Yeah, this is real frustrating. They are treating this like a sports story b/c of his gambling profession. Combine that with the time zone change on the west coast and it’s hard to not ruin the surprise. At this point, when I don’t see an ESPN headline I assume another ho-hum win. When he does great (> $100,000) or has a scare like tonight, sounds like they are ready to blast it onto the front page of the website.I'm watching jeopardy right now simultaneously checking espn site. They put the final margin in a featured story headline!
Dude was on fire last night. He got in a rhythm in double jeopardy and could not be stopped.James won his 20th game yesterday. With the win he becomes the 2nd most prolific winner in Jeopardy history behind Ken Jennings. James's 20 wins have earned him $1,528,012.
Alex said on yesterday's show that for the next two weeks, Jeopardy will be hosting a Teachers tournament. So after Fridays show no James until May 20th.
The guy is amazing. He probably has the ten highest single game scores in the history of the show, and he's done it in just 20 nights. He's averaging over $75,000 per win. I believe Ken Jennings "only" won about $2.5 million during his 74 game run.Dude was on fire last night. He got in a rhythm in double jeopardy and could not be stopped.
Looking forward to the next Tournament of Champions. It should just be Ken, James and Julia. One week winner take all for 1 million dollar's.He won $80,615 tonight, his total winnings now is $1,608,627.
Tonight's win gives him 21 in a row which moves him ahead of Julia Collins (she was good) into sole possession of second place for consecutive games won behind Ken Jennings (74 in a row).
And yes, he has the 10 highest single game scores in Jeopardy history. When you're AVERAGING $76,601 per show and the previous HIGH was $77,000 (Roger Craig), it was inevitable.
The only 2 big milestones left are Jennings 74 in a row and Brad Rutter's total winnings (including tournaments) of $4,688,436 (Jennings is second with $3,370,700). Long way to go to catch either one but at his current pace he'll pass Rutter's record when he wins his 62nd game in a row.
I wouldn't bet against him.
Julia didn’t win her seasons Tournament of Champions.Looking forward to the next Tournament of Champions. It should just be Ken, James and Julia. One week winner take all for 1 million dollar's.
Have to disagree there. $100/$200 questions are usually cake. $1000/$2000 are usually the most difficult (or at least, the writers plan it that way - it all depends on what you know). Just MO.i still never thought that the value of the question really made the question all that much harder most of the time.. now sometimes understanding what the clue means does matter but then its not like you lose money until you answer the question.
are people even buzzing in? who cares how smart he is and how well he plays the game, if no one is answering fast enough thats a huge advantage.
of course on other thing is we are watching something that took place over a week or 2 or 3 months ago. the people playing didnt know how he played to know to do something differnent strategy wise.. none of the people he plays against will have seen how aggressive he is to know they have to change their style. he will have to win for 3-4 months before anyone will see whats going on has a chance to actually play him.