If winning more than $2. 5 million weren't enough, "Jeopardy! " whiz Ken Jennings will have a shot at an additional $2 million — but the competition will be tougher this...
If winning more than $2.5 million weren’t enough, “Jeopardy!” whiz Ken Jennings will have a shot at an additional $2 million — but the competition will be tougher this time.
A “Super Tournament” will pit Jennings in a final match against two survivors of a competition among nearly 150 past five-time winners, producers of the game show announced. The show once had a five-show limit for champions.
Host Alex Trebek called the tournament the “quest for Ken.”
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“Ever since Ken started his amazing run, people have been speculating on how some of the past ‘Jeopardy!’ players would do against him,” Trebek said in a statement. “We’re answering that question.”
Jennings, too, was eager for the challenge.
“I can’t wait to see who I’ll be up against in the finals,” he said.
Jennings earned $2,520,700 during his 74-show winning streak. He was beaten by California real-estate agent Nancy Zerg, who lost the next day.
The matches will begin airing in February or March, and the finals will air in May.