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VIDEO: It Appears 'Jeopardy!' Star James Holzhauer Loses in Leaked Clip of Monday's Episode

By Braulio Perez
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Say it ain't so, Mr. Trebek! For more than a month, "Jeopardy!" contestant James Holzhauer has stolen American hearts, thanks to his brilliance on the game show. But, has his wild streak of 32 straight victories come to an end?

It sure looks that way.

In a leaked clip, which appears to be from an episode expected to air on Monday, Holzhauer is trailing the soon-to-be-new champion, Emma Boettcher, by $3,200 heading into Final Jeopardy. Despite all three contestants giving correct responses, the 34-year-old professional gambler ends the game in second place.

Though Monday's episode has yet to air, this footage matches up with the contestant list on Jeopardy.com. So those of you thinking this might be some classic fake news, it's likely not.

If his run comes to an end tonight, Holzhauer will have won nearly $2.5 million. He can hold his head up high following this remarkable run and puts himself toward the top of "Jeopardy!" lore, along with the famous Ken Jennings. Holzhauer is the second highest-earning contestant of all time behind Jennings, who also holds the record for the longest winning streak on "Jeopardy!" with 74 wins.

Let's just hope one day we get to see those two face off in a Tournament of Champions. Now that would be some must-see TV.


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