Amy Schneider claimed victory in “Jeopardy!” Event of Champions on Monday, profitable the $250,000 grand prize.
Schneider defeated opponents Andrew He and Sam Buttrey for the third time in a Finals that required a contestant to win three video games to clinch the title.
“I really feel superb,” Schneider stated in an announcement after the win. “Earlier within the finals, I had this sudden second of seeing myself and being like, ‘I’m on stage within the Event of Champions finals,’ and that was loopy. And I received! It’s an incredible feeling.”
Schneider and He have been tied with two wins every going into the sixth of a potential seven-game collection on Monday. Buttrey had prolonged the collection on Friday by securing his first and solely win.
The “Jeopardy!” Event of Champions, which started October 31, featured 21 contestants who received at the very least 4 video games because the 2020 event, in addition to winners of the Nationwide School Championship, the Professors Event and the sport present’s first Second Probability faceoff.
Monday’s episode was the second time Schneider and He matched up on the sport present. Schneider put an finish to his five-game profitable streak final November earlier than the now-tournament champion went on a 40-game streak. Buttrey received $100,000 within the Professors Event in December, making historical past on the sport present.
Heading into Ultimate Jeopardy! on Monday, Schneider led He by simply $1,400. The winner was decided by the contestant’s wagers and whether or not they wrote down the proper reply to the ultimate clue. The ultimate spherical’s clue within the class “Performs” was, “The January 12, 1864 Washington Night Star reported on a efficiency of this ‘dashing comedy’ to “a full and delighted home.”
Buttrey incorrectly guessed “Our Mutual Buddy,” and misplaced every little thing after wagering his total $8,000. He gave the proper reply of “Our American Cousin,” growing his complete to $17,001. However Schneider additionally appropriately answered the clue, and clinched the highest spot after wagering $13,000.
He got here in second place, profitable $100,000, and Buttrey, who completed third, walked away $50,000 richer.
Schneider is the primary transgender individual to win the event.