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“Jeopardy!” contestant Mike Amodio turned the third-highest winner on the sport present with a complete of $547,600.
The Ph.D. pupil’s complete winnings had been amassed throughout a 17-game successful streak and place him behind solely two gamers within the iconic quiz present’s historical past: The legendary James Holzhauer (with $2,462,216) and Ken Jennings ($2,520,700).
“The present has had so many sensible individuals [on it],” Amodio mentioned of his fellow contestants. “I’m honored to be considered even near them.”
The thirty seventh season of “Jeopardy!” will conclude on Friday with Amodio returning to compete in opposition to Chicago’s Nicolle Neulist and Eric Shi from Houston, Texas.
Amodio claimed he has a particular method of answering questions on the present. In an interview with the Yale Faculty of Engineering and Utilized Science, the New Haven, Connecticut, native revealed he retains his solutions constant in model so he can consider the basis of the clue.
“I’ve a technique the place I type all of my questions with a ‘What’s’ at first, then I can concentrate on the remainder of the clue,” he mentioned. “Different individuals have been very upset about me being robotic as an alternative of forming a query in a different way every time.”
He continued, “I used to be glad that ‘Jeopardy!’ mentioned this was completely throughout the guidelines. I’ve watched ‘Jeopardy!’ day-after-day of my life, so I knew it was OK.”
Amodio additionally mentioned how he has a treasure trove of broad data to assist him reply the questions.
“You recognize, I learn rather a lot — I’ve to credit score my love of studying. I spend most nights beginning someplace on Wikipedia,” he defined.
“I learn all the pieces there, but additionally get 10 or 15 hyperlinks from that article to different issues that I’m thinking about. That cascades to increasingly and, earlier than I do know it, the night time’s over, and I nonetheless have 1000’s of issues I nonetheless need to learn.
“And it simply begins over the subsequent day,” he mentioned.
It was introduced on Wednesday that “Jeopardy!” govt producer Mike Richards and the “The Huge Bang Idea” actress Mayim Bialik will probably be taking on as everlasting hosts, following the dying of Alex Trebek final fall. Richards, 46, had been rumored for weeks to be the brand new host and can kick off Season 38 as of the day by day syndication, whereas Bialik, 45, is about to host a brand new spinoff sequence, “Jeopardy! Nationwide School Championship.”