'Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider's history-making run ends
'Jeopardy!' champion Amy Schneider's dazzling streak is over, snapped Wednesday by a Chicago librarian after 40 consecutive wins and nearly US$1.4 million in prize money.
Schneider's success put her in the ranks of Ken Jennings, who's serving as guest host, and the quiz show's other all-time greats. It also made Schneider, a trans woman, a visible symbol of achievement for often-marginalized people."It's still a little hard to believe," she said of her impressive run. "It's something that I'm going to be remembered for, and that's pretty great,"
New champ Rhone Talsma had the correct response to the final "Jeopardy!" clue for a winning total of $29,600. Schneider, who found herself in the unusual position of entering the last round short of a runaway, was second with $19,600."I'm still in shock," Talsma said in a statement. "I did not expect to be facing a 40-day champion, and I was excited to maybe see someone else slay the giant. I just really didn't think it was going to be me, so I'm thrilled."
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She a really good player but she's not nearly the greatest of all time. Put her up against James Holzhauer or Matt Amodio and I'll bet she finishes in a distant third place behind James and then Matt, in that order. How are males 'marginalized'? Putting on a dress and lipstick doesn't make men women (you know, that demographic of people who actually ARE marginalized?). For a 'marginalized' group, transwomen sure seem to have a lot of power and influence. 🤡🌎