Current Jeopardy! Contest Completely Destroys Previous Single-Day Winnings Totals

April 18, 2019


If you haven't been following the game, current Jeopardy! contestant and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer has been smoking his way through his competitors, accumulating a total of $697,787 in only ten days, and repeatedly setting the record for highest single-day winnings. He now has the top four spots at $131,127 (April 17th); $110,914 (April 9th); $106,181 (April 16th); and $89,158 (April 12th). Previously the record was $77,000 set by contestant Roger Craig in 2010, and prior to that the $75,000 set by Ken Jennings. He also holds the record for highest Daily Double wager ($25,000). Obviously, he's really smart, and he's not afraid to bet hard, which has been paying off. For reference, I answered two questions (technically questioned two answers) correctly on last night's game, one of which my girlfriend disqualified because I responded after the contestant's answer, which, yes, I did just quickly repeat after I heard it. *shrug* What can I say, my mind works at a turtle's pace. And not a Ninja Turtle either, like one of those super slow Gal√°pagos turtles. "Those are tortoises." Of course being stupid doesn't help either. "You really aren't smarter than a 5th grader, are you, GW?" I'm not even smarter than a road grader.

Keep going for a quick highlight reel from last night's game, including James's new single-day total of $131,127.

Thanks to MSA, who agrees when you're playing a game with money that isn't yours unless you win, bet big.

  • jimmycleaver

    His ego will eventually have the best of him, just like all other young cocky hotshots.

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    You mean he won't win on Jeopardy forever? What a shocking revelation! In the meantime, he's up $700K, Jeopardy is enjoying higher ratings, and he is changing the way the game will be played from now on. And what have you done with your time?

  • jimmycleaver

    Working a full-time job and not focusing on wasting my time on gameshows involving a nerd whose not going to last on the spotlight for long. Clearly you're a big fan of the clown who wishes to be noticed by him while I have a simple and enjoyable humble life to settle and sit back.

  • GeneralDisorder

    BOO!!! Schmitty the Champ is the only Jeopardy champion worth knowing about.

  • Michael Knight

    maybe now he can get that under-bite looked at....

  • Bling Nye

    ""You really aren't smarter than a 5th grader, are you, GW?" I'm not even smarter than a road grader."

    *slowclap* Well done.

    As for Jeopardy James, the smile he gives in the beginning looks awkward as hell. More just showing teeth than smiling like he's worried he's gonna get caught.

    I really hope he's legit but color me suspicious... he seems way 'too good to be true'... I have to at least wonder if he's got a hidden ear piece or something else shady going on. I hope not, but damn.

  • Corky McButterpants
    I'll take Jap Anus Relations for 800 Alex.
  • Bling Nye

    Suck it, Trebek.

  • Corky McButterpants

    I'd take ya muthr as well, but I had her last night.

  • James Mcelroy

    Hannah, Lorelle can you test those buzzers for us? We just want to make sure that they are actually working properly.

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  • The_Wretched

    Sucks for the other competitors but kudos to him for his grasp of trivia.

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