The 30-year-old PH.d. pupil out of New Haven, Conn. returned to the present on Monday for its Season 38 premiere with $574,801 earned throughout 18 video games, placing him in third place on the “Jeopardy!” all-time highest successful listing in common video games, behind solely legendary gamers James Holzhauer and Ken Jennings who received $2,462,216 and $2,520,700 respectively.
He continued his successful streak that evening and once more Tuesday, bringing his complete earnings as much as $678,801. Whereas he nonetheless has some time to go earlier than he cracks Holzhauer’s complete earnings, his win on Tuesday earned him a unique accolade within the “Jeopardy!” Corridor of Fame. At 20 consecutive wins, Amodio is now tied for third place in that class with Julia Collins, who went on the same successful streak in 2014 that solely netted her $428,100.
In a preview for the episode, Amodio famous that being tied with Collins places him in “fairly good firm.”
He took to his personal Twitter to notice how joyful he’s to have tied with Collins and word what a fierce competitor he noticed her as whereas watching her run.
“I loved watching Julia on #jeopardy a lot, what a thrill to attempt to tie her superb streak!” he wrote.
In a follow-up tweet, he added: “Tied with @JeopardyJulia… unbelievable. I might say #Jeopardy goals do come true, however at this level I am approach past something I dreamt!”
On Wednesday, Amodio won’t solely search to beat Collins’ document, however he’ll try to extend his complete winnings, additional securing his place in third in addition to inch ever-closer to Holzhauer and Jennings.
Whereas there have been a number of champions within the recreation present’s historical past, none have received their video games throughout extra hosts than Amodio. He started his time on the present lengthy after the dying of Alex Trebek, successful game-after-game on the most chaotic time within the present’s historical past as a slew of visitor hosts stuffed in every week. Up to now, his 19-game successful streak noticed him area questions from Robin Roberts, LeVar Burton, David Faber, Joe Buck and, in Monday’s Season 38 premiere, the embattled Mike Richards.