'Jeopardy!' isn't the first game show James Holzhauer has crushed

NEW YORK -- Heading into Friday's night show, sports gambler James Holzhauer has won 16 straight games and more than $1 million on Jeopardy!, and he remains on pace toward becoming the game's all-time champ.

In an interesting feature, Emily Yahr of the Washington Post tracked down the 16 contestants who have had the misfortune to go up against Holzhauer and his aggressive strategy so far. Some of their comments:

    In another interesting Holzhauer tidbit, TMZ reports that he previously had game-show success in 2014 on Chase, where he nailed a record 12 answers for $60,000 in the opening round.

    He also got 19 answers in the final round for, yes, another record, en route to helping his team of three win $175,000. The piece notes that Holzhauer bet conservatively on the show, a strategy he has changed on Jeopardy!, where he tends to bet big.

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