Tournament of Champions: James Holzhauer returns Wednesday to 'Jeopardy!'

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019
James Holzhauer returns Wednesday to 'Jeopardy!'
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Jeopardy champion James Holzhauer will compete in the "Tournament of Champions."

The Las Vegas professional sports gambler known as 'Jeopardy James' is back on the game show Wednesday.

James Holzhauer is among the 15 top players competing in the "Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions" for the $250,000 grand prize.

Holzhauer won nearly $2.5 million during his record-breaking streak.

He owns the top four spots for single-game winnings on "Jeopardy" and is second in total winnings, trailing only Ken Jennings.

Holzhauer earned $131,127 in one show in April, breaking the record of $110,914 he set just a week earlier.

"I think this is going to be one of our exciting tournaments, particularly because of James' involvement, and the great success he had last year," said host Alex Trebek.

Holzhauer said even though he's battling the champions, he'll still be playing the game his way.

"The core, you know, knowing your answers it eh most important part of the game, and being able to get in on the signaling device. But I think that the one big thing I did differently is, I made these big bets on stuff, because I'm a gambler," he said.

The woman who knocked Holzhauer off his 32-game run, Emma Boettcher, a Chester County, Pennsylvania native and Chicago user experience librarian, will compete on Thursday's episode.

The "Tournament of Champions" runs until Nov. 15.

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