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‘Jeopardy! Tournament Of Champions’ Crowns Winner With A $250K Prize

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Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions has ended and after six games the winner was crowned. Amy Schneider, a writer from Oakland, California, won the tournament beating Andrew He and Sam Buttrey. “I feel amazing,” Schneider said after her win. “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 was the first to win three games against He, a software developer from San Francisco, who won two finals games, and Buttrey, an associate professor of operations research at the Naval Postgraduate School from Pacific Grove, California, who won one game of the series.

The winner of the tournament took home a $250,000 grand prize with He taking $100,000 for placing second and Buttrey walked away with $50,000 in third place.

Schneider emerged victorious despite finding no Daily Doubles in the final game; Buttrey found all three but still trailed both Schneider and He going into Final Jeopardy!: Schneider was in the lead with $15,600; He had $14,200; and Buttrey had $8,000.

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