Arthur Chu is on the verge of Jeopardy history

Arthur Chu daily double on his way to Jeopardy record books

Influence what you can influence, Arthur. Smash that buzzer multiple times. Click it furiously by your microphone. ClickClickClickClick  
Look over at the other contestants when they buzz in before you. Hop, skip, jump, and bounce around the board and go hunting for those Daily Doubles. You can do that. It’s your choice. Don’t sweat what those Twitter haters have to say – sweat the game.


Speed up the round by shortening category names when you choose them “Asians 4” or “Writers hating 8” when the expected protocol is “I’ll take ‘Asian Continents’ for $400, Alex” and “‘Writers hatin’ on Writers’ for $800″ (real examples from Monday’s show).

Don’t waste any time. Keep up the pace, and your opponents off-balance. Demolish competition by Final Jeopardy. Win your 5th and 6th game. Enjoy life on Twitter.

Arthur Chu dominating Jeopardy

Not that you need me to tell you any of that. You’re doing just fine.


If Arthur wins his seventh match tonight, he’ll likely crack the top ten all time in regards to total overall winnings on Jeopardy. Currently at #11, Chu needs about $12K according to the Jeopardy website to be one of the ten biggest winners in modern Jeopardy.

Most Money Won on Jeopardy

  1. Ken Jennings $ 2,520,700
  2. Dave Madden $ 430,400
  3. Tom Nissley $ 235,405
  4. Roger Craig $ 230,200
  5. Larissa Kelly $ 222,597
  6. Jason Keller $ 213,900
  7. Joon Pahk $ 199,000
  8. Tom Walsh $ 184,900
  9. Ben Ingram $ 176,534
  10. Dan Pawson $ 170,902
  11. Arthur Chu $ 158,000

(Here’s an updated list of Jeopardy Champions)

Already in the top 20 of consecutive wins, Arthur needs a couple more to solidify his place in Jeopardy history. If ArtChuD2* can get to 8 consecutive wins, he would surpass Jeopardy legend Roger Craig and be tied for 5th most consecutive wins.

Most Consecutive Jeopardy Wins

  1. Ken Jennings – 74 wins
  2. Dave Madden – 19 wins
  3. Jason Keller – 9 wins
  4. Dan Pawson – 9
  5. Ben Ingram – 8
  6. Tom Nissley – 8
  7. Tom Kavanaugh – 8
  8. Jason Keller – 7
  9. Joon Pahk – 7
  10. Jason Bernbach – 7
  11. Tom Walsh – 7
  12. Justin Sausville – 6
  13. Christopher Short – 6
  14. Roger Craig – 6
  15. Jason Zollinger – 6
  16. Jim Stevens -6
  17. Larissa Kelly – 6
  18. Kevin Marshall – 6
  19. Sean Ryan – 6
  20. Arthur Chu – 6

(Here’s an updated list of Jeopardy Champions)

Still, Chu has a loooooooooong way to go before approaching Ken Jennings, that trivia animal won an unbelievable 74 consecutive Jeopardy matches without a loss. It’s even less believable when you see that 2nd place is a paltry 19 consecutive wins.

*Arthur Chu Daily Double  

[UPDATED May 23, 2014: No longer updating this post, go here for most updated info]

Top Jeopardy Winners (Total Winnings)

Rank Contestant Total Winnings
1 Ken Jennings $ 2,520,700
2 Dave Madden $ 430,400
3 Arthur Chu $ 298,200
4 Julia Collins $284,100
5 Tom Nissley $ 235,405
6 Roger Craig $ 230,200
7 Larissa Kelly $ 222,597
8 Jason Keller $ 213,900
9 Joon Pahk $ 199,000
10 Tom Walsh $ 184,900
11 Ben Ingram $ 176,534

Most Jeopardy Wins:

Rank Contestant Win
1 Ken Jennings 74 wins
2 Dave Madden 19 wins
3 Julia Collins 14 wins
4 Arthur Chu 11 wins
5 Jason Keller 9 wins
6 Ben Ingram 8 wins
6 Tom Nissley 8
6 Tom Kavanaugh 8
7 Jason Keller 7 wins
7 Joon Pahk 7
7 Jason Bernbach 7
6 Tom Walsh 7

Arthur Chu’s run ended on March 12, 2014 having won 11 straight shows with $298,200 in total winnings — both numbers place him third all-time in Jeopardy history.

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This post was written by Stuart Leung on February 26, 2014. Follow follow follow on Twitter or Instagram.