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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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MANNY ALBITE February 07 2014 at 5:32 PM

I agree with this Arthur, you play to win, he is very smart and knows how to use his talent, all you haters get ready because I have a feeling we will see him again, I bet hollywood will be knocking on his door, I am not surprise if they already made contact with him, all this talk about him called it a test, OOPS look all you people already talking about him.

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jack February 07 2014 at 8:25 AM

the name of the game ,(every game ) is to win the game he is using his brains and jeopardy being a brain game what is wrong ,nothing

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plewdawg February 07 2014 at 7:48 AM

Be interesting when they have the tournament of champions.

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torch544 February 07 2014 at 7:29 AM

this guy is a total a....hole

he is undermining the whole purpose of the game and show
i also heard that there have been alot of stray cats where he
lives that have miraculously disappeared....

he DOES have that " screwed the neighbors cat " smile on his face.........

Alex you jerky Canadian fruitcake........get rid of him.......he will sink your whole show!!!

then what would you do??? you are NOT Robert Goulet ( RIP ) !!!

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lovelyt2529 February 28 2014 at 11:29 AM

You're a total tool! Arthur is playing the game smartly and he can't break rules that don't exist!! If Jeapardy had a true problem with the way Arthur played, he wouldn't have won. Duh!

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junky55 February 07 2014 at 7:28 AM

No lack of ego in that guy.

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Marie McClusky February 07 2014 at 7:25 AM

Whats the problem? It is a game. It is strategy to win the game. He rings in first. He picks a catagory and answers the question. As long as he is answering the questions right then play on Chu - Play on.

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demigoff1 February 07 2014 at 7:06 AM

So He can play the game .

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torch544 February 07 2014 at 7:30 AM

yes....but play by the rules..........
its important........

just think how much better the world would be if youre parents
played by the rules......

you know.......NOT procreating when u KNOW you will spawn MORONS!!!!

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lovelyt2529 February 28 2014 at 11:30 AM

You're a tool! The world would be better off without you!

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Richard February 07 2014 at 6:53 AM

Chu is doing what he has to do in order to have his best chance of winning. In football teams are allowed to use a ball control strategy late in games to prevent the losing teams from winning, so why can't he? Baseball permits the intentional walk so that the best hitters cannot get hits. Basketball allows intentional fouls.

All games allow for strategy. In a gambling casino they may throw you out for counting cards, but those places are usually run by gangsters who never will give a sucker an even break. If you counted cards in a private game, your strategy may not be detected, and if it is, who cares? The guys in the know will not play with you, but there are enough suckers to go around so you will never be lonely, that's for sure!

As they say, all is fair in love and war! I would add "and games" to that! This is the age of winning any game any way you can!

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steeve.joens February 07 2014 at 6:51 AM

This is a must see. Google the term SLICK MARKET CASH and go to the top site. Click on the PENNY STOCK page and see what the rich are trying to hide from all of us this time.

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