“Jeopardy!” icon Amy Schneider cannot be stopped. After profitable her 32nd immediately recreation on Thursday evening, she is now tied for 0.33 position with James Holzahuer for the choice of consecutive video games gained.
Schneider took house the win with $32,800 on Thursday evening. She used to be a ways forward of her pageant for lots of the recreation, particularly after discovering — and appropriately answering — all 3 of the Day by day Double questions. She had $28,800 going into Ultimate Jeopardy, along with her second-place competitor at most effective $11,200. A proper resolution about “The phrases of Victor Hugo” gave her an extra $four,000.
The primary transgender “Jeopardy!” contestant to qualify for the Event of Champions, Schneider has captivated audiences along with her gameplay. Since her first recreation on November 17, she has gained $1,101,600 and is the best incomes feminine contestant in “Jeopardy!” historical past.
However for months, she had no longer but reached the information of Holzhauer, Matt Amodio or Ken Jennings, who made up the highest 3 for consecutive video games gained and for overall regular-season winnings.
She is $417,001 clear of overtaking Matt Amodio’s third-place spot for best steady season play winnings, and most effective six video games clear of tying Ammodio’s second-place streak of 38 video games. However she nonetheless has a protracted method to cross ahead of provoking Ken Jennings’ information: $2,520,700 over 74 video games.
An Oakland resident and engineering supervisor, Schneider has been extraordinarily vocal about her good fortune at the display and the reaction she receives as an out and proud transgender lady.
“The truth is, I do not in reality consider being trans all that incessantly, and so when showing on nationwide tv, I sought after to constitute that a part of my identification appropriately: as necessary, but in addition fairly minor,” she tweeted in November, referencing a transgender delight flag pin she wore at the display. “However I additionally did not need it to appear as though it used to be some more or less shameful secret. Whilst it is pleasurable to understand that folks did not essentially know I used to be trans till they examine it, I do need other folks to understand that facet of me. I believe being trans is truly cool!”
Schneider’s subsequent recreation will air on Friday evening. If she wins, she is going to surpass Holzhauer’s document, taking the 0.33 position spot at the consecutive video games gained leaderboard.