“Jeopardy!” added another contestant to the ever-growing list of eligible Tournament of Champions players.
Andrew He won five consecutive games during this run on the game show, putting him in the running for the 2022 tournament. He’ll join the ranks of other super champions this season, including fellow five-day winner Tyler Rhode, 11-day winner Jonathan Fisher, and 38-day winner Matt Amodio.
Unfortunately, He’s run on “Jeopardy!” came to an end last night. The champion lost in the “Final Jeopardy!” round to Amy Schneider, who was the only person to correctly guess the final question. Although He started out with more cash at the beginning of the round ($26,800) he wagered over $12,000 on an incorrect answer.
Meanwhile, Schneider wagered $12,000 on the correct one, boosting her up to $31,600. She’ll move on to tonight’s match, while He will walk away with nearly $160,000.
“Jeopardy!” celebrated both contestants last night in a shoutout post on Twitter and Instagram. “Amy Schneider is our new Jeopardy! champ! We’ll see Andrew He in the next ToC!” the caption on the post read. They also posted a photo of He, Schneider, and third-place contestant Max McDonald.
Several fans congratulated both Schneider and He in the comments of the Instagram post.
“It’s one of the few times I was rooting for 2 different contestants during the same game. WTG Amy!” one person said.
“Amy played so well! Excited to see her tomorrow!” another fan wrote.
“Gonna miss Andrew.. he was a gambler which adds extra excitement to the show. Good luck in the TOC! I’m glad he at least qualified,” someone else commented.
“Can’t wait to see Matt and Andrew on the next ToC! Congrats Amy!” a different fan said.
‘Jeopardy!’ Legend and TOC Contestant Matt Amodio Reveals What Would ‘Ruin’ His Experience
Over a month ago, Matt Amodio lost to Jonathan Fisher on “Jeopardy!”, ending his historic 38-day run. At that point, he’d surpassed James Holzhauer in consecutive wins (32) and only had Ken Jennings’s ultimate win streak to aim for (74). Unforntatey, his time on the show came to an end, though he did walk away with an impressive $1.5 million.
What on earth does the Yale Ph.D. candidate plan on spending his millions on? Nothing, at the moment. Amodio revealed to Ohio State University in an interview that preserving his winnings feels like preserving his memory of the experience overall.
“Even if I were to get myself something nice that I like, I would view that as such an inefficient use of the money,” Amodio told his undergrad university. “Even if I got [some] enjoyment out of it, I would be giving myself [more] hassle over having spent the money. It would just ruin the whole experience for me.”
That’s the last thing anyone wants, especially Amodio. If it makes him happy to just sit on his $1.5 million, then so be it.