Poker pro James Holzhauer wins second match of Jeopardy GOAT tournament
James Holzhauer is just as adept at global trivia as he is at cards
Like many others that start a poker career playing online, James Holzhauer was once a professional online poker player, but his interests are now focused on competing in a famous trivia game show. Holzhauer is currently competing to get the title as the best Jeopardy player of all time, and yesterday, during the contest, he comfortably won the second match of the “Greatest of All-Time” (GOAT) competition.
This Jeopardy GOAT tournament is played among three competitors, and the first one to win the three matches wins the final prize of $1 million. At this point in the competition, only three competitors were left; Brad Rutter struggled to keep pace and he was disqualified from Jeopardy’s final game because his score was already negative. This doesn’t mean he is not an outstanding player, though – along with Holzhauer and Ken Jennings, he has the biggest prize collected from this trivia game for $4,688,438 in a lifetime.
Yesterday, the second match was played, and it lasted for one hour with Holzhauer clearly dominating the contest. In the first game, the intention is to accumulate the most points by competing in two games per match. By the time the Final Jeopardy round started, he was the leader with 32,400, Jennings was in second with 22,000 and Rutter got third place at 7,200. All contestants answered the final question correctly, and, even though Jennings bet 18,000 of his total for a final 40,000 impressive score, Holzhauer finished with 44,314 after his correct answer and wager.
The next match will be taking place at 8 pm ET. So far, the score is one match each and the first one to accumulate three wins will receive the crown as the GOAT.