Jeopardy Champ James Holzhauer Breaks Record

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Jeopardy Champ James Holzhauer Breaks Record

Kianna Montano, Beat Investagator-ELL/Foreign

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On Tuesday’s Jeopardy episode, 34-year-old James Holzhauer won $1 million in the shortest game time ever. His $118,816 win went up to $1,061,554 million dollars after 14 games.

This is actually the third win that Holzhauer has won since he started competing. Last Wednesday he won a total of $131,127, on top of the one-day record he had set earlier with the set of $110,914.

Right before Holzhauer came along on Jeopardy, the one-day record was held by Roger Craig who is known for the highest Jeopardy record in history, on September 19, 2010 he took $77,000 home from a single game.

Holzhauer told reporters that he’s “selectively aggressive” when his in the Jeopardy game.

It’s like Holzhauer was lucky. His first ever breaking price $110,914 was significant to his daughter’s birthday. She was born on November 10, 2014 (11/10/14) and she is now 8 years old.

“I said all along that I wanted to break Roger Craig’s one-game record and I did it,” Holzhauer said.

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