Last night, we saw James Holzhauer lose on Jeopardy!, just shy of topping Ken Jennings' all-time earnings record. Today, we're learning why Holzhauer went out on such a strange, low note: wagering only $1,399 in the "Final Jeopardy" round, en route to a loss to ibrarian Emma Boettcher.
Here's the scoop behind Jeopardy! James' mystery play.
Why did James Holzhauer wager so little? "Jeopardy!" contestant loses after 32-game streak https://t.co/geFG9lqP4n— Newsweek (@Newsweek) June 3, 2019
James Holzhauer's Final Jeopardy wager made sense, but that hasn't slowed the conspiracy theorists. https://t.co/TglaRoCrZM— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) June 4, 2019
Here's What Celebs (Including James Holzhauer!) Are Saying About James Holzhauer
Sure, I could stick around and play a game that pays me $150,000 per hour, but I'd really rather get toys thrown at my crotch for free https://t.co/xb6Fg6MMKP— James Holzhauer (@James_Holzhauer) June 4, 2019
Congrats @James_Holzhauer on some of the most exciting #Jeopardy I’ve ever watched. But one question. Having won so much cash and knowing your opponent was up why not just go all in? Why just 1k wager when she was already leading the race?— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) June 4, 2019
Asking for a friend. https://t.co/cxFkyYGbZT
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