“Jeopardy!” might just have another long-term winner on their hands. Andrew He, a software developer from San Francisco, just won his third straight game.
Since Tyler Rhode’s five-day streak came to an end, we’ve seen contestants win one or two games in a row over the past few weeks. But now, high-betting He might just continue the legacy of super-champions this season.
Last night, the official “Jeopardy!” Instagram account highlighted He’s achievements so far. They asked the contestant who would be most proud of his wins on the game show, and He’s answer was simple. “My parents… they’re immigrants so it’ll be a cool slice of the ‘American Dream’ for them.”
The game show captioned the post, “Congrats on your 3rd win, Andrew! Your parents will be so proud!”
We can only imagine that He’s parents will be beyond proud of their son’s accomplishments. Winning three games on “Jeopardy!” is no easy feat, despite the line of super champions so far this season. Luckily for the three-day champ, he’s following in their footsteps with large wagers and risky bets to solidify his wins.
New ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Wins by Just $2
When Andrew He made his debut on “Jeopardy!”, reigning champion Dane Reighard had already won two games that week. But when He entered the game, he went in big on a Daily Double that inspired Reighard to do the same.
By the end of the competition, both contestants had very similar amounts of money going into the “Final Jeopardy!” round. While they both answered correctly, He managed to wager an extra $2 over Reighard, solidifying his victory by the barest margin.
It must have been bittersweet for Reighard, who ended up with a final $51,999 to He’s $52,001. In a sneak peek behind the scenes, we even see the two talk out their risky Daily Doubles wagers that led to this razor-thin win.
After He bets it all on the first Daily Double in this “Jeopardy!” game, Reighard quickly mimics him and jumps ahead in the game.
“I was hoping you wouldn’t have the guts,” He told Reighard in the short clip. Reighard replied, “I would never have done it if you hadn’t done it first.” See the exchange between contestants below.
After his close win on Wednesday, He just kept pushing himself to make big bets. During Thursday’s game, he added another $20,300 to his winnings, totaling $72,301 for two games. And then last night, He went big again for $34,800 in one game, earning a grand total of $107,101 across just three games.
We can’t wait to see if He’s winning streak continues next week when Mayim Bialik returns to “Jeopardy!” as host.