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James Holzhauer wins Jeopardy Tournament of Champions, Gets Ready for partypoker Caribbean Poker Party

Tags: Caribbean Poker Party, James Holzhauer, Jeopardy, partypoker.
Posted on 18 November 2019 by "T".

James Holzhauer, age 35, is a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas who won over $2.5 million on the Jeopardy game show the past summer, and this time, he defeated 27-year-old Chicago librarian Emma Boettcher who ended his 32-game win streak back in June.

  • Emma Boettcher is the only contestant ever to beat Holzhauer
  • Holzhauer took two-day competition; total winnings $2.7 million

The epic rematch happened in the show's "Tournament of Champions" which started on Thursday with Holzhauer leading the race by almost $23,000 going into Friday's second game. Boettcher put up a good fight, but Holzhauer had made enough in the bank to snatch the title.

The final clue was "A dispute over Etorofu, Habomai, Kunashiri & Shikotan has kept these 2 countries from ever signing a WWII peace treaty."

The right answer was "Who are Japan and Russia?"

Holzhauer said after he won, "Luckily, it was a question about Japan, and my Granny can rest easy knowing that I haven't forgotten my heritage."

Boettcher was also able to answer correctly, but it wasn't enough to take the lead. Holzhauer's two-day total win of $76,923 outdid her $65,000. In the end, he took home the grand prize worth $250,000, and Boettcher got $100,000. Third place went to a 50-year-old high school physics teacher named Francois Barcomb for $50,000.

Holzhauer has won $2,712,216 so far on Jeopardy, the third most cash won behind Ken Jennings at $3,370,700 (over a record 74 straight regular-season victories plus tournament winnings in 2004) and Brad Rutter's $4,688,436.

Heading over to the Carribean Poker Party
Before becoming a pro sportsbettor and then Jeopardy champ, Holzhauer was an avid online poker player. He competed in his very first WSOP events this past summer. However, he wasn't able to cash in either the $1,500 tag team or $1,500 NLHE events.

Now that his latest Jeopardy game has finished, James Holzhauer has set his sights on playing some poker. He is a partypoker sponsor for the Caribbean Poker Party in the Bahamas which started on November 15.

He will be hosting a quiz night trivia game on November 18, Monday, for the attending poker players. Then he will put his poker skills to work the next day in the $10,300 partypoker MILLIONS World Main Event.

Sources:
https://www.cardschat.com/news/james-holzhauer-jeopardy-poker-partypoker-85545
https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/betting/las-vegan-james-holzhauer-wins-jeopardy-tournament-of-champions-1894048/

 


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17 comments for "James Holzhauer wins Jeopardy Tournament of Champions, Gets Ready for partypoker Caribbean Poker Party"

 dule-vu18/11/2019 15:15:31 GMT
Wow,they give such a big amounts in just one show,one day and even for third place,so when you come every time,you can win great prizes on end!2,7 million dollars for just giving questions is great!now he can back to poker and invest money there!
 pajalnick18/11/2019 16:39:54 GMT
the winnings are of course fabulous but this is the final of this game in which the best players meet .... and therefore, to attract attention, such a huge prize was awarded as several million dollars .... which ultimately brought huge popularity to this show .... and accordingly big advertising contracts that partially covered this gain ..... so it works in show business
 bowie198418/11/2019 16:47:22 GMT
I generally like these kinda quiz shows and I like playing trivia anyway but I never understood why there's a need to answer these things with a question? Why won't they just say the answer straight up rather than forming a question around it?
 dule-vu18/11/2019 17:18:44 GMT
Its not same to know answers and questions,thas why this quiz is so special!I know that we had this kind of quiz on tv,but it was many years ago and it was different name!this quiz is special because of it and its not like others and you can make question from this answer easier then to remember of answer from question and its much faster quiz!
 CALICUL19/11/2019 09:21:09 GMT
This general culture competitions are excellent for people who are very well documented. Reading is very good, because it educates you a lot and of course you can participate in televised contests, where you can earn money. Congratulations to the 3 competitors who won nice money.
 bowie198419/11/2019 17:20:05 GMT
Posted by dule-vu:
this quiz is special because of it and its not like others and you can make question from this answer easier then to remember of answer from question and its much faster quiz!

Yeah, Jeopardy is backwards. You will get the answers from the columns and you'd need to apply the proper question to win the prize.
 pajalnick19/11/2019 18:21:27 GMT
in order to win this game you need to have a phenomenal memory and remember most of the facts that exist in this world .... and accordingly remember the previous questions that are sometimes repeated in new games .... Therefore, he needs a mathematical mindset that brings victory .... something like this I think about the principles of this game
 dule-vu19/11/2019 18:39:20 GMT
Well for every quiz you need to know lot of things,to read lot of books,to cover many themes!its not like del boy go on quiz Big Smile !but this quiz is fast,give big amounts and thats why people like it!
 Mober19/11/2019 18:52:56 GMT
So much money from a tv game. He must know like everything Smile
Thirty two wins in a row, wow.
From poker to sports betting to a tv game.
He isnt doing bad with all of these.
And of course he has the money, to put the buy in for that 10k tournament that
party poker organises.
 CALICUL20/11/2019 11:07:44 GMT
Cultured people they won often many prizes or money in televised competitions. It is good for them, because it is better to learn and to know, than to not like the books and not to know many things in your life. People who learn are more profitable than the rest who do not have many options to succeed in life.
 Nightkid20/11/2019 11:40:37 GMT
well as some of us are not given or we have bad luck in poker, there are others who are lucky in everything and I mean anything they play and that is not fair I also want my share of luck haha see this reminds me to the saying that "there are 7 women for each man" and I wonder where mine will be and also the luck they brought me hahaha Tongue Tongue Tongue
 pajalnick20/11/2019 18:40:56 GMT
in Russia there is an analogue of this game and the winners there are people who are academics or some other scientists in life .... in general, people with a very good education and career .... in other countries it is not so .... there are people who are engaged purely in this game for their triumph .... as a result, they devote their whole lives to it ..... different mentalities, probably in different countries
 dule-vu21/11/2019 09:28:21 GMT
if we know that in america you pay tax on everything,especially on winnings from gambling and this kind of things,then probably they will take from him half of this amount!but they didnt say anything about it in this news!it same when they say how some nba player will get 10 millions for one season,but half of that go on tax,so he will get "only" 5 millions!
 CALICUL21/11/2019 10:29:14 GMT
It is normal for people with faculty and masters to win this kind of televised contests. It was abnormal if the criminals and the interlopers had won these games. You can't win if you haven't learned and you don't have a broad general culture.
 Nightkid21/11/2019 12:44:38 GMT
I really play for the moment only as a hobby since I can not devote so much time to poker, but if I see it difficult against someone who is smarter than me hahaha but well as it is always said even if you are good always open another better and pass everywhere not only in poker haha Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile
 pajalnick22/11/2019 20:20:04 GMT
Posted by CALICUL:
It is normal for people with faculty and masters to win this kind of televised contests. It was abnormal if the criminals and the interlopers had won these games. You can't win if you haven't learned and you don't have a broad general culture.

It seems to me that you are wrong .... even if the person is a criminal or a bad person but he has wonderful erudition and a good memory, then for this game he is a great player regardless of other categories of his personality .... therefore, to judge whether a person deserves to be won or not deserves it according to some other criteria probably wrong
 CALICUL24/11/2019 19:53:31 GMT
I do not know if a crime has happened here, but i like televised games with general culture questions. Many years ago i was pursuing this contests, but now i have other hobbies, and i don't have time for that anymore. Anyway it's nice and the prizes are good.

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