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James Holzhauer's winning streak ends!

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A professional gambler's 32-game winning streak on US quiz show Jeopardy! has come to an end after he was beaten by a university librarian.

James Holzhauer had won $2.46m (£1.9m) before losing to Emma Boettcher.

He is only the second contestant in the show's history to earn more than $1m in one run.

Jeopardy! contestants must answer clues in the form of a question. It is one of the longest-running quiz shows on US televisions.

Mr Holzhauer's winnings were just short of Ken Jenning's record $2.52m earned in 74 consecutive games.

The 34-year-old gained celebrity status for his playing tactics.

His style differed from previous contestants as he opted to target the "expensive" difficult clues first instead of solving easy clues.


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8 minutes ago, Jason said:

He may not have won as much as Jennings, but he won nearly as much in less than half the number of games? Impressive.


Yeah, he ran up the score on people big time.

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