Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings is cheering on Amy Schneider as the new champ guns for her 14th consecutive win. Jennings shared a new preview for the episode, which shows Schneider once again dominating the game. But will this streak continue, or will she be overthrown?
“She’s back! Amy Schneider is gunning for win #14 today,” Jennings wrote on Twitter. Jennings is amongst the many former Jeopardy! champs to cheer on Schneider as she continues to advance. Who knows, there may be some broken records in her future.
Schneider has already made history as the first Transgender person to qualify for the Tournament of Champions.
Here’s Why Amy Schneider Wasn’t on the Show For Two Weeks
Some fans were concerned about why Amy Schneider went on a bit of a break. But there’s no need to worry. Schneider wasn’t on because Jeopardy! hosted its annual “The Professor’s Tournament.” Which sees professors from around the country compete for 100,000 dollars. The fan-favorite special edition of the show is a hit, but it also puts a pause on the game’s regular programming.
The winner of the professor’s tournament also gets a spot in the Tournament of Champions. The professors can teach anything. They just have to want to compete. This means people from a wide range of backgrounds join the professor’s tournament in what must be an absolute blast for their students.
Host Mayim Bialik has expressed her excitement about the Professor’s Tournament. According to Newsweek, she said that “It was an unbelievable thrill to see so many brilliant professors from all kinds of schools and backgrounds come together on the Jeopardy! stage, There was a sense of kinship and academic camaraderie among the group, along with a healthy dose of competitiveness. That energy made this inaugural Professors Tournament incredibly special.”
The ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Says There’s one Problem with Winning
Hopefully, this break was good for Schneider and she got plenty of practice in before returning this week. Fans are loving seeing her continue her winning streak. Though Schneider has admitted that sometimes it’s hard beating out other players who she would love to see win too.
“The one thing that sucks about Jeopardy is that for me to win, the other contestants have to lose. Madeline was a very nice person as I said, and as a viewer watching at home, I would have loved to see her go on a run of her own,” she wrote on Twitter. Madeline was one of the players she beat on the November 25th episode.
It’s that kind spirit that people love about her. Schneider has gained a ton of support since pulling out her first win, and people are hoping she can pull in win #14.