For Holzhauer, who won a grand total of $2,464,216 during his streak, that grand prize is somewhat chump change and is only about $120,000 more than he won during a single game, $131,127 (the largest single-game payout on the show).
This year’s tournament will be the first since nine-time winner Buzzy Cohen took the 2017 Tournament of Champions title as the event is not actually held on an annual basis.
“Although the Tournament of Champions is held nearly every year, the competition is not dictated by an exact date,” Jeopardy! explains. “It is slated when the producers determine that a strong pool of multiple-time winners has been assembled. In this case, the roster extends back to Gilbert Collins, the first streaker of 2018, and ends with Emma Boettcher, the librarian who brought James Holzhauer’s astounding run to an end.”
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