James Holzhauer has been dethroned.
For the first time in more than a month, the pop culture phenomenon is no longer the Jeopardy! champion as he finished in second place on Monday’s televised episode. Holzhauer’s winning streak ended with his 33rd game.
The 34-year-old professional sports bettor from Las Vegas even made fun of himself as he mentioned another cultural phenomenon — the “Drake Curse.” That refers to the alleged impact the hip-hop music star Drake has on athletes and sports team after he is photographed with them, or wears athletic apparel of said team, and then those athletes-teams lose in spectacular fashion.
Holzhauer tweeted out on Monday, “Knew I shouldn’t have invited @Drake to the @Jeopardy taping.”
Holzhauer fell $58,484 short of the record $2.52 million that Ken Jennings won during his famous run back in 2004. Jennings won 74 consecutive games.
Holzhauer posted one of the more impressive runs in Jeopardy! history.
Holzhauer racked up 32 victories, collected $2.5 million in winnings, set the single-day winnings record at $131,000, owns all spots in Top 10 for single-day winnings, and has the second-most career earnings in Jeopardy! History.
Holzhauer was so dominant that he won 11 times without buzzing in incorrectly.