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Amy Schneider wins Jeopardy's Tournament of Champions

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Amy Schneider capped off a historic season on Jeopardy by winning the Tournament of Champions on Monday, and taking home the $250K cash prize.The 42-year-old former software engineering manager (who quit her job after her initial Jeopardy success) became the first to amass three wins in the finals, besting software developer Andrew He, who won two games, and associate professor Sam Buttrey, who won one game in the best-to-three game finals.Schneider becomes the first openly transgender contestant to both compete in and win the Tournament of Champions, according to a Jeopardy press release.

Historic: Amy Schneider capped off a historic season on Jeopardy by winning the Tournament of Champions on Monday, and taking home the $250K cash prize'I feel amazing.

Earlier in the finals, I had this sudden moment of seeing myself and being like "I’m on stage in the Tournament of Champions finals," and that was crazy.

And I won! It’s a great feeling,' Schneider said in a statement after her win.Schneider and He previously competed in her first match on Jeopardy in November 2021, which ended He's five-game winning streak and started her impressive 40-game win streak, second only to current Jeopardy host Ken Jennings' record 74-game streak.  'I both wanted to [compete against him] and was afraid of facing him again,” Schneider said of He.

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