Jeopardy!'s 'Renegade' Champion Arthur Chu Unseated After 12 Days

Jeopardy! champ Arthur Chu, who won big money while taking heat for his renegade style, has been defeated.

Chu finished in third place with zero dollars on Wednesday’s edition of the syndicated quiz show. He had reigned for 12 days. His total winnings were $297,200.

“A great run,” summed up host Alex Trebek.

Chu was unseated by Diana Peloquin of Ann Arbor, Mich., who led for the day with $15,700.

Ken Jennings: Why I Lost to a Computer Named Watson

What is … defeat?

In the much-anticipated match-up of man vs. machine on Jeopardy!, man got trounced – and he wasn’t happy about it.

“I felt honored, even heroic,” Ken Jennings wrote on of competing on the game show against IBM’s supercomputer, Watson, this week. “I envisioned myself as the Great Carbon-Based Hope against a new generation of thinking machines – which, if Hollywood is to believed, will inevitably run amok, build unstoppable robot shells, and destroy us all.”

Introducing Caitlin Elizabeth Jennings

Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings and his wife Mindy welcomed their second child and first daughter on Monday evening. Caitlin Elizabeth arrived at 9:31 pm after only 9 minutes of pushing! She weighed in at 7 lbs, 14 oz, and is 21 inches long. Caitlin joins big brother Dylan, 3.


Jeopardy! to Bring Back Ken Jennings

Expect to see Ken Jennings back on Jeopardy! in 2005, as nearly 150 past winners from the game show’s 21-year history will be invited to go head to head in a “Super Tournament.”

Host Alex Trebek called the tournament the “quest for Ken,” adding in a statement: “Ever since Ken started his amazing run, people have been speculating on how some of the past Jeopardy! players would do against him. We’re answering that question.”

Ken Jennings Plans Life After Jeopardy!

The answer: Ken Jennings.

The question: What all-time game-show champ ended his record 74-show winning streak on Tuesday?

In the end, it was not knowing that the auditing firm of H&R Block – not FedEx, as Jennings had believed – has 70,000 seasonal white-collar employees who only work four months a year that forced the 31-year-old Salt Lake City software engineer to hand the Jeopardy! crown over to the evening’s new winner: Nancy Zerg, 47, a former actress turned real-estate agent from Ventura, Calif.

The 'Pardy' Is Over for TV's Ken Jennings

Spoiler alert for Jeopardy! fans: An important show development is about to be revealed.

With more than $2.5 million in his pocket thanks to a 74-game winning streak that kicked off on June 2, Salt Lake City smarty pants Ken Jennings is finally saying goodbye.

On Tuesday’s episode of the quiz show, Jennings loses to newcomer Nancy Zerg, the Associated Press reports.

Jennings, a 31-year-old software developer, flubs a “Final Jeopardy” Business and Industry question.

Jeopardy! Champ Jennings Finally Loses?

The Jeopardy! winning streak of Ken Jennings may be over. TV Week magazine is reporting that the Utah software engineer finally loses in an episode taped Tuesday – after 75 games and $2.5 million in his bank account.

The episode in which he finally loses will not air until the fall.

Jeopardy's Jennings Preps for 32nd Win

Ken Jennings continues to prove to be the Energizer Bunny of Jeopardy!

The unstoppable game-show champ, making his record 31st consecutive appearance on the syndicated show Wednesday, brought his total earnings to $1,022,460.

Jennings, 30, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, has set the benchmark for playing in a regular game, and his recent streak has given a boost to the long-running program, notes the Hollywood Reporter.

Jeopardy! Champ Tops $1 Million Mark

Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings pulled off his record-setting 30th appearance on the syndicated game show Tuesday night by winning (again) and bringing his total to more than $1 million.

The Utah software engineer, 30, added $32,000 to his take, bringing his winnings to $1,004,960 – only $145,000 behind the show’s all-time champ, Brad Rutter, whose May 2002 winnings were $1.15 million.

But no one has had a winning streak like Jennings, who will be back for his 31st appearance Wednesday.

Jeopardy! Champ Close to $1 Million Win

Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings, a Utah software engineer who so far has won a record $920,960, will make an unprecedented 29th appearance on the syndicated quiz show Monday night – though that won’t be his only TV gig.

Jennings, 30, also is set to appear Monday on ABC’s Good Morning America and on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman, where he will reportedly deliver the evening’s Top 10 list.