After 10 weeks, 40 games, and nearly $1.4 million in earnings, “Jeopardy!” Amy Schneider’s reign has finally come to an end.
On Wednesday’s show, the engineering director from Oakland, California took second place with $19,600. She was dethroned by Chicago librarian Rhone Talsma, who finished in first place with $29,600 after hitting the Daily Double entry.
Entering the final round, Schneider maintained his lead by $10,000 over Talsma. In the “Countries of the World” category, the clue is “The only country in the world whose name in English ends with the letter ‘H’, it is also one of the 10 most populous countries.”
While Talsma correctly answered “Bangladesh”, Schneider did not give an answer, ending the game and her winning streak.
Reflecting on the match, Schneider said she knew it would be tough.
“I love hanging out with [Talsma], we had a great chat before the taping, but I can tell that he is here to play and he will play well,” she said. “I am still very close to winning, but I feel like I may have missed a bit. And once it became clear that he was catching the whistle quickly, I knew it was going to be a battle all the way. “
“I’m still in shock,” Talsma said. “This is my favorite show… I’m so excited to be here and I just want to do my best. I don’t expect to face a champion in 40 days, and I’m excited to see someone else take down the giant. I really didn’t think it would be me, so I’m happy. ”
During her 40 reigns, it was the subject of intense interest from “Jeopardy!” fans as well as casual viewers, Schneider has claimed several trophies.
On Monday’s episode, she Break the record of Matt Amodio second most consecutive wins of all time with 39 (Ken Jennings holds the 1st place with 74 wins). Her total earnings also put her in 4th place on the all-time regular cash win list, behind Amodio, James Holzhauer and Jennings.
Schneider has also collected some major milestones: she is the most consecutive female contestant, the first female contestant to win over a million dollars, and the first transgender contestant to qualify. participate in the Tournament of Champions, which takes place in the fall.
“It was really an honor,” said Schneider. “To know that I am one of the most successful people in the game I loved as a child, and to know that I am now a part of its history, I just don’t know how to handle it. . ”
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