James Holzhauer on Shocking 'Jeopardy!' Loss: Here's Why He Bet So Little in His Final Wager

That $1,399 wager in the 32-time-winner's "Final Jeopardy" round explained 


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. 


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