‘Danger!’ Champion Matt Amodio finally loses, ending a 38-game winning streak
Matt Amodio’s record winning streak on “Jeopardy!” officially ended after 38 wins and $ 1,518,601 in overall winnings.
Monday, the doctorate. A student from New Haven, Connecticut ultimately lost the game for the first time to Jonathan Fisher, an actor from Coral Gables, Florida. The two were stranded the entire match in an intensely competitive game that ultimately saw Fisher win by a small margin. The game has been difficult for Amodio in large part thanks to its competition. In addition to Fisher, Jessica Stephens, a statistical researcher from Nashville, Tennessee, also held the lead at various times throughout the night.
When all was said and done, Amodio came in third with $ 5,600. Fisher finished with $ 29,200 and Stephens finished right behind him with $ 28,799. It finally reduced to the final danger! question. The index under the category “Countries of the World” asked which country Nazi Germany annexed and divided into Alpine and Danube regions. The answer was “What is Austria”, which Amodio was the only candidate to miss.
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“Everyone is so smart and so competent that it could happen in any game,” Amodio said in a press release. “And this time it is.”
Amodio won an impressive number of accolades during his stint in the series, the leader of which became the person with the second most wins in “Jeopardy!” history, toppling James Holzhauer. He remains second behind Ken Jennings, who has already won 74 games. He is also in the top three behind Holzhauer and Jennings with the most wins of all time in regular play.
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Another interesting distinction that Amodio can boast of is winning the most games under the most hosts. While the show spent most of 2021 walking through a revolving door of guest hosts, Amodio made his debut with Robin Roberts behind the podium before winning another week of games under LeVar Burton. He would win under David Faber, Joe Buck, Mike Richards (before his controversial exit from the series) and Mayim Bialik.
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“I always wanted to be a ‘Jeopardy!’ champion, and I succeeded, ”concluded Amodio of his time on the show. “I know that going into every bar trivia game I play, I’m going to come in with a little intimidating factor. But also, I just like the badge it represents. priority to knowing and knowing things, it’s really a good thing to have that follows me everywhere. “
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Fortunately for Amodio fans, he will be back on the show to participate in the “Tournament of Champions”.