Oh how the mighty have fallen!
Arthur Chu seemed unstoppable after an impressive 11-day winning streak and aggressive playing strategy on Jeopardy!. But the 30-year-old trivia whiz was finally defeated last night!
Arthur sparked some controversy last month with his renegade playing style which had him jumping all over the answer board, selecting clues from all different categories in an attempt to throw off his opponents.
And it worked!
He’s walking away with nearly $300K and a spot in Jeopardy! history - he is third in all time wins behind Ken Jennings (who had a 74-game winning streak) and Dave Madden (who won 19 times).
Not too shabby, Arthur!
He seems to be doing OK with the loss too. Not only does he get to go home and count all of his money now, but he gets to stop and make a few more TV appearances on the way!
Arthur announced on Twitter:
So what question tripped Arthur up in the end?
He struggled for much of the show and then in Final Jeopardy he wagered all of his earnings that day on the wrong answer!
The clue was: He was the last male monarch who had not previously been Prince of Wales.
Only the new champ, Diana Peloquin, came up with the correct response:
Who is George VI.
Well done, gurl!!!
Maybe you can try and top Arthur’s huge paycheck now!
[Image via Sony Pictures TV.]
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