A contestant on Tuesday’s sport of “Jeopardy!” had one of the disappointing video games in latest reminiscence, scoring so low that he didn’t even qualify for the “Final Jeopardy!” round. 

Matt King, a lawyer from Lewisville, Tx. acquired off to a powerful begin however in the end ended the sport with a unfavorable score of -$6,400, marking one of many lowest scores within the present’s historical past. Yahoo Entertainment notes that the participant was robust on questions within the soccer class, an space that others have struggled with up to now. However, his sports data wasn’t sufficient to present him an general whole able to beating out his competitors. 

Because he was within the unfavorable area going into “Final Jeopardy!,” host Ken Jennings was pressured to tell him that he was not eligible to proceed within the sport. 


Ken Jennings is currently filling in as the host of ''Jeopardy!'' for the remainder of 2021.

Ken Jennings is at present filling in because the host of ”Jeopardy!” for the rest of 2021.
(Jeopardy Productions Inc.)

“Matt, I’m afraid you took your swings,” said Jennings. “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.”

The outlet reviews that, by the point he was executed, King had solely answered eight out of 18 clues he buzzed in on accurately. While the score was definitely among the many lowest seen in a sport of “Jeopardy!” it was simply shy of breaking the document for the worst score ever, which was set over the summer time throughout visitor host LeVar Burton’s run behind the rostrum. 

Mayim Bialik was one of the 2021 guest hosts of ‘'Jeopardy!’'

Mayim Bialik was one of many 2021 visitor hosts of ‘’Jeopardy!’’
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Patrick Pearce, product specialist from Fountain View, Calif. had a less-than-stellar efficiency and ended up raking within the lowest score in “Jeopardy!” historical past with -$7,400. According to Slate, the minus $7,400 ending whole breaks the document beforehand set in March of 2015 by contestant Stephanie Hull, whose poor efficiency on “Jeopardy!” earned her -$6,800.

Levar Burton presided over a game of '‘Jeopardy!'’ in July that saw a contestant break the lowest-recorded score ever.

Levar Burton presided over a sport of ‘‘Jeopardy!’’ in July that noticed a contestant break the lowest-recorded score ever.
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Meanwhile, the sport in the end went to Amy Schneider. She is now a 5-day “Jeopardy!” champion with a complete of $170,400 in prize cash since starting her successful streak on Wednesday. Because she’s received 5 video games, she is officially eligible for the present’s Tournament of Champions, the place she is going to compete in opposition to comparable winners from the final two seasons of the present, together with the No. 2 participant of all time, Matt Amodio.