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Amy Schneider
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Born: May 29, 1984
Birth Hometown: Oakland, California
Occupation: Engineering Manager
Known for: Her 40-game Jeopardy! winning streak

Amy Schneider (born on May 29, 1984) is an engineering manager from Oakland, California.

Jeopardy! Run[]

She first appeared on the show on November 17, 2021, dethroning 5-time champion Andrew He after being the only person to provide the correct answer in Final Jeopardy[1]. She is currently riding a 40-game winning streak and has amassed $1,382,800 so far.

This puts her at fourth place for most money won in regular play, second place for longest streak, and fifth place for most money won overall. She is also in first place for all female records in streak length (overtaking Julia Collins with 20 wins), money won in the regular season and money won overall (overtaking Collins with $428,100 and Larissa Kelly with $660,930).

In her 7th game, she finished with exactly $50,000, breaking the female record for highest adjusted ($48,002 by India Cooper) and non-adjusted ($46,801 in a tie between Emma Boettcher and MacKenzie Jones) score. In her 37th game, she broke her own personal record and achieved $71,400 (also overtaking Julia Collins' all-time regular season record of $428,100 with a total of $483,000 in the same game).

Game No. Air Date Final score Cumulative Winnings Notes
1 November 17, 2021 $31,600† $31,600
2 November 18, 2021 $33,800 $67,400
3 November 19, 2021 $44,800 $110,200 Her and previous champ won $100K+ their respective first three games, this is the first occurrence of two consecutive champs winning $100K+ during their first 3 games.
4 November 22, 2021 $45,400 $155,600
5 November 23, 2021 $14,800 $170,400 She becomes 9th highest winning during all-time first 5-games surpassing Tom Nissley.
6 November 24, 2021 $37,400 $207,800
7 November 25, 2021 $50K $257,800 In her 7th game, she broke the female record for highest adjusted ($48,002 by India Cooper) and non-adjusted score ($46,801 in a tie between Emma Boettcher and MacKenzie Jones).
The first game in which she did not find any of the Daily Doubles.
8 November 26, 2021 $37,400 $295,200
9 November 29, 2021 $47K $342,200
10 November 30, 2021 $38K $380,200
11 December 1, 2021 $41K $420,200
12 December 2, 2021 $61,800 $483,000 She broke her own personal record and achieved $61,800.
Surpassed Julia Collins for regular-season earnings.
13 December 3, 2021 $53,400 $536,400 Surpassed Jason Zuffraneiri for regular-season earnings and took the fourth-place spot in that regard.
She takes a break for two weeks after this for the Professor’s Tournament (the tournament was taped after her 23rd win).
14 December 20, 2021 $34,800 $571,200
15 December 21, 2021 $35K $606,200 Correct Final Jeopardy! response streak with 10, 6th-time player for 10+ straight correct by FJ!
16 December 22, 2021 $25,200 $631,400
17 December 23, 2021 $56K $687,400 Surpassed Larissa Kelly for all-time earnings.
18 December 24, 2021 $19,400 $706,800
19 December 27, 2021 $38,400 $745,200 Tied with Jason Z. and David M. for the fifth-longest winning streak.
20 December 28, 2021 $23,400 $768,600 Tied with Julia for the fourth-longest winning streak and longest female winning streak.
21 December 29, 2021 $37,400 $806,000 She becomes the fourth-longest winning streak and longest female winning streak.
22 December 30, 2021 $25,600 $831,600
23 December 31, 2021 $24K $855,600
24 January 3, 2022 $42K $897,600 Second game in which she did not find any of the Daily Doubles.
25 January 4, 2022 $20,400 $918K
26 January 5, 2022 $32K $950K
27 January 6, 2022 $27,400 $977,400
28 January 7, 2022 $42,200 $1,019,600 Schneider became the fourth contestant to reach $1,000,000 in regular play, and fifth overall (including tournaments).
Achieved the record ties with Matt Amodio, faster than Ken Jennings (30 games) but slower than James Holzhauer (14 games).
29 January 10, 2022 $15,800 $1,035,400
30 January 11, 2022 $22,400 $1,057,800
31 January 12, 2022 $11K $1,068,800
32 January 13, 2022 $32,800 $1,101,600 Tied with James Holzhauer for the third-longest winning streak.
33 January 14, 2022 $10,200 $1,111,800 Passed James Holzhauer for the third-longest winning streak in regular play.
34 January 17, 2022 $36,200 $1,148,600
35 January 18, 2022 $15,400 $1,164,000
36 January 19, 2022 $17,800 $1,181,800 She achieved all-time 100th $30K+ coryat score.
37 January 20, 2022 $71,400 $1,253,200 She broke her own personal record and achieved $71,400.
She achieved a Coryat score of $37,400 in this game, which is the highest female Coryat and 9th-highest Coryat of all time.
38 January 21, 2022 $54K $1,307,200 Tied with Matt Amodio for the second-longest winning streak.
39 January 24, 2022 $12,600 $1,319,800 Passed Matt Amodio for the second-longest winning streak in regular play.
40 January 25, 2022 $63,000 $1,382,800 She became only the fourth contestant to pass $60,000 three times.
She had the record of the third-most correct responses of all time (1309).
41 January 26, 2022 $17,600 $1,384,800 Rhone Talsma ends her streak. She was awarded the standard $2,000 prize for finishing second place.

