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Controversial 'Jeopardy!' champ Arthur Chu speaks out

'Fox & Friends': Jeopardy Champ Arthur Chu Talks Twitter

Arthur Chu has sparked buzz across the nation with his unorthodox strategy on 'Jeopardy!': immediately buzzing in for every question and jumping across the board. He's been called a 'mad villain' for searching out Daily Doubles and going for the last question in a category simply to ensure that his fellow contestants can't double their luck or get big bucks.

Arthur Chu talked to 'Fox & Friends' about why there's been so much outrage over a game theory approach he says is not new.

'The first person to play like I do was Chuck Forrest who was the champion back in 1985,' he said.
'I think it's really that we live in the Twitter age.'

Chu (@Arthur_affect) is VERY active on Twitter, tweeting at least twenty times a day. He responds to fans and haters, and also comments on his TV appearances.

Although he's gotten a lot of negative comments about his strategy via Twitter, Arthur doesn't seem fazed.

'I don't get paid for making people on Twitter happy. I get paid for winning the game,' he said.

His performance might be polarizing on social media, but how does 'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek feel about Chu?

'It's hard to tell with Alex. He's a total game show pro,' Chu said about famously unflappable Trebek.

Whether you're a Chu fan or not, he's definitely getting his 15 minutes of fame. When his run on 'Jeopardy!' is over, he hopes to get opportunities in other fields.

The 30-year-old is an insurance compliance analyst by day, but according to his website, Chu is also a stand-up comedian, actor, Shakespearean actor, improviser, tour guide, genius and voice-over actor.

If the opportunities don't roll in, we're guessing the money he's won from the game -- more than $100,000 -- will be a nice consolation prize.

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gamaofsix February 06 2014 at 3:03 PM

I HAVE BEEN WATCHING JEOPARDY FOR MANY MANY YEARS, I DON'T KNOW IF THERE ARE ANY RULES ON HOW YOU PICK AND PLAY YOUR CATEGORY, THE OTHER CONTESTANTS HAVE TO BE FASTER ON THE BUTTON.
DID ANYONE COMPLAIN WHEN KEN JENNINGS WON OVER 2 MILLION DOLLARS ON JEOPARDY.
MAYBE THE ONES WHO COMPLAIN SHOULD TAKE ON THE CHALLENGE.

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dapperone February 06 2014 at 3:27 PM

I see nothing wrong with how he plays. He's playing smart -for him, and it is working.

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diane February 06 2014 at 6:29 PM

Chu is not breaking the rules, he's just applying his own strategies.
Get over it people!

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paxrail February 07 2014 at 2:03 AM

Who cares. It's just a TV game show, folks.

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lse1030 February 06 2014 at 3:29 PM

Great games! Nothing wrong with jumping around.

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hb341 February 07 2014 at 1:05 AM

I really think this proves that we are all a little OCD. It's not that we don't like him winning, we just want our board to look nice and neat going from top to bottom one category at a time IMHO.

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jamuhls February 06 2014 at 10:01 PM

Oh Please-what silliness. Jeopardy is a game, and Arthur Chu plays it well. It wouldn't matter how he jumped around the board if he didn't know the answers.

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blackcoffeeparty February 06 2014 at 10:06 PM

Sounds like a plan to me

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Billy Rogers February 06 2014 at 6:22 PM

Alex, don't even give a second thought to your 'detractors'. You played the game to win and you won. We cheered you on and we'd do it again. You Go Boy!

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elbrown4u February 07 2014 at 12:24 AM

All Is Fair In Love And Jeopardy Warfare! People Are There To Win! As Long As They Stay Within The Perimeters Of The Rules, There Should Not Be A Problem or " Any " Controversy! www.nevadapoet.com/ PS: There Are Times When The Judges On Jeopardy Have Been Too Hard Or Made An Outright Mistake, But No One Seems To Ever Take Them To Task.

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vdld elbrown4u February 15 2014 at 3:21 AM

Why do you capitalize the first letter of every word? It's really hard to read your posts.

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