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This guy has done something small amount of Jeopardy contestants have done, he hit the $1 million mark in winnings Tuesday on his 14th appearance…

James Holzhauer is some sort of genius. He is also, not too surprising, a professional gambler from Las Vegas and cold-blooded in his willingness to risk big sums of money. Holzhauer said show host Alex Trebek once told him that he doesn’t gamble because he could win $1,000 and not care, but that losing $20 annoys him.

Not only has Holzhauer won $131,127 to shatter the program’s previous one-day record of $77,000, he already has the top five one-day scores in the history of a game that has aired regularly since 1984. That is incredible!

He has not beat the record for most money won, YET. The show’s most hallowed records, set in 2004 when Ken Jennings won 74 games in a row and earned more than $2.5 million, seems like a plausible goal.

James Holzhauer hopes his celebrity stays low-key. He gets recognized in public now but said most people are respectful, save one fan “who got a little too handsy with my bicep” at a hockey game. That is odd…

They should just make a bedroom for James at the studio. It seems like he will be there for awhile. He is in it to win it. He might run Jeopardy dry…