Amy Schneider Returns To ‘Jeopardy!’ For Tournament Of Champs

Amy Schneider will make her triumphant return to "Jeopardy!" this month for the Tournament of Champions, where 21 former contestants will compete for the grand prize of $250,000.
Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider (screen capture)

Amy Schneider will make her triumphant return to “Jeopardy!” this month for the Tournament of Champions, where 21 former contestants will compete for the grand prize of $250,000.

From Axios:

Schneider made history last season, winning $1.4 million in 40 consecutive games between November 2021 and January 2022.

She ranks second in consecutive games won behind Ken Jennings, who had a 74-game streak in 2004.

She became the first openly transgender person to make it to the Tournament of Champions and is the winningest woman contestant ever to play on “Jeopardy!”

Going into the next tournament, she is most excited and nervous to play against Andrew He, the San Francisco-based contestant she beat in the regular season. Schneider was also eager to play against Matt Amodio, whose 38-game streak earned him $1.5 million in winnings.

Look for Schneider’s return to the long-running trivia game on October 31.

It’s been quite a year for the trivia expert. In addition to her record setting run on Jeopardy!, Schneider recently shared that she married her longtime girlfriend “in a small private ceremony in May.”