VIDEO: California Woman's Historic Run On 'Jeopardy!' Comes To An End


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Amy Schneider's historic Jeopardy! run on has finally come to an end.

The Oakland, California resident concluded her 40-game winning streak on Wednesday night's (January 26) episode when she was defeated by Rhone Talsma, a librarian from Chicago.

Schnieder's run on the show started on November 17, 2021, and over the course of her time on the show, she became a fan favorite and made history.

Schneider is now the contestant with the second-most consecutive wins in the show's history. Ken Jennings still holds the all-time record for his 74-game streak back in 2004. Jennings is currently the guest host of the show.

She also made history for being the first transgender woman who qualified for the Tournament of Champions. According to SFGATE, the first out trans contestant to win a match was Kate Freeman in December 2020.

On her final episode, Schneider was defeated after wagering $8,000 and failing to come up with an answer to a question about the only nation in the world whose name in English ends with an H and is one of the 10 most populous.

Talsma correctly answered Bangladesh.

According to USA Today, this week's episodes were taped last November, so Schneider has kept her historic run and its end a secret for months.


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