Can James Holzhauer win over the minimum $250K guarantee in the ‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions?
James Holzhauer is set to return to the “Jeopardy!” stage and could end up costing the show big time.
With Season 35 done, Holzhauer officially qualified for the show’s annual Tournament of Champions, scheduled to start airing Nov. 15, 2019.
His 32-day winning streak all but guaranteed him a spot in the tournament.
The tournament puts the top 15 finishers of the past season up against each other.
The guaranteed minimum for winning the tournament is $250,000.
Second place gets $100,000 minimum.
Holzhauer, who is known for aggressive wagering and game play, won over $2 million during Season 35.
Holzhauer broke multiple show records, including his own, topping out at $131,127 in a single game.
Given that the final round of traditional “Jeopardy!” tournaments, including the TOC, is a two game, total point affair, it’s conceivable he could end up winning over the minimum.