Amy Schneider, the most winning female in Jeopardy!, has recently been re-elected to a second-place finish with 74 games left. However, it looks like Ken Jennings' first-place position stays safe due to Schneider's impressive streak. Currently she has 40 games won and 74 games left, and she'll be back for the Tournament of Champions.
Rhone Talsma (a Chicago librarian) took the game with $29,600, and Amy in second place with $19,600. In the final, the final game ended with Talsma (who trailed Amy at that point with $17,600), answering a Countries of the World question correctly while Schneider (who went in with $27,600) didnt respond, and thus the game ended.
I had thought that Rhone would be tough going into it, Schneider said. I liked hanging out with him, we had great discussions before the taping, but I could tell that he was here to play and that he was going to be good. I still came very close to winning, but I did feel like maybe I was slipping a little bit. And once it was clear that he was fast on the buzzer, I knew it was going to be a battle all the way.
Schneider added that it's "been an honor" to compete and become one of the most successful people in a game I've loved since I was a kid and that knowing that I'm now a part of it isn't going to be me. "Good luck to Talsma for continuing success."
Could we cross our fingers for a, alongside Jennings and Mayim Bialik? Never say never.