Yale’s Matt Amodio tops $1M in ‘Jeopardy!’ win streak

Yale University Ph.D. student Matthew Amodio defended his crown and carried on his quiz present conquest to a twenty eighth consecutive recreation received, tallying a $48,800 victory. His newest victory has additionally pushed his cumulative earnings over $1 million. The synthetic intelligence scholar beforehand advised Hearst Connecticut that he’s nonetheless getting used to all the eye he’s acquired throughout his time on the present.

“I’ve been very uncomfortable!” he stated in an e mail of his newfound fame. “I’m an introverted individual at coronary heart, and possibly over sufficient time I might get used to this quantity of consideration, however that point has definitely not come but. I nonetheless get chills after I see an article written about me. Me? Me, me?”

Amodio made his first look on tv quiz present, “Jeopardy!” on July 21. Since then, he’s secured a complete of $1,004,001 in prize cash and a spot simply behind Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer on two of the present’s Hall of Fame lists: one for consecutive video games received and one other for highest winnings in common season play.

Prior to the brand new season’s premiere, Amodio’s intelligence drew praise from Gov. Ned Lamont, who advised reigning champion that he was “exhibiting how sensible we’re in Connecticut. Even Twitter gave him a coveted blue verify mark and verified his account in mid-August. 

Amodio’s return was accompanied by that of Mike Richards, who was named “Jeopardy!” host alongside Mayim Bialik on Aug. 11. While Richards stepped down from the place on Aug. 20 after controversy surrounding offensive comments he made on a podcast surfaced, Newsweek experiences he filmed a whole week’s price of episodes as “Jeopardy!” host earlier than doing so. On Sept. 16, “Jeopardy!” introduced that Ken Jennings will replace Richards for the remainder of the season and be part of Bialik in shared internet hosting duties. 



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