This didn’t happen on Jeopardy! Since 2020

– The final round of a Peril! This week’s game saw a rare event happen for the first time in the post-Alex Trebek era. Canadian contestant Mattea Roach was the only player still in contention for Final Jeopardy after the other two contestants finished the second round with a negative cash balance, reports ET Canada. “And then there was one,” host Ken Jennings said as the round started.

This has only happened three times before, most recently in 2020, when Kevin Walsh had a solo Jeopardy finale a few weeks before Trebek’s death. During Wednesday’s solo round, Roach correctly answered the question in the “On the Internet” category, adding $5,000 to his winnings. The 23-year-old law school tutor, who grew up in Halifax and lives in Toronto, won again on Thursday, the Toronto Star reports. The 13th win makes her the contestant with the eighth-longest winning streak in the show’s history and a victory on Friday will leave her tied with Matt Jackson for 7th place. (Read more Jeopardy stories.)

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