Jeopardy! contestant Matt King broke a new record on the game show on Tuesday – by getting one of the lowest scores in the show’The show’s history ended with minus $6,000.
King got off to a good start on Tuesday’s episode, winning a category about football, something most contestants struggle to nail.
The attorney from Lewisville in Texas took the worst turn.
He answered correctly only eight times in the game. However, he was incorrect ten of those times. Because of his negative amount, he couldn’t compete in the Final Jeopardy round.
“Matt, I’m afraid you took your swings. That’s a strategy. It didn’t always pay off. You were close so many times, but we’re gonna have to say goodbye to you here. You’ll finish in third place with $1,000,”Ken Jennings, guest host, said so.
Twitter users were quick to praise King’s play style. One person said that they love it. “respect.”
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King isn’t the only one with a low score.
When guest host LaVar Burton was asking the questions in July, contestant Patrick Pearce finished up the game with a whopping -$7,400 which exceeded contestant Stephanie Hull’s score of -$6,800 in 2015.
Contestant Amy Schneider prevailed and scored her fifth win and a total amount of $170,400. She’ll be heading to the Tournament of Champions this year.
And tonight, she’s gearing up for her sixth win.
Schneider is the 25th Jeopardy player to have won at least $150,000 in her first five games.