"Danger!There's another contestant in play now that Jason Zuffranieri has won his 18th consecutive game and won over half a million cash prizes.
Albuquerque math teacher, MN won a cash prize totaling $ 502,096. This makes it the third competitor in the history of the game to win more than $ 500,000 in regular non-tournament season matches, according to a press release. Longtime champions only James Holzhauer and Ken Jennings won more than he did, with Holzhauer taking home $ 2,462,216 in 32 games in 2019 and Jennings winning $ 2,520,700 in 74 games in 2004.
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Zuffranieri will attempt his 19th consecutive victory on Wednesday. He currently ranks fifth on the list of consecutive games "Jeopardy!" Of all time. Just Holzhauer, Jennings, Julia Collins (20 games) and David Madden (19 games) are ahead of him.
Alex Trebek has revealed that he will undergo more chemotherapy after returning to season 36 of & # 39; & # 39; Jeopardy! & # 39; & # 39;
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"Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to our show," he said. during the premiere. “I really hope you enjoyed revisiting some of our special tournaments over the past summer. But today, & # 39; Jeopardy! & # 39; begins its 36th season on the air and I'm happy to report, I'm still here. "
Prior to the premiere of season 36, Trebek announced that he was done with chemotherapy. However, approximately one week after his return, the 79-year-old host revealed that his doctors recommended that he undergo another round of treatment after his "numbers soaredAnd he lost 12 pounds in a week.