(CNN) — It's game over for "Jeopardy!" champ Amy Schneider, but she has more than 1.3 million reasons to be grateful for her impressive run. Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California, closed out the show's second-longest consecutive win streak Wednesday, ending a 40-game run. Rhone Talsma, a librarian...
“Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider’s historic run came to an end Wednesday night in a thrilling episode that broke the hearts of all her fans who were rooting her on. While her reign did end, she broke records the entire time. Earlier this week, with her 39th victory, she...
Amy Schneider’s historic 40-game winning streak on “Jeopardy!” came to an end Wednesday, and it was a Chicagoan who bested her: McKinley Park resident and multimedia librarian Rhone Talsma, who finished in first place with a score of $29,600. Schneider finished second with $19,600. Talsma works at the Chicago Ridge Public Library and said that being a professional librarian does provide ...
As Amy Schneider settled in for lunch with her fellow “Jeopardy!” contestants at the show’s studio last November, she had an especially fun conversation with Rhone Talsma, a librarian from Chicago. That wouldn’t have been unusual (“Jeopardy!” players are generally a nice crowd), but she remembered that guest host Ken Jennings once mentioned that during his 74-game winning streak, most people were intimidated by him — except the contestant who finally beat him, who was super-friendly, relaxed and just wanted to hang out.
It's game over for Amy Schneider. The 42-year-old "Jeopardy!" contestant's win streak came to an end on Wednesday night after she clenched 40 consecutive victories, putting her a No. 2 on the show's all-time consecutive winner list. During Wednesday night's episode, the Oakland, California engineering manager was bested by Chicago...
After a storied run, Amy Schneider's 40-game win streak on Jeopardy! has come to an end. Schneider, who holds the second-longest consecutive win streak in show history, took over the No. 2 spot previously held by Matt Amodio earlier this week. She had hoped to continue her historic run with another victory on Wednesday, but stumbled in Final Jeopardy!
Amy Schneider's 40-game streak on "Jeopardy!" came to an end Wednesday night after Chicago librarian Rhone Talsma beat her during Final Jeopardy. Why it matters: The engineering manager from Oakland made history as the first woman to win $1 million on the game show and the first transgender contestant to qualify for the Tournament of Champions.
'It still feels unreal': 'Jeopardy!' champ Amy Schneider becomes No. 2 all-time winner with 39 games
With Monday's victory, reigning "Jeopardy!" champ Amy Schneider now has the second-longest winning streak in the quiz show's history.
Long-running “Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider lost in an episode that aired Wednesday, ending the second-longest winning streak in the quiz show's history. Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California, was defeated by Rhone Talsma, a librarian from Chicago, who raked in $29,600 in the latest game, besting Schneider, at $19,600.
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We've seen a lot of winning streaks on Jeopardy lately — which is causing some fans to complain it needs to shake up its format. Tom Nichols, a five-time champion of the game show, recently told Boston Public Radio that he thinks the solution is to limit these endless streaks of success, which would involve retooling some of the player rules.