Dominant 'Jeopardy!' champion James Holzhauer returns Monday

'Jeopardy!' champ, Naperville native James Holzhauer returns to TV in quest to win 23rd consecutive game

James Holzhauer made his return to "Jeopardy" on Monday and you'll never guess what happened... he won!

The 34-year-old won Monday's episode of "Jeopardy!" with a total of $89,229, making it his 23rd straight win. Judging by his average winnings per game, it might not be much longer before he gets there.

He added that James' wins are the "equivalent of a basketball player notching 70-point games for an entire season or a baseball player hitting for the cycle in every game". Jennings appeared on the show from late 2003 into early 2004 and won a total of 74 games, earning the show's largest winning pot of $2.52 million from regular-season games.

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"Jeopardy!" airs at 7:30 p.m. ET on CBS. Teachers Tournament, the record-breaking, reigning champion picks up where he left off on May 3 in hopes of continuing his hot streak. "And for any real Jeopardy! fan, this streak is something special", Ken said in a op-ed for the Washington Post.

But reports that if Holzhauer keeps winning at his current pace, he will break Jennings' prize-money record in just 33 games. He averages $76,863 a game as well as $9,128 a bet per daily double with a response accuracy rate of 97 percent.

Holzhauer holds several records on the gameshow, including the highest winnings in a single game.



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