JEOPARDY! trivia whiz Cris Pannullo has broken Amy Schneider’s record as the contestant scores an impressive 14th win.
NBCJeopardy! champion Cris Pannullo took home an impressive win and continued his streak[/caption]
ABCKen Jennings wondered if his impressive streak could potentially rival champion Amy Schneider[/caption]
His contestants, Tarun and Megan appeared completely stumped although the stakes were high as they were behind on the game.
Tarun’s total by Final Jeopardy! was $3,400 and Megan’s at $5K.
Cris was already ahead with a shocking $46,600 total.
Tarun had the correct answer, but wagered a safe $1,601 to bring his total to $5,001.
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Megan had the wrong guess and dropped $2K from her total winnings.
Cris’s previous best single-day winnings were at $69K from a previous episode.
He took a risky bet at $25,221 and was confident the answer was Georgia Tech.
Ken Jennings, 48, exclaimed “Woah!” as Cris’ winnings totaled up to a shocking $71,821, beating his own record.
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Cris’ 14-day winning streak total came up to $487,923.
RIVALING FAN-FAVORITE AMY
At the start of the episode, Ken gave a nod to Jeopardy! legend Amy Schneider.
Amy has the third-most money ever won on Jeopardy! behind Ken himself with $2.5M and James Holzhauer with $2.46M.
Her impressive 40-day winning streak totaled at $1.4M and Ken himself is wondering if Cris has the potential to rival her winning streak.
At the start of the holiday episode, Ken mentioned a year previously Amy was standing in the exact same position as Cris, drawing a parallel between the two Jeopardy! legends.
Although Cris’ winnings are impressive, his looks are wow-ing Jeopardy! fans even more.
Cris is an operations success manager and former professional poker player from New Jersey.
He has a rabbit named Lentils with his girlfriend Heather of 10 years – having sternly corrected Ken that you cannot feed rabbits the beans he’s named after.
“He was very nice, very polite but he did sit separately from everyone else. He was quiet and it was hard to get a read on him.”
One fan Tweeted after an episode: “Cris is so hot.”
Another fan wrote: “I love Jeopardy! tournaments don’t get me wrong, but I’m very glad sexy Cris is back on my screen.”
A third penned: “Cris is hot, nothing better than looks and brains.”
As a fourth replied: “I agree he is hot looking.”
A fifth tweeted: “He is so adorable” as a sixth wrote: “Heyyyy Cris!!!”
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A seventh honed in on his brooding black brows: “Welcome back to my life to Cris and his eyebrows.”
One more admitted: “So smart and if you’re watching you’ll see he does smile and it’s a very nice smile!”
NBCKen was wow-ed by Cris’ extreme Final Jeopardy! wager bringing his win up to $71.8K for the night[/caption]
NBCCris’ impressive 14-day winnings have totaled $487.9K[/caption]
NBCFans have been swooning over Cris’ looks as well as his talent[/caption]