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Is James Holzhauer Making 'Jeopardy!' Dull? One Local Undefeated Champion Says Yes09:04
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This file image made from video and provided by Jeopardy Productions, Inc. shows "Jeopardy!" contestant James Holzhauer on an episode that aired on April 17, 2019. (Jeopardy Productions, Inc. via AP)
This file image made from video and provided by Jeopardy Productions, Inc. shows "Jeopardy!" contestant James Holzhauer on an episode that aired on April 17, 2019. (Jeopardy Productions, Inc. via AP)

The "Jeopardy!" winning streak of sports gambler James Holzhauer stands at 22 games, after he nailed yet another final question last week.

It seems the only thing that can stop Holzhauer is a break in the competition. "Jeopardy!" is in the middle of its annual teachers tournament.

When Holzhauer returns, a week from Monday, he'll continue his quest to break the records Ken Jennings set on his memorable run in 2004. Jennings won 74 games in a row, earning $2.5 million.

Long winning streaks and seven-figure paydays were made possible by a rule change the year before Jennings appeared on "Jeopardy!" Repeat champions previously had to retire after five victories.

Now, one of those five-time winners, Tom Nichols, says Holzhauer's incessant dominance is making "Jeopardy!" "incredibly dull."

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Tom Nichols, professor of national security affairs at the United States Naval War College and an adjunct professor in the Harvard Extension School. In 1994, he won "Jeopardy!" five times — then the maximum —  and tweets @RadioFreeTom.

This segment aired on May 10, 2019.

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