For Jeopardy! fans, Ken Jennings is the greatest

For Jeopardy! fans, Ken Jennings is the greatest
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Ken Jennings wins Jeopardy! GOAT on Jan. 14, 2020.

Being bold paid off for new Jeopardy! mega-champion Ken Jennings, while it didn’t for his opponents.

Jennings won his third match in the Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time contest televised last night — an event that’s been a primetime hit for CHEK.

He pocketed one-million dollars by dispatching James Holzhauer, who won one match, and Brad Rutter, who came up empty.

The gamesmanship between the three men considered to be the most-accomplished and best-known in the show’s modern history proved entertaining while containing all the tension of a major sporting match.

At the end, Holzhauer and Rutter hoisted Jennings on their shoulders in honour.

The losers each took home $250,000.

It’s hard not to imagine they’ll play again sometime, given the show’s success.

But the night had a tinge of nostalgia and sadness as veteran host Alex Trebek fights pancreatic cancer.

Story by The Canadian Press. With files from CHEK

Jeopardy! airs on CHEK Mondays to Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

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