'Jeopardy!' rivals James Holzhauer, Emma Boettcher face off again for 'Tournament of Champions'

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
'Jeopardy!' rivals Holzhauer, Boettcher face off in rematch
This is the epic rematch 'Jeopardy!' fans have been waiting for!

This is the epic rematch 'Jeopardy!' fans have been waiting for!

Recording-breaking contestant James Holzhauer and the Chicago librarian who took him down will once again go head to head for the $250,000 grand prize in the final round of "Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions" this Thursday and Friday.

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In June, Holzhauer, known to fans as "Jeopardy James," scored the highest single-game total 16 times and was inching toward overtaking Ken Jennings' regular-season winnings record.

Yet the seemingly unstoppable Las Vegas professional sports gambler ended his 32-day winning streak just shy of the record thanks to Emma Boettcher, a librarian at the University of Chicago.

Leading into the show, Holzhauer had $2,382,583 in the bank, putting him at a close second behind Jennings' $2,520,700 in regular-season winnings. That means he would have needed to continue winning long enough to earn at least $138,117 to pull into first place.

For those who claimed Boettcher's June win was a fluke, Holzhauer posted on Twitter that "subsequent games won by 'giant killers' who beat a 10+ time #Jeopardy champ: Emma: 4 and counting, 8 others (combined): 0."

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