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James Holzhauer to Get “Jeopardy!” Rematch With Emma Boettcher

Holzhauer will face Boettcher in the two-day Tournament of Champions finale

James Holzhauer Getting "Jeopardy!" Rematch With Emma Boettcher
Former "Jeopardy!" champion James Holzhauer poses. (David Becker/Getty)
By Evan Bleier / November 13, 2019 10:27 am

The Las Vegas gambler who nearly won more money than any Jeopardy! contestant in history is getting a rematch with the librarian who snapped his 32-game winning streak.

With James Holzhauer and Emma Boettcher both getting wins in the semifinals at the Tournament of Champions, they are set to meet in the tourney’s two-day finale starting on Thursday.

Boettcher (who won the Monday’s game with $29,601) and Holzhauer (who won with $30,156 on Tuesday despite missing his last question) will face a third finalist who will be determined during Wednesday’s match.

Holzhauer, who won $2.46 million during his historic winning streak, tweeted in support of Boettcher after her win on Monday and trolled her detractors.

Holzhauer, who notched the 16 highest single-game scores in the show’s history with $131,127 being the highest during his epic run in the spring, previously admitted Boettcher rattled him in their first meeting.

“I was a little shook during Double Jeopardy because I was playing from behind and constantly getting beaten on the buzzer by Emma,” Holzhauer told ESPN after his streak ended.

If Friday’s finale comes down to Final Jeopardy, it’ll be interesting to see what Holzhauer wagers.

“I have now missed two Final Jeopardy questions and both were when I bet my oldest niece’s birthday,” Holzhauer tweeted following Tuesday’s win. “She needs to step it up or she’s cut from the rotation.”

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