Fresno, California 2021-10-11 21:27:06 –
A historic run on Matt Amodio’s “Jeopardy!” Ended on Monday, but not before the second longest streak in the history of the game show.
Yale University PhD students have won 38 victories and over $ 1.5 million in prize money.
Prior to that, it was the third person to make more than $ 1 million in non-tournament play at syndicated game shows.
“This was beyond my biggest dream,” he said. “I knew it was possible, but I thought it was a very distant possibility. It’s unbelievable to actually do it.”
Amodio couldn’t answer the last Jeopardy! With the right clues, I finished third at the show on Monday. His winning streak was shortened by new champion Jonathan Fisher, an actor from Coral Gables, Florida.
Amodio sits only behind Ken Jennings on the show’s previous winning streak list. Jennings was 74 people.
He earned a total of $ 1,518,601 and was third on the non-tournament prize list after James Holzhauer ($ 2,462,216) and Jennings ($ 2,520,700).
Brad Rutter currently holds the highest ever prize record, including tournament shows, for $ 4,938,436.
Amodio begins all questions with “What’s …” instead of using appropriate alternatives such as “Who is …”, an unorthodox approach that has moaned viewers for many years. It became known for that.
But it was within the rules of the quiz show and, as Amodio explained, helped limit “unwanted moving parts” that could compromise his effectiveness.
Contestants’ runs even garnered praise from Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont.
“The second longest winning streak in Jeopardy history. We did Connecticut’s proud Matt Amodio! You’re a great sport and fun to watch,” Lamont tweeted Monday.
The Associated Press contributed to this story
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