'Jeopardy!' contestant Matt Amodio's historic 38-game win streak comes to an end

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How much money did Matt Amodio win?

On Monday, the reigning “Jeopardy!” contestant Matt Amodio lost his 39th game, leaving Jennings's No. 1 hall-of-fame spot safe. Amodio, a Ph.D. student in computer science at Yale, had the second-longest streak in the game show's history, earning him $1.5 million in prize money. The New York TimesMatt Amodio’s ‘Jeopardy!’ Streak Ends After 38 Wins

Who beats Matt Amodio on Jeopardy?

Amodio, a 30-year-old PhD student at Yale University, was defeated in Monday's episode by Jonathan Fisher, an actor from Coral Gables, Fla. Amodio was trailing Fisher by $4,000 going into Final Jeopardy!, which featured the category “Countries of the World.” The Washington Post'Jeopardy!' champ Matt Amodio's epic winning streak ends at 38 games and $1.5 million

Does Matt Amodio lose?

Matt Amodio finally lost on “Jeopardy!”, bringing to a close the Yale Ph.D. student's 38-game run on the popular syndicated game show. Fan-favorite Amodio lost in Monday's episode after he failed to provide the correct response in Final Jeopardy. Yahoo FinanceMatt Amodio Loses on ‘Jeopardy!’, Ending Historic Winning Streak

Did Matt Amodio win tonight on Jeopardy?

Jeopardy! contestant Matt Amodio's 38-game winning streak came to an end tonight when the reigning champ lost out to challenger Jonathan Fisher. ... Amodio came in third with $5,600. DeadlineMatt Amodio 38-Game ‘Jeopardy!’ Streak Comes To A [Spoiler!]

Fan-favorite Amodio lost in Monday’s episode after he failed to provide the correct response in Final Jeopardy. He finished his “Jeopardy!” streak in the No. 2 spot on the all-time consecutive wins rankings behind only Ken Jennings (74 wins). Amodio leaves the show with total cash winnings of $1,518,601, putting him in third place for regular-season play behind Jennings ($2,520,700) and pro sports gambler James Holzhauer ($2,462,216).

Amodio is slated to return for the next “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions series.

“I always wanted to be a ‘Jeopardy!’ champion, and I accomplished that,” Amodio said in a statement. “l know going into every bar trivia game that I play that I’m going to come in with a little intimidation factor. But also, I just like the badge that it represents. As somebody who prioritizes knowledge and knowing things, this is really a good one to have following me everywhere.”

Amodio, 30, is a fifth-year computer science doctoral candidate at Yale. The end of the road for him on “Jeopardy!” (for now) came down to the Final Jeopardy clue: “Nazi Germany annexed this nation and divided it into regions of the Alps and the Danube; the Allies later divided it into four sectors.” The correct response was, “What is Austria?” (Amodio’s incorrect response was Poland.)

The contestant who dethroned Amodio was Jonathan Fisher, an actor originally from Coral Gables, Fla., who finished with a winning total of $29,200. Fisher edged out Jessica Stephens, a statistical research specialist from Nashville, Tenn., who had the lead at various points in the game but ended in second place with $28,799. Amodio came in third with $5,600.

“Jeopardy!”, produced by Sony Pictures Television, is in its 38th season of syndication. Current host Mayim Bialik presided over the end of Amodio’s historic appearance on on the show. Sony said Bialik and Jennings will be the hosts of “Jeopardy!” for the rest of the year as the studio searches for a permanent host to replace the late Alex Trebek.

In August, former “Jeopardy!” executive producer Mike Richards had been named host, before he stepped down once insensitive comments that he made on a past podcast resurfaced along with two previous discrimination lawsuits from his time as EP of “The Price Is Right.” Sony subsequently fired Richards.

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This story contains a spoiler about Monday's “Jeopardy!” episode. All good things must come to an end and Matt Amodio's historic run on “Jeopardy!” did just that on Monday's show, leaving the Yale doctoral student with 38 wins and more than $1.5 million in prize money. Amodio failed to answer the Final Jeopardy!

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