To say that Amy Schneider is on a hot streak would be a gross understatement. As her winning streak extended to 16 days, she earned the number four spot in terms of all-time winnings on the popular “Jeopardy!” game show. That’s over $600,000 buckaroos if you’re keeping track. If she had her own theme song we’re thinking it might be DJ Khaled’s “All I Do Is Win.” You know the one: All I do is win, win, win no matter what / Got money on my mind, I can never get enough / And every time I step up in the building / Everybody hands go up / And they stay there…
So, how does she do it? That’s always one of the most asked questions on any game show. People want to know strategy, what it takes to win, and how not to lose. The good news is that Amy Schneider opened up about all of these things in a recent interview. And we’ve got your scoop right here.
‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Amy Schneider Says This Particular Tool Was a Lifesaver
If you’re a superfan of the show, you’ve probably heard of the “J! Archive.” If not, there’s no need to fret. “Jeopardy!” champ Amy Schneider says the tool has been a lifesaver and offers a quick rundown for you. Essentially, the tool is how Scheider was able to practice ahead of her spot in the Tournament of Champions.
“A good place to start…is by studying J!archive.com,” she says. “That has every Jeopardy! clue ever from the show’s history, and that’s definitely been my main thing during idle times, on commutes.”
That’s not the only thing that Scheider attributes her success to, however. She also talks about her natural abilities saying: “I was born with a brain that, for whatever reason, retains knowledge well.”
And like Mayim Bialik, she has her parents to thank for an appreciation for academia.
“Just coming from a family that was well educated, valued education and knowledge in general … gave me a great head start,” she relayed.
How She’s Coping With Her Newfound Fame and Success
Amy Schneider’s “Jeopardy!” streak has been getting her noticed more and more often.
“It’s a fun feeling,” she said describing a “fan encounter” at her local grocery store.
But sudden fame can also bring other emotions on, too. She describes how she’s taking it all in stride anyway:
“I did have the moment, after that, thinking, ‘If this ever stops becoming nice, I don’t have a way to stop it,'” she starts. “But I’m not too concerned … I’m not going to be, like, Tom Hanks–level famous or anything! So, I think it’ll be manageable.”
And, ultimately, that’s the story of how one 8th grade superlative came to fruition.