Amy Schneider‘s Jeopardy! run has formally come to a detailed because the champ with the present’s second-most consecutive wins ever was defeated by competitor Rhone Talsma.
After a 40-game profitable streak, Schneider’s record-breaking stint on the sport present got here to an finish when Talsma, a librarian from Chicago, completed in first place with a rating of $29,600 compared to her second-place end of $19,600.
The Closing Jeopardy! class was “Nations of the World” and the clue learn, “The one nation on the planet whose title in English ends in an H, it’s additionally one of many 10 most populous.” Schneider fell brief when she didn’t present the proper response which was “What’s Bangladesh?”
Earlier than the Closing Jeopardy! class, Schneider led with a rating of $27,600 compared to Talsma’s $17,600. Fret not although, Schneider followers, as a result of the spectacular participant will return for the Match of Champions by which she’ll face-off towards fellow Season 38 participant Matt Amodio.
“I had thought that Rhone was going to be powerful going into it,” stated Schneider. “I liked hanging out with him, we had nice dialog earlier than the taping, however I may inform that he was right here to play and that he was going to be good. I nonetheless got here very near profitable, however I did really feel like possibly I used to be slipping just a little bit. And as soon as it was clear that he was quick on the buzzer, I knew it was going to be a battle all the best way.”
Together with being the participant with the second most consecutive wins behind present host Ken Jennings — who nonetheless reigns supreme with 74 consecutive wins — Schneider walked away with a complete of $1,382,800 in winnings, placing her in fourth place for all-time common season money winnings. Her place within the lineup follows largest winner Jennings ($2,520,700), adopted by James Holzhauer ($2,462,216), and Amodio ($1,518,601).
“It’s actually been an honor,” Schneider stated. “To know that I’m one of the crucial profitable individuals at a sport I’ve liked since I used to be a child and to know that I’m part of its historical past now, I simply don’t know the right way to course of it.”
Solely time will inform if Schneider’s defeater Talsma can have as robust of a run as hers, however his win was clearly a shock to the system as he stated in an announcement, “I’m nonetheless in shock. That is my favourite present … I used to be so excited to be right here and I simply needed to do my greatest. I didn’t count on to be going through a 40-day champion, and I used to be excited to possibly see another person slay the large. I simply actually didn’t suppose it was going to be me, so I’m thrilled.”
Keep tuned to see how Talsma does within the subsequent sport, and hold a watch out for Schneider’s return within the Match of Champions.
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