JEOPARDY! legend Amy Schneider has followed up her Tournament of Champions victory with an instant-classic Twitter post.
The TV star played her first game of bar trivia after the hard-fought battle and it didn’t go quite as well.
Amy, 43, wrote: “Tonight I went out to bar trivia for the first time since my first Jeopardy appearance!
My team came in third.”
The tweet arrived one day after Amy’s stounding achievement on Jeopardy! and it went viral scoring 46K likes.
Fans related deeply to the second-longest-reigning contestant ever with 40 wins (and $1.67million, counting the $250,000 tournament cap feather) having a bad bar trivia night.
‘EVEN CHAMPS HAVE A BAD NIGHT!’
One fan replied: “You just validated my local trivia experience!”
Another penned: “This makes me feel so much better about my losses at bar trivia.”
A third wrote: “Imagine beating a Jeopardy champion in Bar Trivia. My ego would never shut up.”
A fourth wrote: “See, I just assume anytime I don’t win, the teams that beat my team were cheating.”
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As a fifth gushed: “I guess sometimes even champs have a bad night. On another note, congratulations on winning the tournament!!!
“I was screaming when you won. You are by far my favorite Jeopardy champion ever!”
A sixth agreed on the outcome of the fierce annual faceoff: “Definitely the best tournament of champions in recent memory! The three of you were remarkable and so much fun.
“I was rooting for you, so I’m happy at the outcome. (I am glad the professor won at least one game!)”
TOURN OF EVENTS
The 2022 Tournament of Champions began with 21 past fields from the last year.
The final three were Amy, 5-time winner and “Dark horse” Andrew He, and fan-favorite professor Sam Buttrey.
After six intense finals games, the Oakland-California based frontrunner emerged as the winner.
Going into Monday’s Final Jeopardy, Amy had $15,600, Andrew right behind at $14,200 and $8,000.
She wagered a huge $13,000 as the crowd gasped – blocking out Andrew’s maximum by $200 if correct – she won with $28,600.
“Amy Schneider, that’s your third win!” host Ken Jennings announced as the crowd roared – Andrew goes home with $100K and Sam $50K.
Her rivals notched two wins and one win respectively – the crown went to the first to win three matches.
The final three were quite a surprise since Sam beat 38-time winner Matt Amodio, and Andrew offroaded 23-time winner Mattea roach.
Andrew’s calling card was his all-in “Daily Double” bets, but in the last game he still put up a great fight despite not landing on any.
Sam – who won the professor’s tournament thus qualifying – became a household hilarity with his smarts and A+ stage presence.
Many fans thought he was “robbed” of a win in game three, but since that win didn’t go to Amy it didn’t affect the ultimate outcome.
Amy now has the third-most money ever won on Jeopardy! behind Ken himself with $2.5M and James Holzhauer with $2.46M.
Now that the heated Tournament of Champions concluded, reigning Jeopardy! ace Cris Pannullo has returned immediately for regular play.
Over the summer, Ken and Mayim Bialik, 46 – now handling the Celebrity Jeopardy! spinoff- were officially announced as the permanent replacements of the late Alex Trebek.