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July 11, 2019

James Holzhauer & Emma Boettcher Reportedly Return to 'Jeopardy!' for a Tournament of Champions

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For fans of the game show "Jeopardy!" it's going to be a thrilling November as James Holzhauer, and Emma Boettcher will go head to head alongside 13 others for a $250,000 grand prize.

The fans of the popular TV game show created by Merv Griffin first fell in love with James Holzhauer in the early part of 2019. The professional sports gambler stunned fans with his impressive winning streak which ran from April to June. 

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A Chicago librarian, Emma Boettcher, however, ended the 34-year-old's unbeaten run. And now the pair is set to compete again. In a video announcement, it was revealed that 34-year-old 'Jeopardy James' would return to the show for a Tournament of Champions. 

The announcement also disclosed that 15 of the game show's biggest winners for the last two season would be present. 

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The list would include gamers with the highest number of wins as well as victors in the latest teachers Tournament and College Championship. Still, the icing on the cake was the revelation of Emma as the last on the list. 

Fans have been left to wonder if James would be able to perform his magic and stay on the winning tracks again. 

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His previous performance had him garner over $2 million in prizes, and he was just 58,484 away from beating the game's regular season all-time record set by Ken Jennings. 

His strategy, which fans are quite familiar with, is James' decision to bet big on Double Jeopardy items and go for the high-value questions first.

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On his famous loss after the 32-time win, James said to the New York Times:

"Nobody likes to lose. But I'm very proud of how I did, and I really exceeded my own expectations for the show, so I don't feel bad about it." 

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Fans expect a thrilling performance from the show which will run for 12 days and wonder if James will be able to reclaim his former throne or be stopped by Emma Boettcher.

Other contestants for the Tournament of Champions include; Ryan Fester, Kyle Jones, Rob Worman, Steven Grade, Alan Dunn, Anneke Garcia, Josh Hill, Eric R. Backes, Lindsey Shultz, Gilbert Collins, Dhruv Gaur, Rachel Lindgren, and Francois Barcomb. 

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JAMES' FINAL EPISODE ON JEOPARDY NAMED MOST WATCHED IN 14 YEARS

Although James wasn't able to beat Ken Jennings' earnings, he sure broke a record with his final episode. 

As reported by Deadline, James' final episode on the show was rated the most watched in the past 14 years.

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Not only that, it boosted the game show to the third most-watched regularly scheduled TV show of the 2018-2019 season with a viewer base of 14.6 million people.

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November is sure going to be a swell time for fans of "Jeopardy!."

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