James Holzhauer, the sports event in Las Vegas, who is on a historic run at "Jeopardy!" Returned to airwaves on Monday and got right back to business.
Holzhauer won his 23rd consecutive game on Monday's episode and raised $ 89,229 to join former champion Ken Jennings & # 39; all-time, regular-play wins record. It was Holzhauer's first appearance on "Jeopardy!" in two weeks due to a teacher tournament.
Holzhauer has won $ 1,780,237 during his race. Jennings won more than $ 2.5 million during his record 74-game winning strike in 2004. Holzhauer is on pace to surpass Jennings in 10 more games.
Holzhauer, a 34-year-old man and father, has used an aggressive style – "Risking huge sums on Daily Doubles – and a scary button by summing up first to dominate competition. During Monday's episode, he first buzzed 56.15 percent of the time, found all three Daily Doubles and won $ 21,429 on them.
Holzhauer had $ 49,229 on his way to Final Jeopardy! Second place competitor Jenny Gibbs, a charger and gardener from Charlottesville, Virginia, had $ 4,600. Holzhauer risked $ 40,000 on Final Jeopardy! and face a category of "Name the French author."
Holzhauer had the right answer: "I am responsible for Articles 30 and 31 of the Law of 29 July 1881 relating to the press which make deterioration a criminal offense" by writing down "Who is Emile Zola?"
During his race, Holzhauer has given 841 correct answers and only 27 wrong answers, according to thejeopardyfa.com data and through 23 games, only two participants have joined Final Jeopardy! within striking distance from Holzhauer.
Holzhauer holds the top 13 one-day totals in the show's 35 seasons.