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‘Jeopardy!’ Champion James Holzhauer Will Officially Return For The Show’s Tournament Of Champions


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James Holzhauer is coming back to Jeopardy! and he just might have a chance to get revenge on the contestant who ended his historic run on the show. The pro sports bettor from Las Vegas, Nevada, will return to Jeopardy! in November for the show’s Tournament of Champions, the show announced Wednesday on Twitter.

Holzhauer won 32 straight games of Jeopardy! earlier in the year, smashing single-game records and accumulating more than $2.4 million in earnings in a run that might fundamentally change the way the game is played for years to come. But his competition — 14 other champions over the show’s last two years — offers some intriguing matchups this fall.

The 10-day event will start on November 4 and run through the 15th, with 15 contestants going head-to-head with an overall winner taking home $250,000. That’s not a huge chunk of prize money for someone who won $2.4 million, of course, but it does give fans a long-awaited opportunity to see if James can replicate his rapid-fire strategy of raiding high-priced questions and betting big on Daily Doubles against experienced champions.

One of those many potential matchups is against Emma Boechetter, who played a similar game against Holzhauer in June and finally knocked him off to much fanfare. Whether they get a rematch us unknown right now, but all eyes will be on James when he gets a signaling device back in his hand in November.

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