Evaluation[]

As a female, she has written a new history as a female champion. She was the first woman to set a record of over $50,000, and she broke that record twice. In addition, the Coryat Score of $37,200 is the best among women and is ranked ninth overall.

This record is difficult to set except by people like Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer, and Matt Amodio. At least 35-40 is a record that can be set if get it right. She was also very popular as she set a record for breaking Matt Amodio's 38 wins record set three months ago. However, there were also comments that the long-term champion continued from the S38 was boring. Above all, after Matt Amodio's 38 streak, Johnathan has 11 streak, and Andrew He's 5 streak, she continues her winning streak. some people wanted to return to the five-game winning streak system as in the past. But on the other hand, given that past champions have also beaten previous champions, and James was also expected to be a long-term champion but dropped out of a 32-game winning streak, there is also a lot of interest in who beats the strong and who breaks the record, so the unlimited win streak system There are many opinions that it is better to keep.

She was also very popular as she set a record for breaking Matt Amodio's 38 wins record set three months ago. However, there were also comments that the long-term champion continued from the S38 was boring. Above all, after Matt Amodio's 38 streak, Johnathan has 11 streak, and Andrew He's 5 streak, she continues her winning streak. some people wanted to return to the five-game winning streak system as in the past.

But on the other hand, given that past champions have also beaten previous champions, and James was also expected to be a long-term champion but dropped out of a 32-game winning streak, there is also a lot of interest in who beats the strong and who breaks the record, so the unlimited win streak system There are many opinions that it is better to keep. Then her long streak came to an end when she passed the championship to Rhone.

Now, when participating in the ToC, what she needs to supplement is the percentage of correct answers in Final Jeopardy. The overall correct rate is similar to that of other long-term champions, but the correct rate has weakened in the second half.

By the way, unless she plays the Lock Game before Final Jeopardy, there's no way she shouldn't follow in the footsteps of semifinalists David or Jason. First of all, it seems that it will be important to increase the percentage of correct answers in Final Jeopardy in order for her to show a big success in the ToC.

There is a particular jinx related to her: Dan Pawson is the only one who won the ToC title out of 11 champions who, like her, have won 5 or more consecutively over the year as of the broadcast date.[2] It remains to be seen whether she will break that jinx like James Holzhauer, a champion with more than 10 consecutive wins. Also, so far, Celeste DiNucci is the most recent female winner of the 2007 S24 ToC (and also recently as a WC entrant), but if she breaks the mentioned jinx, she becomes the first female winner in 15 years.

Association with Champions[]

Ken Jennings[]

  • The first record is over $30K, and the total record of five consecutive wins is over $150,000.
  • Both with a record of over $70,000 in a single game[3].
  • When they both got off, they had in common that they handed over the championship to the opposite sex challenger and suffered a comeback defeat.

Buzzy Cohen[]

  • Both have long streaks, beating the champion who has won five or more in a row, whose first name is Andrew. All previous champions also broke the $100,000 mark in three games, with the latter holding the record for the first round.
  • Both have had one experience with a comeback win.

James Holzhauer[]

  • Both have broken their own records. James set a one-day record in the 4th and then broke herself in the 10th, becoming the first woman to break the $50K and then the all-time high of $71,400.
  • Both have recorded over $40K in matches that didn't even find for a daily double. James posted $49,200 in the 17th, and Amy also posted $50K and $42K in the 7th and 24th, respectively[4].
  • There are 10 or more $30K coryat scores recorded (Ken: x23, Matt A: x18, James: x20, Amy: x12)[5].
  • There are more than 10 consecutive correct answers.

