‘Jeopardy!’ champ Ken Jennings celebrates James Holzhauer’s ‘Reign of Destruction’ with ‘Infinity War’ joke

The reigning all-time “Jeopardy!” champion Ken Jennings responded to James Holzhauer’s loss on Monday with a reference to “Avengers: Infinity War.”

“Actual photo of James Holzhauer walking off stage at Jeopardy, his reign of destruction completed,” Jennings tweeted, along with a still of Josh Brolin’s Thanos from the end of the Marvel superhero team-up.

Holzhauer’s months-long winning streak was snapped on Monday when he was finally bested by competitor Emma Boettcher, by nearly $22,000 in the game’s final round.

Holzhauer’s loss came as a huge shock, seeing as the contestant was just $58,485 shy of breaking Jennings’ all-time regular season record at the time of his loss. Holzhauer’s final total amounted to $2,462,216 over 32 “Jeopardy!” games, whereas Jennings scored $2,520,700 over 74 games back in 2004.

He was within spitting distance of Jennings’ record before making an uncharacteristically small Final Jeopardy wager in Monday’s episode.

“I never really believed I could win 75 shows, but I definitely thought I had a great shot at Ken’s cash winnings record,” Holzhauer said in a statement following his defeat.

“Emma dominated her warmup games that day, and I knew she would make an extremely tough challenger,” he added. “I was still incredibly impressed by her courage on that ‘True Daily Double.’ I’m proud that it took a top-level player at her absolute best to eliminate me.”

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