Matt Amadio’s “Jeopardy!” The reign is over.
His 38-game series ended Monday when Yale did a PhD in Computer Science. Student and Ohio native finished third. Jonathan Fisher, an actor from Coral Gables, Florida, defeated Amodio and contestant Jessica Stephens, a statistical research specialist living in Nashville.
“Everyone is so intelligent and capable, it can happen in any game. And this time it did,” Amodio said in a statement after his defeat.
In the first commercial break, Amodio sat comfortably with $ 7,400; Stephens and Fisher earned $ 2,200 and $ 1,200, respectively. Fisher started to become champions when the Daily Double brought him to $ 3,200. After the first round, Amodio still led the pack with $ 9,800, but their lead was dwindling. Fisher made $ 4,000 and Stephens collected $ 2,400 a pot.
“I must say, in the context of Matt Amodio’s win, it’s one of our closest games,” said host Mayem Bialik.
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He fell behind in the second round and went on to the final “Jeopardy!” Last place with $ 10,600. Stephens followed closely with Fisher, who earned $ 14,600.
Amodio’s earnings fell short when he replied to these countries: “Nazi Germany annexed this country and divided it into the Alps and Danube regions; the Allies later split it into 4 zones.”
Poland’s submission to the champions cost him $ 5,000 and reduced his total to $ 5,600. Stephens answered Austria correctly, which raised her to $ 28,799. Fisher knew the answer, and all of his bets took him to $ 29,200, making him the winner of the day.
“It’s an honor and a pleasure to see you here,” said Bialik, congratulating Amodio on his success before addressing viewers. “What a way to start the week!”
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“I was always like, ‘Jeopardy!’ Champion, and I accomplished that, ”Amodio said in his statement. “I know going into every bar trivia game I play, I come up with a little intimidating factor.
Amodio’s 38-game series and $ 1,518,601 earnings include “Jeopardy!” Has strengthened its position at. Hall of Fame (at least for now)
On October 1, Amodio topped his consecutive win over offensive wager James Holzauer with his 33rd win. They only follow GOAT Ken Jennings, winner of 74 consecutive games. Following Amadio Jennings and Holzour, the highest-grossing regular season game, Jennings topped $ 2,520,700. Holzhauer trails nearly $ 60,000 with $ 2,462,216 in regular game wins. Brad Rutter ($ 4,938,426), Jennings ($ 4,370,700) and Holzhauer ($ 2,962,216) rank fourth in all-behind Amadeo all-time wins. Amodio has the opportunity to narrow those margins when he returns to the next Tournament of Champions.
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