History Heartwarming / Jeopardy

1st Aug '17 3:06:50 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** January 29, 2014: Arthur [[GenreSavvy used his knowledge of wagering and intentionally bet for a first place tie of $26,800]] to let his closest competitor walk away for the same amount (and to return the next day).

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** January 29, 2014: Arthur [[GenreSavvy used his knowledge of wagering and intentionally bet for a first place tie of $26,800]] $26,800 to let his closest competitor walk away for the same amount (and to return the next day).
30th Jul '17 3:41:46 PM KoopaKid17
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* December 3, 1993: Frank Spangenberg won the 10th Anniversary Tournament by being the only one who identified playwright Wendy Wasserstein in the Final Jeopardy clue ([[AwesomeMoments especially noteworthy since the first game in the finals ended badly for him, having only $600 after a difficult Final Jeopardy]]). Shortly afterwards, Wasserstein's friends informed her about this, and she invited Frank to dinner.

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* January 1990: Frank Spangenberg surpassed the winnings cap of $75,000 and donated $27,597 to Gift of Love Hospice, a facility operated by the Missionaries of Charity. The money was used to bring the place up to fire code.
* December 3, 1993: Frank Spangenberg won the 10th Anniversary Tournament by being the only one who identified playwright Wendy Wasserstein in the Final Jeopardy clue ([[AwesomeMoments especially noteworthy since the first game in the finals ended badly for him, having only $600 after a difficult Final Jeopardy]]). Shortly afterwards, Wasserstein's friends informed her about this, and she invited Frank to dinner.
30th Jul '17 3:31:47 PM KoopaKid17
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* 2013 Teen Tournament winner Leonard Cooper using his winnings to [[https://www.jeopardy.com/jbuzz/highlights/leonard-cooper-jeffect pay for his brother's college tuition]].
16th Jul '17 1:57:10 PM Premonition45
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* January 3, 1975: The final episode of the original run as hosted by Art Fleming ended with Art thanking the viewers, hoping to see them again, before walking off a dimming set with Creator/CharlieChaplin's [[Film/ModernTimes "Smile"]] [[SolemnEndingTheme playing over the end credits]].

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* January 3, 1975: The final episode of the original run as hosted by Art Fleming ended with Art thanking the viewers, hoping to see them again, before walking off a dimming set with Creator/CharlieChaplin's [[Film/ModernTimes "Smile"]] "[[Film/ModernTimes Smile]]" [[SolemnEndingTheme playing over the end credits]].
16th Jul '17 1:56:45 PM Premonition45
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* January 3, 1975: The final episode of the original run as hosted by Art Fleming ended with Art thanking the viewers, hoping to see them again, before walking off a dimming set with Creator/CharlieChaplin's [[Film/ModernTimes "Smile"]] [[SomberEndingTheme playing over the end credits]].

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* January 3, 1975: The final episode of the original run as hosted by Art Fleming ended with Art thanking the viewers, hoping to see them again, before walking off a dimming set with Creator/CharlieChaplin's [[Film/ModernTimes "Smile"]] [[SomberEndingTheme [[SolemnEndingTheme playing over the end credits]].
16th Jul '17 1:56:29 PM Premonition45
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* January 3, 1975: The final episode of the original run as hosted by Art Fleming ended with Art thanking the viewers, hoping to see them again, before walking off a dimming set with Creator/CharlieChaplin's [[Film/ModernTimes "Smile"]] [[SomberEndingTheme playing over the end credits]].
29th Jun '17 11:04:42 AM Premonition45
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* [[DefeatMeansFriendship The fact that many champions and players have become friends over the years]]. One particularly heartwarming case, the 1997 College Tournament winner Craig Barker recounts that two of his opponents started dating each other after the tournament, marrying years later.



* [[DefeatMeansFriendship The fact that many champions and players have become friends over the years]]. One particularly heartwarming case, the 1997 College Tournament winner Craig Barker recounts that two of his opponents started dating each other after the tournament, marrying years later.
29th Jun '17 11:04:16 AM Premonition45
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!!General Examples:



* Pre-2003: [[PassingTheTorch Any time a retiring 5-time champion wagers enough to tie with an opponent, making them the new champion.]]

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* Pre-2003: [[PassingTheTorch Any time a retiring 5-time champion wagers enough to tie with an opponent, making them the new champion.]]
8th May '17 1:58:08 PM Premonition45
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* November 19, 1986: In the last semifinal game in the 1986 Tournament of Champions, Lionel Goldbart found the last Daily Double in Double Jeopardy, and decided to place a true Daily Double, getting it right... [[NegatedMomentOfAwesome but forgetting to phrase it as a question]], and thus, not qualifying for Final Jeopardy. In FJ, Paul Rouffa adds "Way to go Lionel" to his winning response.
12th Jan '17 1:33:30 AM jayharrison
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* November 30, 2004: Ken Jennings hugging Nancy Zerg, who had finally put an end to his 74 game streak.

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* November 30, 2004: Ken Jennings hugging Nancy Zerg, the contestant who had finally put an end to defeated him on his 74 game streak.75th appearance.



* December 2016: Contestant Cindy Stowell, who died of colon cancer before her show aired, donating her winnings to cancer research. The producers, who knew she didn't have long to live, arranged for her to have the first available airdate after her audition, and sent her recordings of her games so she could see them.

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* December 2016: Contestant Cindy Stowell, who died of colon cancer before her show seven-episode run aired, donating her winnings of $105,803 to cancer research. The producers, who knew she didn't have long to live, arranged for her to have the first available airdate after her audition, and sent her recordings of her games so she could see them.
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