'Jeopardy Villain' Arthur Chu nearly rampages to record

February 28, 2014 9:09:19 AM PST
"Jeopardy!" champion Arthur Chu, dubbed the "Jeopardy Villain" by some fans disturbed by his unconventional style, rampaged to his eighth straight victory by running up a score so high, host Alex Trebek mentioned he was within range of the show's one-day record.

By the first commercial break in [Thursday] night's pre-taped episode, Chu, 30, an insurance compliance worker and voice-over actor, had accumulated $4,000, leading his nearest competitor by more than $2,000. By the start of the "Double Jeopardy" round, he'd built his total to $12,000, almost $10,000 ahead of his nearest opponent.

Before "Final Jeopardy," he was sitting on a haul of $44,200, way out of range of his nearest rival's $6,000.

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