Amy Schneider wins ‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions

Amy Schneider won the “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions on Monday, which won the $250,000 grand prize.

Schneider defeated opponents Andrew He and Sam Buttrey for the third time in a final that required a competitor to win three matches to capture the title.

“I feel incredible,” Schneider said in a statement after the win. “Earlier in the finals, I had this sudden moment of seeing myself and being like, ‘I’m on stage in the Tournament of Champions Finals,’ and it was crazy. And I won! It’s a great feeling.”

Schneider and He were tied with two wins apiece in the sixth of a possible seven-game streak on Monday. Buttrey extended the streak Friday by picking up his first and only win.

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"Danger!" Tournament of Champions contestants Sam Buttrey, Amy Schneider and Andrew He with host Ken Jennings.

“Danger!” Tournament of Champions contestants Sam Buttrey, Amy Schneider and Andrew He with host Ken Jennings.
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The “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions, which began on October 31, featured 21 participants who have won at least four games since the 2020 tournament, as well as winners of the National College Championship, the Professors Tournament and the game show’s first Second Chance Game .

Monday’s episode marked the second time Schneider and He matched up on the game show. Schneider ended his five-game winning streak last November before the 40-game champion began. Buttrey won $100,000 in the Professors tournament in December, making history on the game show.

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AMY SCHNEIDER DESCRIBES PREPARING FOR ‘JOPARDY!’ RUNNING, QUESTIONS THAT ‘GHOST’ HER, LOWER THE JOB TO $1.3M WIN

Amy Schneider emerged victorious "Danger!" Tournament of Champions on Monday, winning the $250,000 prize.

Amy Schneider emerged victorious in “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions on Monday, winning the $250,000 prize.
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On the way to the final danger! On Monday, Schneider He led by just $1,400. The winner was determined by the contestant’s bets and whether they wrote down the correct answer to the final clue. The last round’s clue in the “Plays” category was: “The Washington Evening Star of January 12, 1864 reported a performance of this ‘stern comedy’ to a full and delighted house.”

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Buttrey guessed “Our Mutual Friend” wrong and lost everything after betting his entire $8,000. He gave the correct answer of “Our American Cousin,” bringing his total to $17,001. But Schneider also answered the clue correctly and took the top spot after betting $13,000.

Schneider defeated opponents Andrew He and Sam Buttrey for the third time in a final that required a competitor to win three matches to capture the title.

Schneider defeated opponents Andrew He and Sam Buttrey for the third time in a final that required a competitor to win three matches to capture the title.
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He came in second and won $100,000, and Buttrey, who finished third, walked away $50,000 richer.

Schneider is the first transgender person to win the tournament.

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