Matt Amodio lands on ‘Jeopardy!’ Second longest winning streak on the show
Matt Amodio continued with his “Jeopardy!” winning streak on Friday, winning for the 33rd time in the contest. That moved him to second place in the all-time consecutive win streak, behind only Ken Jennings, who has 74.
Amodio defeated 2019 grand winner James Holzhauer for his 33rd victory. Amodio’s total cash earnings are $1,267,801 for the 30-year-old. He has successfully solved more than 1,000 puzzles since his initial television appearance on July 21.
Amodio, a Ph.D. from Yale University. computer science major, he is actually the third person in the show’s history to win over $1 million in regular games. He is still well below Holzhauer and Ken Jennings in the standings.
When asked about Jennings, Amodio said in a comment, “Ken’s has always been the brand of ‘Jeopardy!’ to me, so when I think of ‘Jeopardy!’ I guess him.” “It’s a strange feeling to be directly behind him.”
Matt Amodio’s victory
Amodio has demonstrated a wide range of expertise in areas such as history, philosophy, film and music, chemistry, geography, and more during his time on the show. Despite his tendency to answer “what is” in response to personal names. When he logically should be saying “who is he”, he has become a fan favorite for his unassuming nature and sarcastic good sense of humor.
On Friday’s show, Amodio won $55,400 after correctly guessing two of the three Double Jeopardy squares. And providing the proper answer in Final Jeopardy. The match was a victory, as it had been many times during Amodio’s tenure.
Reactions to Amodio’s victory
After Amodio’s 23rd victory, Holzhauer, a professional sports trader, released some pressure. “When you buy anything digitally vs. when it reaches”. He growled in a tweet, accompanied by side-by-side photos of his stated highest cash prizes after 23 wins. Holzhauer to $1,780,237, more than double Amodio’s $825,801 at the time. “I think those memes were intended to present the much more handsome individual on the left.” Amodio replied.
Mayim Bialik presents “Jeopardy!” for sony images Television, which is currently in its 38th season of broadcast. While Sony is looking for a regular host to replace the late Alex Trebek, Bialik and Ken Jennings will host “Jeopardy!” as for the rest of the year.
Mike Richards, former showrunner of “Jeopardy!” he was chosen as host in August, but decided to resign nine days later after inappropriate statements he made on previous podcasts surfaced, along with two previous cases of defamation of his tenure as executive producer of “The Price Is Right.” Richards was later fired by Sony.