Arthur Chu, controversial 'Jeopardy' contestant, finally defeated

Arthur Chu lost in his 12th appearance on the popular quiz show.
By Kate Stanton   |   March 12, 2014 at 9:18 PM   |   Comments

March 12 (UPI) -- Arthur Chu, whose unorthodox style-of-play rattled the Jeopardy establishment, lost after a 12-day run on the series. After 11 straight wins, he took home $298,200 in total prize money, which makes him the third most-winningest Jeopardy contestant in the show's history.

"It's been an amazing run," Chu told the Plain-Dealer after his third-place finish on Wednesday. "This last couple of months has been one of the coolest experiences of my life."

Chu wagered all his money ($6,400) during Wednesday's Final Jeopardy round, and lost to Diana Peloquin of Ann Arbor, Mich.

"Thanks for all the love guys. Hard to be hurt by a loss I've known was coming since Nov but seeing others react makes it real again," he tweeted Wednesday. "Just have to console myself with being a guest on #GoodMorningAmerica and #LiveWithKellyAndMichael and almost $300,000."

Chu, a self-described "mad genius," gained notoriety for his controversial game strategy. Unlike most contestants, who stick with clues in one particular category before moving on to another, Chu liked to pick random clues from all over the board.

[Plain Dealer, USA Today]

Follow @KateStan and @UPI on Twitter.
Contact the Author
Topics: Ann Arbor
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
Molly Ringwald's daughter channels 'Sixteen Candles' character
Justin Bieber compares fender bender to Princess Diana's car crash
Jenelle Evans balances 'Teen Mom 2' with homework
Ashlee Simpson celebrates fiance Evan Ross' birthday with his mother Diana Ross
Kendall Jenner makes her debut in U.S. Vogue
Trending News