James Holzhauer, Winner of 32 'Jeopardy!' Shows in a Row, Needs $60,000 to Beat the Show Record
35-year-old James Holzhauer emerges victorious in the newly completed episode of "Jeopardy," and is close to breaking the show's record!
The young man happens to be a seasoned sports gambler and has succeeded in winning about 32 games in a row. After dozens of victory with an earning of $2,462,216, he is $60,000 away from becoming the second record breaker of the show!
The game has built momentum, as several viewers stay tuned to the program to watch Holzhauer's quest for being the second game player to have bagged the highest win.A recent upload on the game's twitter handle with the caption, "James is on the verge of making Jeopardy! history! #Chasingken" showed just how much fans were rooting for James and how they admired his intuition.
Comments like, "actually he's making me start watching, I've never been this interested in the show until he came on it," "He has it all. Brians (the most important), game plan and guts to bet a lot. I don't see this ending anytime soon; I do feel bad for any opponents," popped on the post!
The first time any player was able to achieve James' goal was in 2004 when Ken Jennings accrued a sum of $2,520,700 after his completion of about 74 games.
Ken is, however, "excited" and expressed that he didn't think it will be possible at first, but he's impressed with the young man. In his words:
"For 15 years, I have thought somebody was going to make a run at this record because I always knew it could be done. I was there; I saw it happen. What I did not expect was somebody to make a run at the cash record in like, a third time."
Well, for James, he believes in investing the right type of energy and admits in not being "relaxed" when he plays.
Holzhauer, however, is not the only reason the show gained so much traction this year, the program's host Alex Trebek also opened up about the state of his health condition. Trebek initially revealed on the show that he is combating pancreatic cancer to the dismay of many but recently gave an update and it was good news. The host is now close to remission.
The 78-year-old claimed that his doctors applauded the rate at which his tumor had shrunk. He even signed a three-year contract, to continue as the show's anchor.
With his skill and tenacity, James is sure to take the trophy home as the newest record breaker in the next episode!