It was a game for the record books on Tuesday’s Jeopardy! as only one of the three contestants advanced to the Final Jeopardy! round. Even host Alex Trebek was surprised by the turn of events.
“The stage looks like a really lonely place right now,” Trebek said to the remaining contestant, Kevin Walsh. “I cannot recall the last time we had only one player in Final Jeopardy!”
The reason for the solo final round was because the other two contestants didn’t have any money to wager. Contestant Natt Supab ended Double Jeopardy! with negative $400, while Alex Switzky landed on the Daily Double and lost a whopping $5,900 on the last clue of the round.
“Neither of you will be around to participate in Final Jeopardy!,” said Trebek. “But Alex you go home with $2,000, Natt you go home with $1,000, and Kevin you deal with this subject all by yourself in Final [Jeopardy!]. You can risk a bundle, you know?”
Fans on Twitter were shocked by the rare sight of only one contestant in the final round, as this is only the second time in almost a decade that something like this has happened.
Despite not competing against anyone else, Walsh elected to bid only $4,400 of his $14,400. Walsh’s correct answer brought his four-day total winnings to $81,700.
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