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Jeopardy! genius James Holzhauer wins his 21st victory

Jeopardy! genius James Holzhauer wins his 21st victory

James Holzhauer is on a roll.

The 34-year-old from Las Vegas now holds the second-longest winning streak in the game show's history.

Holzhauer still has a long way to go before reaching champion Ken Jenning's 74-game record in 2004. Jennings also holds the Jeopardy! record for the most winnings from the show, after earning more than $2.5 million during his streak.

Holzhauer, a professional gambler from Las Vegas, has won 20 games and more than $1.5 million so far.

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Along the way, Holzhauer has consistently broken his own records for single-day winnings, as he continues to dominate the trivia circuit. So, while Holzhauer and some studio audience members know whether he's yet lost a game, the rest of America will have to wait until the next episode to find out.

The final clue from the night was: "A character in this 1944 play is said to be like a piece of her own collection, 'too exquisitely fragile to move from the shelf'".

A correct Final Jeopardy answer helped Holzhauer seal his 21st win. At this point in his historic run, Jennings had amassed only $697,760, nearly $1 million less than Holzhauer's $1,608,627. That brings his total to $1,691,008. According to The Jeopardy Fan, Holzhauer has played 51 Daily Doubles in just 21 games, winning 47.

'I've always wanted to see someone try Jeopardy! wagering this way who had the skills to back it up.