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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

‘Jeopardy Villain’ Continues His Winning Streak

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek and contestant Arthur Chu pose for a photo. (Facebook)

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek and contestant Arthur Chu pose for a photo. (Facebook)

Jeopardy! champ Arthur Chu, 30, continued his winning streak on the game show last night, adding another $20,800 to his previous winnings of $102,800.

Chu uses game theory to make his bets, and has earned him the ire of Jeopardy! fans, who object to his strategy of jumping around the game board, instead of tearing through one topic at a time.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson interviewed Chu earlier this month, and Chu explained how he game up with his unusual strategy:

“All I had to do was literally Google ‘Jeopardy strategy’ and see what came up. That’s how I discovered the theory of how you can leverage your advantages in Jeopardy!, even if you’re not necessarily the person who knows the most trivia, or if you’re about evenly matched with your opponents, how can you increase your chance of winning.”


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