SPOILER ALARM! Jeopardy! participant Matt Amodio’s 38-match winning streak ended tonight as the reigning champion lost to challenger Jonathan Fisher.
The category that put an end to the so-called Amodio Rodeo was “Countries of the World”, where the answer / clue was: “Nazi Germany annexed this nation and divided it into regions of the Alps and the Danube.”
Fisher had the correct answer, Amodio did not.
The loss ends with a winning streak that earned Amodio $ 1,518,601 in cash and put him in # 2 spot for all wins in a row after only Ken Jennings (74 wins). Amodio now ranks No. 3 on the list of all-time cash winnings without a tournament behind James Holzhauer ($ 2,462,216) and Jennings ($ 2,520,700).
“Everyone is so smart and so competent that this can happen any game,” Amodio said after the match. “And this time it did.”
Fisher, an actor originally from Coral Gables, Fla., Won the match by only a small margin and finished with a score of $ 29,200 over Jessica Stephens, a statistical research specialist from Nashville, Tenn., Who had the lead at various points in games, but landed in second place with $ 28,799. Amodio came in third with $ 5,600.
In another statement released by the show, Amodio said: “I have always wanted to be one Jeopardy! master, and I achieved that. I know I go into all the bar trivia games that I play and I come up with a little scare factor. But I also just like the brand it represents. As someone who prioritizes knowledge and knows things, it’s really good to follow me everywhere. ”
In fact, the statement was misspelled Jeopardy! as Jepopardy!, but no one is perfect …