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May 6, 2019

What It’s Like To Get Crushed By Jeopardy! God James Holzhauer

James Holzhauer is one of the finest Jeopardy! contestants the world has ever seen. Through his 22 games as reigning champion, he has won $1.69 million, averaging $76,864 in winnings per episode. He appears to be a real threat to break Ken Jennings’s record of 74 straight wins, which was set in 2004 and earned…

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April 28, 2019

Jeopardy! producers have stripped contestants of their god-given right to bet $69 on Final Jeopardy

It’s a tumultuous time for America’s most nominally reserved game show, as the fervently nerdy Jeopardy! community reckons not only with Alex Trebek’s recent cancer diagnosis, but also with the earth-shattering, record-breaking run of sports bettor juggernaut James Holzhauer. Employing a strategy of aggressive wagers…

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March 10, 2019

‘Shop Contest: Alex Trebek Edition 

Sometimes you hear a bit of news that catches you off guard. I recently experienced this when I saw a short video of Alex Trebek, host of Jeopardy!, announcing he had stage 4 pancreatic cancer. I barely watch the show these days, but boy that news hit me hard. It fucking sucks. Cheer me up, Kotaku readers.

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March 6, 2019

Alex Trebek Has Cancer. Damn, Damn, Damn.

I came in third on Jeopardy! That’s another, less blunt way of saying that I got my ass beat. So I have no Alex Trebek stories; they film five episodes a day, so each and every day, 10 hopeful contestants go home immediately and disappointed. It’s a well-oiled machine. My interactions with Trebek were limited to…

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