Seattle Jeopardy! Champion Ken Jennings’ record is safe after impressive player Arthur Chu’s winning streak was broken on Wednesday.
Arthur leaves with $297,200 in winnings.
“My goal was to beat Dave Madden, the second-winningest player in JEOPARDY! regular season competition. I didn’t quite make it there but I think third place is quite respectable,” said Chu after his win. “$297,200 is an awfully unsatisfying-looking number; Alex [Trebek] gave me a hard time about not breaking $300,000 and I wish I had, if only to make for a better story.”
Fans of Chu will be pleased to know he’ll return for the Jeopardy! tournament of champions next season.