Amy Schneider has stunned audiences left and right with her ability to answer even the trickiest of “Jeopardy!” questions. But she, like anyone else, still finds herself stumped from time to time.
Schneider admitted to USA Today that she knew she was at risk of losing to her competitor, Rhone Talsma, a Chicago librarian, when Talsma doubled their earnings prior to Daily Double! Talsma ultimately bested Schneider during Final Jeopardy!, an area where Schneider admitted to having struggled recently.
Former “Jeopardy!” winner Jennings happened to be hosting that night and told the audience “Anything could happen on ‘Jeopardy!'” Jennings later tweeted a photo of himself with Schneider, writing, “Of all the Jeopardy! greats, I’ve never seen anyone that played the game with the kind of unflappable ease that Amy Schneider always seemed to have.” Jennings added in a second tweet, “I’m dazzled by her talent, of course, but also by how she was always so authentically and straightforwardly herself as her streak aired. What a champ!”
Schneider, of course, will have her own chance to face off against Jennings in the show’s “Tournament of Champions.”