(today) – James Holzhauer's winning line on "Jeopardy!" Continues!
The 34-year-old professional sports player from Las Vegas won his 27th match on Friday and surpassed $ 2 million in winnings. He is the second player who has ever crossed the $ 2 million mark, ending the week with $ 2,065,535 in total.
On Friday's episode, Holzhauer replied correctly "What is Sun Valley?" In response to the clue: "Astronomy buffers visit Idaho for America's first Dark Sky Reserve. It's strange, part of it is this resort with a clear name." Holzhauer later admitted that he hosted Alex Trebek that he had almost received the wrong answer , after crossing the "Las Vegas Strip" in response. "I didn't think it was in Idaho," he told Trebek.
Holzhauer, who dreamed of being on the show since he looked at it with his beloved grandmother, goes closer to "Jeopardy!" – Master Ken Jenning & # 39; all records over $ 2.5 million during the record of 74 winning games in 2004. Jennings has since won over $ 3 million on "Jeopardy!"
Known for his aggressive style of play, Holzhauer has impressed Jennings with his big bets during the Daily Double and Finally Jeopardy. "He's thinking of the game in a completely different way, and I would never have had the stomach to do any of the games he makes," Jennings told Natalie Morales today.
Holzhauer has been known for betting on dollar amounts that correspond to important dates – he once bet of $ 9,812 because he married September 8, 2012 and put $ 11,914 in honor of his daughter's birthday.
While first targeting the top dollar answers at the bottom of the board first, he has queued up to potentially become the show's biggest winner ever.
All this excitement about the long running game comes as host Alex Trebek, 78, turns on stage 4 pancreatic cancer. The legendary host has stepped up to help fund pancreatic cancer research, and he has updated his fans, saying he's fine, and he's planning to continue working. "I am fine, I continue with my treatment, and we – we, the staff – are already working on our next season, the 36th year of" Jeopardy! ", He said in April.
Focusing on Holzhauer's fast buzzer finger , The show's fans have good reason to set up Monday to see how far this gambling man will go when faced with new competitors.