Amy Schneider announces victory on “Jeopardy!” Championship tournament on Monday, with a grand prize of $250,000.
Schneider defeated Andrew He and Sam Buttrey for the third time in the finals that required a competitor to win three matches to win the title.
“I feel amazing,” Schneider said in a statement after the win. “At the beginning of the finals, I had a sudden moment where I saw myself and I was like, ‘I’m on the stage in the finals of the Championship,’ and it was crazy. And I won! It was great. “
Schneider and He are tied for two wins each for the sixth time in seven games on Monday. Buttrey extended his streak on Friday by getting his first and only win.
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The “Danger!” Tournament of Champions, which began on October 31, featured 21 competitors who had won at least four games since the 2020 tournament, as well as the winners of the National Collegiate Championship, the Professors Tournament and the first matchup of the second game.
Monday’s episode marked the second time Schneider and He have gone head-to-head on the game show. Schneider ended his five-game winning streak last November, before the tournament champion went on a 40-game streak. Buttrey won $100,000 in the Professor Tournament in in December, made game show history.
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Heading towards the final disaster! on Monday, Schneider led He by just $1,400. The winner was determined by the contestants’ bets and they wrote the correct answer on the last finger. The final round sign in the “Plays” category is, “The January 12, 1864 Washington Evening Star reported a performance of this ‘lovely comedy’ to “a full and delightful house.”
Buttrey guessed wrong, “Our Love Friend,” and lost everything after losing the entire $8,000. He gave the correct answer for “Our American Cousin”, increasing his total to $17,001. But Schneider responded well, too, and took first place after a $13,000 bet.
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He came in second, earning $100,000, and Buttrey, who finished third, was $50,000 richer.
Schneider is the first transgender person to win the competition.