Amy Schneider becomes first openly transgender contestant to win 'Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions'

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Posted at 11:07 AM, Nov 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-22 11:07:28-05

Amy Schneider is the first openly transgender contestant to win "Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions."

Schneider secured the victory in an episode that aired Monday night.

To win the tournament, a contestant had to be the first to win three games in the finals.

Schneider and Andrew He, a software developer, went into Monday's game having won two games.

Entering "Final Jeopardy," Schneider was beating He by $1,400. They both answered the question correctly, but Schneider wagered more.

Schneider said she knew He was going to be a tough opponent when she learned he was in the finals.

“I both wanted to [compete against him] and was afraid of facing him again,” she said. “I knew he was one of the top competitors in the field. He was definitely someone that I knew could beat me because he very nearly did before, and he did a couple of times here as well."

Schneider earned $250,000 for her win.