He can’t win ‘em all, apparently. Arthur Chu’s 11-game Jeopardy! winning streak ended Wednesday when he wagered everything on an incorrect Final Jeopardy! answer.
But losing isn’t so bad – Chu is still walking away with his earnings from more successful games, which come to a total of $297,200. Pocket money, you know.
Chu won the third highest of any Jeopardy! contestant, following number one winner Ken Jennings and David Madden at number two. Chu’s success came partly from his strategy of jumping around the game board and finding Daily Doubles before his fellow contestants, which has earned him a villainous reputation – one that he’s embraced.
He’ll return to the show next season for the Tournament of Champions, where Jeopardy! fans will probably continue to senselessly hate him. Watch his losing moment below:
To follow up his loss, Chu went on Good Morning America this morning to talk about his time on the show, and Jennings even sent in a video to congratulate the champ – but also to poke fun at his 11-game streak (Jennings won 74 in a row). Watch the interview below: