History Awesome / JEOPARDY

23rd Dec '16 7:27:59 PM KoopaKid17
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* December 13 - 21, 2016: Cindy Stowell, who had stage four colon cancer during her tapings, winning six games and $105,803 despite being visibly ill on the air. She defeated a seven-day champion in part due to a gutsy wager on a Daily Double early in Double Jeopardy!. Given a few months to live (she passed away over a week before her shows began airing), she requested to have her winnings donated to cancer research.
19th Nov '16 3:18:15 PM mlsmithca
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** To this day, Chuck Forrest is still the only ''Jeopardy!'' champion from the first two seasons to win even ''one'' game in one of the show's later best-of tournaments (everyone else from seasons 1& 2 lost their first game in a later tournament.)

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** To this day, Chuck Forrest is still the only ''Jeopardy!'' champion from the first two seasons to win even ''one'' game in one of the show's later best-of tournaments (everyone else from seasons 1& 1 and 2 lost their first game in a later tournament.)



** The event saw numerous upsets too, with only ''6'' of the 19 prior Tournament of Champions winners in the field winning even a single game, and none of them came from Jeopardy!'s first 11 seasons. 1994 TOC semifinalist John Cuthbertson was among the surprises of the tournament, defeating TOC winners Bob Verini & Bob Blake and 2001 finalist Tad Carithers along the way to the Ultimate TOC semifinals, where he became one of just two men to ever lead Brad Rutter after a Jeopardy! game (though Brad largely dominated game 2 to advance to the finals.)

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** The event saw numerous upsets too, with only ''6'' of the 19 prior Tournament of Champions winners in the field winning even a single game, and none of them came from Jeopardy!'s first 11 seasons. 1994 TOC semifinalist John Cuthbertson was among the surprises of the tournament, defeating TOC winners Bob Verini & and Bob Blake and 2001 finalist Tad Carithers along the way to the Ultimate TOC semifinals, where he became one of just two men to ever lead Brad Rutter after a Jeopardy! game (though Brad largely dominated game 2 to advance to the finals.)
5th Oct '16 5:18:33 PM thelivingtoad
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** More amazingly, in nine years of post-Jennings play, only four other people (David Madden with 19 wins in 2005, Arthur Chu (11) and Julia Collins (20) in 2014, and Matt Jackson in 2015) have even made it into double-digit non-Tournament victories, and until Julia Collins in mid-2014, none had gotten to 20 straight.

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** More amazingly, in nine years of post-Jennings play, only four five other people (David Madden with 19 (19 wins in 2005, 2005), Arthur Chu (11) and (11 in 2014), Julia Collins (20) (20 in 2014, and 2014), Matt Jackson (14 in 2015) and Seth Wilson (12 in 2016)) have even made it into double-digit non-Tournament victories, and until Julia Collins in mid-2014, none no one else had gotten to 20 straight.
6th Feb '16 8:35:18 PM nombretomado
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** Won all of his non-tournament games in lock or lock-tie fashion in other words, going into Final Jeopardy!, he couldn't lose unless he got Final Jeopardy! wrong and made a completely logic-defying wager (or, as they say, [[{{Cheers}} pulling a Clavin]]).

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** Won all of his non-tournament games in lock or lock-tie fashion in other words, going into Final Jeopardy!, he couldn't lose unless he got Final Jeopardy! wrong and made a completely logic-defying wager (or, as they say, [[{{Cheers}} [[Series/{{Cheers}} pulling a Clavin]]).
25th Nov '15 9:03:01 PM KoopaKid17
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* July 20 - 27, 2006: Fourteen years after her brother Dennis lost to Jerome Vered, Celeste DiNucci won five games and amassed $84,601 in winnings. She later won the Tournament of Champions in November 2007.

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* July 20 - 27, 2006: Fourteen years after her brother Dennis lost to Jerome Vered, Celeste DiNucci [=DiNucci=] won five games and amassed $84,601 in winnings. She later won the Tournament of Champions in November 2007.
25th Nov '15 9:01:53 PM KoopaKid17
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* November 1985: Jerry Frankel, who won $32,650 in his original five-day run, winning the first ever Tournament of Champions. He was also the only player to write down the correct response in his deciding game.[[labelnote:The Final Jeopardy! clue and correct response.]](The clue was "Westernmost national capital in the Americas." Jerry wrote down "Mexico City", the correct response, while his opponents answered "Quito" and "Managua")[[/labelnote]]. After Alex announced that he had won, he pointed out that Frankel had the lowest score among wild-card qualifiers, adding to the feat.


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* July 20 - 27, 2006: Fourteen years after her brother Dennis lost to Jerome Vered, Celeste DiNucci won five games and amassed $84,601 in winnings. She later won the Tournament of Champions in November 2007.
17th Nov '15 5:04:26 AM Gimere
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'''Alex''': (''looks off-camera'') ...CrowningMomentOfAwesome or just MomentOfAwesome, yes. Go again.

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'''Alex''': (''looks off-camera'') ...CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment of Awesome or just MomentOfAwesome, yes. Go again.



** November 20, 1987: Bob's victory in the '87 Tournament of Champions in a Moment of Awesome in itself for three reasons. One--Going into the second game, he was in third place. Two--He came up with the correct response in Final Jeopardy! after changing it midway. [[labelnote:Here's the Final Jeopardy! clue and Bob's response.]](The clue was "He said, 'I am the last President of the United States.'" Bob wrote down UsefulNotes/FranklinPierce, then crossed it out and replaced it with the correct one--UsefulNotes/JamesBuchanan.)[[/labelnote]] Third--He wagered just enough to win the tournament ''by a single dollar''!

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** November 20, 1987: Bob's victory in the '87 Tournament of Champions in a Moment of Awesome in itself for three reasons. One--Going into the second game, he was in third place. Two--He came up with the correct response in Final Jeopardy! after changing it midway. [[labelnote:Here's the Final Jeopardy! clue and Bob's response.]](The clue was "He said, 'I am the last President of the United States.'" Bob wrote down UsefulNotes/FranklinPierce, then crossed it that answer out and replaced it with the correct one--UsefulNotes/JamesBuchanan.)[[/labelnote]] Third--He wagered just enough to win the tournament ''by a by ''a single dollar''!



* February 16th, 2001: Then-reigning Tournament of Champions winner Robin Carroll won Jeopardy!'s third and final International Tournament in dominant fashion, winning $50,000 and overtaking Bob Blake as the winningest contestant ''ever'' on the regular syndicated ''Jeopardy!'' with $214,100, a record she'd hold until the next year's Million Dollar Masters tournament. She'd also remain the show's winningest female player until Celeste [=DiNucci=] won 2007's Tournament of Champions.

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* February 16th, 2001: Then-reigning Tournament of Champions winner Robin Carroll won Jeopardy!'s third and final International Tournament in dominant fashion, winning $50,000 and overtaking Bob Blake as the winningest contestant ''ever'' on the regular syndicated ''Jeopardy!'' with $214,100, a record she'd hold until the next year's Million Dollar Masters tournament. She'd She was also remain the show's winningest female player until Celeste [=DiNucci=] won 2007's Tournament of Champions.



** Ken's 18th game is also notable. He had $28,200 at the end of Double Jeopardy!, but his opponent was not that far behind with $24,400 thanks to a true Daily Double. Both got the correct Final Jeopardy! response, and Ken's opponent finished with a very high second place total of $44,400. [[CosmeticAward If only there was an exception]] to the 1984 rule patch...

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** Ken's 18th game is also notable. He had $28,200 at the end of Double Jeopardy!, but his opponent was not that far behind with $24,400 thanks to a true Daily Double. Both got the correct Final Jeopardy! response, and Ken's opponent finished with a very high second place total of $44,400. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen If only]] [[CosmeticAward If only there was an exception]] to the 1984 rule patch...
9th Oct '15 4:33:12 PM PuritanPhysicist
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** More amazingly, in nine years of post-Jennings play, only three other people (David Madden with 19 wins in 2005, Arthur Chu with 11 wins in 2014, and Julia Collins) have even made it into double-digit non-Tournament victories, and until Julia Collins in mid-2014, none had gotten to 20 straight.

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** More amazingly, in nine years of post-Jennings play, only three four other people (David Madden with 19 wins in 2005, Arthur Chu with 11 wins (11) and Julia Collins (20) in 2014, and Julia Collins) Matt Jackson in 2015) have even made it into double-digit non-Tournament victories, and until Julia Collins in mid-2014, none had gotten to 20 straight.
28th Sep '15 2:16:05 AM Gimere
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* February 16th, 2001: Then-reigning Tournament of Champions winner Robin Carroll won Jeopardy!'s third and final International Tournament in dominant fashion, winning $50,000 and overtaking Bob Blake as the winningest contestant ''ever'' on the regular syndicated ''Jeopardy!'' with $214,100, a record she'd hold until the next year's Million Dollar Masters tournament. She'd also remain the show's winningest female player until Celeste DiNucci won 2007's Tournament of Champions.

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* February 16th, 2001: Then-reigning Tournament of Champions winner Robin Carroll won Jeopardy!'s third and final International Tournament in dominant fashion, winning $50,000 and overtaking Bob Blake as the winningest contestant ''ever'' on the regular syndicated ''Jeopardy!'' with $214,100, a record she'd hold until the next year's Million Dollar Masters tournament. She'd also remain the show's winningest female player until Celeste DiNucci [=DiNucci=] won 2007's Tournament of Champions.
27th Jun '15 10:35:44 AM RobFRules
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* September 12, 1989: Bob Blake breaks Chuck Forrest's 5-day record by winning $82,501 as a 5-time champion, also making him the first player to win more than $75,000 in regular games. Because of the then-$75,000 winnings cap, Blake donates $7,501 of his winnings to Oxfam, making that a [[HeartwarmingMoment heartwarming moment]] as well. He would go on to win the 1990 Tournament of Champions, the only Canadian citizen to do so to date, and would remain the show's biggest cash winner (not counting ''Super Jeopardy!'') until 2001. Even with doubled cash values and no winning limits, he remained Canada's winningest ''Jeopardy!'' contestant until Andrew Haringer won $96,599 over five victories in 2015.

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* September 12, 1989: Bob Blake breaks Chuck Forrest's 5-day record by winning $82,501 as a 5-time champion, also making him the first player to win more than $75,000 in regular games. Because of the then-$75,000 winnings cap, Blake donates $7,501 of his winnings to Oxfam, making that a [[HeartwarmingMoment heartwarming moment]] as well. He would go on to win the 1990 Tournament of Champions, the only Canadian citizen to do so to date, and would remain the show's biggest cash winner (not counting ''Super Jeopardy!'') until 2001. Even with doubled cash values and no winning limits, he remained Canada's winningest player in regular games until ''2015'', and he's still the only Canadian contestant in ''Jeopardy!'' contestant until Andrew Haringer won $96,599 history to earn over five victories $200,000 in 2015.regular and tournament games.
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