Amy Schneider hits another “Jeopardy!” Milestone

Amy Schneider’s winning streak on “Jeopardy!” continued on Thursday when she reached another milestone: a victory in her 32nd consecutive game, which tied her for third place with former champion James Holzhauer for the most consecutive games won .

The 42-year-old Oakland resident could of course break that tie on Friday night and continue on her “Jeopardy!” glory. On Thursday, she picked up the win with $32,800, bringing her total to $1,101,600 and becoming the highest-earning contestant on “Jeopardy!” the story.

Schneider was way ahead of his competition for most of Thursday’s match and won with Final Jeopardy’s correct answer: “What is the guillotine?”

The question, in the category of “Words of Victor Hugo”, was: “This “object” is the ultimate expression of the law, and its name is vengeance; it is not neutral nor does it allow us to remain neutral.

As the first transgender “Jeopardy!” competing to qualify for the Tournament of Champions, Schneider has captivated audiences with her gameplay since her first appearance on the show on November 17.

The engineering manager has also gained fans with her active Twitter feed. She talks about her personal life and, somewhat modestly, about being an icon for the LGBTQ community. Schneider also exchanged congratulations with the past “Jeopardy!” competitors, writes threads breaking down each game, and reveals his techniques for absorbing a seemingly endless number of facts about history, science, or pop culture.

Her last game topic, however, is from Tuesday night’s game. She admitted that she had fallen behind on her assignment because she was ill last week from an unspecified illness. She was also recovering from the trauma of being robbed at gunpoint in Oakland on January 2, losing her phone and ID.

In the thread of Tuesday’s match, she kicked herself for her poor response to Final Jeopardy. The question, under the “Broadway Musicals” category, was: “Each on a show that lasted over two years, Ethel Merman and Sarah Jessica Parker played 2 different characters with that first name.”

Schneider replied, “What is Rose?” — perhaps thinking about the fact that Merman won acclaim for playing domineering stage mother “Mama” Rose Hovick in the original Broadway version of “Gypsy” in the late 1950s.

The correct answer was: “What is Annie?” Merman played Annie Oakley in “Annie Get Your Gun” in the 1940s, while Parker, as a young teenager, starred in “Annie” in the late 1970s.

Schneider wondered on Twitter why she forgot Parker was a child star on Broadway and why she told herself the correct answer. She also noted how she entered Final Jeopardy with $42,000, way ahead of other contestants.

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