James Holzhauer Returning to 'Jeopardy!' to Compete for $250K in Tournament of Champions

James Holzhauer made history with 32 straight wins on Jeopardy!

James Holzhauer is making his grand Jeopardy! return!

Holzhauer, who made history with 32 straight wins on the Alex-Trebek-hosted game show, is set to participate in the show’s most competitive and prestigious event: The Tournament of Champions.

The 34-year-old professional sports gambler will face off against Alan Dunn, a software development manager, and Lindsey Shultz, a physician and healthcare analyst, in the quarterfinal match-ups.

Holzhauer’s first round of competition will take place on Nov. 6.

The winner will then go on to compete in the semifinals the following week. The two-day finals will see the remaining competitors fight for the $250,000 grand prize, while the second-place finisher earns $100,000, and third place takes home $50,000.

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The 10-day tournament kicks off Nov. 4 and concludes Nov. 15.

Earlier this summer, Holzhauer was on track to break Ken Jennings’ regular-season record total winnings of $2.52 million — but he fell just short as Emma Boettcher, a librarian from Chicago, defeated the champion by $22,002.

The game-show wiz finished in second place with $24,799, and Boettcher won the game with $46,801.

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With $2,462,216 in earnings, Holzhauer needed just $58,484 to overtake Jennings.

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