.

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