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UPDATE: Ken Jennings wins Jeopardy 'Greatest of All Time'

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Posted at 10:04 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 15:42:45-05


Ken Jennings won night 4 of Jeopardy GOAT, marking his third win in the competition and becoming the official Jeopardy Great of All Time champion.

He beat out Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer.

PROGRAM NOTE: James Holzhauer will be on 13 Action News at 11 a.m. Wednesday

Rutter did not win a single night of the series, while Holzhauer had won a single night of the competition.

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UPDATE 9:05 P.M. JAN. 9: Las Vegas' Jeopardy James lost to Ken Jennings on the third night of Jeopardy GOAT. He's behind Jennings by one game: Jennings has won twice now and Holzhauer once. In order to win the tournament a player must win three nights.

The overall scores for night three are listed below.

Jennings: 67,600
Holzhauer: 33,692
Rutter: 23,467

The next game will be on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 8 p.m. You can watch it on Channel 13.

RELATED: James Holzhauer speaks on philanthropy, Jeopardy GOAT tournament

UPDATE 8 P.M JAN. 9: James Holzhauer talks to 13 Action News about his fun Vegas-themed signatures on Jeopardy GOAT, getting "Ken Jennings" on a Buzzfeed "Which Jeopardy!: The Greatest Of All Time' Contestant Are You?" quiz and the strategy that goes winning a game.

Holzhauer and his wife are hosting a watch party tonight The Space to benefit Project 150. Following the show, Holzhauer will participate in a question and answer session with Mark Shunock, who hosts Mondays Dark and is the in-arena host for the Vegas Golden Knights.

Tickets range from $75 for general admission to $100 for a VIP admission that includes the watch party and a meet-and-greet photo opportunity with Holzhauer. For tickets visit thespacelv.com.

UPDATE JAN. 8: Overall match winners for game two are listed below.

Holzhauer: 82,414
Jennings: 57,400
Rutter: 14,400

Both Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer have won one match each. To win the whole tournament, a player must win three times.

UPDATE JAN. 7: On the first night of the competition, Jeopardy James came in second place -- just 200 points behind Ken Jennings. The final totals of the night are listed below.

Jennings: 63,400
Holzhauer: 63,200
Rutter: 10,400

One thing all of the competitors had in common: each player wore a purple ribbon in honor of Alex Trebek.

Tune in to Channel 13 on Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. to watch all of the action on night two.

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Three of the best Jeopardy champions will face off against each other in prime time starting Tuesday, right here on Channel 13


The Jeopardy "Great of All Time" special will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 8 p.m.

It will feature Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer, who just recently won the Tournament of Champions.

They will face off in a series of matches, and the first to win three matches will win $1 million. Each runner up will win $250,000.

“Based on their previous performances, these three are already the ‘greatest,’ but you can’t help wondering: who is the best of the best?” Trebek said.

The schedule is below.

Tuesday, Jan. 7 – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 8 – 8 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 9 – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 14 – 8 p.m. (If necessary)
Wednesday, Jan. 15 – 8 p.m. (if necessary)
Thursday, Jan. 16 – 8 p.m. (if necessary)

Here's how it works

Because the tournament is an hour instead of the normal half hour, there will be two games per show, and the player with the most money at the end of the two games will win the match.

The tournament will continue until the first player wins three matches.