James Holzhauer is returning to the sport present that made him well-known.
The Las Vegas-based skilled sports activities bettor, aka “Jeopardy James,” will compete in “Jeopardy! Masters” beginning at 8 p.m. Monday on ABC (KTNV-13).
Six of Jeopardy!’s highest-ranked champions will compete within the Masters event, which is able to air as 10 hourlong episodes containing two half-hour video games. Reveals additionally will air Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and the winner will stroll off from the ultimate episode Could 24 with $500,000 and the Trebek Trophy.
The opposite contestants are Amy Schneider, Matt Amodio, Andrew He, Mattea Roach and Sam Buttrey. All 5 competed within the 2022 Event of Champions gained by Schneider.
Holzhauer poked enjoyable on the subject for the occasion when he retweeted a poster with the returning champions standing behind host Ken Jennings.
“This poster screams ‘We all know you noticed this event final yr however a brand new supervillain has joined the solid for the sequel!’ and I’m right here for it,” he wrote on Twitter (@James_Holzhauer).
This poster screams “We all know you noticed this event final yr however a brand new supervillain has joined the solid for the sequel!” and I’m right here for it pic.twitter.com/dqMVsL9GeI
— James Holzhauer, Sport Present Villain (@James_Holzhauer) April 12, 2023
Holzhauer gained $2.46 million on “Jeopardy!” throughout a 32-game profitable streak in 2019, making him the present’s second-biggest cash winner in common play behind Jennings, who gained $2.52 million throughout a 74-game win streak in 2004.
Holzhauer additionally gained $250,000 for profitable the 2019 TOC and $250,000 for putting second to Jennings within the 2020 Best of All Time event.
However he stopped wanting proclaiming himself the favourite to win the Masters.
“Statistically I’m essentially the most completed participant, however I feel the opposite contestants might have a bonus from having performed extra lately,” he instructed the Overview-Journal in an e-mail. “The stage nonetheless looks like dwelling to me, however I could have some ring rust.”
Schneider has the second-longest win streak within the present’s historical past at 40 video games. She is essentially the most profitable girl and transgender contestant to compete on the present with $1.6 million in winnings.
Amodio has the third-longest win streak at 38 video games and $1.5 million in winnings.
Within the early rounds, the winner of every sport receives three standings factors, with one level for second place and none for third. After seven episodes (14 video games), the highest 4 gamers will advance to the semifinals earlier than yet one more participant is eradicated. The championship culminates with the highest three gamers competing in a two-game complete level match.
Second place receives $250,000, third $150,000, fourth $100,000, fifth $75,000 and sixth $50,000.
“Probably the most thrilling a part of this event for me is that the winner will get to donate $100,000 to the charity of their selection,” Holzhauer stated. “I hope I can deliver that cash dwelling for Undertaking 150.”
Undertaking 150 is a neighborhood charity that gives free help and providers to homeless, displaced and deprived highschool college students in Nevada.
For the second straight yr in August, Holzhauer will assist run the Sport Present Boot Camp in Las Vegas to profit Undertaking 150. The camp contains seminars on find out how to get solid on a sport present and be an awesome contestant. For extra info, go to wheatridgefoundation.org/gameshowbootcamp.
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