Watch: Philly-Area Native Knocks Off Jeopardy Champion on Historic Run

Emma Boettcher Knocks Off James Holzhauer

June 4, 2019

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There is a new champion on "Jeopardy!".

Emma Boettcher led the incumbent champion, James Holzhauer, $26,600 to $23,400 going into Final Joepardy on Monday night.

Well it seems that Emma was prepared for James, who had been making a 32 game tear, and went all in betting all that she could so that she would win no matter how much James bet on the Final Jeopardy question that night.

Emma Boettcher is a Philadelphia are native who now works at the University of Chicago as a librarian.