Who did 'Jeopardy!' crown winner in its event of Champions? - NBC information

"Jeopardy!" terrific Amy Schneider won the exhibit's event of Champions in a online game aired Monday, securing the title by figuring out what comedic play turned into the speak of Washington, D.C., in 1864.

the first-to-three tournament ultimate, which featured three California players, ended with the Oakland-based mostly creator Schneider successful three video games, San Francisco utility developer Andrew He two and and Pacific Grove school professor Sam Buttrey one.

getting into the "last Jeopardy" round on Monday's exhibit, Schneider led with $15,600, while He became in 2d at $14,200 and Buttrey became within incredible distance at $eight,000.

Contestants Sam Buttrey, Amy Schneider and Andrew He stand with Jeopardy! host Ken Jennings. Contestants Sam Buttrey, Amy Schneider and Andrew He stand with Jeopardy! host Ken Jennings.Tyler Golden / Sony photos television

The class for "ultimate" turned into "performs" with the clue: "The January 12, 1864 Washington night celebrity said on a performance of this 'speeding comedy' to 'a full and delighted apartment.'"

Schneider and He wrote down the relevant query, "what is 'Our American Cousin?'"

"Our American Cousin" changed into the play that drew President Abraham Lincoln to Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865, when he became fatally shot by way of confederate sympathizer John Wilkes booth.

He's wager of $2,801 took him to $17,001, whereas Schneider's $13,000 wager took her to a game-profitable, event -clinching total of $28,600.

The match title came with a $250,000 grand prize for Schneider. In 2nd location, He pocketed $a hundred,000, whereas Buttrey received $50,000 for third vicinity.

"I believe stunning," Schneider mentioned in a press release released by way of the demonstrate. "past within the finals, I had this unexpected moment of seeing myself and being like 'I'm on stage within the event of Champions finals,' and that was crazy. and i received! It's a fine feeling."

Schneider won 40 consecutive video games in episodes aired prior this yr. best Ken Jennings, now a co-host of the venerable quiz exhibit, has gained more normal-season suits, 74.

Schneider has used her platform to carry awareness of the discrimination confronted by way of these within the transgender neighborhood.

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