Matt Amodio[]

  • Both broke the $100,000 mark in 3 episodes.
  • Both premiered on Wednesday, and recording was delayed due to Covid-19.
  • Both became millionaires in 28th games.
  • Both handed over championship titles to male contestants. The difference is that the opponent who defeated Matt also joined the ultrachamp spot, while the opponent who defeated amy ended up with a single win.
  • When both of them left, the last clue was related to the country[6].

Jonathan Fisher[]

  • Both beat champions with five or more wins in a row.
  • The title was handed over to a challenger of the opposite sex, and both ended in a single win.

Mattea Roach[]

  • Both are LGBT.
  • They experienced comeback wins more than once, and they lost back when they got off.
  • One challenger in a row twice was eliminated before FJ[7].

Trivia[]

  • Amy is the 2nd transgender contestant and 1st out transgender (being a contestant after finding out they are transgender) to make it to the Tournament of Champions (Catherine Ramen won 5 games in season 14 and returned for the 1998 Tournament of Champions as well as the 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions - however, all of those were played as a male named Fred Ramen). More recently, Kate Freeman won 1 game in December of 2020, though she would finish in third place the next game.
  • Like former ultrachampion Jonathan Fisher, she is the second entrant to become an ultrachampion by beating a champion of five or more wins, and the eighth entrant to win five or more in a streak.
  • A champion who beats a champion who has won 5 consecutive wins is a champion who breaks the jinx that he cannot win more than 5 consecutive wins.
  • Like Matt, Amy was out after having Countries of the World as the FJ! category. Also, half of those who defeated “JEOPARDY!” ultrachampions were librarians from Chicago (David Madden, Arthur Chu, Matt Jackson, James Holzhauer, Austin Rogers).
  • Like David Madden and Seth Wilson, she is the third champ to win 10 or more in a row, coming from second place before FJ![8].
  • As she earned the title of 40th straight champion and fourth millionaire in regular, the next ToC will be an unprecedented ToC with three ten-game winning champs and two millionaires.
  • Along with Julia Collins, the champion with 10+ wins on the same start day and drop off day.
  • She is the first champion to have more than a year of broadcasting date among the champions with more than 10 wins.
  • She is 11th for American game show winnings records.
  • It is said that there was a robbery at the beginning of 2022, and credit cards and valuables were stolen. Fortunately, there was no life-threatening injury[9].
  • She has gotten engaged.
  • If the 2022 ToC is held without any special events, like S25 ToC winner Dan Pawson, she will be the top seed of the ToC leaderboard that is not the highest regular game prize money.
  • If nothing goes wrong in the future, the female will be assigned the top seed after Julia Collins.
  • Even after her departure, the strength of the female contestants was noticeable, with the 4 female contestants winning 4 consecutive victories, and three months later Mattea Roach became the third woman to become the champion with 10 or more victories (13th in history)[10]. On the other hand, the male contestant has not been able to exceed 4 consecutive wins until Ryan Long, let alone 5 consecutive victories[11].
  • On the occasion of the International Transgender Day of Visibility in 2022, she was a guest at white house for transgender celebration.

References[]

  1. The former champion holds the record for the most prize money on first entry as a challenger ($55,001).
  2. The other champions did not even advance to the finals, let alone win, and in the case of the two men, they could not compete for unavoidable reasons.
  3. How great is this record, so far, the only people who have achieved more than $70,000 in regular games are 4 millionaires who have achieved regular games and Roger Craig who has won 6 straight games.
  4. In fact, there are occasional wins without looking for a daily double, but it's rare to win for $40-50K.
  5. All four are millionaires and have a record of correcting more than 1,000 questions
  6. The same goes for Mattea.
  7. In the case of Mattea, he was the only champ with 6 wins or more to solve the FJ! alone.
  8. All three are first games, and David also finished second in the 12th and 15th Games.
  9. https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/trans-jeopardy-champ-amy-schneider-says-was-robbed-recent-attack-rcna10900
  10. In the case of the previous three(Christine Whelchel, Margaret Shelton and Maureen O'Neil), they won four consecutive victories.
  11. Later, like her, she revealed that she was a sexual minority.
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