Former Jeopardy Champ Explains Low Bet
James Holzhauer's record winning streak was snapped yesterday on Jeopardy but a lot of people wanted to know why his final Jeopardy bet was so low.
James explained the low wager to The Action Network;
“I knew I could only win if Emma missed Final Jeopardy, as there was no way she wouldn’t bet to cover my all-in bet, So my only concern was getting overtaken by third place, and I bet just enough to make sure of locking him out. Betting big would have looked good for the cameras, but now I turn my straight bet (Boettcher misses) into a parlay (Boettcher misses and I get it right),”.
Holzhauer was $58,484 shy of Ken Jennings' all-time record winnings record.
You can see last night's Final Jeopardy down below.