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Oct 17, 2019

James Holzhauer is, by far, the most famous interviewee we have had on the show. Breaking several records in the game show Jeopardy!, Holzhauer and his massive win streak have astonished the world. During his winning streak Jeopardy! viewership grew from 10.4 million to 13.3 million a week. He is already in the Jeopardy! Hall of Fame. Holzhauer is more than a Jeopardy! champion; he is also a bridge player. James can execute a double squeeze yet prefers to play one way new minor forcing(?).


Highlights from Episode:


2:30- James’ first exposure to bridge


3:20- James’ relationship with books in general


5:15- James’ engagement with bridge today


7:20- James’ skill level in bridge


10:20- Las Vegas Bridge World


11:50- James’ level of celebrity


14:30- James’ tactics in sports betting


17:50- Applications of strategies in sports betting and poker to bridge


19:10- An interesting bridge deal encountered by James


20:10- James’ mentors


23:20- James potentially quitting sports betting


24:00- James’ aspiration to become a world class player


31:50- Project 150


33:20- James’ experience with Jeopardy and his preparations


39:50- James’ reputation now as a sports bettor


43:20- The impact his fame has had on his relationship with his friends