Amy Schneider, a author from Oakland, Calif., has gained the 2022 “Jeopardy! Match of Champions,” it was revealed on Monday. She was the primary brazenly trans contestant to high quality for the match, and now she’s the primary to win the grand prize of $250,000.
“I really feel wonderful,” Schneider stated after the win was introduced. “Earlier within the finals, I had this sudden second of seeing myself and being like, ‘I’m on stage within the Match of Champions finals,’ and that was loopy. And I gained! It’s a terrific feeling.”
The ultimate episode of the match aired Monday night and noticed Schneider go head-to-head with fellow semi-finalists Andrew He and Sam Buttrey. By the top of the ultimate recreation, Schneider walked away with the $250,000 prize, whereas He and Buttrey took second and third place, respectively.
“Any of the three of us actually may have gained if a really small variety of issues had gone in another way,” Schneider stated. “I’m glad we acquired a extremely honest probability to check our expertise in opposition to one another.”
The Last Jeopardy class was “performs,” and the clue learn as follows: “The Jan. 12, 1864 Washington night star reported on a efficiency of this ‘dashing comedy’ to ‘a full and delighted home.’”
Schneider guess $13,000 on her response, and guessed accurately with the reply “What’s ‘Our American Cousin?’” The hefty gamble secured her victory with a remaining rating of $28,600. He completed with $17,001 and Buttrey misplaced all of it on an incorrect response.
Previous to her look on this yr’s “Match of Champions,” Schneider had a profitable streak of 40 consecutive video games throughout her 2021 “Jeopardy!” debut in Season 38 — a lofty document solely surpassed by present host Ken Jennings, who had a 74-game win streak as a contestant.