Alex Jacob’s Jeopardy! Winning Streak Halted at Six

Alex Jacob Final
Alex Jacob

Former poker pro Alex Jacob’s surprising run on Jeopardy! came to an end last night after he failed to correctly answer a question about Twitter in the final round of the game show.

The final question was: "This social media company launched in October 2010; in 2012, with about a dozen employees and no revenue, it sold for $1 billion?"

The correct answer was Instagram but Jacob incorrectly bet $10,000 on Twitter and that was more than enough to give opponent Todd Lovell the win.

Jacob Finishes Jeopardy! Run with $150,000

Alex Jacob

Jacob, who now works as a currency trader in Chicago, finished with six victories on the show and a total haul of just over $150,000.

It was an impressive streak and falls just short of the top 10 highest earning Jeopardy! contestants as Ben Ingram (the 10th highest earner) took home $176,535.

Jacob didn’t go down without a fight and used many of the techniques that got him to six wins including answering rapidly and betting heavily on the Daily Double.

Ahead by just $200 midway through the show Jacob decided to “just bet it all” on the Daily Double and, after answering correctly, moved up to $25,200.

Unfortunately for Jacob, Todd Lovell made up ground in the last round before finally moving past him in Final Jeopardy.

While Jacob is finished with Jeopardy! for now, there’s a good chance he eventually gets invited back for the Tournament of Champions.

You can view Jacob’s last episode on YouTube below:

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