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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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donfrutz February 06 2014 at 2:57 PM

The price of Intelligence is Ridicule. They once thought Einstein was mentally deficient.
Die trauben sind tzu sauer fur dir ? To Mr. Chu: Good Luck on future Game Shows !
DonFRutz@aol.com

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bub21795 February 06 2014 at 8:00 PM

I LIKE THE WAY HE PLAYS == THE NAME OF THE GAME IS TO WIN AND THAT HE IS DOING !!

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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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rx901tn February 06 2014 at 7:56 PM

keep it up CHUN winning is the point and the only thing that earn money all this talk.Your the MAN ...

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doublep2p February 06 2014 at 7:44 PM

It's not like the other contestants can't buzz in to answer. Some contestants run off their strong categories and leave the categories they're weak in for last. So what's the big deal? The have-nots and the can't-dos always gripe and complain. Get a life! Do something to improve your life! You can't keep blaming others for your shortcomings.

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lse1030 February 06 2014 at 3:29 PM

Great games! Nothing wrong with jumping around.

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jtdelaware February 06 2014 at 7:36 PM

you lose points for not giving an answer or the wrong answer, so it's his strategy, his risk, if it works it works

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I LOVE YOU JENNY February 06 2014 at 7:21 PM

The mahu's are just jealous!!!!!!!!

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bbhuey4213 February 06 2014 at 6:58 PM

"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."

Ummm...isn't that pretty much the object of the game?

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lynnangeleyes February 06 2014 at 6:36 PM

I don't see anything wrong with the way he plays. Isn't he supposed to try and win? I didn't know there was any rules about not skipping around and trying to find the daily doubles. I am happy for him.

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