looks like Ken is back.
Ken Jennings to face other Jeopardy champs in 'super tournament'
By The Associated Press
December 29, 2004
LOS ANGELES — If winning more than $2.5 million (?1.8 million) wasn't enough, "Jeopardy!" whiz Ken Jennings will have a shot at winning an additional $2 million (?1.5 million) — but the competition will be tougher this time around.
A "Super Tournament" will pit Jennings in a final match against two survivors of a competition among nearly 150 past five-time winners, producers of the game show announced Tuesday. The show used to have a limit of five shows for champions.
Host Alex Trebek called the tournament the "quest for Ken."
"Ever since Ken started his amazing run, people have been speculating on how some of the past `Jeopardy!' players would do against him," Trebek said in a statement. "We're answering that question."
Jennings, too, was anxious about the challenge.
"I can't wait to see who I'll be up against in the finals," he said.
Jennings earned $2,520,700 (?1,852,366) after a 74-game winning streak. He was beaten by California real estate agent Nancy Zerg.
The matches will begin airing in February or March, and the finals will air in May, said "Jeopardy!" publicist Jeff Ritter.
The third-place winner will receive $250,000 (?183,700) and the second-place winner, $500,000 (?367,430).