The quietly confident challenger, a technology consultant from New York City, led by as much as $12,800 during Double Jeopardy and entered Final Jeopardy just $5,400 behind Holzhauer.
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Alex Trebek tryin’ to be a cool host
He adorably rapped lyrics by hip-hop artists Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Desiigner and Kanye West.
Watson’s Final Jeopardy answer fail
Did that really happen!?
The worst trio of contestants ever to appear on the show
WE. CAN’T. EVEN.
Ken Jennings’ epic answer
Watch for yourself … no words can do it justice.
An epic Alex Trebek burn
Wolf Blitzer loses $4,600 in the first round
GET. IT. TOGETHER.
A rare, three-way $0 finish
Silly kids! For the first time in a tournament semifinal match, all three contestants ended up with no money.
Contestant makes poop joke
One contestant had quite the potty mouth on this 1986 episode.
Teen contestant drops F-bomb: ‘Oh f-ck!’
Yup, our thoughts exactly.
Alex Trebek starts a show without pants
Maybe he isn’t all that uptight after all!
Both contestants wrote the correct question to the final clue, but Holzhauer out-wagered Scheffey by $10,908 to finish with $52,108 to Scheffey’s $35,800. Holzhauer wiped his brow in a gesture of relief.
Holzhauer gave the thumbs-up to a tough adversary on Twitter.
Holzhauer’s has now won 26 straight games and $1,991,135, keeping him on track for Ken Jennings record 74-game, $2.5 million streak in 2004.
He also issued this tweet, showing his $12,800 deficit, in response to some fans’ complaint that he is too dominant.
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.