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Old 04-17-2019, 06:21 PM
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This guy is amazing, cool as cucumber. Reminds me of the iceman
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:38 PM
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This guy is amazing, cool as cucumber. Reminds me of the iceman
He will be very hard to beat. He is extremely fast on the clicker, knowledgeable and takes big risks.
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Old 04-17-2019, 09:47 PM
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Is there a limit on the days he is allowed? He's unbeatable!
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Can’t wait for next Tournament of Champions. Think it will be a lot of fun with James in the mix.
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Old 04-17-2019, 10:04 PM
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Is there a limit on the days he is allowed? He's unbeatable!
I don’t think so, Jennings was on there long time, at James rate he will be on his coat tails shortly
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Old 04-18-2019, 03:14 AM
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After his tonight's (Wednesday's) performance, it sounds like once he goes back to his sports betting, he's going to have a problem with his bookmakers.
I'm not really sure what he was referring to.

Does anyone know what he meant???
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Question answered.
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Who is he that you are asking about?
This player Jeopardy! champ adds $131K with perfect game
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Who is he that you are asking about?
James Holzhauer, the current incredible genius who is beating the pants off of every other competitor on Jeopardy. He is amazing with his knowledge of things.

He's a young married guy and earns his living betting on sports, with his favorite being the NFL. He mentioned that now that he's been on Jeopardy, he probably will have a problem with his bookies and that is what I don't get.
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James lives in Las Vegas. He is a professional sports bettor. He must be one of those very rare persons with a “photographic memory”. I would guess he is already banned from most of the Casino games.
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I really look forward to seeing him every night. He is amazing. I was wondering how his life would change. Perhaps with his notoriety he will start a subscription service for his sports bet predictions.
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He constantly ignores Alex's attempts to slow him down by cutting Alex off mid-sentence by selecting the next answer. Kind of funny. Notice that they almost always get through the entire board. Wouldn't happen if he waited for Alex to finish his sentences. This guy is simply amazing.
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He constantly ignores Alex's attempts to slow him down by cutting Alex off mid-sentence by selecting the next answer. Kind of funny. Notice that they almost always get through the entire board. Wouldn't happen if he waited for Alex to finish his sentences. This guy is simply amazing.
I wonder how far he will get? One bad day with a tough opponent and his is gone.
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I wonder how far he will get? One bad day with a tough opponent and his is gone.
It hasn't happened yet.

The guy is amazing.

I'm sure some don't like him though, since not only is he so good (and willing to take big risks and win them)...some will take his smile as a 'smirk.'

Then again, with well over $1M ($1,135,175 in 15 days to be exact) so far, and yet to even have a close game...he has a right to smirk.

But some feel he's bad for the game/show...because he's TOO good.

https://variety.com/2019/tv/columns/james-holzhauer-jeopardy-contestant-column-1203195487/



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James Holzhauer, who is closing in on a million dollars of game-show winnings, is on track to become the most successful “Jeopardy!” contestant of all time. And he’s become such a dominant force that a historic run has come to seem, as television, boring.

Over the course of thirteen episodes and counting, Holzhauer’s methods and his mien have become deeply familiar. His success is owed in some large part both to landing Daily Double clues (more easily achieved if you have been getting questions right, as he tends to) and to wagering as aggressively as possible once he’s found them. A professional gambler in his off-camera life, Holzhauer has by now become notorious for his gesture for wagering it all — pushing his hands forward as if shoving all his poker chips into the kitty. More often than not, he’s rewarded with an insurmountable lead early in the game.

He is simply a more advanced player, a perfect one, seemingly sent from the future to dominate the show, and his personality as a TV character is frustratingly difficult to know, even by the standards of the breezily quick thirty-minute game show. More than most contestants, he is there to complete a mission. (His shout-outs to family and friends, written on each Final Jeopardy card, are the only real glimpses we get of the Holzhauer who existed before he took the “Jeopardy!” stage.)
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His mind is just amazing...I get the feeling that he "allows" his opponents to answer some of the questions, as long as their scores don't threaten his score.
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