Warning! The following contains spoilers from Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time Night 3. Read at your own risk!
Night 3 of Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time was a blur, and while there were some laughs to be had, there was also some great gameplay. The night ended in a blowout victory for one contestant, and it led to a raunchy joke from James Holzhauer that set Twitter on fire. Holzhauer absolutely won social media with his joke, but who was the GOAT for the night?
For those that missed, it was Ken Jennings who ended the night with a runaway victory. It was all thanks to that patented James Holzhauer method of doubling down on Daily Doubles, and the originator of the method had to express just how impressed he was by Jennings' play. He decided to do so with this simple comment, which is over the top in the best way possible.
Self-deprecating humor is always a win on Twitter, but of course James Holzhauer knew that. What he may not have known was how quickly Ken Jennings would pull ahead in Game 3, after being the first contestant in Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time so far to snag a Daily Double after accumulating a sizable number of points. Jennings ended the first game with 51,200 points, which was more than Holzhauer (27,200) and Brad Rutter's (17,600) scores combined.
Game 2 of Night 3 was a bit closer, but ultimately it became clear to the other two men about halfway through that this night didn't end without a Ken Jennings victory. Jennings is now one game away from the being crowned the GOAT of Jeopardy!, so the pressure is on for James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter.
Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time isn't over yet though, and James Holzhauer is still very much in this thing. He's still neck and neck with Ken Jennings on the board, and like some guessed, it typically comes down to who gets hold of the Daily Double and when it comes up. Holzhauer may have to dress like Jennings tonight, but he could be back in his own skin soon enough.
As for Brad Rutter, he's struggling a bit. Rutter has been exceptionally unlucky with not knowing the answer to Daily Doubles, and has taken himself out of the running a few times by losing all his winnings. Rutter was finally able to snag two Daily Doubles in Game 2 of Night 3 and got both right. Of course, it was all too little too late given Jennings' lead, but maybe it was enough to give Rutter the confidence to take a game next week. Hopefully he can before Jennings or Holzhauer closes this competition out!
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