spoilers for Jeopardy 4/17 below
Anybody watching this guy? He’s hit 10 wins, which is already a good feat, but he’s completely smashing daily records. He’s broken the previous single day record 4 times now, pushing the new record to 131K. He’s already 2nd behind Jennings in non-tournament winnings.
Some other stats just from today:
-James’ 41 correct, 0 incorrect (including Final) is believed to be the most number of correct responses given in one game without being incorrect once. David Madden had a 36 correct, 0 incorrect (35 plus Final) game on July 11, 2005.
-$60,013 is the largest amount of money ever wagered in Final Jeopardy. James is the only player to have had at least $60,000 going into Final Jeopardy (he has now done that three times).
-James’ bet of $25,000 on the final Daily Double equals his record Daily Double bet from April 9.