‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Amy Schneider Admits ‘I Don’t Feel Like I Did a Great Job’ When Discussing James Holzhauer

Current Jeopardy! champ Amy Schneider recently took over James Holzhauer’s spot in third place for most consecutive wins. After her pivotal 33rd victory, the quiz whiz took to Twitter to share her thoughts on the win and referred to an on-air conversation she had with guest host Ken Jennings on “Jeopardy! James”.

James Holzhauer of 'Jeopardy!' attends the ABC Television's Winter Press Tour 2020
James Holzhauer of ‘Jeopardy!’ attends the ABC Television’s Winter Press Tour 2020 | Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage

Amy Schneider referred to James Holzhauer as a ‘divisive’ contestant

When Jennings chitchatted with the contestants on the Jan. 14 episode, he brought up Schneider’s current neck-and-neck status with Holzhauer on the consecutive win record and noted her victorious streak on the show.

“Now tied with James Holzhauer, and I love it when anybody gets to put something in James Holzhauer’s face, don’t get me wrong,” Jennings playfully said of his co-star on The Chase, according to The Blast. “What’s that like? Like, what were your expectations for yourself coming onto the show?”

Schneider revealed that Holzhauer’s benchmark was a motivating goal to stay on her toes in the trivia game.

“Coming onto the show, I mean, I was confident,” she remarked. “I knew that if things go my way, I could win three or four games, but I… it wasn’t anything like this, for sure. But, yeah, once I started getting a streak going, and realizing that did sort of become a target of mine. He’s a… divisive contestant, I suppose.”

Jennings jokingly replied, “I love James, but he’s a target of mine too.”

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‘Jeopardy!’ champ reflected on recent victory

In a Twitter thread following her 33rd Jeopardy! victory, Schneider posted some thoughts that included missing some of the latest Final Jeopardy! clues.

“At the end of the round, I had a huge lead, but with the week I’d been having, I really debated whether or not to bet big. I told myself again that the big bets would average out in my favor eventually, and to stick with my strategy, so for the second time this week, I bet $20K,” the Oakland resident tweeted of her Jan. 14 game. “And for the second time this week, I lost it! On Final Jeopardys for the week, my net loss came to almost $100,000!”

Schneider confessed she became a bit flustered by the time she reached the Final Jeopardy! round despite having a big lead over competitors Luis Soto and Rachel Ostrow.

“It was really starting to get into my head at this point, which is especially bad for Final Jeopardy,” she shared. “During the rest of the game you have to respond so quickly that there’s no time to second guess yourself, but Final Jeopardy gives you just enough time to derail yourself.

Amy Schneider recalled her comments on ‘Jeopardy! James’

Schneider also referenced her remarks about Holzhauer, revealing that fatigue had been starting to set in.

“I don’t feel like I did a great job talking about James Holzhauer,” Schneider wrote. “That’s one moment where I could see how tired I was.”

Though the engineering manager took a hit in the final round, Schneider focused on her new Jeopardy! claim to fame.

“So, I’d set a new mark for my lowest winning total in a game,” she tweeted. “But hey, the important word there was ‘winning’! I’d yet again gotten through a full week of taping, and taken sole possession of third place on the all time list!”

Schneider’s competes in her next Jeopardy! game on Jan. 17.

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