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Old 05-04-2019, 01:19 PM
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The limit used to be five games and you were done. That was totally arbitrary, of course. Jeopardy saw that there were a lot of players who were strong enough that they could probably win a lot more than five games if they had a chance, so why not let them try? A few made it to eight or ten or more games....until Ken came along and did 74.

Even then, it's been extraordinarily rare for people to make it beyond ten games or so. Ken's streak was way back in 2004. Holzhauer now has the second-longest streak at just 22 episodes. That shows just how much the both of them are outliers.