‘Danger!’ Competitor’s bet pays off after close game | Entertainment
Jeopardy! still struggling to find a consistent champion after losing Ben Chan, but has a promising new contender emerged?
In the May 25 match hosted by Mayim Bialik, returning champion Ed Petersen faced Jesse Chin, accounting manager from Bayside, New York, and Megan Braught, library assistant from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. After his lone victory, Ed entered the match with a solid foot, scoring decently in the first round.
He entered Double Jeopardy! with $5,600 to Jesse’s $2,800 and Megan’s $3,000, but Ed’s lead couldn’t last forever. It quickly became clear that Jesse was the player to watch as he pulled off a solid $4,000 win with the Daily Double, significantly boosting his score in the Double Jeopardy! round. Before Final Jeopardy!, Jesse’s total was $14,800, compared to Ed’s $12,400 and Megan’s $6,200.
Featured in the “Asia” category, the index read: “Trained as an engineer, Prime Minister Li Peng championed this in 1992; this would end up displacing over a million people. The three competitors managed to find the correct answer “What is the Three Gorges Dam?” But it was Jesse’s gamble that pushed him over the edge.
Betting $10,000 raised his score to $24,801, putting it well above Ed’s $14,801 and Megan’s meager $1,200. Jesse’s quick responses and bets are a sign of potential success.
Since losing Ben Chan, no contestant has continued past their one-day streak, but Jesse could change the tides. Only time will tell for sure. Find out if he’ll keep the momentum going through the next episode and beyond by tuning in on Friday, May 26, and let us know what you thought of Jesse’s win in the comments section below.
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