Amodio won 38 consecutive games. His strategy involved risky wagers that paid off big time, and Schneider seems to be following a similar method. She wagered big on last night’s “Final Jeopardy!” round even though she had a solid lead on the other contestants. But with her accuracy rate so far, Schneider had little to worry about.
The game show’s official Twitter account celebrated Schneider’s fourth win with a shoutout about the “bragging rights” she earned on the show. Apparently, Schenider’s not the first in her family to compete on “Jeopardy!”. Her ex-brother-in-law once won three games on the show, and Schneider told him, “Well I’m gonna make sure and win four.”
Schneider did just that, so the game show captioned the post, “Let the bragging rights commence for 4-day cham Amy Schneider!”
Amodio jumped into the comments with a congratulatory message for Schneider.
“I bet you would’ve won the tiebreaker of having won more $$ in 3 games anyway, but this is how you do it without a doubt @Jeopardamy!” Amodio wrote.
It’s true. Even though her ex-brother-in-law won three games on “Jeopardy!”, he likely didn’t come close to Schenider’s $110,200 three-day total. And after last night’s game, she just extended her total winnings to $155,600.
This total might just have put Schenider in the record-making category. According to a “Jeopardy!” fan who commented on the show’s YouTube page, Schneider’s four-day total is the third-highest in the game show’s history. Only Roger Craig ($166,801) and James Holzhauer ($244,365) won more money in four days, per this fan.
We definitely know that Schenider earned more than Amodio after he won four games. The 38-day champ earned just $122,400 after his fourth game, giving Schenider a $30,000 lead on him.
Current ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Amy Schneider Tried for a Decade to Get on Show
According to a recent interview with Newsweek, four-day “Jeopardy!” champ Amy Schneider tried for over a decade to get on the show. We’re glad her efforts finally paid off after so many years of trying.
“I’m not sure quite how long [ago I first applied], but I remember trying out when I still lived in Ohio. And I’ve lived in Oakland since 2009. So it has to have been at least that amount of time,” Schneider told the outlet.
Schneider thought of a few reasons why she didn’t make it on the show until now. For one thing, part of the process is randomized and depends on if they draw her from a pool of contestants. But she also fits a more diverse demographic now as a trans woman.
Despite a decade’s worth of obstacles, Schneider promised, “I would have got on eventually—I was never gonna stop trying!”