Find Out the Jeopardy! Question That Ended Amy Schneider’s 40-Game Winning Streak

On Jan. 26, Amy Schneider's 40–game winning streak came to an end. Find out the Jeopardy! answer that stumped her here.

By Jillian Fabiano Jan 27, 2022 12:30 AMTags
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After a long run, this champ's winning streak has come to an end. 

On Jan. 26, Amy Schneider's Jeopardy! reign came to an end after Rhone Talsma, a librarian from Chicago, finished in first place with a score of $29,600 and Schneider finished second with $19,600, leaving her with total earnings of $1,382,800.

During the episode, Talsma responded correctly to a key Daily Double late in the Double Jeopardy! round. The pair headed into Final Jeopardy! with Schneider leading with a score of $27,600, and Talsma in second place with $17,600.

So what question ended Schneider's streak and put Talsma on top? 

The Final Jeopardy! category was Countries of the World, and the answer was, "The only nation in the world whose name in English ends in an 'H,' it's also one of the 10 most populous."

Talsma responded correctly—"What is Bangladesh?"—and Schneider did not provide a response, leaving Talsma with the title of champion and ending Schneider's time on the show.  

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Schneider is now No. 2 on the all-time consecutive-wins list, after contestant and host Ken Jennings, who has 74 wins under his belt. 

"I had thought that Rhone was going to be tough going into it," Schneider shared. "I loved hanging out with him, we had great conversation before the taping, but I could tell that he was here to play and that he was going to be good."

She continued, "I still came very close to winning, but I did feel like maybe I was slipping a little bit. And once it was clear that he was fast on the buzzer, I knew it was going to be a battle all the way."

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Thankfully, that's not all we'll be seeing from Schneider: She'll return for the Tournament of Champions this fall. 

Until then, watch Talsma face two new challengers Jan. 27 on Jeopardy!

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