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James Holzhauer Reacts to Matt Amodio Beating His ‘Jeopardy!’ Record

Jeopardy! star James Holzhauer has spoken out on Matt Amodio beating his file for the second-longest win streak on the syndicated quiz present.

Amodio was seen edging previous Holzhauer by a single sport throughout Friday night time’s episode, when he elevated his streak to 33 consecutive victories.

And Holzhauer, who had held onto his place with 32 video games since 2019, took to Twitter later that night time to deal with the brand new file set by the Yale Ph.D. candidate.

“I have been betting sports activities since 2005 and that is the primary time I’ve seen anybody hit a 33 sport parlay,” wrote Holzhauer, who added: “Congrats @AmodioMatt!”

Nonetheless, he was fast to remind Amodio that he stays forward in money earnings, after incomes $2,462,216, in comparison with the brand new champ’s present prize of $1,267,801.

The Chase star Holzhauer wrote: “Nonetheless have not seen anybody hit one for greater than $2.46MM although. Keep hungry!”

Amodio responded to Holzhauer’s congratulatory message: “I’m so proud {that a} cursory look of the #Jeopardy file books can now yield a unsuitable conclusion about which certainly one of us is the higher participant.”

Whereas Amodio has a lot to rejoice together with his newest win, he’s a substantial variety of victories behind the all-time Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings, who had a 74-game streak throughout his run in 2004.

In an interview with Newsweek shortly after he equaled Holzhauer’s file on Thursday night time’s episode, Amodio stated that he felt “so lucky” to have hit the milestone.

“It feels unbelievable. Actually, unbelievable,” the Ohio native stated over electronic mail. “I watched each second of James tearing via the competitors, and I knew he was higher than I might ever be.

“I nonetheless know he is higher than me, however to know I’ve tied him in a very powerful stat of the present (variety of video games received), I really feel so lucky.”

“Jeopardy!” star James Holzhauer (L) has tweeted his congratulations to Matt Amodio (R) after the Yale Ph.D. pupil beat his file on the present.
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He additionally admitted that he felt no extra near Jennings’ sky-high numbers, including: “Ken feels as far-off now because it did from Sport 1. I really feel like I have been put via the gauntlet over and again and again… and I am not even half-way there! Ken is the GOAT for a motive!”

Amodio’s successful streak began towards the top of Season 37 this previous summer season, throughout which he performed underneath a lot of visitor hosts, together with Robin Roberts, LeVar Burton, David Faber, and Joe Buck.

In September, he returned for Season 38, successful whereas the present was briefly hosted by scandal-hit Mike Richards, who has now been changed by Mayim Bialik.

Bialik and Jennings, who now serves as a consulting producer on the the present, will cut up Jeopardy! internet hosting duties for the rest of the calendar yr—which Amodio is trying ahead to with a lot pleasure.

“Assembly Ken underneath any circumstances could be a dream, however [having] it’s underneath these circumstances could be Rudy-levels of perfection,” Amodio instructed Newsweek. “And as a fan, I liked him as a bunch. Seeing him on a Jeopardy! stage is like seeing a polar bear within the snow: it simply appears to be like proper.”

Amodio will likely be seen returning to Jeopardy! to face off towards a brand new batch of contestants from Monday.

"Jeopardy!" all-time champ Ken Jennings
Ken Jennings visits SiriusXM Studios on January 6, 2020 in New York Metropolis. Jennings nonetheless holds the “Jeopardy!” win streak file with 74 video games.
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