"'Jeopardy!" Tournament Of Champions Sees James Holzhauer Delivering Payback

James Holzhauer one win away from ‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions title

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Tournament of Champions final, along with Francois Barcomb, the Teacher's Tournament champ who made it through this tourney as well.

Holzhauer won the first day of the two-day final round of the tournament, with $49,326 in winnings.

It's no surprise that James Holzhauer is dominating his fellow "Jeopardy!" contestants, even he's playing in the finals of the show's Tournament of Champions.

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Although Holzhauer appears to have a firm lead, his victory is anything but certain as the victor of the tournament is determined by combining the total of two games, the second of which is set for Friday.

The tournament set up the flawless rematch between Boettcher and Holzhauer, as it was Boettcher who ended Holzhauer's record-breaking reign during regular season play. Second place gets $100,000 and third is $50,000.

Not yet. There's still one more day to go, and the tournament victor is determined by players' two-day totals. Then, going into Final Jeopardy, Holzhauer racked up $37,412 to Boettcher's $13,200 and Barcomb's $7,800.

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That's what "Jeopardy!" whiz James Holzhauer jokingly said ahead of Thursday night's rematch against foe Emma Boettcher.

At the end of his 32-game winning streak, the second-longest in the show's history, Holzhauer had claimed the entire list of the top 15 highest single-game winnings ever.

Over the summer, "Jeopardy!" lovers closely tracked Holzhauer's exciting chase of legend Ken Jennings' regular-season consecutive win record (74 games) and regular-season earnings record ($2.5 million).

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So does that mean Holzhauer won the whole tournament?

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