Many-time “Jeopardy!” champion James Holzhauer now knows his return date to the Alex Trebek-hosted game show — and whom he’ll face. Holzhauer will play the answers-as-questions game again in next month’s “Tournament of Champions,” with Wednesday, Nov. 6 marking his first time back at the buzzer since that long winning-streak ended in June.
The woman who ended it, Emma Boettcher, will also play in the tournament. Ken Jennings, the only competitor to ever win more “Jeopardy!” games than Holzhauer, is not in this one.
Below is the schedule and mini bios of each day’s players.
Monday, Nov. 4
- Gilbert Collins, a university administrator from Princeton, New Jersey
- Anneke Garcia, an instructional design consultant from Salt Lake City, Utah
- Kyle Jones, a music teacher from Aurora, Colorado
Tuesday, Nov. 5
- Dhruv Gaur, a student at Brown University from Gainesville, Georgia
- Rachel Lindgren, an astronomy interpreter from Bend, Oregon
- Rob Worman, an engagement manager from Edina, Minnesota
Wednesday, Nov. 6
- Alan Dunn, a software development manager from Johns Creek, Georgia
- James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada
- Lindsey Shultz, a physician and healthcare analyst from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Thursday, Nov. 7
- Eric R. Backes, an attorney and government relations professional from Oviedo, Florida
- Emma Boettcher, a user experience librarian from Chicago, Illinois
- Josh Hill, a network engineer from North Little Rock, Arkansas
Friday, Nov. 8
- Francois Barcomb, an 11th grade physics teacher from New Paltz, New York
- Ryan Fenster, a graduate student from Seatac, Washington
- Steven Grade, a sports industry consultant from Atlanta, Georgia
In Week 2 of the tournament, the semifinals air Monday, Nov. 11 – Wednesday, Nov. 13 and the two-day finals air Thursday, Nov. 14 and Friday, Nov. 15. The winner will claim the $250,000 grand prize, while the second-place finisher earns $100,000, and third place takes home $50,000.
Holzhauer’s 32-game, $2,462,216 winning streak on “Jeopardy!” made him a household name earlier this summer, but it ended just shy of Jennings’ all-time winnings record of $2,520,700 when Boettcher stopped the trivia-machine in his tracks on June 3, just $58,484 away from the record.
Jennings won a whopping 75 games during his own streak.