Though he's shattered plenty of records, the 35-year-old "professional sports gambler" was apparently unseated in the game airing Monday, June 3.
The game show whiz was on a quest to break Ken Jennings' regular-season record total winnings of $2.52 million - but he finally fell short as Emma Boettcher, a librarian from Chicago, defeated the champion by $22,002. "I knew going in that Daily Double hunting was something that I could do and feel confident doing", she told the Times.
"I lost to a really top-level competitor", he said about Emma in an interview after her win. Take us through your emotions as that final game played out. "In-play football betting, I think they make a lot of mistakes on that".
Jeopardy contestants normally have to wait four months after their last episode to get a lump sum payment, but Holzhauer said Jeopardy cut him that check this week so that they could take pictures of him with it.
Could "Jeopardy!" super-champ James Holzhauer break an all-time cash record, or would the victor of 32 games in a row finally be defeated?
When he and his opponent Emma Boettcher enter the Final Jeopardy round, he trails $23,400 to her $26,600. Jennings can breathe a sigh of relief as Holzhauer - who averaged almost $77,000 per win - was on track to break his record with one more victory.
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And even if Holzhauer isn't the all-time Jeopardy champ, he still has a few top show records to his name.
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The most surprising thing about Holzhauer's losing game, besides the fact that it ever happened at all, might be that it was filmed way back in March. I gave her a high five and smiled at how far I'd come. He says that you should bet on the teams that have the best chance of earning the playoff bye weeks, as sports books routinely undervalue how much more likely those four teams are to win the Super Bowl than the other teams in the playoff field.
In the FJ category Shakespeare's Time, all three players were correct, with Emma adding $20,201 to win with $46,801.
In case you've missed it, some major spoilers about tonight's Jeopardy! episode have surfaced online. He had the second-longest run on the show after Ken Jennings' 74-game streak.